Username Post: What do you do with school photos?        (Topic#1566123)
ariyavatkul
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I'm trying to think of a good way to display my daughter's school pictures. I kind of like the IDEA of the photo mats that have the 12 cut-outs for every school year picture, but don't love the way that they look generally. I'm looking for something that looks a little more modern. Maybe a tray or shadowbox idea? Any creative ideas?


 
hotroding scrapbooker
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In response to ariyavatkul

How about making your own photo mat with 12 spaces? J's and M's both sell 12x12 photo frames. You could customize with your school colors and mascot.


 
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  • PDRNC on 10-30-11 05:44 PM
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I always end up with tons of left-over wallets. I started a mini album to have for each of my boys. I actually had to buy two of the same album and will just add extra pages to have enough for preschool through 12th grade.


 
Just G
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i have a ton of family on my ex's side so they all get it


 
angie girl
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LOVE the shadowbox idea. Then you can make it like a lo and use whatever modern embellies you like, then display it that way.

Wonder if they make an 18x18 shadowbox...a bigger size would be FUN!


 
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Or for something more simple, you could get one of those multi-pic frames and use rubon's on the glass and 3-d embellishments right on the frame itself.

One like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Melannco-Espresso-Col lage-4-Inch-...


 
designguyKORY
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What do I do with mine?

Hide them.


 
RedSquirrel
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We get sent niece's and nephew's school photos each year. They stay on the shelf in the cardboard frame for the year, and then I scrap them in an album specifically for those school photos, and replace them by next year's photos.

In my experience, kids don't like seeing photos of themselves at different ages, so that's why I have only the current ones on display, and the older ones in albums.


 
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I don't generally display school photos because they are awful. My mom still has all of mine and we sit together and look at them and LAUGH. I would've died if she put them up on the wall.

In other news, the shadowbox idea is FABULOUS.


 
ScrappyMama6
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In response to designguyKORY

  • designguyKORY Said:
What do I do with mine?

Hide them.





Me too!



But for the older kids, I have them in a box. This year I didnt even get the twins' Kindergarten pics taken. I took my own. No since spoending $30 twice for crappy pics.


 
kariyava
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In response to ScrappyMama6

How about those trays from 7 gypsies?


 
ariyavatkul
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In response to kariyava

Good point guys...maybe I don't need to display them all at once. I'm thinking its going to look really sparse for the first 5 or so years anyway. So maybe just displaying the current one and I like the mini-album idea for past pics.

I was scared that her school pics wouldn't turn out so I didn't order very many, but I was happily surprised! I guess we'll see about future years though...

Thanks to the linkies to the trays~they're gorgeous and if I don't use them for her pics, I think I need to use them for something! Thanks for all the input!


 
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