Vintage Ephemera iPhone 6 Case via Shutterfly

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.Cathe_Holden_iPhone_Shutterfly_01I 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.

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Cathe_Holden_iPhone_Shutterfly_02I 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.Cathe_Holden_iPhone_Shutterfly_03Of 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.Cathe_Holden_iPhone_Shutterfly_04 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.

Cigar Tax Stamps

Cigar Tax Stamps

Vintage Calling Cards

Vintage Calling Cards

Vintage Label Images

Vintage Label Images

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8 Responses to Vintage Ephemera iPhone 6 Case via Shutterfly

  1. #1 - Becky Smith says:

    Very cool! I like the way it turned out!

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  3. #2 - Cindy Bee says:

    I think your case is beautiful. What a great idea!

    Cindy Bee

  4. #3 - Rori Jensen says:

    This is such a great idea and I LOVE what you have done with your case! Maybe I better add an iPhone 6 to my list so I can do this too… You are so creative and someday I WILL be attending one of your workshops at The Barn.

  5. #4 - Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage says:

    This is so cool! I had no idea that you could get phone cases on Shutterfly. The only thing I can’t figure out is what template you used? It looks like there isn’t just a plain one where you can upload your own photo alone, they all have writing on them. I’m probably missing something obvious!

  6. #5 - Jorge says:

    Good job!
    Thanks for idea

  7. #6 - GerryART says:

    Gorgeously unique

  8. #7 - Lisa C says:

    You are so creative and I always love coming to your site and seeing new ideas for old things!! Thank you!