Sausalito, California

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Retiring Leo

This time of year is not only weddings and graduations but also retirement parties!  A very good music teacher at my husband's school is retiring after 30 years at Waterboro Elementary School.  He was there 1 year before my husband started at the school. My husband, Mark, has also decided to retire this year as it has been a hard year with budget cuts and having 37 years in education, it was time for new blood.

Leo's party was last night and it was a lot of fun!  I saw this card in the box on pinterest.  I have made a lot of the standard size ones but this one is longer.  The measurement for cutting is 11 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches and then score on the long side at 3 7/8, 5 1/2, 9 3/8 and 11 inches, then turn to the short side and score at 2 1/8. This link will tell you the rest of the measurements for the inserts.  The design of the card I also saw on pinterest and wanted to make it a piano since it would be so perfect for Leo. He plays many instruments and also gives piano lessons to children. 

Mark helped me with the sentiment on the back which also was perfect because Leo is going to start his piano tuning business in his retirement years.  We wish the best for Leo and his family in his retirement. He certainly deserves it. Some pictures from the party below......

Paula roasting Leo!
Leo hanging in there for the roasting!


  1. What a cool card! The envelope is fabulous too! I am sure Leo loved it! You did a great job on the sentiment too! Super cute!

  2. Two talented sisters! What a joy to have this hobby to share with each other. Your cards are lovely. Congratulations to your hubby for hanging in for 37 years as a teacher.

    1. We do have a lot of fun together! There is actually 3 of us that share papercrafting. Thank you for your nice comment!!