Need some inspirations for gifts? Today I've inved Karen Fitting from Photos Kept Alive to share some of her creative ideas.
As a digital scrapbooker, I find myself more creative on screen than on paper. For many years, I gave friends and family a flower calendar. I have a separate tag in Forever Historian for all my floral images. When I’m ready to make the calendar, I look at the images I took in the past 12 months. I pick the best 12 and sometimes crop them to look great on a 4x6 print. I bring those 12 images into Forever Artisan and add the calendar feature. I edit the calendar for color, often adding a translucent square in a matching color behind it.
From there, I save to a file on my computer (high resolution) and order one set to see how it looks printed. I have a great one-hour store that
I’ve used for years and the more I print, the better the per-image price. I then make a flyer to showcase the calendar. You can see more and/or purchase the 2018 calendar in my Etsy shop.
This year, I’ve been looking for more fun, less expensive, gifts I can make using Forever! Someone shared with me the idea of a deck of Quick Cakes recipes. I quickly found ten recipes and built some card projects in Artisan. Each card set comes with 10 of the same card and this project was six sets (they are double-sided). That’s 10 gifts for about $6 each!
To see the set that I made (and to order a set for yourself), take a look here.
If my ideas have sparked some creativity, you can always pick up some kits and create something yourself. Just order by December 5 for arrival before Christmas.
75% off Deal of the Day Exclusive Mega Bundle that includes 15 brand new collections? The single bundle will run from Thursday, Nov 23 at 10am Eastern - Tuesday, Nov 28 at 10am Eastern so there's plenty of time for you to pick up and enjoy. Sounds crazy-good, right?! Just head to Forever.com and click Deal of the Day!
I’m curious to see what other ideas you have? Let’s share in the comments!
Karen calls herself a digi-scrapbooker but enjoys hybrid projects combining digital and traditional styles. At Photos Kept Alive she shares her crafty projects as well as helps her customers with “all things photos” – including video transfer, scanning, scrapbooking and weekend events. What she loves most is listening to the stories that go with the pictures. Karen lives in Northern California with her husband and Cocker Spaniel-child.