Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hip to be Square

Yesterday, Get It Scrapped! shared an article for using Square photos on your layouts.  If you are like me, and LOVE Instagram, then you are probably using a lot of Square photos on your layouts lately.  Here is how I took on the assignment and make sure you visit Get It Scrapped! for more ideas from the Creative Team for using Square photos:


I took these photos of our son, at a local Dog Show, but since they were close ups, I wanted to use them for an everyday layout rather than based on the theme of where we were that day.  I have been working with Square photos very consistently on my pages.  With the popularity of Instagram and other photo apps, square photos are easy to upload and print from your home computer or through photo printing services.  One of the big advantages to designing with square photos, is that most of us are already designing on a square...12x12 sheets of paper.  This makes setting up the design of your page very easy and Square photos are perfect for grid designs.  I created a grid design by pairing two Square photos with two square pieces, cut from patterned paper.  Square photos can also work for adding a lot of photos to your layout.  If you printed your photos at 2 inches or 2.5 inches, you could make a single page layout that included many photos, rather than having to spread them out over a double page format.

Supplies:  Patterned Paper, Wood Veneers & Spray Mist:  Studio Calico; Chevron Mask:  The Crafter's Workshop; Tin Pin:  October Afternoon;  Washi Tape:  Love My Tapes; Punch:  EK Success; Font:  CK Chloe; Pen:  Zig Memory System

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