Friday, 18 February 2022

Happy Retirement

Hello there my crafty friends!  I hope everyone enjoyed the blog launch!  I thought I would share another card made with the Hawaiian Shirt die.  I do find the shaped cards very difficult to photograph so most of my samples have been made into a proper card, but I think that shows the versatility of the die set too!  I cut the Happy Retirement sentiment a whole bunch of times out of white card and glued them in rows across a piece of wisteria card to create the background.  Next, I went digging through my stash of decorative papers and found this one to cut thee shirt out of (I have no idea what brand it is as it is quite old I think).  I just thought the colourful pineapples were quit fitting for a Hawaiian shirt!  I cut the shirt again out of white card and nipped away the collar and centre part where it buttons and added it to the decorative version.  I cut the pocket out of white card and added a red hibiscus to it.  I added the shirt to the centre of the card, then cut the Happy Retirement out of black card and glued it diagonally across the shirt.  I added a pina colada glass with umbrella in the corner as an accent (I would definitely have one if I was retiring! LOL) The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2"  x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


























                                                                              
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49 comments:

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant card thank you
We are bracing ourselves for the storm Eunice.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Clai01 said...

Really like that paper also! the card looks fantastic x

Aunty Sue said...

Love this so clever with the wording and love the Dp for the shirt

Aunty Sue said...

Stay safe everyone

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, love it xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh what a beautiful sunny retirement sample, perfect, I can imagine sun bathing on the beach with my hubby who would be wearing a similar shirt with a drink in his hand and sunning himself - he has worked so hard all his life and it is wonderful to be able to relax. This card is perfect.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, todays card is just amazing, love everything about it. Wish I was retiring. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A great idea for a retirement card. This launch has made me think about holidays. We have missed so much during the last 2 years.Lets hope things get better.
Jan x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What a lovely cheerful card just perfect for a retirement card. Thank you again Sue for a brilliant launch.Take care everyone x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card.
B xx

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue - I love this card. Great idea to use the sentiment as a background too - wouldn’t have thought of that! Colleen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A fantastic card. So cheerful and uplifting. Love the shirt and the patterned paper you have used.

Barbara V

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a fantastic card, love how you have used the sentiment for the background! Love Jean xxx

Deb E isle of Wight said...

Love it and the patterned paper you have used is fab....

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a fantastic card for a retirement, love the paper you have used for the shirt
Marion S x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A fabulous card for a retirement, love how you have used the sentiment in the background. Yvonne xx

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
What a brilliant way of using this die today love your inspiration.
Owlish p Xx
From The Bonnie Land

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, many, many thanks for another fantastic release! WakeyL

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Yes it was a great launch and I enjoyed it. This is a great card, such a holiday vibe. Love how you’ve made the background too.

Love Helen xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A brilliant retirement card, love the little extras too, the flower in the pocket and the cocktail glass complete with umbrella

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

dj from kettering said...



This is such a happy card, love it!!

Stay safe from Storm Eunice!!


Doreen x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Friday everyone x
Oh what a fun card. It’s bright and cheery as opposed to the weather which is cold, wet and blowy x
Sending you all happy thoughts x
Crafty hugs x
PP
Yvonne x

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful cheerful card today

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Love
NannaShaz54
xxx

ursula said...

What a beautiful jolly card, apt for the occasion....looks like this shirt die could be quite fun to play with....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Wow,what a stunner the shirt is. And I never knew what those glasses were called - now I know.
So, so pretty the card is too.
Hugs
Rose

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is a great alternative card for someone retiring, they usually feature feet up on comfy chairs or walking a dog through sun-dappled woods. I think anyone would prefer your card with its promise of relaxing in the sun with a drink. :-)

Frances

Beryl said...

What a brilliant retirement card. Love it!!

BenteS said...

Lovely card, and that shirt die is great :))

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh, this is just adorable!!! LOVE the pineapples pattern on the fab shirt! How clever putting a pinacolada drink near it, too! A perfect retirement card!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely idea for a retirement card. This shirt die gives a wonderful flavour of holidays yet to come.

Lisbeth

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful card !!! I do love the Hawaian Shirt. I think this is a fantastic choice to make for a Retirement card. So happy and cheerful, you can't help but smile when you see it.
I love the pineapple paper you have used for the shirt and the little Pina Colada is such a cute addition to. Thank you. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I love this card and it is indeed a great retirement card love the colours great holiday shirt also thank you sue stay safe in this dangerous weather xxxxxxxxx
June horrocks

Anonymous said...

Love it. So bright and cheerful. Hugs ELFIE 2 xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, lovely happy feel to this card which is what we need at present as the wind is howling outside. Xxx
Pauline Austen Brown

Scottydog said...

What a bright cheerful card, just what we need in this weather! I hadn’t realised it could be made into a shaped card! Don’t know how I missed that. Thank you Sue. As usual I enjoyed the launch, it was so different. What next I wonder?

Eunice Astle said...

Wonderful card Sue, you could also use the Shirt dies for a Father's Day card!!!

sued99 said...

Great card. I love the shirt! X

Judy Hollers said...

A very clever design, plus very cheerful! Hugs.

AON said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card just right for my hubby retiring. Sunshine here we come. Love it. A

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A great find in your paper stash, making a fab card.
I think a shaped card is unique, and I for one would love to see more please Sue.
Marlene O

CCM said...

How exciting to already see some of your new dies used in such an eye-catching design. So clever to use the sentiment to create a background.(I always forget that a sentiment can be used in this way.) The Hawaiian Shirt die set is a must have, as they just make beautiful cards like this one. I really love this card and what struck me was that red hibiscus added to the white pocket. It says it all about your attention to detail. And the pina colada drink with umbrella is the right accent to finish off this perfect retirement card.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.
Carmen-Dorothy

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Brilliant bright and cheerful retirement card

Pawprintx4 said...

A great retirement card. I love all the detail. Fun card for a happy time.
Stephanie K

dizy said...

Loving this shirt die. So versatile

Betty McAlister said...

A fabulous fun card. Summer is on its way x

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A really lovely card, nice and cheerful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card!
Thank you for sharing.
VĂ©ronique L

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