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Create your own Valentine’s Day photo keepsake

Posted By Kathena A On February 5, 2010 @ 7:00 am In Photo Tips | 3 Comments

This collage photo keepsake is both a picture in a frame and a magnet. The ideas here could be successfully used for any special occasion or holiday.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

  • 1 empty clear plastic CD case
  • 1 roll of magnetic strip (visit your local craft store and look for a roll of 1” wide strip with a peel off backing)
  • 1 sheet of construction paper or card stock from a file folder, cut to 5 3/8” wide by 4 5/8” high
  • Paper for tearing. Choose from the following kinds of paper: gift wrap, colored or patterned tissue paper, magazine pictures, or construction paper
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 bottle white glue
  • Family photo
  • Colored pens or pencils

HERE’S HOW YOU DO IT

  1. Tear up small pieces of paper no larger than an inch in diameter. Your pieces should be random in size. Avoid straight edges
  2. Using a glue stick, cover the cut out rectangle with torn overlapping pieces of paper
  3. Cut out a heart from any plain paper. A cookie cutter makes a good template for this
  4. Glue the heart onto the collage
  5. Using the plain heart as a guide, glue torn paper of a contrasting color or design all over the heart. Your torn paper should overlap the heart perimeter a bit
  6. Glue your photo at the center of the heart using the white liquid glue
  7. Cut off a 1” x 3” piece of magnet strip, pull off the adhesive, and attach the magnet strip to the back of the CD case (at about 1 ¼” from the top of the case)
  8. Using the colored pencils or pens, write a message on the back of the collage. Date and sign it. Place it inside the CD case

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