Welcome to the Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop
As we approach the holiday season, I am sure we are all scrambling to find unique gift ideas. We hope as you hop along you are inspired by each bloggers’ projects! I know I’ve picked up some really clever ideas in hops of years past.
You should have arrived from Sue’s blog; but if this is your first stop, you might want to start at the beginning so you don’t miss anything and increase your chances of winning. And speaking of winning:
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Now on with the hop!
For this hop I wanted to make something that would qualify as a last-minute gift, but something a bit unique. I finally decided to make picture frame inserts to save a memory of each month. Let me show you my picture inserts first and then talk a bit more about them.
These inserts came together quickly and easily by using templates and digital kits in a photo editing program such as Photoshop Elements. The templates allow you to simply plop whatever digital paper or embellishment into a “layer”. If you’re not familiar with this process, I found this video to explain the basics. As far as the kits are concerned (the goodies you plop into your template), my go-to on-line suppliers are NitWit Collections, Sweet Shoppe Designs (where I also get most of my templates) and Peppermint Creative.
You can give these in .tiff or similar format for the recipient to insert their own pictures. If you have access to the pictures, you can insert them and save as a .jpg. Printing them out can be done inexpensively through online photo shops; I use Costco and can get an 8 x 10 for less than $2.00. You could, as an alternative make this into a book. I’ve talked about that previously and have actually made a book as a gift. You can see that book here.
Here are two inserts, complete with pictures:
That wraps up my post. I hope you were inspired to try something similar. It’s a lot of fun! Now you’re off to visit with Holli, I know she will have something awesome to share with you.
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:
Alicia ~ http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Amanda ~ http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/
Sue ~ http://suek86401.blogspot.com/
Kim ~ http://katydidcards.com/
Holli ~ http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com/
Lisa ~ http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Jearise ~ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Card A Day Challenge blog ~ http://cardadaychallenge.blogspot.com/
Theresa ~ http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/