**This giveaway is now closed.**
Today I have a DIY Father’s Day Gift Idea for you–a personalized DAD album. It’s a perfect way to show love to the Dad in your life. 🙂

It was fun to create these pages in Photoshop as part of a class I taught at a digital scrapbooking retreat awhile back—see, I told you I LOVE digital scrapbooking! 🙂 I made the letter page templates then added digital papers and embellishments along with photos of my kids and our family. Then I printed them off at Costco, cut each page out, and adhered to that thin cardboard paper that you get for free when you print 12×18 at Costco!! You could always use cardstock or chipboard too. I punched 2 holes on the side and tied cute coordinating ribbon to create the DAD album. It was a wonderful gift for Father’s Day!

Here is what each page looks like (in digital form):

Credits: Digital Scrapbook Memories

I wanted to share the basic letter templates with you! If you have Photoshop or another photo editing program that allows you to work with layers, you can create your own Dad album too, adding your own digital papers and elements and photos and journaling. Simple instructions are included in the download. Even if you are a paper scrapbooker, you can still use these basic templates–just print out the templates and cut your papers! {This makes approx. 5.5 by 11.5 inch album.}

Here is the link to download the template files: DAD Album Template
Please do not distribute or sell. Thank you!!

And because I’m so happy that it’s finally SUMMER, I want to add a little somethin’ extra!! 🙂 Leave a comment on this post and at the end of the week I will choose 5 lucky readers to receive the Quick Page version of this album—the design is all done, you just have to add your photos and journaling! **This giveaway is now closed.**

Have a lovely day!! Love you all! 🙂

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  1. Thanks for sharing the template! This will be a great gift.

  2. Batman's Mom Says: June 7, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    This is great! I’d love to win the one you made but I will definitely be giving my own a shot too!

    Thank you for this.

  3. Way cute! Thanks for sharing!

  4. such a cute idea!

  5. That is such a cute gift! I would love the easy version because I am a bit on the lazy side.

  6. Very cute!

  7. Love it! SO cute!

  8. I’ve wanted to make one of these for a long time, but it seemed so hard to figure out. You’ve done all the hard work for us! Thanks! And the one you made is adorable!!!

  9. Oh, I’d really really love this! I really need to learn how to do this digi scrapping thing, all your stuff is so darling!

  10. What a great idea! I can’t wait to make one for my husband!

  11. SO Cute! I’d love to win!

  12. Thanks for sharing. I have been wanting to make one of these but haven’t gotten around to it yet! Thanks!

  13. THANK YOU! I have been contemplating all weekend how I could do a cute brag book for my hubby who just went to LA to help clean up the oil. He is going to be there for months. I wanted to send him a little piece of home. This is PERFECT! You’re very talented! Thanks again!

  14. Great Template! I’m making this for my pops right now.

  15. Oh what a super cute idea! I would love love love the adorable freebie. My husband just might get a card this year! Well a better one than us just writing on a blank sheet of paper (which is still memorable…right?) Thanks so much. You guys are just so crafty…love it!

  16. Such a CUTE idea! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing the templates!

  18. Soo cute. Can ‘t wait to **attempt** to make this this for first father’s day!

  19. Brooke, your stuff is SO cute. I want to grow up to be just like you!!


  20. Pick me please!!! I love your stuff! Thanks

  21. such a fun idea! thanks!

  22. What a creative idea! I would love to win one of these! Thanks for the opportunity!

  23. Beautiful album! Thanks for sharing this idea.

  24. this is so cute!!! i would love to win this! i am definitely going to try to make it!

  25. I love digi scrapbooking!

  26. Love it!

  27. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  28. I can’t wait to make this for Father’s Day! Thanks for the idea!

  29. This is so awesome!!! Thanks for sharing. I would love to make this for my husband for Father’s Day!!!

  30. Super cute! Thanks for sharing!!


  31. Love this! So cute. I wonder if my hubby would keep it on his desk at work?

  32. I am totally digging this book! I will definitely be making one for the hubs:o) I would love to win the one you made. T’would make things a lot easier;o)I hope I’m a winner!!

  33. THanks for the template!! I would love to win the one thats already done!!

  34. Super cute! Thanks!

  35. So cute!!

  36. Thanks so much for the template. I love it, just now have to figure out how to add the papers and pics 🙂 Something to learn, gonna be awesome.

    Thanks again for sharing

  37. Thanks for the template download. I love digi scrapping – it’s the only way I get anything done. Would love to win your quick page. If I don’t win, do you have the quick page for sale somewhere? I found your site through a banner ad on knock-off wood tonight.

