Time is running out for all of you slow scrappers. If you are looking to craft a memory book to gift to your Dad this Father’s Day, you can’t afford to procrastinate any longer.
By now you should have all of your materials together, including the album, paper, embellishments, photos and mementos. To further expedite the construction process, it’s a good idea to have some general notes or sketches detailing how you want your finished layouts to look and what order you plan to display your page designs.
When it comes to piecing together layouts, I typically work off of the photos I plan to feature on the page, and then I construct from top to bottom. For example, I tackle the page title first. For a Father’s Day-themed book you could choose from: “No.1 Dad,” “World’s Greatest Dad,” “My Dad, My Hero,” or “Planet’s Best Pop.” From there, consider the inspiration for the page. Depending upon the number of photos and memorabilia you have, you could create layouts highlighting certain aspects of your father’s life. For instance, if your dad is a veteran, you could dedicate a page honoring his military accomplishments. Include photos of him in uniform, maps of where he served, and any awards he earned.
Another option is to pepper your pages with famous quotes about dads, including:
“It is a wise father that knows his own child.”–William Shakespeare
“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”–Author Unknown
“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!”–Lydia M. Child
“Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad”–Author Unknown
“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”–Clarence B. Kelland
“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”–Mark Twain
“Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.”–Author Unknown