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New Photo Booth Folder Designs

Introducing our expanded photo booth folder collection.

Photo Booth Picture Strip Holders

  • Mustache – Inspired by the most popular photo booth props, with a vintage twist.
  • Script Heart – A bit of flourish and whimsy with this modern calligraphy design.
  • Damask – Always a winner for wedding patterns and design.
  • Ritzy Typography – Black tie affair? Put on the ritz.
  • Birch & Bird – Cute and wonderful for outdoor or rustic weddings. Put a bird on it.
  • Nautical Anchor – Ahoy! It’s finally here, a nautical themed design.
  • Monogram – Classic and simple, monograms are always in style.
  • Gatsby – An art deco inspired design that is both ritzy and glamorous.
  • Laurel Wreath – Beautiful for a winter wedding.

As always, all photo booth folders have die-cut slits on the inside to hold your photo strip in place, and can be customized for your wedding or event colors.

View all photo booth folder designs here.

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Spin Art Card Frames

Spin Art Card Frames

Easel-back cardstock paper frames like the ones shown above are perfect for holding and displaying 5" x 7" spin art card inserts.

Spin art is a popular activity at carnivals, birthday parties, school fun fairs, summer camp, festivals and events. Also called twirl art, spin art machines can be rented at carnival and party rental supply companies.

Paint (and sometimes glitter) is squeezed or dripped onto a paper card that is attached to a spinning platform creating an abstract piece of art. For decades, spin art has been a carnival staple because it is a fun and interactive arts and crafts activity that results in an instant novelty souvenir that can be taken home. It is also a proven money maker at fundraising events.

Most spin art cards measure 5″ x 7″, which fit nicely into one of our 5″ x 7″ cardboard or paper photo frames. Spin art card holders can also be personalized with your event name or logo!

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Photo Booth Strip Template

“Say cheese! Download our free template to create DIY photo booth strips.”

Photo Booth Frames to Hold Picture Strip Templates

We love photo booths. Old is new again, and photo booths are seeing a resurgence at wedding receptions, bar/bat mitvahs, birthdays, bars, restaurants, parties, and events everywhere. It is instant photo fun, what’s not to love?

While nothing can replace that old school fun of jumping into a photo booth and hamming it up with your friends, sometimes you just want the old fashioned photo strip look without renting one.

We know the feeling, and that is why we created  this freebie just for you.

Photoshop Photo Booth Template File

 

Photoshop Photo Booth Template Layers

Photo Strip With Photos

Download Free Photo Booth Strip Template

This download is a layered PSD (Photoshop) file, just open and place your photos behind the template layer. Try making your pictures black and white or sepia tone for a vintage look by applying your favorite Image Adjustment or Photoshop Action.

Be creative! Print and cut them out to make your own DIY save the dates or wedding thank you cards, birthday party favors, or simply combine your favorite photos to post to Facebook and share with friends.

Need custom printed photo booth frames? Picture strip folders are perfect for photo favors, handing out as photo souvenirs to event attendees, wedding guests, or using as a thank you card. Customize one for an occasion!

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Nightclub Photography for Event Promotion

“Need an idea for nightclub & bar promotion? Try nightlife photography!”

Nightclub photographers are hired to walk around and take photos of people enjoying themselves at events. While posed shots of couples or groups of friends are the most popular type of photo, dance & party candids also make great shots.

Club Photo Frames

An example of the type of paper frames that they put pictures in at the club.

Paper picture holders are great tools for nightlife photogs & event promoters to sell the pictures in. Photo frames add value to ordinary photos. Set up a laptop and a printer on-site, print photos & slide into an inexpensive photo holder to sell at the end of the night. Some event promoters also choose to give the pictures away for free as photo souvenirs.

Photography can work anywhere, but the bars & restaurants in popular tourist areas do best. Often times the people there are on vacation, at a special outing or celebrating a birthday or other occasion and are eager to have their picture taken there.