  38. Love it!

  39. what a great idea! I love it how you used digital scrapbooking for this project!

  40. Adorable! I need to get working on something for my dad and this is pefect! He just returned home from serving in Iraq…he’s a hard one to shop for:o)

  41. Oh, brookie, too cute. Spare me the work and pick me.

  42. Such a cute idea – thanks for sharing!

  43. oh that would be so great! so cute!

  44. What a fantastic gift! Definitely a work of heart. Thanks for sharing your template, and for the chance to win.

  45. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  46. Very cute! My husband is overseas for a few months & I was already planning on sending pictures of the kids to him for father’s day. This will be a great way to do it!

  47. Oh, wow! I’d love to win the template and give it a try! This opens up a whole new world for me – yeah!

  48. Dad gifts are so hard. This is great.

    Melissa Fowler

  49. What a cute album! Thanks for the fun idea. 🙂

  50. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing the template.

  51. I love this idea, thanks for sharing.

  52. so cute! I would LOVE to win the premade version because I am illiterate at this kind of stuff! It is SO cute!

  53. You are TOO STINKIN’ CUTE! I love this. Thanks for sharing!

  54. I’m sure DAD will love it 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  55. You all are so generous! What a great gift and time saver, but it would be even sweeter to win the quick pages:)

  56. I’d love to win this!

  57. Ohhh pick me!! These are really cute. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

  58. This is a wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  59. I would love to win! So cute!!

  60. How fun it this. This template would make my life easier. Thanks for sharing.

  61. This is so cute! As usual 🙂 Thanks!

  62. Would love to win your design!! I just got photoshop and I’m trying to learn . . . can’t wait to get to work on some projects listed on this great site!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  63. i love it!

  64. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  65. What a cute idea!! Thank you so much for sharing your talents!

  66. Brooke, you are my photoshop BFF! You are amazing and so generous! Thank you for giving us this template.

  67. I would love to win this our Dad is many states away finishing an internship for the summer. He will be gone for 10 weeks so this would be a fun thing to suprise him with.

  68. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

  69. This is beautiful! Great idea.

  70. how cute, keeping my fingers crossed

  71. This is so absolutely adorable! Hope I win :::crosses fingers:::

  72. I so want to win but if I don’t is there a place we can buy the quick mix?

    jodyywaters at yahoo.com

  73. very cute!

  74. Ok…this is AdoRaBle!! A Perfect Fathers Day gift! Thanks so much for sharing…and linkin’ up on my I {heart} dad link! 🙂

  75. Excellent template! Thank you!

  76. What a great idea!!! I’d love the quick pages so I could whip one out fast, and it just so happens I have a big piece of cardboard from Costco. Got it when I developed at 12X12 photo last weekend.

  77. that is super cute!

  78. I want one! Love it!
    sadanielson @ cox.net

  79. Love it–can I have it?

  80. She’s crafty too! Thanks! Too late for the drawing?

  81. The Cowings Says: June 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I love this idea…..very cute!

  82. How wonderful! Thanks so much. This would also be a great idea for dad’s birthday!

  83. Is there anywhere I can buy the quick page version of this album. I just found it and love it!



  84. Beautiful! Love it. I think it will be better than a card. Thanks for sharing

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  86. Fabiola Gondim Says: June 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I’m completely in love with this album. I write from Brazil and would love to give this gift to the father of my 3 year old son who is a great father. I leave this message in hopes of one of the lucky. Thank you! (Sorry my english is not very good 🙂

  87. Thank you so much for sharing this template. This is just what I was looking for! I am working on this in GIMP right now (a freeware similar to Photoshop). Thought I’d add for any other GIMP users out there: clipping mask didn’t work for me. Instead, I added an alpha channel, clicked on the “select by color” tool, clicked on the black letters, then deleted the black. Very simple.

    Thanks again! I’m hopefully going to get through two of these before Sunday…one for my hubby and one for my dad. I so appreciate this idea and the template!

  88. Also, just have to add…the picture in the background D (your hubby with your three gorgeous kids) looks like something right out of a Norman Rockwell painting! Incredible! I’ve had to look at it closely a couple of times just to make sure it was real!

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  90. Mallory Says: May 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Hi, there! This is so adorable! I know you said that the book is approx. 5.5 X 11.5, can you tell me how big each letter is? I can’t download the files. Thanks, Mal.

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