Thursday, June 18, 2009

Father's Day Project for Dear Old Dad

I just wanted to share with you the project I made for my Father for part of his father's day gift.

This small album is made from wood (could easily be chipboard or other as well) and folds out into this cute accordian that would look great on a mantle or shelf. I have not shown the front page, but the "cover" has some chipboard and other accents that say Love (heart actully) my Father. The final page has a personal note from me. I'd have like to put pictures on both sides to make it reversable, but ran out of time since I needed to mail it. Both sides are covered with the paper however. The first is just an image of my dad and I that says, "together" and the next page, with a picture of home says, "the nicest place to be". The next is an image of my father giving me away at my wedding. Next says, "U r the best". Finally, a picture of my dad, myself and my daughter on my father's last birthday. I felt that it was a good progression of my (his daughters) life and milestones that he was there for and would be proud of. It makes me a bit sentimental to talk about. Anyone have some tissue?

Although I did not make it with this purpose, the albums main colors are those from Stacey's Jewelry Color Inspiration #41 found here. So what the heck right, might as well play! Thanks Stacey, these are so fun and I love this color combo! In fact, I think it is such a great idea to use fun jewelry to find inspriation, it really is all around us.

Thanks for stopping by!


Susan Shields said...

Hi Katie,
This is super cute and what a great idea for Dads!

And thank you for your comment on my blog! Yes, I would LOVE to go to the beach! It's been too long since I have been there! I was hoping for a little 3 day mini vacation this summer, but looks like that won't happen. Maybe I can fit it in later!

Again, this is just too cute!

Stacey Schafer said...

What a fabulous accordian album! Thanks for playing in the JCI41! Hope to see you again:)

Meredith said...

Awesome job!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing keepsake for your dad! I love it and wish I had the patience to make something so lovely!

Tracey said...

This is fantastic Katie! What a great gift. I am sure your Dad will love it!