Another situation where club photography works well is if your venue is having a special event such as a company sponsored party or theme night.

Nightclub photography can add excitement and fun to a night out and are a memorable take-home keepsake for party goers. The use of custom-branded photo frames will also boost brand awareness and serve as added advertising for your next big event.

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Cardboard Photo Frames For VBS

“Mailable vacation bible school follow-up photo frames are a valuable outreach tool.”

Looking for an idea to connect with families after VBS (vacation bible school) ends? Paper & cardboard photo frames are a fun & effective outreach tool. Take individual photos of the kids participating in crafts & activities, or take a group shot of the entire class. After VBS or church camp ends, mail each child a souvenir photo frame with their picture inside!

VBS FollowUp Photo Frame

Send us your art, and we'll print custom photo frames for any VBS theme! Add your church's name, a thank you message or anything you'd like!

Photo frame mailers can be foil imprinted (hot stamped) or printed with your church name, or use a stamp or sticker to personalize them yourself! Add additional text to thank the child for coming and to invite the family to come back. Suggested text would be “Look at how much fun you had at VBS!”, “Glad you came, we hope that you and your family will be back for more fun activities!” or include info on upcoming programs.

Sending VBS follow-up frames as a gift shows your appreciation for the child’s enrollment, and at the same time reaches out to the family. Photo keepsakes are often hung on a refrigerator door or propped up on a desk, and serve as a constant reminder of your church and how much fun they had.

Custom photo folders are available for 4″ x 6″ and 5″ x 7″ photographs. We offer both Photoshop & Illustrator templates that you can download and lay out your own art, or send us a JPG or PDF to work with.

If you are looking for a pre-designed folder or a different size, we have those too! Some of our pre-designed folders include both a Western themeHawaiian Luau theme. We print custom folders for customers everyday and are experts at what we do! Give us a call to talk about creating cardboard or paper picture frames for your VBS or other church event.

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Celebrate Nature Photography Day

“Take your camera outdoors and capture mother on June 15th for Nature Photography Day.”

Nature Photography Day first appeared in 2006 and has since become an annual celebration of nature photographers across the globe. According to PMA Newsline, the The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) designated June 15th as Nature Photography Day, a day to explore the natural world with your camera.

Nature Photography Day

Learn

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has a great list of nature & wildlife photography tips which covers topics like insects, flowers, movement & night photo tips.

Explore

Discover nature on foot or by bicycle and set aside some time this June 15th to go on an exploratory hike or bike ride and stop to notice your surroundings. If you are stuck working all day, pack a lunch to-go and take a walk outside. Raining? Don’t worry, bring an umbrella! Don’t have a sitter for the kids? No problem, bring them along!

Share

Share your photographs with others! There is a public Flickr group where members can post photos that are taken on Nature Photography Day and time-stamped June 15.

If you are a member of the NANPA or thinking of becoming one, check out their Nature Photography Day event for members. Photos will be published in their newsletter Ripples and in an album on their Facebook page.

Inspire

Your photos inspire others. Use your photographs to encourage others to think about the affect that humans and development have on nature. Nature photography has the power to spark conservation efforts and rekindle an appreciation for our earth.

 

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How To Have A Successful Easter Bunny Event

“Ideas and tips for your Easter Bunny photo events.”

Thinking of having a picture with the Easter Bunny event this year? Seasonal events are a great way to connect with the community and bring people into your business, raise awareness for a cause and create goodwill in the community. However, a great event comes from great planning. This article will help you plan and organize a successful event this Easter season.

Easter Bunny Photo Supplies

From top left: Garden Arch Prop, White Wicker Chair from Pier 1 Imports, Happy Easter Banner on Etsy, Easter Bunny Imprinted Photo Event Folder from Studio Style (links to products at bottom of post)

The Bunny

This is a given! Make sure that the Easter Bunny can attend your event and pose for pictures with the kids. The Easter Bunny is very busy this time of year, so make sure to plan ahead! Many entertainment companies (think clown & magician businesses) have a bunny that can pose for pictures, walk around and work the crowd, pass out candy, entertain or even perform magic and other tricks. Don’t forget you could always buy or rent a bunny costume.

