Using PostalPix Photo Prints in Your Daily Life

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PostalPix first started with the idea of having tangible memories in such a fast-paced instant world. Years later, we’re happy to report that that notion still holds true. We first met Christina of Christina Block Photography a couple of years ago when she gave us some love on her blog. We’ve always been such a  huge fan of her work and had to get to know her and how she uses PostalPix to print her mobile photo prints at least once a month.

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Tell us more about yourself!

  • I am a Photographer in the Jacksonville, Fl area; but I am willing to travel. My work consists of portraiture, lifestyle, commercial & weddings. There is nothing more beautiful than a black & white image…it’s by far my favorite kind of image. Not every image is meant to be colorful…I tend to feel like there is more emotion…more of a moment stopped in time to be treasured forever. Besides photography I also like to style & design sets…I am beginning to entertain the idea of possibly starting up a small side business of helping clients come up with firm & lovely style for their wedding day or other fine event. Doing anything creative makes me happy.

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What are your passions?

  • My son, Photography, Design, Styling, Enjoying the simple things in life.

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Please tell us more about how you use PostalPix in your daily life!

  • I remember when Postal Pix first came around & I was so excited about it…you see, since I am a professional photographer my personal  moments are usually captured with my iPhone instead of my large camera…makes it easier for me to snap an image, process in VSCO then send it off to you to be printed. I have learned that when I use my large camera {Nikon | D700} to take day to day images, all those files get tucked away on my Macbook Pro & get pushed in back of my clients work. What I have started doing is going through my camera roll {on my iPhone} once a month or so & ordering the images I want to keep {via Postal Pix} and then wiping my folder clean to start up again. It makes it easier on me to decide which images to keep & which to trash…As a visual person, I can easily rack up hundreds of iPhone images in a few weeks time. I remember pulling out my families old albums as a kid & loving to look through all the images…I want the same thing for my son. I want them on paper, not stuck on my hard drive never to be seen again. As a single Mom & business owner, time is precious, so this process has helped me out a lot.

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A big shout out to Christina for giving us a sneak peek into her day to day. To check out her work be sure to head over to www.christinablockphotography.com or follow her on Instagram @christina_block

Interested in having your DIY project with PostalPix prints featured on our blog? We should chat.

Marquee Lights with Photo Prints DIY from M of Hearts

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Marquee Lights DIY | © M of Hearts

Meaghan from M of Hearts shared this  Marquee Lights  with PostalPix photo prints DIY on her blog and we knew we had to get to know her a little bit more! Lucky for us, she also kindly shared with us a detailed list of supplies and instructions she used to make it.

What do you do for a living? Where ya from?

  • My name is Meaghan Earley and my blog/website is: www.m-of-hearts.com. I am currently working as a seasonal staff member for the Cleveland International Film Festival. I interview filmmakers, write and help produce a daily segment called “The Daily Buzz” (up on YouTube). I am from Cleveland, Ohio.

What are your passions?

  • There are so many things that I love! My first passion is learning. Each day I push myself to learn something new and practice a different craft to help keep me balanced and well-rounded. I also enjoy reading, writing, fashion and shopping, crafts (of a wide variety), baking and an important one to me: helping others. I find inspiration in everything and am always carrying two notebooks with me at a time. Ideas pop up at any time and I am finding ways to jot down a variety of ideas that I hope to turn into something awesome.

Please tell us more about your PostalPix project!

  • To explain the project: Since I have been prepping work for the Film Festival, marquee lights were on my mind. I don’t always do the same as everyone else, so in seeing the marquee lights and signs, I knew I wanted to make a set of my own but in a unique way. 
     
    I decided that I would do the letters “C-L-E” for Cleveland and my unique twist would be that I would print photos of Cleveland and make a collage inside of the letters instead of using a solid color of paint. I collaborated with one of my favorite photographers (Photographer: George Gund) who is known for excelling at taking photos of landmarks and flowers. 
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Marquee Lights with Photo Prints DIY from M of Hearts | © M of Hearts

Supplies:

Instructions:

  • Order a variety of PostalPix photo print sizes so that you have a diverse range of measurements.
  • Cut the photos out and figure out a placement inside the paper mache letters.
  • Once desired placement is set, use Mod Podge to glue the photos in place inside the letter.
  • Let it dry completely, then cut holes in the letters and photos.
  • Place each light bulb into each slot.
  • Use electrical tape to make sure the wires are not visible.

A big thank you to Meaghan for letting us know more about her, her blog and this fun project! For a more detailed set of instructions on how to create the marquee letters with lights, head over to: Brit + Co.

Interested in having your DIY project with PostalPix prints featured on our blog? We should chat.

Personalized Photo Map from Cut Craft Create

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Personalized Photo Map | © Cut, Craft, Create

Kelsie of Cut, Craft, Create recently shared this photo map DIY on her blog and we can’t get enough of it!

We adore any projects that combine the love of traveling and photo prints (example A & B) and this DIY is right up our alley. For their first “paper” year anniversary gift, Kelsie personalized this map for her husband by including photos of them cut out into shapes of the states that they’ve visited together. Adorable, much?! It’s an easy DIY that’s so sweet it’ll make your teeth hurt. Follow along below to find out what Kelsie used in her DIY and how you can make your very own.

