Thanks to All

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Stampin up embossed thank you care

Stampin Up embossed Thank you card

On July 31, 2012 I retired from the position of Postmaster of the village of Gratiot, Oh.  This was the “one door closes” in my earlier post.  It was a bittersweet day filled with well wishes from my friends and family.  I enjoyed all the years I worked at the USPS and all of the people I met over the years. Of course I had to make my Thank You cards for all the wonderful people in my life.  Although not all of the thank you’s were exactly the same, they all included the silver embossed VW. (which is what I have driven for the past 9 years).

To reproduce this card you will need the following Stampin Up supplies which you can order here

Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Pool Party cardstock

embossing buddy

silver embossing

versa mark stamp pad

Melon Mambo stamp pad

tag punch

I am sorry but the other items are not listed in the new Stampin Up book

Stamp sets: Groovy and Riveting

How to emboss an image:

The first step is to rub the embossing buddy over the card stock you are going to emboss.  This prevents the embossing powder from randomly sticking to the paper.  Stamp the image using a Versa Mark pad.

How to emboss a Stampin Up card

How to emboss a Stampin Up card

I store my embossing power in the disposable lunch containers with the color listed on the end, so that they will stack.  This also makes them much eaiser to “dip” in the embossing powder.  Make sure the entire image is covered with powder, shake off the excess powder and  then heat with an embossing gun or I just used my heat gun from the tool box.

How to emboss a Stampin Up card

How to emboss a Stampin Up card

embossed image

embossed image

The pictured card was made just for Judy & Bob! They got me a “butterfly” necklace and balloon, because she said the butterfly is the symbol of new life and I will be starting my “new life”.  If you will notice, I used butterfly paper behind the VW image. (love ya, Judy and Bob)

retirement pic

Judy, Angie (best employee ever) me

retirement pic

My family

retirement photo

This one’s for Kelley (she know the rest of the story)

retirement photo

Jen, Ben and me

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The Double B’s, me and the all important CAKE..never forget the cake. Good job Mike

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