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Printing Photos Outside the Box

I want to start this Sunday by thanking Amy over at Living Locurto for featuring my Jungle Invitation and Jungle Party Cupcakes from my son’s 1st birthday party on her blog last Friday! So, a big THANK YOU to Amy!



I thought today I would show you an alternative way to print your photos for your scrapbook layouts. I do this occasionally to mix things up a bit and to truly show off what I think is a really fun picture.

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I printed this picture on my son on a piece of white cardstock from my printer. You can just as easily print the picture on 8 x 10 photo paper, but the cardstock is less expensive and looks just as well.

I cut away the background so that he is the sole focus of the photo. (I cut the cardstock with an X-acto knife with a swivel head, but you could just as easily use a pair of micro-tip scissors.)

Here are a few other techniques I used on this layout…
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I used a blue Zig marker to add faux stitching to the white foam letters and blue ink on the edges of the blue chipboard letters to help give them some dimension.

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I stitched on some green yarn as the stems of my flowers. I alternated between stickers and buttons with ribbon as the tops of my flowers. I also added some sticker leaves to the stems.

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I folded the entire edge of the orange cardstock, but since it already looked distressed I didn’t bother to ink it. I also used two pieces of felt rik rak in two of the corners to act as photo frames.


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