Celebrate dads in layouts about special times with kids, fatherly advice, and strong bonds.
Design by Laina Lamb
Laina spotlighted her son and husband spending time together. To emphasize those precious hours, she used a numbered ribbon as an embellishment. Circle accents evoke a clock motif.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Archiver's (kraft), Bazzill Basics Paper (brown, green, red). Patterned paper, ribbon, corrugated letters, buttons, die cut: Jillibean Soup. Font: Traveling Typewriter off the Internet. Rub-ons: Fancy Pants Designs. Brads: Making Memories. Punch: EK Success (circles, photo corner), Marvy Uchida (scalloped circle). Adhesive: 3M, Glue Dots International.
Design by Erin Roe
Showcase Daddy and Baby bonding in a cute layout. Feather a stork paper piecing by cutting the body from white cardstock, adhering felt to the cardstock, and trimming the excess felt with a craft knife when the adhesive is dry. Add a dab of glitter glue for the eye.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (blue dot), BasicGrey (green, multicolor dot), Chatterbox (light blue dot), Little Yellow Bicycle (orange stripe, black stripe), Scenic Route Paper Co. (orange check, green circles). Font: Joplin off the Internet. Stickers: American Crafts (black), BasicGrey (orange). Rub-ons: Creative Imaginations. Glitter glue: Ranger Industries. Felt: The Kunin Group. Pen: Sakura of America. Punches:
Capture the bigger picture by creating a timeline of important events in a father's life. Choose a few favorite photos symbolizing significant shifts in the subject's life, then journal about the changes he experienced. Graphic paper and bright colors give the page a modern feel.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (white), BoBunny Press (blue), Little Yellow Bicycle (green, pink, pink heart), Sassafras (yellow). Font: Lane-Cane off the Internet. Stickers: American Crafts (light blue letters, yellow letters), Making Memories (word strips, "I DO!!"), Pink Paislee (pink letters). Rub-ons: Martha Stewart Crafts. Chipboard accents: BoBunny Press (arrows, large star), Fancy Pants Designs (large circle), Heidi Swapp (hearts), Making Memories (small stars).
Design by Michelle Rubin
Dedicate a layout to your dad and his wise words of advice or silly sayings. Include a picture of him. For an interesting way to frame her photo, Michelle added her dad's sayings in a square around the photo mat.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: October Afternoon. Photo paper: Red River Paper. Font: Museo (title, journaling), Talkies (dingbat) off the Internet. Digital elements: This Year kit by Jen Martakis. Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Design by Paula Murakami
Record a special hobby you and your dad share. Include pictures of both your dad and details of the hobby, and display them in a photo strip in the middle of the layout to break the page up. Add meaningful journaling under the photos.
SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0. Fonts: Hobo (title), Bradley Hand (journaling) off the Internet. Digital elements: Heathered Stripe Grey (patterned paper), Brilliant Distressed Brushes (circles brush) by Splendid Fiins; Frightful Solids, On the Edge Flourishes #12 (floral brush), Colored Film Strip by Katie Pertiet; A Walk in the Park paper pack #2 by Echo Park Paper Co.; Rhonna Swirls #5 (swirls brush) by Rhonna Farrer.
Design by Lisa Swift
Lisa created a patchwork design to frame her two black-and-white photos. She then placed her daughter's sweet journaling overlapping two of the blocks and added rub-ons and stickers to the others. This page is guaranteed to melt Dad's heart!
SOURCES: Cardstock, brads, flower: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Karen Foster Design (father), Heidi Grace Designs (red), KI Memories (white dots), Sassafras Lass (green dots), Imagination Project (lined). Die cuts: Cricut by Provo Craft (stars), KI Memories. Stickers: American Crafts. Rub-ons: Doodlebug Design (hearts), Autumn Leaves ("Est. 2001"), Karen Foster Design (title), We R Memory Keepers ("Family Ties" circle). Pens: Signo Uniball. Ribbon: Michaels. Button: Autumn Leaves.
Design by Courtney Walsh
Courtney used her image-editing software to combine 24 photos into one collage celebrating her husband's relationship with their children. She matted the page with black and balanced the collage with two paragraphs of journaling about what a wonderful father her husband is.
SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements. Fonts: Century Gothic (journaling), Cafe Rojo (title) off the Internet. Digital elements: Web Freebie Stamps by Andrea Victoria (flourishes).
Design by Amy Licht
Strips of patterned paper create a fun multicolor background for Amy's layout. She placed a favorite photo of her husband and daughter on the page and added reverse-printed strips of journaling about their special relationship.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (stripe, red floral), Doodlebug Design (paisley), Bo-Bunny Press (dot). Font: Dustismo off the Internet. Stickers: Bo-Bunny Press. Rub-ons: American Crafts. Brad, ribbon: Autumn Leaves. Border sticker: Doodlebug Design. Paper flower: Making Memories. Acrylic accent: Heidi Grace Designs.
