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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Last Minute Christmas Gifts?

If you’re looking for frugal, last minute Christmas gifts with a personal touch, how about trying your hand at digital scrapbooking?

The Grands have come to expect an 8 x 10 printed and framed scrapbook page of the kids each year for Christmas.  It’s fun to look back over the years to see how much they have changed (and haven’t ;0). 

I just picked them up from the printer the other day, and they look great!

I won’t show you this year’s page (that would be a spoiler for the family members who do sometimes read my random musings here), but here are some glimpses of other photo projects I’ve done for this Christmas.

This is for my husband’s grandmother’s gift.

merry christmas from our family to yours

I actually split this down the middle and pasted it into a dark green cardstock “folder” so that it can easily be displayed.  Grandma has limited space, so I wanted to give her something that looked professional but wouldn’t require a permanent spot in her home.  She can easily take it out and set it up whenever she wants to.

I made our Christmas cards using scrapbooking software, too, but you could use any graphics editing software.  Since they are a standard 4 x 6, they are also easily frame-able.  Here’s a slightly modified version of the one we sent out.

card2012_2-001Then there are scrapbooking pages. 

chrismas 2012 12x12-001chrismas 2012 12x12-002These are 12 x 12, but you can create pages whatever size you want, get them printed at a local store, and then frame them.  You can still get 1-hour photo service many places on Christmas Eve.

All of these layouts were created using the Christmas Traditions kit from Digi Cyber Scraps

Disclosure:  I’m a member of the Digi Cyber Scraps Creative Team and received this kit for free.  I received no other compensation.

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