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dancedupapillon
« on: December 18, 2008 05:50:15 PM »

A friend of mine who is a photographer took some portraits of me, and I thought it would be nice to include one or two of them in my boyfriend's Christmas present.  I asked him to choose his favorites, expecting to frame one, wrap it up, excetera, but he narrowed them down to EIGHT!

Since he likes them all evenly, I want to include them all, but eight framed pictures are a little bit much.  I'm also not so sure I want to just make prints of the other ones so he can switch them out every now and again, because I don't think he will.  Scrapbooks and albums seem a little weird, because the pictures are all from the same shoot, so there's not a lot of variation.  I'd feel a little strange making a book of just pictures of me.  Besides which, eight isn't necessarily enough for a book, is it? 

So what do I make?
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moonablaze
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008 11:34:40 PM »

what about a flip-frame? something like this:
http://www.graphicice.com/index.php/action/prodspec/itemID/961247259

that way it's so easy to change pictures anybody who walked by could do it, you could even do it yourself whenever you were around.
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008 05:54:02 AM »

I like the flip frame idea...might have to try it out for my mom Smiley
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dancedupapillon
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008 08:23:04 AM »

The flip frame would be perfect, except that not all the pictures are the same orientation.

Sad I'm running out of time!
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moonablaze
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2008 01:19:20 PM »

what if you mounted them mats?  in a square flip-frame, so that they would have a bigger border the wrong direction.  like letterboxing, if that makes sense....
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dancedupapillon
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008 08:55:41 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions, but as I am running out of time, I came up with a solution yesterday.  I decided to frame my favorite of his favorites.  I also found a nice box which I will re-decorate and store the others in that, so he'll also have a place that's not a shoebox to store all of my letters and things.

Thanks again for your suggestions and happy hollidays!
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