I am the proud new owner of a Smartphone! I know I ‘m way behind the times, but for a gal who only wanted a cell phone so the school could reach her while out shopping, I’ve come along way! I don’t have the latest and greatest model, but I love what I can do on it! But it’s so plain and white….and the fun, fancy ones in the stores are expensive or don’t hold my interest for long. So I decided to make my own smartphone covers so I can change them to suit my whim! I searched the Scrap Girls Boutique and found ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Smart Phone Covers! Since I am a digital layout template junkie, these were perfect!
Digital scrapbooking supplies used:
ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Smart Phone Covers
ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie
Oriental Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
Diamond Diva Collection
Blue Collection Biggie
Cherished Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings
Opposites Attract Paper Biggie
Dazzle Collection Biggie
Sweet Street Grunge Paper Biggie
Dazzle Paper 2
Craft supplies used:
Embellishments-ribbons, stickers, embossing powders, etc.
Clear Smart Phone Case (I bought mine from Amazon.com)
Adhesive-glue, tape, etc.
To get started, I opened up the template of my choice in my photo editing software.
Then I created a little layout using digital papers, embellishments, styles and my photos. I had so much fun, I created four different covers! I saved each one as a layered file, so I can go back and make changes if necessary, and as a flattened jpeg. file. Next, I opened a new file, 8.5 X 11 inches. I added each flattened jpeg image to this file for printing.
After printing, I cut each cover out, including the little oval opening for the camera. My mind was racing with ideas for embellishments, but I soon realized it was going to be more of a challenge than I thought. Whatever embellishments I added had to be flat to fit in the cover. I tried adding a brad and found that was too thick for the cover to fit my phone properly. A dimensional sticker gave me the same problem. So I turned to my embossing powders, flat stickers, ribbon and digital embellishments. As you can see below, I used some embossing powders on my Japanese Garden Cover, a butterfly sticker on my Flower Cover and a ribbon on my Heritage Cover. On my Baseball Cover, I printed out a baseball embellishment from Diamond Diva Collection, cut it out, and added it to my cover.
Now I have the best looking smart phone on my block! And the best part is I can change my cover whenever I want without spending a lot of money or time! I’d love to see what covers you create for your smart phones! Share them in the Scrap Girls Hybrid Gallery.
Tutorial written by Carla Shute