Hello, everyone! Shellye with you as we explore some fun ways to pocket scrapbook those ever-growing bucket lists. I have a specific board on Pinterest dedicated to things that I would love to do, places I’d love to visit and fun ideas that I’d like to try. So for my project today, I first headed over to Pinterest and began saving some photos!
Part of the appeal of Pinterest for me are the beautiful photos; whether it’s a decadent dessert or mountain-side, I’m drawn to the photos. With that in mind, I decided to capture the photos as they appear on my board. To do so:
- Select an area of your board that you would like to ‘copy’. On your computer’s keyboard press “CTRL” and “PRT SC” at the same time.
- Open your favorite photo-editing program; I’ve used Paint
- Select the ‘print’ option. The screen image that you’ve copied will appear in a box. Crop any areas away that you don’t want to keep.
- Resize photo to 800 pixels wide and save in jpg format.
- Print the photo onto 4X6 photo paper. I always make sure that the ‘crop to fit’ option is OFF as well; this keeps the photo from being skewed.
- To match the 3X4 Journal Cards, I corner rounded each edge of the photo.
- Repeat steps 1-6 with remaining photos.
I will share my tips for printing the journaling below, but some other fun ideas are to add hand-stitching to plain cards. This gives just a little texture, while also allowing a place for the eye to rest. To the photo, I used the chipboard stickers to number the things on my bucket list! You will also find the same round numerals in the Ephemera Pack.
Not only did I add chipboard stickers to the cards that were placed inside the pockets, but I also added puffy stickers to the outside of the pockets. It’s just the right amount of dimension without adding too much bulk.
Open the Word program and begin typing what you’d like to say. I chose the Courier New Prime font in 12 pt. size. I guestimated approximately how wide that I needed for the margins to be so that it would fit the card, but you can set the parameters before beginning. Print onto regular copy paper.
I have a florescent light above my desk. I placed the 4X6 paper over the printed area of the copy paper and then flipped it over so that the back of the copy paper was towards me. Next, I held it up to the light and was able to see the print through the paper and make adjustments so that the 4X6 paper was centered over the printed area.
I carefully turned the paper back over and tacked the edges down (at the top especially) with a re-positionable glue stick. Place the paper back into the printer and reprint the text. Carefully remove the 4X6 paper and then corner round the edges.
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