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!