My mom is retiring this year, which is a BIG deal after a 30+ year career. Back in August and without her knowing, a colleague of hers emailed me asking if I could make a jumbo card that 25 people could sign. He wanted to surprise her in October at a meeting where this particular group would be together for the last time. Of course I jumped on the opportunity: a jumbo card, a secret, for my mom--I loved every part of the project before I even started!
The final creation is approximately the size of a sheet of printer paper but made from soft, thick, and creamy paper with plenty of room for lots of people to sign. The front features shiny gold accents, a fun pink color palette, and bright corrugated cardboard to make the letters pop.
Of course I took the liberty to decorate the envelope as well! Started with a plain ole manila envelope (easy to travel to TX in a briefcase!). I used some black and white paper resembling newsprint but with unique sentences covering it (like "Eat dessert first.", "Enjoy the little things.", and "Be awesome today."), but spiced it up by boxing some choice phrases. Added a to/from label to continue the bike theme, plus I couldn't pass up on a delightful telephone print on the back. Happy Retirement!
Hi! I'm the creator of Pot Belly Bird, hailing from Spokane, WA. Here in my blog, I'll tell you about all the fun stuff I'm up to in addition to making cards, like cooking or biking or gardening!