My (female) colleague is retiring at the end of the year – what card could I make?
Elizabeth Mann, via email
Dorothy says: The best thing about retirement must be the time to enjoy a welldeserved cup of coffee! This fun card with a coffee cup is perfect and can be tailored to suit as the greetings are all printed out on a computer. So you can make it a latte, hot chocolate or a cup of tea to suit! There is a template on p92 so the takeaway cup shape is all ready for you to cut out from corrugated paper and other patterned papers. Design and print out the greetings then add lines with a fineline pen and distress with ink before attaching to the base.
Alternatively, if your colleague has a particular hobby that they’ll have more time for when they retire, then you can create a card to suit. Altenew has a stamp set with a retirement greeting and three attractive pots of succulents that would suit a gardener or someone who likes their pot plants. If she is a keen quilter or sewer, an image of a sewing machine could be quite fun. Art Impressions stamps have a humorous take on life and there is a good one showing a dancing colleague!
Celebrate a friend’s retirement in style