a photobooth love project

February 11, 2011 |  by  |  DIY PROJECTS
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!


download photobooth love files here


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    Nicole LeBlanc says:


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    Tali says:

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

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    Agnieszka says:

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

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    Mary Rogers says:

    love this Liz!! so creative and fun!

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    Christelle says:

    Very beautiful and elegant as always Liz 😉

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    Janka says:

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

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    Yarger gal says:

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

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    Kami says:

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

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    scrapcat says:

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

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    Monica says:

    LOVE this sooooo much!! Awesome!!

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    Laure says:

    This is so creative!!! Great idea!

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    Islander Girl says:

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


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    Therese says:

    you are my hero !!! love this !

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    Tina says:

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

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    Monica says:

    What a sweet idea, love it 😀
    Thank you 😀

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    LibbyWilko says:

    Thank you ! This is such a cute idea!

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    Mylinh says:

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

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    Broker Knowledge says:

    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!

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    mrshobbes says:

    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 :)

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    CraftCrave says:

    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

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    ovaltine says:

    Thank you so much Liz! Such a cute idea!

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    hsmema says:

    Your wonderful! Thank you so much.

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    suzielarose says:

    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.

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    Barbara says:

    so so adorable!!! THanks so much!

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    -Krystal- says:

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

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    Liz says:

    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!

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    kym says:

    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.

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    CraftCrave says:

    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

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    Mindy Hanson says:

    absolutely adorable!

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    Sandi says:

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

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    scrapcat says:

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


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    Brooke says:

    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

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    Wendy says:

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

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    Country Liv . . . says:

    Adorable! What a lucky Daddy!

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    Liz says:

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

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    Kristi says:

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

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    Ria says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! Love it!

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    miss fliffy angel says:

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

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    Betty says:

    Really nice.

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    ◕‿◕ M a S s ◕‿◕ says:

    this is wonderful ! thanks for sharing =)

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    Sarah says:

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

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    lillimou says:

    Simply Wonderful! I adore it!

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    Tara says:

    This is such a great idea! I have a Macbook with Iphoto and I am trying to figure out how to out my pictures in the template.

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    Truan says:

    Wow, I love this idea! Might do for my dad for Father’s Day :)

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    Sylvia says:

    very cute idea.

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    corey says:

    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!!!

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    Laura says:

    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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    Chara says:

    Hi there, ӏ discovered your website through Google at the same time trying to find
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