Hi Shanna here from the Scrapping Artistry Blog team, today I was doing some searching for new ideas to post on our Random Tuesday blogs and ran across different articles on how to display your digital scrapping layouts. Hope this post gives you some great ideas to display your work for all to see.
Have you ever created a layout and thought “WOW, I did that”? Then wanted to share it with all the world. Well here you’ll find some ideas of how to display those layouts and have people “Oooo & Ahhh” over it.
Something I have done in my home is display one of my 8×8 printed albums in a shelf of my entertainment center. I bought a cheap book easel and then put my printed album on it and volia instant display. The best thing about this type of display is that you can change the pages every so often to display a new set of layouts in your book. Here is a picture of my display (please ignore the dust on the shelves) so you can see what it looks like. I have gotten many guests comment on my album I display and take it down to see the whole thing.
Coffee Table Displays
Probably one of the most common places to display your digital scrapbook albums are on your coffee table along with your other books and flowers, candles, etc. However, in my home this isn’t an option since I have two small children who share the living room with us. But nevertheless, this is a great way to display your albums and have them viewed by guests.
Digital Picture Frames
This is something I never thought of until I ran across a post on another Digiscrapping site on how to display your layouts. This is something I will try soon as I buy a bigger memory card for my digital frame. However, most digital frames are rectangle and not square like most of our layouts so you might have to make some adjustments to your layouts to make them look right on the screen. Another thing I found when I was looking into this was you can modify a digital frame and make it square by buying a square frame and then just using a mat to cover up part of the display screen. You can find the tutorial to do this here.
Single Framed Prints
Many digital scrappers will print out a single layout and frame them in a 12×12 (or whatever size layout you used) frame. Right now this is a project on my to do list since I’m decorating my daughter’s bedroom. I’m making my own scrapbook kit to match the bedding set in her crib and plan to make a few layouts to print out and hang to match everything in her bedding set. Whenever I finish I’ll be sure to post some pictures of the completed project.
If you have any other ideas I didn’t discuss here please leave a comment. I’d love to hear your feedback on this post and let me know if it has helped you in anyway.