How to Make DIY Photo Booth Favors

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I think one of the most fun trends in weddings right now is having a photo booth for your guests.  You get some awesome (and ridiculous and potentially black-mail worthy) pictures of your guests, they get an awesome souvenir from your wedding and you can have a really cool scrapbook/guestbook with photos and notes. Calvin and I are renting our photo booth from the same company that our DJ works for and they have a special deal if you get a photo booth and a DJ, so we came out pretty well on this one.  And we’re going to get little magnetic sleeves for the photo strips to go into and voila!- favors.

On each little photo strip, there will be a graphic that we had to provide.  At first I thought I would use one of the awesome free monograms from The Wedding Chicks. (Check them out for some really cool free downloads and printables, as well as some awesome wedding ideas!) I tried several of the monograms and these two were my favorites that worked with our wedding themes and colors.

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Circle Love monogram in Blue Jean (dark blue) and Deep Ocean (light blue) and Silhouette monogram in Blue Jean.

But they seemed really  flat and monochromatic. So I tried the Silhouette in the brighter, more teal-ish Tiffany Blue, but that looked too bright.

weddingchicks-download-1398973474It was at this point that it occurred to me-“Hey goofball, you know how to use Photoshop! You can combine them.”  Mind you, my Photoshop skills are limited and rather rusty. But after much trial and error, this is what I came up with:

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I’m pretty proud of it, if I do say so myself. Obviously in the real version it has our real last name, but I removed that for safety reasons.

And props for the really cool cursive font (the one used for Mr. and Mrs. and the date- not last name though) go to my amazing friend Suzanne.  You can check out her amazing Etsy shop Silver Tree Art and her blog at Reverend Artist Mother.  She also created an amazing planner, A Year of Daily Living: create your way every day that you can buy on Amazon.  Check her out!

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