Photo Gifts Blog

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Photo gifts are the perfect solution for every gift-giving situation. They're meaningful, personal, thoughtful and useful - all at the same time.

Welcome to the blog where you'll find gift ideas that will add meaning to life by celebrating your memories with precious photos.

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Oct 08, 2014

Photo Transfer to Fabric with Freezer Paper

If you have a photo that you want to transfer to fabric, there are many photo transfer techniques. My favorite is printing the photo on fabric with the help of freezer paper and an ink jet printer.

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Jun 24, 2013

Pharmacy Graduation Quilt

I used your instructions and got great copies onto fabric! Since I am using them on a quilt, I decided to wash an extra copy and much of the ink washed

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Jun 22, 2013

Valentine Day Jokes

Use Valentine day jokes to make funny valentine cards for the kids.

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Jun 21, 2013

Personalized Photo Playing Cards Make Unique Gifts

Personalized photo playing cards make fun card games and are perfect personalized gifts for children and adults. Use these steps to make your own card games and then print your playing cards.

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Jun 21, 2013

Unique Gift for Baby

Use photos to create a unique gift for the baby! Whether you need that special baby shower gift or a cheap baby gift basket, learn how to incorporate photos for personalized new baby gifts.

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Jun 20, 2013

Photo to text

On page you can transform your photo into words.

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Mar 15, 2012

Unique Coasters

Using photos as inspiration, I made my own 4 ceramic drink coasters. Nothing fancy but I like them! I put a photo collage on paper, glued the paper to

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Mar 15, 2012

Homemade Picture Frame

I am owner of my own scrapbooking business. In addition to making custom scrapbooks and photo books for clients, I also teach classes - all about various

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Mar 07, 2012

Make Your Own Board Game

Use family pictures to make your own board game. When you design a board game, you'll have wonderful personalized kid gifts and family reunion gifts for everyone on your list.

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Mar 07, 2012

Flowers That Never Die

I made this bouquet of flowers for Valentine's Day but you could just as easily give it as a Mother's Day or Easter gift. You can't see it very well in

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Mar 07, 2012

Valentine Card Craft

Preschool Valentine crafts are so much fun! The daughter of a friend of mine made this one. All of the kids made Valentine cards for their parents. I love

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Mar 06, 2012

Personalized Photo Mugs

Tips and tricks for making your own personalized photo mugs, photo travel mugs, personalized water bottles, Starbucks travel mugs and more! You can even create your own tumbler.

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Feb 28, 2012

Vintage Picture Frames: Make Your Own

Vintage picture frames are frugal gifts that take homemade presents to a whole new level. This unique picture frame approach works well with both the unusual and standard picture frame sizes.

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Feb 28, 2012

Rockin' Photo Valentine

My daughter and I had so much fun with this idea! We made several different kinds and this one was our favorite. Can't wait 'til our next project.

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Jun 21, 2011

Personalized Easter Basket

My friend, Heidi, made this personalized Easter basket to use as Easter decor and decorate her home for spring. Isn't it cute? The basket came from the

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Jun 21, 2011

Kids Bookends

The idea for these kids bookends came from Family Fun: For the pictures, I had the kids pose next to a tree outside. Then I uploaded the files to Walgreen's

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Jun 17, 2011

Sitemap for Photo Gifts and Ideas

Sitemap for Photo Gifts and Ideas

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Jun 17, 2011

Make a Picture Tote Bag

A picture tote bag and personalized photo purse make great gifts for mom. Photo tote bags can also make cute diaper bags, business tote bags or even a pet purse.

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May 20, 2011

Make Your Own Cookbook a Priceless Heirloom with Family Photos

When you make your own cookbook, include family photos, stories and trivia. Make creating a family cookbook easier by using cookbook templates. Family cookbooks are meaningful family gift ideas.

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May 19, 2011

Fake Magazine Covers

Fake magazine covers can be used for celebrating a special occasion or as gag birthday gifts. Make your own magazine cover or fake magazine with magazine templates.

