Welcome to another Master’s Monday here on the Trixie Scraps blog. I hope the start of your week is going well. My kids have been out of school for for a week already and we’re starting week two and thankfully this week has much less planned than last week.
What Do Cell Phones and Scrapbooking Have In Common?
Did you know that you can use your digital scrapbooking supplies to create a personal cover for your cell phone? It’s true! And depending on your creative abilities and OCD personality traits, this can take anywhere from a couple minutes to a couple hours.
When I was trying to come up with something for today’s Master’s Monday – I kept going back to my cell phone. The current case is starting to look pretty sad and worn.
I also had this clear cover staring me in the face. When I bought the clear cover (months ago), I had originally planned to do this scrapbook layout type thing with it, but it never happened. I spent a lot of money on the cover, but it didn’t allow for a media jack to be inserted very easily, so I went with a cheaper cover (we’re talking like $3) for awhile. My husband has since fixed the issue with the media jack, so I can now use my clear cover again.
How Do I Create A Layout For My Cell Phone Cover?
First of all, you’ll want to find a clear case. You can find these all over the interwebs. I happened to find mine at Wal-Mart, but it was more money that I really would’ve liked to have spent.
Next, you’ll want to get the dimensions of your cell phone cover. Because of the various phones and cover sizes, I can’t tell you an exact dimension to work with. I had some funky dimesions of 5/16ths and 7/16ths to work with, so I divided those numbers and got the decimal number to work with.
From here, you’ll go about creating your cover look, just like you would a regular scrapbook layout. Look for inspiration on photo gift sites. You can find plenty of ideas looking at invitations and other cell phone covers. Just make sure you do something that makes it your own so that you’re not stealing someone else’s idea. If you’re crafty enough, you can convert a template into a cell phone cover look.
After working for maybe a half hour or so, this is what I came up with. I used Picture A Family for my cover.
If having pictures on your cell phone cover isn’t quite your speed, you can also use all those digital scrapbook papers as a cover. This is a great way to change up your cell phone look in a matter of minutes.
Again, start by getting your cover dimensions. Then select the paper you want for your background and select the settings you want. You can play with the percentage of the paper as well as the angle the paper will be going. I also used a paper from Picture A Family for this example.
You will then just flood fill your transparent background with your selected paper.
And when you are done, you have an awesome background for your phone cover.
Scrapified Covers In Action
Want to see what they look like after you print them off and stick them in your cover? Take a look.
Words of Caution
There are a few things you should remember when creating your scrapified covers…
Pay attention to where the camera is located. DO NOT do what I did and create stuff over that area because you will lose it. Unless of course, you don’t really want to use your camera.
Also double check the dimensions of your case. My images ended up printing slightly less than the actual size of my case. I think that’s because my program didn’t like the decimal numbers I used when creating my image size.
Scrapify Your Covers
We’d love to see any covers you create using this example. Just upload them to the gallery and you’ll win a free prize just for doing so.