Design by Tracy Kyle
The four black-and-white photos Tracy chose tell the story without much journaling. She used pink and green patterned papers to create a block around the photos and added the date and journaling strip.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Anna Griffin (green), Collage Press (paisley). Decorative paper: Doodlebug Design (sparkle, embossed). Stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio (labels), Heidi Grace Designs ("love"). Stamps: Judikins. Ink: Ranger Industries. Color pens: American Crafts. Watercolor pencils: Faber-Castell. Gems: Heidi Swapp. Corner rounder: EK Success. Adhesive foam: Fiskars.
Design by Suzy Plantamura
Suzy chose one of her favorite pictures of her daughter and husband for the focal point of this layout. She added white paint extending from the photo. The journaling and title overlap both the photo and paint, making it look like it's part of the photo.
SOURCES: Cardstock, rub-ons: My Mind's Eye. Chipboard accents, ribbon: Maya Road. Pen: Sharpie. Paint: Making Memories. Glitter: Stampendous. Brad: SEI. Liquid glue: Diamond Glaze by Judikins.
Design by Danielle Johnson
A large horizontal photo of Danielle's husband and his father is the centerpiece of this page. Even though the duo isn't facing the camera, the shot shows off the relationship between the two men. She embellished the page with printed labels and a clever title.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Deluxe Designs. Font: Labelmaker off the Internet. Label maker, tape: Dymo.
Design by Shannon Taylor
One large picture dominates the design on Shannon's page, but she still found space to showcase two smaller snapshots of her husband and sons. She took the train tracks from her photo and found matching model tracks on which to place her title -- how clever!
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Rusty Pickle. Textured paper: Magic Scraps. Fonts: Cat Krap (title) off the Internet, Bradley Hand (journaling) by Microsoft. Fibers: Fibers by the Yard. Brads: Doodlebug Design. Gold clasp: 7Gypsies. Laminate chip, adhesive foam: Therm O Web. Adhesive glaze: Judikins.
Design by Tina Barriscale
Large black-and-white photos dominate Tina's two-page layout about her physician husband. The patterned paper leaves little room for journaling, so she hid it under the large "D." A stamped and stenciled title adds one of the few splashes of color on the page, deftly drawing attention to the message behind the layout.
SOURCES: Patterned paper, index plates: 7Gypsies. Rubber stamps, stencils: Ma Vinci's Reliquary. Rub-ons: Art Warehouse for Creative Imaginations. Metal letters, bookplates: Making Memories. Fabric labels: Me and My Big Ideas. Label maker: Dymo.
Design by Heather Preckel
Soft shades of pink and green accompany the black-and-white photos on Heather's page. Heather left a white border around her three smaller photos and placed two of them at angles. Pieces of ribbon accent both pages, tying the design together.
SOURCES: Cardstock, tags, nails: Chatterbox. Patterned paper: Chatterbox (paisley, flowers), 7Gypsies ("family" definition). Font: Trumpet by Chatterbox. Sticker: Sweetwater. Stamps, acrylic paint: Making Memories. Buttons, trinket: Junkitz. Ribbon: Offray. Label maker: Dymo. File folder: Rusty Pickle.
Design by Kelly Bryan
Three vertical 4x6" photos fill Kelly's 12x12" page. She converted the middle shot to black-and-white and placed pics of her son and husband playing on either side. She included only a few words of journaling, instead letting the expressions on her subjects' faces tell the story.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: American Crafts (plaid), My Mind's Eye (dot). Rub-ons: American Crafts (stars, "you & me"), Hambly Screen Prints ("W", "J"). Brads: Making Memories. Flowers: American Crafts.
Design by Robyn Werlich
Bright patterned papers instantly draw attention to Robyn's layout. She layered two smaller photos next to the focal shot, keeping the focus on the expression on her husband's face as he holds their newborn son.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Making Memories (orange stripe), Garner Studios/Hot Hues by Target (blue polka dot). Vellum, ribbon: Making Memories (yellow), SEI (blue). Photo corner: Heidi Swapp.
Design by Nikki Kreuger
Inking is the name of the game on Nikki's layout. She stamped a frame around her picture and added the words "Father & Daughter" and her subjects' names. Nikki inked the edges of cardstock squares and patterned-paper hearts before adding them to the page, using a brown and pink color scheme pulled from her photo.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Rubber stamps: Purple Onion Designs (title, scroll), PSX (journaling). Ink: Tsukineko (pink), Ranger Industries (brown). Punches: EK Success.
Design by Renee Villalobos-Campa
Renee's title came from a cereal box, and her journaling is cut from magazines, giving her page about her husband a unique look. Using a grid, she worked several photos of her husband with their kids into the design and was able to capture a lot of memories in a small space.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Provo Craft. Dies, die-cutting tool: Sizzix. Buttons: Junkitz. Adhesive: Provo Craft. Cereal box, magazine text: found.
Design by Nancy McCoy
A photo almost as big as her page is the focus of Nancy's layout. Her journaling, title, and another photo are off to the side, letting the main shot shine.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: Renaissance by Two Peas in a Bucket. Sticker: EK Success. Eyelets: Making Memories. Die-cutting tool, dies: Sizzix.
Design by Elizabeth Ruuska
Large cardstock letters placed next to the photos instantly create a playful attitude on Elizabeth's page. Her pictures capture a special moment between father and daughter, while the bright patterned papers and journaling keep the page light.
