If anyone orders wayyy too many prints from one event, that’d be me! LOL I get a BOX every time I order from Snapfish. I even order the blurry pics sometimes because I can see what was going on in the pic (even if everyone else can’t) and I get all sentimental about these un-useable pics. Problem is, I have tons of leftover stacks of pics floating around everywhere. Here are five ideas for using up prints that don’t make it onto your layouts:

  1. Create cards from them. Come on, who doesn’t love a card with a funny face? A 4×6 print is perfect for the front of card. Crop it, attach it to the card front and then dress it up with some fun googly eyes, flowers, or whatever you fancy.

  1. Create a “Faces of” Page of your family or the subject in the pictures with your blurry photos. You can even cut them all down to just the faces and tile them all over a page. On this page I just used 2×2 cropped pics of Matt over the last year making funny faces. I've already done layouts of all these pics so they are truly extras. To make it more “funny” I added a bracket mustache to Matt too! LOL

  1. Insert 4×6 photo pages between the pages in your scrapbook to slip these pics into. Karen H., from Book Club at The Scrappin’ Table, has done this for years and the idea was recently featured in one of the scrapping mags. Bazzill even has Lickety Slip albums now where you can put these pages in them (and The Scrappin’ Table sells those too).
  1. Create small home décor projects for the office. Hanging calendars, post it note holders…you can add photos to all of these so they do double duty as an office supply and a photo frame. This works really well for wallet size pics.

This is a post-it note / mini bulletin board we made in Book Club last month. It is perfect for the spot next to the fridge, your desk at work or in any narrow space. I have mine in my scrap room and yes, I use those post-its ALOT! It folds up too if you want to make it a mini book instead…

This is a mini acetate wall hanging we did as a book club project ( you might remember seeing it on my blog before…). It's a great way to make a small gifty item using some extra wallet size pics.

5. Create a pocket behind the layout to house all the extra photos. Close to My Heart even sells “True Fit Folios” that are 12×12 and fit behind a page—you can slip all kinds of great stuff in there with your extra pics, like certificates, award ribbons, tickets, event programs…. For more info contact Laura Miller, my CTMH rep.

I hope you have time to work some scrapping in this weekend!! Here in our house it is a 5 day weekend since X took off Tuesday and today is his regular Friday off. Hopefully I'll get to scrappin' too!! Happy Labor Day (day off!!).

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “Simple Five Fridays #4 – Leftover Photos Five Ways

  1. Oh these are great ideas… I love the funny faces and the mini corkbored one… Your amazing.

    Hey make sure to sign up for my giveaway.

    Posted on August 29, 2008 at 7:56 pm
  2. cool ideas Jenn!!! I love them.. i have WAY too many stray photos….
    thanks for the tips… boy matthew is getting big….. i remember when he was born… how time flies… hopeyou are well….
    take care and enjoy the weekend!

    Posted on August 29, 2008 at 10:02 pm
  3. Thanks! So cool. I love this weekly feature on your blog!

    Posted on September 1, 2008 at 11:51 pm
  4. Hey there. I want to start a blog but how can I get my blog to look as nice as yours. Is there a tutorial for making your blogs nice? You can email me here on scrapbook.com my sign on name is asunshyne21 or you could email me at [email protected] Thanks so much for any info you can give me.

    Posted on November 4, 2008 at 1:15 am