Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Administrative Professionals' Day

You may call it Secretaries Day, Admin Day or Administrative Professionals' Day, or even Administrative Assistants' Day.  There seems to be a change each year in the title.  My thought is that they continue to try to hit on all the different kinds of professionals that are part of an office support staff.  So you may include receptionists, clerks, secretaries, admins, assistants, etc.  Basically, if you're not the boss, manager, principal, and you work in the office running the company/school, today is your day.  (Actually they have designated the whole week, but we won't be greedy.)

Our wonderful staff gave us a beautiful potted container garden with three lovely houseplants which I'll keep at my desk as long as it continues to thrive.  We also got a balloon and card signed by staff members.  

I usually try to make a little something for all the secretaries/clerks in our district (there are 18 of them including myself).  Eighteen is not a lot if you keep it simple.  That was the most important thing because between Easter, a couple of birthday cards, and a few other projects I've yet to post, time was of the essence.  So I started by reviewing my Pinterest boards and came up with this project using the scallop square die and various punches.  I stuck to using colors from the current In-Color group (Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, and Crisp Cantelope plus the Wisteria Wonder  instead of Baked Brown Sugar)  which made it very easy to mix and match the pieces.

I took the Hardwood stamp and stamped each square with the same color ink as the square for the tone on tone look.  Click here for the instructions on how to make this box.  It's super simple when you use the scallops as your score line indicators.  No measuring!

Then I prepared all the trimmings.  Flowers and leaves from stamps, punches and dies.

I know those flowers kind of all look white in the photo but they're not.  I used the same color inks as the boxes with the exception of the Pistachio Pudding.  No green flowers on these. 

I filled them with three York Peppermint Patties wrapped with white cotton thread and tied in a bow.

One of the ladies said they looked like a little window box.  I hadn't thought of that, but they do, don't they!  Holding a little sweet treat.

1 comment:

  1. Lorraine these are just wonderful what a clever idea.

    Hugs Diane


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