SOURCES: Cardstock: KI Memories (green), Chatterbox (orange). Patterned paper: KI Memories (florals, stripe), Doodlebug Design (polka dot). Font: Evergreen by Two Peas in a Bucket. Rub-ons: KI Memories. Ink: Clearsnap. Punches: EK Success (flower), Family Treasures (large circle), McGill Inc. (small circle).
Design by Candi Gershon
Candi included one large vertical photo and a smaller square shot in her layout about the relationship between her husband and daughter. She accented the journaling strips with girlish shrink plastic accents and joined her title to the smaller photo with ribbon.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Making Memories (polka dot), Kangaroo and Joey (pink-and-orange stripe), Mustard Moon (taupe stripe), American Crafts (yellow). Fonts: DW Girlie Girl (dingbats) by Two Peas in a Bucket, Times New Roman (journaling). Ribbon: Making Memories (pink), American Crafts (yellow). Label holder: Making Memories. Shrink plastic: Grafix.
Design by Candi Gershon
Two stacked pictures of Candi's husband and daughter sledding are the main focus on her page. She left plenty of room for journaling so she could tell the story of the family's wintry adventure.
SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0. Font: Heavyweight (snow), Century Gothic (journaling). Digital elements: Spring Fling and Frosty Fun by Digital Design Essentials, "Fall" letters by Gaucho Girl.
Design by Shannon Montez
In order to balance the large photo on her page, Shannon created a patchwork of patterned paper. She added her title to a heart and handwrote her journaling below the two blocks.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Anna Griffin, Scenic Route Paper Co., Scrapworks, Keeping Memories Alive, Sweetwater, Karen Neuberger. Brads: American Traditional Designs. Die cut: KI Memories. Photo turns: Making Memories. Punch: Marvy Uchida.
Design by Lisa Storms
Four photos capture Lisa's husband in everyday moments with their kids. She took her title from song lyrics and highlighted key words in her journaling to reinforce what a spectacular job her husband's doing as a father.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Font: Century Gothic. Corner rounder: EK Success.
Design by Nasilele Holland
Nasilele took a moment to celebrate her father in a layout that includes both her father and her son. A large photo of the pair is accompanied by journaling about how thankful she is to have them in her life. The masculine color scheme fits well with her page and allows her to add ribbon tied in a bow without making the page too feminine.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Anna Griffin. Font: Uncle Charles by Autumn Leaves. Ribbon: Li'l Davis Designs. Buttons: Junkitz.
Design by Allison Kimball
Pancake Day is a weekly tradition in the Kimball household -- and Dad is the top chef. Allison snapped shots of her family enjoying the tasty treat and added several spots of hidden journaling behind the paper pieces explaining how much her kids look forward to their dad's cooking lessons.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye (brown dots), Autumn Leaves (green stripe), Chatterbox (all other). Stickers: Chatterbox ("with"), BasicGrey (numbers). Rub-ons: Chatterbox ("cooking school"), 7Gypsies (zigzag stitch). Ink: Clearsnap. Template: Scrap Pagerz ("daddy").
Design by Kim McCrary
One of the most important moments of fatherhood is right after the new baby is born. Kim included a quote from her husband about the feeling of becoming a dad. Feminine papers and accents adorn the page, creating a soft accompaniment for the sweet black-and-white photos.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, tag, rickrack, acrylic paint, metal letter: Making Memories. Font: Times. Ribbon: May Arts (green), Making Memories (pink). Flower: Michaels.
Design by Joy Bollinger
Three photos of father and daughter riding bikes are the focus of Joy's page about her husband's playful spirit. She used a patterned-paper circle to frame the different elements and created a whimsical title with a mix of stickers and rub-ons.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Daisy D's Paper Co. (pink stripe), KI Memories (green flowers), Paperfever (pink flowers). Font: Andy off the Internet. Stickers: Creative Imaginations ("Kid"), Chatterbox ("at"), Bo-Bunny Press ("silly"), American Crafts ("heart"). Rub-ons: Autumn Leaves ("still"), KI Memories ("a"), Geographic ("crazy daddy"). Brad: Making Memories. Ribbon: Michaels. Punches: Nankong (flower, heart), EK Success (square, circle).
Design by Susan Cyrus
Typography is an important element in Susan's page about her husband. Her large journaling accompanies four photos showcasing the kind of father her husband is. To draw attention to a couple anecdotes, she reverse-printed the journaling on a brown box and then rounded the corners.
SOURCES: Cardstock, patterned paper: Chatterbox. Font: Arial. Buttons: Dress It Up! for Jesse James & Co. Floss: DMC Corp. Corner rounder: Marvy Uchida.
Design by Anne Langpap
Anne split her large color photo over two pages and added two black-and-white photos and extensive journaling. Her title echoes the excited cry of her kids when her husband arrives home from work, and a tag placed near the bottom of the photo provides the names and date.
SOURCES: Fonts: Apple Garamond ("home"), Chelt Press (white strip journaling, bold words), Amazone (script), Army Chalk (names, date), Carpenter ("daddy's") off the Internet. Flower: Saru's Flower Ding off the Internet.