Tuesday, May 19, 2009

How to Make a Father's day Story Card

This is my husband's first father's day. So I wanted to make him something special. Our journey to parenthood was not the easiest and we adopted our son a little over 6 months ago. It has been wonderful to be parents.

This Father's day book tells the story of how my husband became a dad. Each page is in the shape of the letters spelling out f-a-t-h-e-r and all the lines of text on the pages start with the letter (Ex- the page that is in the shape of the "f" all the lines of text start with "f"). I also thought of writing down traits that start with the letters as well, but got excited about making the story.

small box (to wrap it in)
ribbon (not pictured)
Markers (pictured but I didn't end up using them)

the brads and the skewer and the ruler are also in the picture but I did not use them... in the original plan I was going to but went a different direction and didn't want to take another picture... you get the point!

1.) Trace around your box 6 times (one for each letter). This will make sure that it will fit in the box when you are done.

2.) on the back side of the paper draw out your letter... be sure to draw it backwards since it is the back side. I wanted mine to be big and block-y

3.) Decide what you want your pages to say. If you are going to write a story or the attributes. I printed mine off on the computer using some fun fonts. I cut the writings out for each page.

Here is what each page says:


Far away in Korea a little boy waits for his parents

Far away two parents wait in America for a child


A lot of waiting

A lot of prayer

A lot of trust in God brought this family together through



Traveling to Korea so that we could all be



Home at last on Nov 5th

Here to stay is our son


Everything Changes

Excited to be a family

Exhausted from lack of sleep


Rightfully matched together

Raising a son takes a lot of


4.) I like to antique the edges on the paper to make them not so sharp. I use a brown ink and rub just the edges and the corners on the ink. It is a nice touch.

5.) Attach your text to your pages

6.) Punch holes and attach your photos

7.) Tie your ribbon through your book:

8.) Decorate your box and place your book inside! I used tissue paper, and extra paper scarps and Mod Podge (to attach). I wrote "Happy Father's Day" with a Sharpie

I hope that you have a great Father's day!


Unknown said...

absolutely gorgeous! i might actually try this!

Andy Porter said...

I love that you adopted. You must be a very amazing person. I really admire that. What a great idea to make his father's day special! Thanks for linking this morning!!

Kari Sweeten said...

Thanks for sharing this! I will be featuring this week! THANKS!

Auntie Bee said...

Fawn, you are
Truly, I don't know
How you come up with such
Excellent Ideas! you have a
Rare talent.

Jennifer said...

What a neat idea! This is probably the sweetest thing I'v'e seen in forever :)

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

You guys are so nice! I am glad that you like it.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That iss an awesome present! I love it!

Gosfam said...

Love this idea, thanks

Emily said...

Thanks so much for the link and the sweet comment you left.....I'm happy to meet others that have survived this :)

Joanna B said...

Fawnda! That is adorable! I love that idea, I will have to do something creative like that for my husband! Would you mine if I added you to my blog list?

Steph said...

What a wonderful idea! My husband and I adopted two boys and we are so blessed! I just may make a storybook for my hubby.

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