Friday, February 22, 2013

Retirement Party Memory Box

A friend and co-worker is retiring next week.  She is over-the-moon excited to start the next leg of her journey as she joins her husband, who is already enjoying his own retirement.  A few of the girls wanted to do something special for her party.  We've all seen this idea all over Pinterest, but here is my offering for a memory box.

A sturdy cardboard box and napkin collage supplies
I chose a box with a flap so I collaged the entire thing even though it will be tucked inside.
I cut a hole large enough to easily insert 4x6 cards at the start of the project, then added my collage pieces.
Card choices are: Bon Voyage, Memories, & Best Wishes.  I just need to decide if I'm going to decorate them with more stamps.  I got out a dragonfly stamp, but I haven't decided yet.
I made a little panel to cover the hole.  It is embellished with a chipboard dragonfly and Dew Drops.
New piece added 2/24 - sign made to encourage party-goers to drop a note in the box.
One last piece to pull everything together.  A card to complete the set.

So there it is.  I hope she enjoys reading all of the notes her friends & co-workers leave at her party.  Drop me a line and let me know what you think or just say hello! There is a link at the bottom of the page if you'd like to follow my blog.  Until next time...Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Robin, she will definitely love that memory box. You did a fantastic job on it. Love the colors too.