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Hello, everyone!  Shellye here with a quick way to transport those fun Instagram photos onto a scrapbook page.  My kids use the app a lot more than I do myself, so I borrowed a few photos from their albums :)

#layout #scrapbooking #pink_paislee #solstice #shellye_mcdaniel

I’m really drawn to the square shape, vintage filters and the not-so-perfect look of Instagram photos.   But what is the best way to print them at home?  There are plenty of online sites that offer printing as well, but here is how I went about printing my pictures for this layout:

  1. If you don’t all ready, sign up for a free Followgram account: http://followgram.me/dashboard/.  From there you will be able to link to your current Instagram account.
  2. Find the photo(s) that you’d like to print, right-click over the photo and then save to your computer.
  3. Open the photo with your photo-editing software.  Change the color, enhance, add filters, etc.
  4. Select the print option
  5. Choose the size photo (I’ve used wallet) and be sure to select “shrink to fit” instead of “crop to fit”.  Shrinking to fit will keep the square proportion instead of cropping it to the preset photo size.

Shellye McDaniel-Insta Memories Layout2For the title, I cut apart one of the Solstice Rub-Ons and added it to an oval die-cut.  Before adding the ‘moment’ rub-on, I applied the Aqua Alphabet Stickers so that I would have the correct placement for the final rub-on.

#scrapbooking #layout #solstice #instagram #shellye_mcdaniel #pink_paisleeThe background of the layout consists of the Chain Circles cutting file that can be purchased in the Pink Paislee Digital Shop!  I cut the image from the Solstice Bora Bora Paper to measure 9″ X 9″.  I kept a few of the circles and the diamond shapes and set them aside.  Next, I die-cut the same Chain Circles mat at the same size, but deleted the circles before cutting the design from the Daytona Patterned Paper.   The two mats were then layered together;  the 9″ Xyron Creative Station is perfect for adding adhesive to die-cuts such as this.

#scrapbooking #layout #pinkpaislee #shellyemcdaniel #solstice #instagramTime now to add those saved circles and diamond shapes.  I added them over their matching cut-out area with foam adhesive.

#scrapbooking #layout #pinkpaislee #solstice #shellyemcdaniel #instagramThe journaling was done in strips that I printed from my computer.   I embellished around them with the number and star die-cuts found in the Solstice Ephemera pack.

You will also find templates and other printing ideas for your Instagram photos online…just have fun with it!

ShellyeMcDanielPink Paislee Product: Solstice Collection; Digital Cutting Files

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One Response to "Insta-Memories"

  • Jean Marmo
    August 6, 2014 - 3:44 pm

    Wow – love this!