If the “real” bunny is unavailable, and a costume is out of your budget, try a jumbo inflatable bunny or giant plush rabbit. Cardboard cutouts can also work!

The Venue

Most malls host their own annual Easter Bunny events, but there are a lot of other great places to have an event. Have the Easter bunny visit your store, anywhere from small boutiques to large grocery store chains. How about a breakfast (or brunch) with the Easter Bunny at a restaurant or country club? A spring festival, parade or egg hunt? How about inviting the Easter Bunny to a local 5k race or other sporting event?  Try hosting a “Take your pet’s photo with the Easter Bunny” event at a pet store, animal shelter, grooming salon or dog rescue. Children’s hospitals are a great place to have the Easter Bunny stop in for photos & a visit. The zoo is also a great location and your guests will spend the whole day there. Park districts & chamber or commerces love to plan events around this holiday. We’ve even seen Easter events on trains and cruise ships!

There are a lot of opportunities for Easter picture events that go beyond the mall.

The Right Props

The most basic prop you’ll need is a sturdy place for the Easter Bunny & visitors to sit. Wicker chairs or benches are the most popular type of seating for Easter Bunny photos. White is a classic choice, but natural wood or black are more modern choices that are becoming popular.

For an indoor event (such as a mall or restaurant) a backdrop is needed to block out any distractions like store fronts or people walking by.

Outdoor events (like a community event at the park) do not need artificial backdrops. Use the outdoors to your advantage and pick a photo location that has trees, shrubs or flowers in the background. In an urban area (or an area that does not have a lot of greenery this time of year) try setting the scene against the brick wall of a building or other element that will make an interesting background.

While a chair and background are the two primary elements of an Easter photo shoot, there are lots of other props you can use. Try one or several of the following:

  • Oversized Easter Basket Filled With Eggs
  • Gazebo or Garden Arch (you can find them at a local wedding rental company)
  • Artificial or Real Floral Garland
  • Easter Banners or Flags
  • Inflatable Easter Eggs or Carrots
  • Potted Tulips, Daffodils or Other Spring Bulbs
  • Forsythia or Pussywillow Branches
  • Chalkboard With The Words “Happy Easter!” or “Easter Greetings!”
  • White Picket Fence

Make a trip to your local craft & party stores and see what is available. Look to nature and visit a local garden center or florist, or even your own backyard for branches and flowers to use at your event. Party rental supply companies & even the home improvement store have options for larger props, tables & seating. With a little creativity you can even make your own unique spring & Easter themed accessories.

The Photographer

Book a photographer in advance to ensure that you’ll have someone taking pictures on the day of your event. Take in consideration the photographer’s background. A photographer that specializes in event photography or kids & families is going to be more qualified than someone who shoots wildlife photography.

The Giveaways

Give your guests something to remember their visit by. The most obvious giveaway would be a photo. Due to the nature of these events, the ability to print photos on site is necessary. If you do not have access to a on site printer, then using an instant camera is an old fashioned alternative that is still used quite often. Your budget and equipment will dictate this decision..

You’ll want to have a cheap paper picture frame to transport the photo home in. An Easter photo folder or cardboard photo frame will protect the photo from becoming bent or damaged.

Most paper frames can be customized with your logo, event name or other information specifically for you. This turns a simple photo souvenir frame into a promotional marketing piece! It’s a great way to have people remember your company or event.

Sometimes the event photographer will supply the frames at an additional cost. Other times the event coordinator or staff will order them. Communicate and see who will be ordering the photo holders and make sure you’ll have enough for your event, in the correct size you’ll need. Easter picture holders are most commonly available for Polaroid & 4″ x 6″ pictures, but custom ones can be made for other sizes.

