Mouse Paper Scissors: Dad

Celebrate Dad with this DIY gift album!

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What do I get for Dad?

This is the question that rolls around at least three times a year: Father's Day, Christmas, and his birthday. Never fear, Heidi Swapp and I have your solution to that gift conundrum RIGHT HERE! You'll love planning, creating, assembling, and giving this awesome (masculine!) album, filled with photos and genuine sentiment to your favorite guy in the whole world!

Our Goal:Create Dad that Special Gift

Teaming up with Heidi Swapp for another Mouse, Paper, Scissors adventure, the Dad album will be something Dad will adore! Constructed from manila folders, and covered in duct tape (yep. seriously),creating great masculine album that you'll love making.

What To Expect in Class

I'm Jessica, and I'm in charge of the digi stuff. We'll be exploring the possibilities of typography, creating photo collages, and making and using Photoshop brushes! Sound exciting? It is! Once our Photoshop Work is all done, I'll turn you over to Heidi for the paper-production part. We'll walk you through the entire 10-page album, from writing prompts, to page planning, to detailed Photoshop instructions and step-by-step assembly. You'll love it, and we can't wait for you to share what you make!

You'll receive:

  • Templates for the album, including cover, quotes and photo templates
  • Video instructions for creating your own Album, from Photoshop (Mouse) to printing (Paper) and assembly (Scissors)!
  • A full digital kit
  • Journaling prompts including both Jessica's take and Heidi's take!

How To Prepare for Class

To create this project, you'll need:

Any version of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, plus:

  • Manila folders
  • Duct tape
  • Adhesive
  • Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • 1/8 in. hole punch
  • Sandpaper

I also recommend that you take my free Course 1: We've Just Begun class before enrolling in this class. It'll give you the following skills you'll need:

Opening, saving, and closing Photoshop documents

Adding photos and using clipping masks

Adding type in a single line

Printing from Photoshop

We'll Be Right There With You

By the end of class, you will have designed, created and constructed your very own album! You will have the opportunity to ask questions through out the class, and see how Jessica and Heidi create their own Dad Album. Join us in class and make dad an unforgettable gift!

Your Instructor

Jessica Sprague
Jessica Sprague

Hi there! I'm Jessica Sprague, owner and instructor here at I founded in 2007 to share the creative potential of Photoshop for crafting. I've been teaching Photoshop and graphic design, photo editing, digital scrapbooking, e-commerce, and online school development for a decade. It's my goal to help you build the skills and knowledge that will last you a lifetime. Learn more about me. Are you ready to start the journey? Join me!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This project is FULLY customize-able, heavy on the computer portions! You will be excited to see how you can use these ideas and concepts to create the same album for different people you love, or even events that you want to capture and document! We can't wait to show you all the cool stuff we've got in store! Register now in time for Father's Day!

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