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krazikwilt 11-18-2002 03:58 PM

Extra Photographs
Hi everyone!
I have a problem with so many extra photographs! I usually get doubles of the film I get developed so I have ended up with a couple of ziplock gallon size bags of extra photos. I have one set in a photo album and wondered if anyone had any ideas about what to do with the extra photos. They are of both sides of the family, kids growing up, vacations, sports, etc. I just don't know what to do with them anymore. Help!:eek:

Caronamy 11-26-2002 09:13 AM

Hi new neighbor!

extra copies - hmmm.

Depends on the picture, you could use them for postcards. All you have to do is write on the back "postcard" and mail it.

You could cut them out and use them as gift tags for presents.

You could paste them together as a collage in a frame. Or can even do a collage on the front of a photo album.

If you have kids you could give them copies and buy them cheap photo albums and let them make their own albums. I bought some of those cheap plastic ones at the dollar store, the flip kind and we took a piece of paper, wallpaper, old wrapping paper - cut it the size of the picture holder then cut the picture and attached it to the colored paper, and took words and dates etc and glued them on. ie - scrapbooking, but not fancy scrapbooking!!!

Tanget alert...
I can remember when I was a teenager, my cousin and I went through photo albums an made up thought bubbles/saying and put them under or on the was fun...way before scrapbooking became popular and before it was named!!!!

Hope these are some helpful ideas for you.

sjrussell 11-26-2002 09:54 AM

We keep the extra copies in a large basket on the coffee table. This is really great when you have relatives over around the holidays. It will start every one remembering back when ____ was just a little one. I also have a lot of my grandmothers old photos. We keep them out for the older relatives to help identify.

Always remember to date and list the occaision and who is in your photos while your memory is still good. Many of my grandmother's photos have no information on the back, and not many people are still around from her era (or have a poor memory) so we are not sure who the subjects are (or what the occaision is).

marian 11-26-2002 11:13 AM

Yes, I do the same. Have doubles made when I have a film developed. I put one set in various albums and put the extra set aside for the time of year when I send out my annual Christmas letter. I put an appropriate picture in the envelope along with a letter to family members and friends. I have had a lot of comments on this as they open and find a picture of themselves or a family member that they were not expecting. A good way to get rid of those doubles you do not need. I have disposed of most of mine in this way. I also made a lot of them happy with a picture they were happy to have. Try it as it might work with you also. Bye Marian in ND :daisy:

krazikwilt 11-26-2002 11:26 AM

Thank you all for your ideas! The photos are still in the bag under the cupboard!! LOL! I thought I would do something with them after Christmas when things go back to "normal"! I may try some of these suggestions and see how they work! I had also seen the photos that stand up like statues with the foam core backing. I think I may try to do some of those also especially with the sports ones. If you think of any other ideas.......let me know!
Thanks again!

Caronamy 11-26-2002 11:43 AM

I also have a couple of pictures cut out - a few of my dog that I have taped on the outside of a picture from of my son.

I have a picture that I cut out of my son with a huge fish that's sticking out of Billy Big Mouth Bass in my son's room. next to a few other fishing things.

krazikwilt 11-26-2002 11:51 AM

I was just crusin' the net and found this link to a lot of different crafts you can do with photos. I like some of them and may try a few later on. What do you think? Is there any at this link that you like? Sculptures

Shelly9963 11-26-2002 12:17 PM

I get three copies of my film prints, one for me and my scrapbook, one for maternal grandparents scrapbook (smaller 5x7 version) and one for paternal grandparents scrapbook. I started their books last year and I keep the refill pages here and make pages with the new pictures. I then send the pages all done up and fixed for them to add to their scrapbook or I add them myself the next time I see them.


Juniorsmom 11-26-2002 12:28 PM

Extra Photographs
If you have extra pictures of people give one to someone in the photo, but be sure it is good picture of the person. I like the idea of putting them in a basket for company to look at and even take home any they would like to have.

I have a lot of photos of animals and scenery that I won't put into albums, so I plan to make placemats. Just glue them collage style onto construction paper and cover both sides with adhesive clear plastic with the plastic a half inch beyond the paper to seal it. The plastic edges can be pinked, cut straight, etc. You could put photos on both sides.

Juniorsmom 11-26-2002 12:38 PM

Extra Photographs
Another thought!

You can get magnetic sheets that are adhesive on one side. Use whole photos or cut out parts and make refrigerator magnets--maybe even for Christmas stocking stuffers. I haven't done this with photos but have made really cute ones using pictures from magazines.

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