I love my instagrams. But they stay on my phone. I've printed out some of them using PostalPix before but wanted to come up a way to display a whole bunch in a smaller space. I got to thinking that photostrips would be way fun! And they definitely were the right way to go!
I started making a template in photoshop but I got frustrated that it was taking so long. So I turned to my friend google and found these awesome templates from Blush and Jelly. She just happened to post these the very day I was making mine! It was fate! Plus, I'm not gonna lie I love that people share their talents so my projects are so much easier!
Using her awesome templates I made ten strips of photos. Then in photoshop I opened a new 5x7 document and lined up my strips. I resized each strip a little bit bigger and fit 5 strips on my 5x7 template. If you need help with math that means I made 2 5x7's. I'm so glad I made them a little bit bigger because the pictures are way smaller than I imagined. But I like the itty bitty-ness of them! Since I was headed to costco I uploaded my two 5x7's to their photo site so I could pick them up there. A 5x7 at Costco is 39 cents. So for just about a dollar I was able to make a photostrip bunting!
Once I unloaded all my groceries from Costco I cut my 5x7's into strips using a paper trimmer. Then using bakers twine and some clips I already had I hung them up on a window I have propped in our front entryway. I stop and look just about every time I walk by because its such a fun way to display our memories from this summer so far!
Thanks for this! I think I want to do this for my girls' birthdays next month to show off all the fun things we've done in the last year! What a great idea.ReplyDelete
I am so excited to see how you put my template to use!! Love love love the photo strips you created! It truly was fate! ;)ReplyDelete