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!
STOCK AND MEASURES:
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
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!