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Beyond the Scrapbook Photo Crafts - New ideas added!

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Hello all you creative ladies!

I've been searching for inspiration for miscellanious photo crafts and memorobilia & keepsake crafts that goes beyond the scrapbook. I thought I'd get this thread started so we have a place to share all those great photo craft ideas since mom's always seem to have quite a surplus of photo's around... and we always love to show off our loved ones in fun creative ways.

So please post your photo's and photo craft ideas and/or links to instructions here, I'll be adding some of my favorite ideas I've found to get us started.

Happy crafting & scrapping!


shooting photoscrapbooking

by on Apr. 24, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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by on Apr. 27, 2009 at 3:17 PM

Okay, I've been at it again... I found yet another idea too cute not to share! This cute little photo tote... instructions are found at:

by on May. 6, 2009 at 6:08 AM


             What  creative ways to show off your photos.  I'm going to have to use some of those ideas  for gifts and my for me.


                                                              ~Baby Buds~,


by on May. 6, 2009 at 7:29 PM

dont forget the photo candles:

or the photo cube (from the martha stewart christmas ornaments):

by on May. 15, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Here's some more for ya, as if you didn't have enough! ; )

This one is a business card holder made from a cassette tape case. Cute for Dad's for Fathers Day coming up or for anyone's office!

This one I added previously but didn't have the link to instructions, I found the link...

Sorry, I don't have a link for this one either... it only shows 1 photo added but more photos could easily be added to this memory wreath.

by on May. 15, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Anyone have a link or instructions/pictures for how to make photo tiles or coasters?

by on May. 16, 2009 at 11:41 AM

This was my recent project inspired by the canvases seen on the 1st page. It was made as a gift for a dear sweet 9 year old girl who is surviving cancer and just finished her last chemo treatment & her parents are throwing a "life celebration". What a blessing to be able to have such a special reason to make this gift! (Unfortunately the photo does not depict the 3-D effect well. Even the photo of the girl was 3-D, I used 1 flat & cut her out of another & raised it on foam dots. Plus glitter was used to embellish other areas). 

by on May. 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Thanks for all the great ideas! Now, to get on the ball and have some of the thousands of pics on my computer printed! :)

by on May. 22, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Can anyone tell me or let know where to find instructions to do the photo on the candle?  Those are too perfect for Christmas!!


by on May. 23, 2009 at 1:34 AM

Hopefully keargo806 will share with us how she made her candle : ) ... until then here's a tutorial I found for Photo Candles, I thought the extra added embelishments were really cute!

This is the link where I found it: 

This is the instructions on the tutorial:

Quote: “A fun candle alteration… all you need is a candle, tissue paper, plain ole copy paper ( your printer (optional) embellishments and your handy dandy heat gun (optional)

I made this candle a few years back to show myself some love. You can apply the same general ideas as a jumping off point for your own creations.

First if you want to use a photo on your candle it is important to print it on regular ole computer paper. I learned that the hard way and ended up with a discolored photo that wouldn’t stick and a drippy candle.
Place the photo on the candle in the spot you want it. Gently heat with your heat gun. The wax will soak into the paper and it will stick!
For a soft transparent look to your photo try printing it on plain ole white tissue paper. You can print anything on it not just a picture… try clip art, fancy word art… you could even scan in some fancy rub-on’s or chipboard shapes (granted you could just use actual rub-on’s but then you wouldn’t be able to reuse them )

Another fun idea is to get some decorative tissue paper and just adhere that to your candle and decorate around it!

Make a whole set!
One for each member of the family.
A candle celebrating each year of your relationship.
Wouldn’t that make a beautiful display on your coffee table or mantle?"

Personally, I don't think I'd want to ever burn a candle that was so cute & I'm not sure how it would do flamability-wise once it gets down to the paper  photo. (Who could ruin something so memorable?) I'm thinking of decorating a glass candle holder by decoupaging a photo & embelishments on it with Mod-Podge & decorating similar to the candle above but that way I can burn the candle & still have my craft-work last. Just another idea! 

by on May. 23, 2009 at 1:47 AM

I found a tutorial for photo tiles/coasters, that was exactly the type I was looking for. Hope this helps some of you too!

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