None of us is born thinking we are ordinary. Feeling special is an essential part of the human
birthright. If you don’t think you are special, you won’t seek
to contribute your gift to the world. -Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
“At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got but what we shared; not our competence but our character; and not our success, but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life of love.”
~ Author Unknown
Today I am sharing a special card I made for a special
person who recently retired from an amazing career as a teacher in the medical
This is a Bendi card. Every tutorial I had or could find was
for an A2 size card so not only is this the first time I’ve made this style of
card, I also had to do math (Blech!) to change the sizing to a 5 x 7 card.
Sadly, I also made a gift box to go along with the card, but
I forgot to take pictures of that.
This picture is of the card folded into the diorama position
This picture shows the inside of the card
Cardstock mostly from Stampin Up! with bits and pieces from my scrap bin.
Metallic cardstock is from Bazzill, The Dollar Tree and The Paper Temptress
Deer family border die from CottageCutz
Design paper from Prima Marketing set “Second Wind
Collection” and Momenta as well as bits and pieces from my scrap bin
Grass border punch from Fiskars
India Ink from Memories
Label punches from Stampin Up!
Pine Tree die from Sizzix
Scenic Pines die from Crafters Companion
Sentiment from Repeat Impressions Squirrel die from Gina Marie Designs