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Posted 2/13/2013 by kim-scrapper in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 513,248
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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:00:59 PM
Glitter Girl, I am in desperate need of some advice. A couple years back when I decided I wanted to get into scrapbooking, I did the unthinkable. I cut my photos into all those pretty shapes using templates and decorative scissors. I need help trying to do layouts pulling them all together. These photos are also older photos which presents another whole new challenge also. Can you help me please?I know if anyone can help me with this dilema, you can! KimScrapper


PeaNut 101,443
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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:18:45 PM
OMG, I did the same thing and I'm so sorry I did. This was before digital so I don't even have any backups. I tried to take one of them and scan it in so I could reprint it, but that didn't work. When I look at my first scrapbooks, I could just cry. I know there's no going back, and I try to be positive and see how much my style has changed and all, but I feel like those pictures are ruined (and they are) What's even worse than that?? My wedding album was the first one I did. The professional pictures are left as the original 8x10, but all the rest are ruined.


PeaNut 147,333
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Posted: 2/13/2013 6:51:19 PM
In part of GG segment she covers for those photos that she can re-print becaues she doesn't have the negatives or what not. She briefly goes over another way that you can do to to get those photos again and have them developed. Not sure if it will help thought you should look at into just incase it does. It is the part about her ballerina photos.
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PeaNut 101,443
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Posted: 2/13/2013 7:52:33 PM
The only problem with doing it the way GG did her ballerina photos is mine are all those weird shapes. Hers are at least a rectangle. I wish I would have left mine in a square or rectangle. Lesson learned for everyone else--NEVER cut your photos up.


PeaNut 264,776
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Posted: 2/14/2013 1:19:09 AM
Omg I so did the same thing.. I could kick myself now for it..


PeaNut 88,155
May 2003
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Posted: 2/14/2013 4:20:42 AM

i also did this, with my WEDDING photos, no negatives or copies, all originals, cut into stars, hearts, and other odd shapes, i have since cut them down even further, and made a mini album out of the photos, it turned out okay, but that is basically all i have left of my wedding day... very sad, learned a very valuable lesson though, dont cut it up, unless you have copies or a negative, or now - on file digitally

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PeaNut 292,577
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Posted: 2/14/2013 6:50:48 AM
I did a whole album of mine like that as well. Luckily, it was my wedding photos, so after the divorce I was like "whew! that was a close one!"

Anyhoo.... on some of the larger ones, maybe you could use some die cut film strips-type things? only have a square of the photo show through? Or maybe scan them into the computer with a light gray or other coordinating neutral color behind them and reprint as 4x6? Or even try to get several on each cardstock sheet and print them collage-style?

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PeaNut 39,057
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Posted: 2/14/2013 8:18:24 AM
Could you possibly get copies of some of the wedding photos from parents,grandparents,bridal attendants,friends,etc.? Back in the day,I did a little creative cutting,too,but thankfully I still have the film negatives,so I was able to get new copies.



PeaNut 193,131
February 2005
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Posted: 2/14/2013 9:34:10 AM

I did a whole album of mine like that as well. Luckily, it was my wedding photos, so after the divorce I was like "whew! that was a close one!"


For OP - I would also ask around with family and friends if they have any copies to share. Or maybe see if anyone you know is good at photoshop - maybe you could recreate some backgrounds? Probably a long shot, but maybe. Like if you have outside shots, you could easily fill in the sky. If it's an indoor shot, maybe the background could be blurred a bit or something.

My first album is all wonky shaped photos too. Luckily I was 15, so it's all high school stuff, and I've got negatives somewhere.

It makes me really frustrated with Creative Memories though (that's who taught me to sb and cut up photos). It seems absurd that they were so particular about only using *their* archival products and telling people that other papers and adhesives would ruin their pictures. Yet also encouraging you to cut a one-and-only shot into a star.

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PeaNut 340,335
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Posted: 2/14/2013 11:12:48 AM
Can you scan them and then resize/recrop them into a square or rectangle and have them reprinted? You may be able to play with the coloring on your computer, too.



PeaNut 513,248
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Posted: 2/14/2013 6:50:20 PM
Thanks to everyone offering suggestions and also for those that have done the same thing. I think GG could help the world if she takes on this request for help...he he


PeaNut 274,904
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Posted: 2/14/2013 6:59:02 PM
I'm thinking Glitter Girl would need a time machine to take us back to
the moment BEFORE we fancy cut our photos!


PeaNut 515,147
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Posted: 2/14/2013 7:07:06 PM
I had some photos that were cut into tiny shapes or just awkward shapes. I scanned them, enlarged the image, cropped it as close to a square or rectangle as I could get it and they turned out pretty good.

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