Monday, February 11, 2013

On Trend- Polaroids

There's no doubting that scrapbookers and paper crafters are nostalgic people, if you needed more proof, just look at the immense popularity of polaroid picture formats on projects these days. With our instant technology of digital and phone photography, I believe we are simply holding on to the essence of the polaroid so it's novelty isn't lost forever. 
 Check out how our designers used polaroids and preserved a bit of history on their projects:

Practical Scrapper Malika Kelly
Polaroids are very trendy right now, but hard to come by these days!  Make your own by using white cardstock and a frame cut file.

Practical Scrapper Mary Pat Siehl 
also created her own Polaroid frames using her Silhouette.

Practical Scrapper Marcia Dehn-Nix created a Polaroid Frame and used it for her card base.

Practical Scrapper Danielle de Konink created Polaroid frames with her Silhouette and used them behind her photos and as embellishments in the top left corner.

Practical Scrapper Audrey Yeager used a Polaroid stamp and some white embossing powder to create frames on her background.  She then layered some die cut frames around her page for her photo and journaling.

 Practical Scrapper Cathryn Hanson chose these unique brown Polaroid
frames that also created her title.

 Practical Scrapper Wendi Robinson
 created her own by cutting out square photos and then mounting them onto white cardstock and doodling a black outline.

 Practical Scrapper Erin Morehouse
also chose a Polaroid stamp, and cropped her photos to fit.

So if you haven't yet tried this trend, you can find plenty of pre-cut Polaroid type frames, chipboard, wood, stamps and stickers. There are also dies and electronic cut files widely available, but making your own is also simple and practical.

Happy Monday,

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Janice said...

What fun, I love these layouts and the cute idea of going old school with Polaroid frames.

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Fabulous LOs! What a fun idea to use polaroids. TFS. ~Tami

Jean said...

Super cute layouts!

~jan said...

Being one of those who doesnt like to let go (I still have my polaroid camera and film!) I love what the designers have done with these polaroid projects!

Dawn Carlyle said...

Awesome projects!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Wow! These are all FANTASTIC layouts and you have given me some additional ideas for how to use my polaroid frames!