Inkjet Photo Paper: Perfect for Holiday Photos

Inkjet Photo PaperConsider Geographics.com when stocking up on inkjet photo paper as we begin nearing the big holiday season at the end of every year. With the many gatherings of family and friends to be taking place in the next few months, it is more than likely that you will be taking countless pictures with your digital camera to look fondly back on in years to come. It is also probable that you may want to create physical copies of your favorite photos, for which inkjet photo paper is the perfect material to use.

Coming in both glossy and matte paper styles, inkjet photo paper is specifically designed to utilize your inkjet printer to produce quality photo copies of digitally taken pictures. You can save a ton of both money and time if you use photo paper to print out pictures yourself, rather than trekking over to your nearest photo studio, where you will not only spend more money but waste a lot of time getting your pictures developed.

With inkjet photo paper from Geographics.com you won’t have to sacrifice quality for price. In fact, you can access even better quality photos than you would in a studio. Use high gloss photo paper to get a super-sharp photo finish. You can even create double-sided photo cards and brochures with the wide selections.

As the holidays approach, consider how useful it will be to stock up on inkjet photo paper!

Craft a Fox Box with Cardstock & Stickers

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Gather all the materials you need:
•    Printed Paper : You will need 3 sheets of  paper that has a print on one side or a decorative origami paper
•    Scissors or a straight-edge cutter
•    Stickers (optional)
•    Treasure or Trinket (optional)
1.    Carefully cut out 3 squares, one from each sheet of paper.  The best measurement is 6 inches by 6 inches but you can make it smaller or larger depending on the end result that you would like.  If your child is able to cut the paper by himself, then feel free to allow him to do so.

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2.    Give your child one piece of paper and have him fold it in half diagonally until the top edge is in line with the bottom edge.  Your child should be left with a large triangle.  Make sure that the print is on the outside of the triangle.

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3.    Fold the triangle in half to form a new, smaller triangle by bringing the corner over to the side of the other corner.  Have your child crease the paper and then fold the triangle open again to reveal the first triangle with a crease down the center.

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4.    Now you are ready to create a square with the paper.  Have your child take one corner from the bottom of the triangle and fold it along the crease that runs down the center of the large triangle.  Crease the paper and then unfold it.  Flip the paper over and fold the same piece to the center fold, crease and then fold it back.  This should create a hinged crease where the paper can fold both ways without difficulty.

5.    Repeat the process with the other corner of the paper.  Your child will be left with a small square of folded paper.

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6.    At the top of the large triangle, fold down one edge so there is a small white triangle showing at the top.

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7.    Repeat steps 2 to 6 with the other two pieces of paper.

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8.    Once you have all the paper folded, it is time for your child to start assembling his fox box.  At this point, depending on your child’s age, you may need to assist your child with the assembly. Take two of the folded papers and slide them together.  To do this, you slide the two small triangles, “ear shaped paper” between the folded paper at the top of the large triangle with the other paper.  This means that the two smaller triangles will slide under the small white triangle in the main body of the paper.

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9.    With the third piece of paper, repeat the process except you will need to close the box by sliding the small triangles under the third paper.  Crease the paper whenever needed as you make the paper fit together.

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10.  Finish the fox box by decorating it with stickers (optional) and place a treasure into the fox box if you desire to do so.
The first time you and your child makes a fox box, it will feel as though you are all thumbs when you assemble the box but after the first time, it becomes very easy to create the box.
 

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Craft a Summer Card from Cardstock

Summer StationeryWhat you’ll need:

•    Construction paper, card stock or writing paper
•    Foam stamps of your choice
•    Acrylic craft paints 
•    Paintbrush

How to make it:

1.    Lay paper on table.
2.    Choose stamps with which you wish to decorate your stationary.
3.    After choosing your paint colors, paint a foam stamp and press gently but firmly onto the paper. Decorate with stamps around the edges; just be sure to leave yourself enough room to write your letter.
4.    After all paint decorations have dried you can write your letter.

Tips:

•    Foam stamps are available in a variety of shapes and themes at your local craft supply store. 
•    You can also sign your name by using foam alphabet stamps. 
•    Use paint pens or markers to add details to animals or shapes. 
•    Match your stationery theme to your vacation. For example, if you visited the beach, use sea shells stamps, fish and other sea creatures.