Mini scrap magnets
Turn your kitchen into a scrap gallery! Laura Buckingham shows you how to make fridge magnet versions of your favourite layouts
As soon as I saw these cute fridge magnet cases online I knew they would be perfect for holding tiny printed versions of my scrapbook pages. All too often my layouts simply get added to an album and hardly ever see the light of day, so I'm keen to find more ways to put my work on show. This technique is the perfect – and subtle! – way to share your pages with your family and friends, as well as adding some colour to your kitchen. I measured the magnets, then put each layout in turn in my A3 flatbed scanner to get images of them on my computer. (Note that this technique works best with mostly flat layouts – if you've got chunky embellishments on your page then see our photography idea below.) I then simply printed the images out at the right size to fit the magnets, using high-quality photo paper. I cut them out, put them in the magnet cases and the job was done!
Photograph your layouts
If your layout is very 3D and can’t be scanned, try photographing it instead. Make sure you follow these rules to get clear, square images:
Take your layout outside and lay it flat on the ground or a hard surface. You’ll get the best light on cloudy days as there will be fewer shadows on your work.
Get yourself up as high as possible! Stand on a stepladder or similar so that you take your shot pointing directly downwards.