I gave the project a bit of a travel theme with postcard die cuts for a touch of whimsy. After all, now that he is retiring, he will be a man of leisure! I added tags, tickets and clips to the cover for dimension and texture, but left lots of open space on the pages for him to add photos and journaling.
I used the Zutter Bind-it-All (of course!), 1” Antique Silver owire, and 8” Acrylic Covers. The paper and embellies are Little Yellow Bicycle, Making Memories, along with miscellaneous buttons and ribbon. Note how punching the page edges make them just THAT much more "wow"! Jazz up the book with tags and note cards that you can punch and add in where you wish!
OZZ DT Member Lea Sanders