Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Retirement party cards

This could be the quickest post in history - for me anyway. No more time to faff about , as the catalogue finishes TOMORROW...or TODAY if I don't get this post finished soon & I still have some projects to show you. Anyway, here are the 2 cards we made at my retirement party on the 14th. This was a last chance to use some of the many lovely goodies that are going.

Eat Cake Pop-Up
Here's the first card we made. This is a free-standing pop-up card. It folds flat for posting, but it stands on its own when open. We used some of my (sob) beloved (sob) in-colours – in this case, blue bayou, soft sky & groovy guava (with a little ruby red thrown in) & the fabulous 'Eat Cake' set. I have to say that this set will NOT be leaving my collection when it retires, as it's such a great birthday set. If you'd like to make your own free standing pop-up, you can find a fantastic tutorial here at Splitcoast.

Bye Bye BudThis is the second one we made. As the pop-up takes a little time to make, the 2nd card was really simple but I really like the layout - it's so flexible - & I like how the whole rectangle is popped off the card base (which you may not see clearly in the pic). The stamp images are from the retiring sets, 'Bud Basics' & It's Your Birthday' & the colours are bashful blue, brocade blue & so saffron. The ribbon is light blue gingham (retiring) & I snuck in a 'fire' rhinestone brad (not retiring – yay!) to finish off the popped flower.

Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed seeing the projects I've shown this month. I will be back eventually with my Bali Breeze set as a last hurrah...hopefully tomorrow if I get my chores done (eek!).

If you'd like any more info on these projects or anything else, just drop me an e-mail or leave a comment. Thanks for visiting. I'm off to bed now, as it's now the last day. Bye for now.

Warm & inky wishes

Eat Cake Pop-Up
Stamps: Eat Cake
Card: blue bayou, soft sky, groovy guava, whisper white
Ink: blue bayou, soft sky, groovy guava, ruby red ink
Accessories: pewter jumbo eyelet, double stitched ribbon
Tools: crop-a-dile, exacto blade

Bye Bye Bud
Stamps: Bud Basics, It's Your Birthday
Card: so saffron, bashful blue, whisper white
Ink: so saffron, bashful blue, brocade blue
Accessories: light blue gingham ribbon, yellow rhinestone brad (fire pack)


Trisha said...

Hello from the US Di!
PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY and yes...I do mean to be shouting. Absolutly BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Those were some of my faves too and not a happy day when they retired here...Bali Breeze...MORE Bali Breeze cards...I cannot wait to see and I cannot wait to CASE. Thank you for sharing!!! Trisha - Sunny Southern California...

kareN stampZ said...

Diane they're both lovely & don't think they'll be retiring from my life yet

Karen said...

Hi Ho Di!

I am just lovin' this card - it's just lovely! I had the bud basics set, but found I couldn't make anything nice with it no matter how hard I tried!


Chrissie said...

Another fabulous job Di! I am going to miss Bud Basics!