Wednesday, December 2, 2009

On the Sixth Day of Christmas...






















PHOTO RUBIK'S CUBE


Supply List

Rubik’s Cube ($1.00)
Adhesive Backed Paper
--OR-- Adhesive and Photo Paper

Computer Editing software (optional)
Paper Trimmer/Scissors
Ruler

Kids and adults alike, will love this new twist to an old game! First you need your cube...which are available at many dollar stores...or I got mine in the dollar bin at Michae's. Choose six photos of the person you are gifting, their family or even some of their favorite things. And using your photo editing software, resize your images so that they correspond to the measurements of your Rubik’s cube (they do vary in size!). I chose to recolor my images as well, for fun and to make it a little less challenging for my 8 year old nephew, but this is optional. Then print your photos on adhesive backed paper or even name badge stickers will work (depending on their size and the size of your cube) . Then measure your squares on the cube and cut your photo into equal number and sized squares (so that the cube is still a functioning game). Then remove the backing from your adhesive paper and apply each of the pieces onto the cube revealing your picture. Repeat with each of the six photos and you will have a fully functional photo Rubik’s cube! If you don’t have photo editing software then you have two options you can download a free 30 day trial of Photoshop Elements 8 here or you can simply crop down your 4x6 photos and apply your own adhesive to each individual square--paying close attention to the corners and edges to prevent lifting. Either way you’ve got yourself a personalized photo cube that is sure to be a hit!

Would you like to learn more about resizing and re-coloring your photos, you can learn these techniques and so many more from Lynn Weber at Get It Scrapped. She’ll have you using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to edit your photos to perfection in no time at all! If you leave a comment in today's thread you can be enetered to win $30.00 towards Lynn's classes or ANY class taught at Get It Scrapped! Happy Christmas Crafting to All!

9 comments:

TraceyR said...

I just saw all those Rubik's cube's at Michael's - guess they're coming back into style!! Yours is much more stylish than primary colors!!!! :) Very cute idea.

Brenda Neff said...

another fun idea!

MaryC said...

I saw these at Michael's and thought stocking stuffer. What a cute idea! I totally love it. This would make a fun project for kids to make for their parents.

Patricia said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

scrapweaver said...

I am SO doing this for my father in law! He will love it!

Linda said...

This sounds like a cute project to do for the grandkids, they love rubiks cube. Great Idea Amy.

Gaby Seminario said...

Great idea, I wish I could get a hold on one of those cubes...no idea where to get them arround here...
Very nice!

Keitha said...

I love this - especially your idea to use pictures of favourite things of the recipient. I was always a loser at Rubik's Cube, but my grandson has it mastered... TFS!

Gab said...

Wow, this is so cool. DS has just gotten into Rubiks!!

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