It was his birthday yesterday. And I had never made a layout specifically for him and him alone. So when the fatherhood assignment came up on the Get It Scrapped Creative Team, I jumped on the occasion. I loved doing this page.
I used die cuts from my collections: Here Comes The Sun, Potpourri and Home For Christmas to gather everything represents him...
I added a fair amount of text. :) Typed directly on the background with my fabulous 12x12 printer. I love when I use it to it's full potential!! haha! And i stitched around the page following the side of the text to create large frame. I then knew where to put my photo and the embellishment. It's called an organized chaos. :D
I played with icons, colors, shapes, sizes and materials (gold paper clip, gold foil, baker's twine with a thread of gold, flair buttons)
These letters are pretty cool! You can take the mille out to make outlined letters, or you could use the outline + the inside to have a full letter. The inside is white. The letters are from American Crafts.
I added some die cuts at the top and on the side to tie the bunch of die cuts and the photo together.
Oh and I had lots of pictures I could have used. My initial idea was to use many small photos showing Dad interacting with all of us, but I finally settled for one larger photo of all of us in a very happy moment. Love the colors! And that everyone here in genuinely happy. No fake posing.
I chose to stamp the date of the day I made the page. Not the date of the photo (which was taken last summer)
Have you ever made a page about your husband? Or your dad??! Watch out for ways do scrapbook fatherhood on the Get It scrapped blog.