31 May 2015

My Monday making: Preparing for Father's Day! part 1

Father´s day is just around the corner, and I am looking for some cute gifts...  I already started to prepare all the little gifts that we´ll be giving daddy this year!I like to offer gifts that are really personal, and if I can make it, craft it or bake it, even better!
So basically this is what I am thinking about offering: Coupon booklets,
cupcakes and chocolaty treats and a Photobook from Snapfish!

1. Coupon Booklets

I have been searching for some inexpensive ideas for this years gift. I found that some of the most popular ideas are coupons booklets, and as I was searching for a cute one, and couldn´t really find one that I really liked... I decided that I should actually create one! So, I made several coupons pre-filled and a set to be filled later ... as a bonus I made a small envelope to put the coupons on. I will be sharing these with you today:

Father´s day coupons free printable

Here are the coupons to be filled later ....:

farher's day free printable
I never knew of precious some me time, or having a peaceful breakfast could be after having kids... I am sure that daddy will appreciate this! I know I would...
I left some unfilled, so daddy could reclaim something later on...
And finally the envelope to keep them:
Free printable, father's day
These coupons are matching the photobook and the cupcake toppers below!

2. Cupcake toppers for chocolaty treats!

father's day, free printable
 If you  wish to, you can use these too....!As daddy reallyyyyyy loves his chocolate, so I always try to bake something chocolaty... This time around I will be baking soft-centred chocolate cupcakes!
I will show you later once I bake, how these turned out... If they look anything to show off...!
I also thought about serving strawberries with some chocolate topping.... I might do both, as daddy deserves all the chocolate treats I can think off....

3. Our  special gift, a Photobook!

And as for the special gift for this year....
....will be a photobook that I made in Snapfish...!
I wanted daddy to have a personal gift, and since we haven't been printing any photos that we have been capturing, I thought that this would be the perfect gift, a Photobook with all the little adventures of daddy and our little one from this past year!
I also ordered two more photobooks to later offer both granddads. It's father's day, and granddads are twice time fathers! They need something extra special too!

I had lots of fun creating all photobooks, Snapfish website is user friendly and is fairly quick upload the photos... But  most fun I had selecting themes and using all the embellishments available ...!
They have a large variety of photobooks available, you can select from different book sizes and book cover types. After you created your account at Snapfish, creating a photobook is simple. You have a main menu with the different stages of your photobook creation:
  1. First you start to upload photos to a "photo album". This photo album will be stored on your account, and you can always use the photos from this photo album on other projects. 
  2. Secondly you then select the photobook you want to create: For daddy, I created a 8''x8'' photobook with a custom cover. For granddads I selected a smaller size, 7''x5'' with a paper cover.
  3. Then, you have to select a theme, I selected my favourite theme for Daddy "Tiny boy". The pages will be different through the book...
  4. Now my favourite step, personalize, which does take a while if you like to personalize your book intensively, and explore all the embellishments available! This is the part where you place the photos and the embellishments available, which are a lot...!
  5. Fifth and final step, review the book as it will be before ordering! 
If you prefer not to have any work, you can select a feature where Snapfish creates the photobook automatically, but then it wont have "your stamp" on. I never select this option... I really enjoy playing with all themes and embellishments and my photos.

If you are thinking about making a photobook  with Snapfish for father´s Day, your order has to placed until the 15th June.


I had a little glitch with my larger photobook though, as one page was not printed properly. However, I contacted Snapfish costumer service and I am waiting for a reprint! I used the online chat costumer service and they were quite helpful, and immediately resubmited my order without any extra costs.

I already wrapped the granddads photobook. I am on a recycling/upcycling phase, so I used some regular brown paper that I had around and added a cute bow!

gift wrapped

For daddy I made a special gift envelope, using the same model I made for the coupons, but at a larger scale:

giftbox photobook
I used a blue card paper... I draw the lines to cut and to fold, using the photobook as a model. Then punched some holes to add the little bow... And here´s the final result:

photobook wrapped
And a little example of my cupcake toppers too:

Sorry about the low quality of my pics... I always end up taking some pictures at night...
Now, do picture the strawberry with a chocolate cover!
I will later post some pictures of all finished gifts! I just hope daddy likes his little gifts!

What about your? Are you getting ready for father´s day?

Snapfish team gave me some credit to spent in their products, however, all  opinions stated on this post are my own.

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  1. I love the idea of the coupons and think I might do that for my Dad along with his present.
    Luke age 7

    1. Hello Luke, coupons are a really nice and simple idea to give dad, isn't it? I hope you have fun making yours :)

  2. These are great gift ideas! I should start getting organised for Father's Day too even though it's in September in Australia. Thank you for sharing the printouts!

    1. Thank you! I had lots of fun making these, I might create some new ones later on! :) x

  3. Anonymous6:49 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous and so professional looking. Much better than my homemade efforts which is why I normally hit up moon pig. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, I really liked making these, I might just keep doing some! :) x

  4. Wow what a lovely idea! So well done too. I love homemade gifts!


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