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I have four children, and while we don't get too many studio portraits of the kids, we have done it and have many extra prints lying around. Does anyone have any cool ideas (beyond scrapping) for these, other than allowing them to sit in a drawer? Or, how do you store them? I'm sure there'll be a use for them some day and I want them to be preserved (I've already scanned all of them, so covered there). Thanks!
when DH and i do studio portraits we get the 8x10's to keep (+ whatever else to give away)... i have SU's photo corner thingy... not too sure what the correct name for it is, but basically what you do is create a mat 1/4" bigger than the photo (so 8x10 pic, 8 1/4" x 10 1/4" mat) and use the punch on the corners. it creates 2 slits so you can sit your picture on the mat w/o using any kind of adhesive.
i just use acid-free/lignin-free paper and make my mats, then slip them into 8 1/2 x 11 sheet protectors in a binder... i found some acid-free protectors at costco, just check the box. and i use a different color for each session, so we know that they are different... i also left a space between each session so i can print out a "title page" with the date and occasion and such.
as far as using them non-scrapping... no clue. maybe frame a couple nice ones and put it on the wall/desk??
What I have been doing is putting the 81/2 x 11 photos in an album. The picture takes up most of the page, then I add a quick title (3 months, or 4 years, or 1st grade,) then the bottom gets a quick little paper border. I'll use this book for all their portraits birth to 12 grade. Hope this helps. Kim
Location: between diaper blow-outs and baby dolls...the happiest place on earth! ;)
lol, I know what you mean, although for my DD we've been taking her to a prof. studio and their prices are so out of this world I don't get any extras! (they're worth it though...WOW!) But I think making things you'll use would be great, like put them on a journal with paper and embellishments, just hodgepodge over the pictures and paper. You could use if for prayers, or special things they do and say you want to remember. Or decorate a ready made tissue box cover for each of their rooms so that it coordinates and has their pictures. Kids always like stuff with them on it!