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Personalized Photo Map | © Cut, Craft, Create

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Personalized Photo Map | © Cut, Craft, Create

Supplies:

  • (PostalPix) Photo Prints (various sizes)
  • Foam Board (the size of your entire map)
  • Short Ball Map Pins
  • Tracing Paper
  • Adhesive
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Personalized Photo Map | © Cut, Craft, Create

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Personalized Photo Map | © Cut, Craft, Create

Instructions:

  • Find a map you’d like to use; just make sure it’s got enough space. Kelsie purchased hers at Staples.
  • Attach the map to the foam board. This gives the map cushion to put push pins into.
  • Get your photos ready! You can fill up with all 50 states (if you’re using a map of the USA) or just use a few photos to still have the map stand out.
  • Use tracing paper to trace the shape of the states and use this to guide where you to cut on your photos.
  • Larger states will require a larger photo like 5×7, 8×8, or 8×10 if your map is big enough.
  • Cut out your photos in the shape of maps!
  • Using a strong adhesive (or hot glue gun) add to big globs to the back of the photo and adhere the plastic tops of the pins into the glue.
  • Carefully pin your state-shaped photos into the map.
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Personalized Photo Map | © Cut, Craft, Create

Love this creative and personalized map, Kelsie! Don’t have too many photos taken in different states or countries? We think it’s time for a new adventure! Be sure to check out Kelsie’s blog by heading over to Cut, Craft, Create.

Interested in having your DIY project with PostalPix prints featured on our blog? We should chat.

Polaroid Coasters with Instagram Prints DIY

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Polaroid Coasters with Instagram Prints DIY

 

The Polaroid “look” is so iconic and we wanted to replicate that in this Polaroid Coasters DIY using Instagram Prints from PostalPix!

Our metal prints already make for super easy coasters, but we wanted to incorporate our own DIY out there in the crafting world using inexpensive white ceramic tiles with our own photo prints. By inexpensive, we mean REALLY inexpensive. One tile cost us 16¢ each at our local Home Depot and at 99¢ for a 3-pack of 4×4 Android or iPhone photo prints, this DIY makes for a great gift that won’t break the bank. Follow along below to see how to make your own. Have the kids join in too! Just make sure you do the trimming for them.

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Supplies:

  • (4) 4″ x 4″ PostalPix Photo Prints
  • Square Ceramic Tiles
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Mod Podge (Matte or Glossy, it’s up to you)
  • Paint Brush

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Instructions:

  • To make it resemble a Polaroid, you will have to trim the photo prints, so be sure to pick ones that ones that won’t lose too much of its subject if trimmed down.
  • Mark with a pencil and ruler, then trim a ½ inch from the width. It should now be 3.5″ wide.
  • Do the same, but trim 1 inch from the length. You should be left with an image that’s 3.5″ x 3″. This should fit your ceramic tile just fine since they run a little larger even though it says it is 4″x4″, but measure accordingly to your own tile.
  • Wipe down your tiles so that they are clean and ready to be turned into a Polaroid coaster.
  • Generously apply Mod Podge using the brush to the back of the photo.
  • Simply eyeball an even amount of space from the top and the two sides, the bottom will be left with more white space to resemble a Polaroid.
  • Gently smooth out the photo to remove any air bubbles and excess glue.
  • Let dry and work on the rest.
  • Once all are photos are applied, go back to the first and generously apply Mod Podge to the top of the photo.
  • Let it dry completely and it will dry clear.
  • Optional step: apply small felt circles on the bottom.

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Interested in having your DIY project with PostalPix prints featured on our blog? We should chat.

DIY Geometric Photo Display from the Caldwell Project

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DIY Geometric Photo Display | © The Caldwell Project

 

We recently stumbled on this awesome geometric photo display from blogger Valerie from The Caldwell Project and knew we had to share it on ours! We broke down the supplies that will be needed for this project as well as a step-by-step instruction list on how to make your own. So follow along below and be sure to head over to the Caldwell Project to get more inspiration on other DIYs!

 

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DIY Geometric Photo Display | © The Caldwell Project

 

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DIY Geometric Photo Display | © The Caldwell Project

Supplies:

  • PostalPix Photo Prints (various sizes)
  • Braided Rope
  • Pencil & Eraser
  • Nails & Hammer
  • Sketch Paper
  • Small Binder Clips
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DIY Geometric Photo Display | © The Caldwell Project

 

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DIY Geometric Photo Display | © The Caldwell Project

Instructions:

  • Pick a clean area on your wall and get to drawing! If this part is too nerve-wracking, you can start with it on a sketch pad.
  • Hammer in a nail (something small and doesn’t stick out too far) everywhere there is a turn or a cross section.
  • Erase any lines you sketched on your wall.
  • Valerie used a stretch bronze jewelry cord, but any type of string or yarn will do.
  • Figure out what direction you want to have the cord wrap around each nail.
  • Tie the last one in. That’s it for the display itself!
  • Use small binder clips to add your photos. Be sure to spread them out across your display.
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DIY Geometric Photo Display | © The Caldwell Project

 

Love this DIY, Valerie! To get inspired with all of her fun projects, head over to The Caldwell Project!

Interested in having your DIY project with PostalPix prints featured on our blog? We should chat.