a photobooth love project

I was instantly smitten when I saw this Valentine’s photo card project at Martha Stewart last weekend and knew I wanted to make something similar.




Originally I tried to get photos of both my daughters holding up a blank sheet of paper (I planned on adding the message later on in photoshop). That idea didn’t work out too well. Trying to get a 19 month old to hold a sheet of paper and stand still even for a few seconds proved to be a mission impossible.Plan B. I ended up using the photobooth app on my macbook and I gotta say, I kinda really love the way they turned out.


This is what I ended up doing with the printed photobooth strips:

Printed the photos onto an 8×10 photo paper and popped it in an IKEA Ribba frame.


Printed a smaller version on 5×7 photo paper.


Front of card. Kept the design simple and the pattern subtle – light grey stripes.

Inside of card. Will probably ask the girls to draw/write on the blank flap.

Back of card. Added a little message, something he says to the girls all the time.

I still have an 8×10 sheet of photobooth strips and a smaller strip leftover from the 5×7 print. Not sure what I will do with them, maybe they will end up in the Project Life Binder. (Thanks to Ali Edwards and Kelly of Willette Designs , I caved and ordered one).


If you’re interested in making something similar, you can access all of the project files in my DIY Project No. 4. The kit includes an 5×7, 8×10 and 8.5×11 layered photo template and also the 8.5×11 layered card template seen in example two. The layers are all fully customizable so you can change the colors/text to suit your needs. Enjoy the free download and happy valentine’s day!


Blog Comments


Oooh Liz this is so fantastic! I think I am going to try this today!

Liz this is absolutly gorgeous! love your idea and the photos are sooooo sweeet! the imperfection is the perfection! thanks for the freebie!!

love this Liz!! so creative and fun!

Very beautiful and elegant as always Liz 😉

so amazing! i haven't tried the photo booth on my computer… till now 🙂 thanks for the idea

so so so so cute! love it, thanks for sharing.

Totally cute idea, Liz!! Thanks for sharing and I am sure your hubby will absolutely love this!!

thank you so much! I am doing this for DH's valentine's gift!

LOVE this sooooo much!! Awesome!!

This is so creative!!! Great idea!

I am so lovin' this Liz! I'm so going to lift this idea!! Thanks always for the inspiration!


you are my hero !!! love this !

how insanely sweet! can i just say you have the most beautiful smile.

What a sweet idea, love it 😀
Thank you 😀

Thank you ! This is such a cute idea!

This is so awesome! You've inspired me. I'm going to do this with my kids.

Love this idea! I was so inspired that I created my own photo strip with my little 6 week old daughter, Emerson. I would love to share it with you but I am not sure how to do this..? 🙂

Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy Heart Day!

Liz this is fantastic!!!! Dang now I really wish we had photobooth. I wonder if I can trick our webcam into doing the same thing 🙂

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Thank you so much Liz! Such a cute idea!

Your wonderful! Thank you so much.

How do you come out with projects like that??? It's so cuuute and yet so simple. It makes me want to do this project today! Thanks a lot for the inspiration.

so so adorable!!! THanks so much!

Awww what a cute idea! Thank you so much for the freebie! I might have to give this a try! =)

Thank you all for the awesome feedback!

Lexie – I'd love to see what you did! You can share by uploading your project to the paislee press flickr pool here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1454102@N24/ or send it to me via email.

Cathy I'd love to see what you did too!

Thanks Liz, your husband will love it and now so will mine. I just finished my 8×10 and is in print at costco right now. I also did one for my sister and kids. I love the photobooth feature on my mac.

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 Feb 10:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

absolutely adorable!

Great job – it turned out so cute. The girls and you are adorable. I'm sure he'll love this and cherish it always.

thanks for the template!
here's the one I made:


You saved me with this cute and easy idea. The template saved me so much time and my husband loved it. Too fun….

Check out my 8×10 here… http://higginsb.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentine-project-for-daddy.html

Thank you Ma'am. Can't wait to work with this.

Adorable! What a lucky Daddy!

Cathy and Brooke, your projects turned out so great, thank you for sharing!

This is so adorable Liz! I will have to make one…if I can get my kids to hold still for a second. ♥

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! Love it!

simply inspiring !!! i love it thanks for the love xoxo

Really nice.

this is wonderful ! thanks for sharing =)

This is so brilliant! Simple and perfect. Thanks so much.

Simply Wonderful! I adore it!

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Hi Liz! LOVE THIS!!! Thank you so much for sharing………I loaded this to my PS and “placed” the photo, but how do I get the image in the square’s. It’s just placing the image over the top of the square template, not “behind” it. Am I missing a step somewhere? Your expertise would be much appreciated!!!

Hi Corey,

The step you’re missing is “clipping” the photo to the square (aka clipping mask). For directions, refer my layered templates tutorial in STEP 5: Add a Photo


Hello there,

I know this is an awfully late question in light of when you generously shared this photo strip. But, how do you get a three strips in a page? I was able to get it done but with only with the strip that appeared on the downloaded PSD file. Thanks!

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