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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I MAY'd Photo Placecards

Here's a cute way to personalize your next dinner.
Make photo placecards.
 I bought these lucite frames at Walmart 
for 49 cents each.
I used the student wallet size photos.  
 I needed to copy and print out the rest.
 I'm using old photos for everyone. 
That's my senior picture on the right. 
Since this is for a graduation weekend meals.
I'm using senior high school pictures 
for the parents and grandparents. 
 I scanned the old photos into my computer.
I'm using my laptop, a MacBook Pro.
 I added the photos to my iPhoto library.
(my senior picture)
 I can then edit the photo.
 Enhance the image, and change the size.
 Change the print size to 2x3.
 This is a single, 
but it's easier to do multiple photos at once. 
I put all my newly copied photos into a new file.
 I labeled the file Head Shots.
 That way I can pull up that file and 
get all the pictures in one place.
 Here is my Head Shots file. 
I then chose the photos to print by clicking on them
 while holding the shift or command key down.
 This will come up and then I hit print. 
I get them all one one page.
Here they are in 3x5.
Cut to size and insert into the frame. Use one at every place setting.
(tip: print out two pictures. One for the back of the frame too)
Choose a theme for your photos.
If it's for a graduation, use everyone's senior picture.
If it's for a wedding or shower, use old bridal portraits.
If it's a baby shower, use baby pictures.
You could even have guests guess who's baby picture it is.
Lots of fun possibilities!

11 comments:

  1. Awesome idea! And you are so pretty here. Sounds like a fun time ahead. :D

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  2. What a cool idea! I would love to do that for Christmas with pictures with Santa and the tree or gifts... Way cool!

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  3. Great idea. Thanks for the tute on it too!

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  4. What a cute idea -- and what a great Senior pic of you!

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  5. What a fun idea! Thanks for a great tutorial! Love your senior photo!

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  6. you are so smart Rita May

    I agree you are pretty as your senior picture

    life is good

    janice

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  7. This is a great idea. Thanks so much for the tutorial. It was especially helpful to me since I am still learning to use my MacBook.

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  8. Great idea...I love to use photos whenever and wherever I can :) Laurel

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  9. These are wonderful Rita! Love the use of the frames, that is perfect. Thanks for linking this up to HSH!
    Sherry

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  10. How charming! I love this idea- so creative! Thanks for sharing this at FNF :)

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  11. Such a cute idea! Thanx for sharing!

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