Beginning Your Retirement Scrapbook Album

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Beginning Your Retirement Scrapbook Album

A retirement scrapbook album can sometimes helps with making the transition into retirement. It helps you (or a loved one) look back on the best memories of their long career.

For my layout today, I wanted to make a play on zentangle with an accountancy vibe accompanied with a play with numbers. Being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), I worked with crunching numbers and working papers. I utilized a working paper pattern paper as my background for my LO with chipboard numbers as embellishments for an overall accountancy vibe.

I created a bulletin board image on my LO with logos of companies I’ve worked for, instead of a corkboard with post-it-notes. I love business to financial modeling in my work as a CPA, aside from accounting entries that I made use of colorful flowchart call-out symbols to indicate my position and months to years spent for each company worked for.

My retirement page is a summary of my years working as an accounting professional. To denote an office vibe, I worked with staple wires aside from regular adhesives in putting together my retirement page.

The technique of using zentangle (in color and in black & white) is to show a little bit of artistry amidst all the office and work vibes of my layout. I hope you’d enjoy my written tutorial of a retirement page.

Your Retirement Scrapbook Albums Materials

  • Pattern Paper (Imagination Project)
  • Pink Cardstock
  • Wooden Hearts Chipboard Embellishments (Rosie’s Studio) – PHOTO
  • Wooden Butterfly Chipboard Embellishments (Rosie’s Studio) – PHOTO
  • Wooden Key Chipboard Embellishments (Rosie’s Studio) – PHOTO
  • Foam Letter Stickers (All About Scrapbooking)
  • Roller Rink Glitter Letter Stickers – Thickers (American Crafts)
  • Coloring Pens (Faber Castelle) – PHOTO
  • Smash Pen (K&Company) – PHOTO
  • Pencil 2B – PHOTO
  • MS Word Software (Microsoft)
  • Scallop Scissors (Provo Craft)
  • Regular Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Stapler and Staple Wires

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1. Prepare your pattern paper by trimming the unwanted portion with your scissors.

1 Prepare Pattern Paper (HernandezKathleenB)2. Staple 2 pattern papers together with the front slightly skewed.

2 Staple Pattern Papers3. Print a collage of company logos you’ve worked for together with a photo of you / retiree. Line with a pencil along the border of the whole collage and inside, around each logo comprising the collage.

3 Print n Line Company Logos n Photo (HernandezKathleenB)4. Prepare your coloring pens. Color outside the border of your collage in border stripes.

4 Color Lined Border with Pens (HernandezKathleenB)5. Prepare your smash pen. Zentangle in black and white along the inside border and around each company logo.

5 Zentangle inside the Border with a Smash Pen (HernandezKathleenB)6. Cut the finished work from your white paper. Adhere to pink cardstock.

6 Cut n Adhere to Pink Cardstock (HernandezKathleenB)7. Prepare your scallop scissors. Scallop cut around your zentangled collage work.

7 Scallop Cut along the sides of the Border (HernandezKathleenB)8. Work on MS Word on the details of each work post utilizing call-out shapes. There’s so funny retirement quotes on this page that you could include for fun 🙂



8 Work on MS Word Call Outs Formatting (HernandezKathleenB)9. Print your work with MS Word in white bond paper. Cut-out.

9 Print and Cut-out Call Outs (HernandezKathleenB)

10. Adhere zentangled collage of company logos and photo to your pattern paper. Then, adhere call-outs with position and work details on your LO.

10 Adhere everything on the pattern paper (HernandezKathleenB)11. Form the LO title with letter stickers.

11 Form the LO Title (HernandezKathleenB)12. Embellish your layout with glitter chipboard numbers.

12 Embellish with Numbers (HernandezKathleenB)13. Add journaling and watch this first page of your retirement scrapbook album take shape.

13 Add journaling (HernandezKathleenB)14. Add wooden chipboard embellishments.

14 Add Wooden Chipboard Embellishments (HernandezKathleenB)

You Now Have a Wonderful Scrapbook Retirement Album In The Making!

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Layout By Kathleen B. Hernandez

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