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Printing Photos Outside the Box

Originally posted on October 18, 2009

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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Alison@Oopsey Daisy

Thursday 26th of May 2011

Oh man, you rock girl! I almost feel guilty that I'm not scrapbooking for my Little Man. You make me want to give it a shot :)


Wednesday 25th of May 2011

superduper cute... that image is priceless! i use cardstock alot for images i want to frame... cheaper and less glare-y! thanks for the great ideas xo

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