Happy Retirement Album

Our secretary is retiring this month and we are giving her a little party to let her know how much we will miss her.  Instead of the usual card where everyone writes their name and half the people in the office forget to sign it, I made her a 3-D mini album with a matching box instead.  I used a cut file from Lori Whitlock that I found in the Silhouette store (Design ID #34171).  It was super easy to do and here are a few pics of the finished album.
 I used MME patterned paper (In Bloom) which is just the softest and prettiest paper.
You can add as many pages as you want to the album and they are secured with two decorative brads.
I gave each person in the office a card with a little decorative trim on it and they all wrote their notes to our secretary.  I collected them and adhered one on each page of the album.
I think this will mean a lot more to her than the standard card...hopefully she reads it at home when she is alone because some of the pages will bring tears to her eyes!


Rhonda said...

Oh goodness, the secretary is going to love this. The matching box is the icing on the cake.

Oh Cathy this is absolutely gorgeous, she is going to cherish this for sure. What a thoughtful thoughtful gesture on your part.

Joyce said...

Cathy--this is absolutely amazing. It is so beautiful and thoughtful, and I am sure that she will treasure it always. Even your packaging is hand made and beautiful. What an incredible gift.

What a wonderful gift for your friend Cathy - This will be looked at for many years to come - what pretty papers nad what a great template!

Sharron said...

OMG, this is so cool--love the papers! She is going to really cherish this wonderful gift!

Marybeth said...

OMgosh!!!!! What a beautiful heartfelt gift! Love the gorgeous papers and soft flower! Wow this will be loved , I hope everyone thanked you tons for making this!
So you made the book using the cut files? ( do you pay for that?) the book is all papers you made ? Love the box too! I have to go back and study it!

Christina said...

Cathy, what a brilliant and thoughtful gift! The end result is so beautiful, I'm sure your coworker absolutely loved it!

Jeanne J said...

Oh gosh Cathy - how sweet of you. This will be a keepsake for years and I know she will look back on the time she spent in the office with sweet memories. Lovely and so special!

This is such a sweet and thoughtful gift...you can see all the love that went into making this wonderful book. I am sure she will love and read those pages over and over again.

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