Thursday, January 7, 2016

Turning Instagram Pictures Into A Collage- Baby Album Idea


Hello there! I want to start off the new year on the blog with an idea I hope you can use- taking your Instagram pictures and printing them out to add to a photo album or scrapbook. This is #3 is the Modern Memory Keeping series (see #1 and #2 HERE)

 Last year I finished up a baby book for my sweet niece Madison. For the cover page I made a collage of these great Instagram pics my sister in law posted each month. It took a little time, but I think it's such a fun way to see how much she has grown in her first year. This idea could translate in a million ways- a collage of wedding reception pictures? Maybe pictures of the tress changing in fall? Heck, if you want to document a years worth of ice cream photos-no judgement here ; )

Here's a step by step of the process I used.
1. Each month when I saw the picture come up on her IG feed I screenshot it on my iPhone.
2. Each month I download pics off my phone, and I just saved them into their own folder (called 'Maddie's 1st year < clever, right?) NOTE: I use the program Picasa to organize and edit my pictures. I also used it to create the collage. I LOVE Picasa.
3. When it was time to make the page I cropped each pic to a square. Then I added all 12 to an 8x10 collage (this size worked best for 12 pics, but you can make it any size you want). I printed the collage with my friends at Persnickity Prints.
4. The collage is 8x10 but the finished page is 12x12, so I added a few stickers, a simple title and done!

Whether you are a 'scrapbooker' or just someone who likes to print out pictures to share with people, I think can be an easy but meaningful project. Personally, I was thrilled with how it turned out! Having the cutest model didn't hurt either #sweetkissablecheeks

Have any questions about what I did here? Leave a comment! Have you done a years worth of pics like this or something similar? I'd love to see it-link me up!

Be back soon!
Michelle
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