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Handmade Seller---Your Digital Image Part 3

Updated on September 12, 2011

Make a Beautiful Display of your Merchandize!

I grew up in New York, going to Macy’s every Christmas shopping season. The window displays always drew me. Why do stores, and now malls, spend so much money and time in their window displays? Because they draw customers to them!

All of us who make handmade items know how much time and effort it takes to make 1 quality piece! A single one. Then, why not surround it with a display worth the effort you put into designing and making it?

Photos are key. I always knew that. But after having spent money for a camera with a telephoto lens which I never got the most out of, I settled for something simpler, easier to manage for me, which still took photos that were sharp, clear and with a lot of detail.

I’m very happy with what my Samsung can do, but I’m not the best photographer on the block! That is where scrapbooking comes in. The photo I take can be the most boring you’ve ever seen, but once it is layered with beautiful papers and imaginative embellishments, it takes on another character and it attractis the eye and it can convey any message I want: fun, happiness, playfulness, etc. Especially for my handmade toys!

There are many places online where you can find free background papers, and embellishments that you can use. CraftCrave is one of them. And there are wonderful forums you can joy for inspiration and tips, such as Scrapjaz and Scarpbook Flair. You can also join mailing lists that will email you free elements, papers, embellishments, etc. such as collect-a-Kit and The Daily Digi.

Personally, I like to make a lot of my own stuff, and in time, you will too. But there is a wealth of material available for the newbie that you can tap into. Just look for it online.


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    • craftybegonia profile image

      craftybegonia 6 years ago from Southwestern, United States

      Thank you for your encouraging comment. You are very welcome! I will try to continue the series as soon as I have time.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You are truly creative and certainly know how to tap in to all of these resources. Thanks for sharing this information with us.