A Retirement Booklet Card!

Hello Everyone!

a couple of days ago, my sister Michele,

texted me that she needed a Retirement Card!

A Co-Worker in her Office is Retiring at the end of the month!

Michele told me that she calls him, ‘the Legend’!

I told her I had an idea…then when I went to make the card…

I went in a totally different direction!

Many people (about 25-30) will be signing the Card.

I went with a Booklet Card!

I also decided to do a Nautical Theme too!

Here is the Booklet Card!


I went with Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, and Whisper White.

The DSP is the Come Sail Away DSP.

I used 5 different patterns for the pages!


Here is the Card Front!


 I generated the Greeting off my computer!

I stamped the sailboat and birds.


Inside the front cover & page one!


All stamping and all die-cuts were placed to the corners,

Had to leave room for ‘The Legend’s” co-workers to sign!!


Pages 3 & 4


I stamped the Compass and the cut out the dial hand, and added a silver brad!

Again, lots of open space for signing!


Page 4 & inside back cover!


I die-cut the ships wheel and adhered with a silver brad!

The sentiment on inside back cover, a rogue stamp in my stash!




Night of Navy- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

a scrap piece, to die cut the ‘dial hand’ on the compass

Whisper White:

front cover- 4″ x 5.25″

Inside front Cover-3.75″ x 5″

4 Pages- 3.5″ x 4.75″

inside back cover- 3.75″ x 5″

Crumb Cake- rope die cut along the edge of page 1

Poppy Parade- the die cut ship’s wheel on page 4


inside covers and page flaps, 5.25″ x 11″ score @ 4″, 4.75″, 5.5″, 6.25″, 7″

concertina fold the scores, be sure to fold to make the flaps up on the side of the DSP

that you want to show.

4 pieces for the pages, glued onto flaps and together, to make a double sided page, all 4 pages are cut, at 3.75″ x 5″. Use Tear & Tape on the flap part and liquid glue or tape runner for the rest of the pages to glue together, evenly. I put one page, with Tear & Tape, on the flap, then lined up the opposite page, edge to edge with liquid glue, and then adhered down the Tear & Tape on the flap part.


Sailing Home- sailboats, lighthouse, anchor, compass, birds, sentiments

front cover- generated off my computer

inside back cover- Judi Kins stamp (I purchased a Hobby Lobby)


Night of Navy- all stamping, excluding the anchor

Basic Gray- the anchor


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Smooth Sailing Dies- rope and ship’s wheel


Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine- rope off anchor

Stampin’Up! Mini Brads in Silver- compass center and ship’s wheel center


Here is a peek at the open booklet!


I do really like this card/booklet!

Usually I make 2 of each…this time only one!

To use up my DSP…I may make some masculine Birthday Cards!


Until the next Post…Fair Winds and Following Seas to you ALL!

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