When Pebbles asked me to create a scrapbook layout for Father’s day I was a bit panicked. Our family is notorious about taking it easy and forgetting to document the day with photos. I decided that doesn’t mean I can’t still show my husband how much he means to me by using a photo collage of some of my favorite pictures of him over the years.
I searched online for various titles and this sweet one caught my eye. It’s a bit on the long side, but by some miracle it fit my available space perfectly. I love that Pebbles offered these great Thickers in two different colors because it was just what I needed to break up the two lines and make it easier to read! I think they are perfect for a masculine project too! 🙂
To add a little extra detail and color, I added pennants to the bottom of my page with one of the beautiful gold metal labels. I have always been a huge fan of bookplates so I am excited to see these making a comeback! To tie in the black & gold Thickers, I printed my journaling using a white font in a black text box. Sadly printers can’t print in white ink so it’s a fun way to fake it.
So do you want to know how I centered my title on the curve? I turned to a circle die (a bit larger than my journaling circle), wrote out my title on a piece of scratch paper and then counted to the center of each line. When I found the center mark, I was able to put down my letters down from the top, center part of my page (and again from the bottom, center) and work my way out on each side. I thought I would have to really work at repeatedly moving them to get them all to fit, but luckily they all fell into place with natural spacing and very little fuss.
The circle die was the perfect tool to push my letters flush with and keep everything perfectly straight. When putting down my letters I just tried to imagine the center as a spoke of a wheel and to apply them radiating out from the center. When I was done and had the letters just the way I wanted them, the die easily lifted right out.
For my journaling I used a circle shape to type my journaling in Microsoft Word so I could figure out how many words would fit on each line. When I had everything just right, I changed my circle line to transparent (or no line at all) before printing. I then used the same circle die I had used to cut my patterned paper to trace a circle around my journaling. Since the die’s edge is slightly larger than where it actually cuts, it easily tells me where to adhere my die-cut circle and helps me get my spacing perfect.
I then used photo splits to temporarily adhere my die-cut circle to my printer paper and ran it through my printer one more time. Photo splits are the perfect adhesive for projects like this because they are not too sticky and can easily peel off afterwards.
Here’s one last look at the finished result with a parting tip. For my little photos I cut them apart leaving small borders around each and then taped them to the back of the viewmaster die-cut before adhering it to my 12×12 background.
I hope I’ve inspired you to scrapbook about an amazing man in your life this Father’s Day! 🙂
HAPPY DAY WOOD FIRE PIZZA CARDSTOCK 12″X12″
HAPPY DAY SUNDAY PAPER CARDSTOCK 12″X12″
HAPPY DAY PUZZLED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″
HAPPY DAY PHRASES & LABELS CARDSTOCK STICKERS
COTTAGE LIVING CHEVRON GOLD FOIL ACCENT CARDSTOCK
COTTAGE LIVING BLACK & GOLD FOIL THICKERS ALPHA STICKERS
COTTAGE LIVING WHITE & GOLD FOIL THICKERS ALPHA STICKERS
COTTAGE LIVING GOLD METAL LABELS
VIEWMASTER SILHOUETTE CUTTING FILE