Last month I attended a fun event to learn more about Shutterfly products and had a blast designing my own custom products and even crafting with them. So last week when I purchased my new iPhone 6, rather than picking up a case for it at the phone store, I headed home and designed my own to order through Shutterfly. To do that, I utilized scanned images of things I had in the studio- a vintage floral trade card, a little red-bordered Dennison label, and the tax stamp on the side of an old cigar box.I digitally combined the pieces in Photoshop, including a scan of my handwritten name, and uploaded it to Shutterfly. It took a few tries to get the dimensions down, as I needed to add some blank area around my collage to make it fall right into place within the iPhone 6 case template. Today it arrived at my door in their signature orange box and I am super happy with every bit of it.
I really like how the image wraps around the side of the case. Be sure to account for that in your image editing and cropping so you don’t loose an important part of your design that is meant to fall only on the back of the case.Of course, you can use family photos, your own artwork or photography, and Shutterfly has lots of options for graphics and layout on the phone cases. Or, you can do like me and scrounge up some cool pieces to scan. Or, even better, dig through my FREEBIES page to find pre-scanned goodies to use, including cigar tax stamps, vintage calling cards, and red-bordered labels. I’ve included thumbnail links below. The vintage rose/cigar trade card used in my iPhone 6 case design was made into a free image sent exclusively to all those on my newsletter email list recently. Be sure you’re signed up to receive an exclusive freebie from me with every email.