Some other great souvenir ideas would be coloring pages with crayons, fuzzy bunny ears, candy, snacks or stickers. Including a coupon for your business, or a related business, is a great incentive for repeat business.

The Promotion

Advertise! Make sure the public knows about your event. Flyers, blog posts, Facebook updates & Twitter are all great ways to get your message out about your event.

Easter Bunny Events on Twitter

Easter Bunny Events on Twitter

Try tying a promotion in with your event. If you are a restaurant, offer a special dining offer (like a unique Easter theme menu). If you are a store, offer a discount (try 20%) for that day only. Adding an extra incentive will get more people in your door and excited about the event.

Another option would be to donate all, or a portion, of the proceeds to charity. Give people a REASON to participate in your event.

With the right planning, a Visit with the Easter Bunny event can become a fun yearly tradition that will build awareness, bring profit & be a positive spring activity for your community.

Products featured in this post: Garden Arch Portable Prop from B&C Mortensen, White Wicker Chair from Pier 1 Imports, Happy Easter Garland from bekahjennings on Etsy, Happy Easter Photo Event Folder from Studio Style.

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Paper Photo Frames For Valentine’s Day Events

“Send guests home with a photo memento of their special Valentine’s Day at your restaurant, cruise ship, gala, party or event.”

With Valentine’s Day just a month away, it’s time to make final plans for your event. Whether you are planning a romantic valentines dinner at your restuarant, a special hotel weekend package or taking your event to the ocean, river or lake for a valentine dinner cruise, the right planning will make your valentine’s event one that couples will want to return to year after year.
Valentine Photo Folders

Full-color printed photo folders for handing out pictures at your Valentine's Day event. These picture jackets can be printed with your logo, photos or artwork to create a specially designed frame that reflects YOUR business or event. It's a specially branded photo memento for your guests!

Event photography is often a part of special events and are a terrific way for your guests to leave with something tangible to remember their experience. All you need are a photographer, on-site printer or instant film camera and photo event folders.

Sell or give away the photos at the end of the event. It can be a money-making opportunity, or a complimentary gift to say thanks.

Here are a few different types of Valentine’s Day events happening across the country next month.

On The Water
From romantic night cruises to family brunches, turning “love boats” are a great way to celebrate. Here are some options across the country.
On The Dance Floor
Everyone loves a party, and dancing always livens up the atmosphere. Below are a few examples of Valentine’s dance events.
Charitable Events With Heart
Some organizations & charities hold fundraising events Valentine’s Day. Here are a few that focus on a cause.

Whatever type of event you are planning this Valentine’s Day, event photography is an added extra that will sweeten your celebration.

Products featured in this post Custom Event Folders for 4″ x 6″ or 5″ x 7″ photos & Happy Valentine’s Day Red Heart Foil Imprinted Photo Folders for 4″ x 6″ pictures.

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Santa Visit Photo Holders

Helping you make the most of your Santa photo events with custom paper picture frames.

The Christmas season seems to start earlier each year. Love it or hate it, Christmas is a part of our culture and a holiday that many people look forward to. Every November Santa begins making his appearance at malls, stores, town squares, tree lighting ceremonies & holiday parties. He even shows up at restaurants for special “Breakfast with Santa” events which attracts the whole family for a morning of food & festivities.

All of these Santa events share one thing in common, photos.

It is no surprise that many people make it a family tradition to visit Mr. Claus and his elves for their holiday picture. His image is iconic, and having that special photo of the kids on Santa’s lap is priceless.

A photo folder imprinted with your logo or name makes a great frame for Santa picture souvenirs.

These events draw hundreds, even thousands of people to buinesses Nationwide, making this an excellent opportunity to connect with customers during the holiday season.

Some businesses chose to offer the holiday photos as a complimentary service to their customers. Other venues may charge for a printed photo, often times donating the proceeds to a local food pantry or charity in the spirit of the season. In fact, photos with Santa have become a popular fundraiser activity for many organizations.

