Today’s post came about quite by accident. I was thinking about all the scrapbook paper stash that I have. I do use it to create mini albums but gosh, there’s so much of it! AND if you’re a scrapbooker and like me……sometimes that paper is just too pretty to cut up! Right? I think many times we buy it because of it’s loveliness and then don’t have the heart to cut or tear it. I’m pathetic like that sometimes!
Anyway, it came to mind while thinking about my 31 Ways to Use and Display Your Photos, that some of that lovely paper doesn’t even have to be cut or torn. Why not use it just as we do in our scrapbooking but in a way that doesn’t require cutting.
We normally don’t mount an 8×10 photo onto scrapbook paper but why not? Choose a piece or two of that gorgeous paper, mount an 8×10 (or even a 5×7) and frame it in a 12×12 frame. You may even want to use some of your older stash up. Maybe it’s not so lovely and you don’t want to use it for your current scrapbooking. That doesn’t mean it wouldn’t make a great background for a photo.
I had some OLD scrapbook paper, so I chose a couple coordinating pieces that went with my photo, added Braden’s name and the date, added some Tim Holtz film strip ribbon and a couple pieces of washi tape, HAD FUN, purchased a 12×12 frame and now I have taken care of two projects in one……using up my stash and displaying my photo. And what’s great about this way is that when I want to put up a new picture, all I have to do is slip this one (as is) into a sheet protector and Braden will have it added to his album. But in the meantime, Grandma will enjoy it for awhile longer. It is no longer in a box unseen!
Yet another quick and delightful way to use and display your photos!
Until tomorrow…..Hugs and Have A Creative 31 Days!
In case you’ve miss this from a previous post…..