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Apr 30, 2011

Scroll Saw Art

Creating portrait art based on a photograph is part of the customized work that I create by hand with my scroll saw. The natural scroll saw wood is varnished

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Apr 28, 2011

FREE photo playing card CLASS

HEADS UP!! You are invited to a FREE ONLINE CLASS that's all about how to make your own personalized photo playing cards with my favorite online personal publishing company, Heritage Makers. Woot! Woot!!

The class is titled, "Personalized Playing Cards for the Family Reunion." But even though I'll be focusing specifically on family reunion projects, you can easily convert the same ideas to playing cards for ALL occasions.

So mark your calendars, get registered and plan to attend!

The class is:
Wednesday, May 10, 10-11 am, PDT
(11 am MST, 12 noon CST, 1 pm EST)
Save your spot! Click HERE to register.

Apr 05, 2011

Custom Silhouette Necklace

How cool is this mother's necklace? Timeless, simple and totally custom! I can't help it. I fell in love. Each pewter frame is fitted with a portrait

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Feb 14, 2011

Unique Christmas Ornament Gifts

Give sweet memories with Christmas ornament gifts personalized with photos. Even at the last minute, making Christmas ornaments for grandparents has never been so easy!

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Feb 14, 2011

The Best Christmas Gift Ideas are Creative Photo Gifts

The best Christmas gift ideas are personal and meaningful. Make a Christmas list and give personalized picture gifts to all.

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Feb 14, 2011

Find the Perfect Gift for Your Mother on Her Day!

From photo books to jewelry, the perfect gift for your mother on her day can be customized with pictures. Discover personalized gifts for mom, gifts for grandmother and even gifts for daughters.

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Feb 14, 2011

Create a Photo Book

Create a photo book and instantly have one of the best personalized gifts you can give. Use journaling prompts to create your own story and then add priceless photos to make your own photo book.

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Feb 14, 2011

Photo Gift Ideas for Nurses

Add photos to your gift ideas for nurses to create unique nurse gifts. Personalized nurses gifts express sincere thanks, especially fitting during National Nurses Week or as nurse graduation gifts.

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Feb 14, 2011

Unique Teacher Gifts and Other Thoughtful Gift Ideas

Photo gifts make unique teacher gifts. Find thoughtful gift ideas for the end of the year teacher gift or teacher retirement gift. Photos make personalized teacher appreciation gifts, too.

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Jan 19, 2011

Personalized Photo Jewelry Gift Ideas

Gift ideas include photo necklaces with personalized pendants, photo engraved jewelry, photo jewelry supplies and more! Personalized photo jewelry makes great personalized gifts for mom, dad and kids.

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Jan 19, 2011

Personalized Gifts for the Home

Photo gifts are great house warming gift ideas and make exquisite personalized gifts for the home. Find out how to make your own clock, vintage photo blocks, personalized wind chime and more!

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Jan 16, 2011

Use Photos for Personalized Gifts for Children

Personalized gifts for children are fun and easy with photos. Discover personalized books for kids, cool games for kids, card games for kids and other thoughtful gift ideas that will bring a smile.

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Jan 16, 2011

From Photo to Postage Stamp

A photo postage stamp is the perfect personalized detail for mailing wedding invitations, shipping homemade holiday gifts or sending unique birthday cards.

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Nov 02, 2010

The Giving Season

Can you believe it's November already and we're running full speed into the holdiay gift giving season?? It's time to get crackin' on those Christmas photos gifts!! Just remember - if a person is worth giving a gift to, make sure the gift is worth giving.

Jun 02, 2010

Create a Unique Valentines Gift with Photos

Create a unique valentines gift for your loved one with just a few photos and a few words. Homemade romantic gifts are creative, romantic gift ideas. Great for every Valentines Day!

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Mar 22, 2010

New Picture Treasures!

I'm so excited! We just returned home from a trip to the in-laws, who are moving across country and therefore sorting through their treasures. (I'm excited about the treasures, NOT the fact that they're moving!!) I came home with the best treasure of all - dozens and dozens of slides from before they were married, the early days of marriage and my husband as a baby. He's the oldest of five kids, so there's a picture of him toilet training (!), asleep in the jumper and who knows what else. It's my job to sort through them and turn the images from slides into digital files. It'll be a project that I won't get to for several weeks but it's the very thing I love and I can't wait!

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