Either way, presenting the photographs in an inexpensive paper or cardboard photo frame not only protects the photos from fingerprints & damage, but it’s also a great way to market your business or event.

There are two main styles of photo holders:

  • Event Photo Frames – These look much like your traditional picture frame, often with an easel back, making it a cinch to prop up the picture on a flat surface. Optional personalization can go on the window border or the back of the frame.
  • Event Photo Folders – This style holds the picture on the inside. These are especially nice when the customer is going to be carrying the photo home, as this better protects the picture. These folders also stand up on the desk for easy display. Optional personalization can go on the cover, window border, panel opposite the picture or the back cover of most designs.

An example of a printed photo folder for holding event pictures.

Sliding an event photo into a paper frame or folder creates an instant photo souvenir! With your logo or event name on it, this souvenir also becomes a reminder of your business or event. What a great promotional product giveaway!

We’ve created custom printed and imprinted Santa frames and folders for malls, stand-alone stores, community festivals, restaurants, fundraisers, schools, company events & holiday events both big and small. Call or write us today to learn how you can create a customized frame for your holiday event.

To get you started, here are a few of our most popular stock frames, available as shown or add your logo or personalization!

Don’t forget, we can also do something totally custom just for you. We hope that you have a fantastic Visit with Santa event this year!

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Autumn Dinner Party Favors That Grow

Fall is a sensational time for hosting a gathering for friends and family. The changing leaves & crisp weather can inspire fantastic menus like butternut squash ravioli, roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry spinach walnut salad & of course pumpkin pie. All that time cleaning house and planning the menu, it’s important not to forget your table-scape. Creating a warm and welcoming dinner table for your fall parties is simple. Choose linens in autumnal colors – think rust, goldenrod, browns & greens. For a rustic seasonal feel, fill a bowl with apples, mini pumpkins & gourds in all shapes and sizes. Lighting is important and when chosen properly, will really make your dinner shine. For an outdoor dinner, try draping cafe string lights over branches in a tree or on a pergola. Inside, candles will add warmth to your table. White candles are a classic choice, while colored candles can coordinate with your decorating efforts. As delicious as some candle fragrances smell, stick to unscented. The added fragrance of the scented kind can interfere with your own delicious smells coming from the kitchen. Not to mention that some guests may have sensitive allergies.

Autumn Dinner Party Favor Idea: Flower Bulbs

Flower Bulb Party Favor

Dinner party favors also serve as place cards to let your guests know where to sit, as well as creating a festive table setting!

Create a simple yet special party favor for your dinner guests to take home at your next fall get together. Since now is the time to plant bulbs in the ground for spring blooming, a goodie bag of flower bulbs is an excellent choice for an autumn dinner party favor.

This works especially well for outdoor or garden-themed parties, but is a fresh choice for any fall gathering. Dinner party favors do not have to be fussy or costly. The best favors are ones that are simple and thoughtful. Wrap a handful of flower bulbs (tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus and allium are popular choices) in a clear cello bag, swatch of fabric or burlap. Tie off with raffia, twine or pretty fall-colored ribbon.

To further personalize each favor, write each guests’ name on a tag. A simple colorful piece of scrapbook paper with a handwritten name or message works great and makes the gift personalized. You may also consider writing planting instructions on the back of the tag. Be sure to include the type of flower and it’s color, planting depth & spacing, as well as what month to plant.

Red Fosteriana Tulips in Spring

Fosteriana Tulips, commonly known as Emperor's Tulips, blooming during the month of April in Northern Illinois.

Spring Blooming Bulb Planting Chart

  • Zones 2-3 – Plant in September
  • Zones 4-5 – Plant in October
  • Zones 6-7 – Plant in November
  • Zone 8 – Plant in December
Flower Bulb Party Favors

For larger dinner party gifts, nestle the bulbs in a tissue lined paper tray.

Presenting your guests with a dinner party favor is a kind gesture and will sure to provide a fond memory next spring when the flowers bloom!