Article written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Windows 7
Father’s Day is coming! Father’s Day is coming! Are you in a panic yet? I was. I started combing the Scrap Girls Boutique for ideas, starting with the Men & Father’s Day category and the Cards and Crafts Templates category.
One thing I love about my husband is that he’s not your stereotypical guy. On the other hand, that means I have to get creative because tools and sports and fishing just don’t work for him. At the same time, I was scanning Pintrest for inspiration as well. I found a picture of kids holding up a sign that said, “Thank You, Dad!” and my Father’s Day project was born.
Searching my digital scrapbooking supplies, I decided to go with a superhero theme and went back to all the comic-themed supplies from Mischief Week 2013. First, I wanted a banner that said, “Happy Father’s Day.” To make the banner, I opened a new 8.5×11-inch document. I added guides 0.5-inch (half inch) from the edges to mark the margins and at 5.5 inches to mark the center of the page by clicking on the rulers and dragging the guides onto the document. Then, I placed the letters from Super Alpha Mini. Using the Move Tool (holding down the Shift key to make sure that the letters didn’t distort), I enlarged the letters to be a half page each.
I cut them out and strung them on some yarn for the boys to hold up.
Next, I had the kids help me come up with some phrases that they wanted to tell their dad. We typed them on a speech bubble from Jacqui Smith’s digiDoer Comic Book Collection. We printed out various superhero props from her kit and Cherise Oleson’s Funny Face Add Ons Embellishment Mini.
Then, I waited for it to stop raining… and I waited… and I gave up and took pictures of the kids in our basement.
We plan to hang up the banner in the dining room for Father’s Day. I also used the photos to make a Pocket Life page for my husband, knowing that he and the kids will enjoy looking at the page.
How are you going to use your digital scrapbooking supplies to make Father’s Day special? I would love to see what you create. Be sure to post your pages in the Scrap Girls Gallery so we can all enjoy them!
Tutorial written by Monica Lebsack