how to print mini Project Life layouts on a 4×6 photo

HowToPrintMiniProjectLifelayoutsOn4x6Photo_OlyaSchmidt
Yesterday I talked about how I’m using the Project Life app to help me catch up on two of my Project Life albums and also how I’m using the app to make these mini 3″x3″ layouts for my planner. Today I will show you a step-by-step tutorial on how I print these tiny cute Project Life layouts.
I start with an iPhone app called Moldiv. I know that there are many other collage-stitching apps out there, but this is the app of my choice and I found that it works for me.
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I pick the Collage option when it prompts me how I want to add my photos into the app.
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Then I pick two Project Life layouts I made using the Project Life app and they will appear in my collage in form of a pile (one on top of the other). Before I start placing the photos in their spots I adjust the size of my collage. For a 4″x6″ photo you want to select a 3:2 ratio.
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Then I would drag and place the photos to be side by side, almost (though not quite) so that they start and finish from the edges of my collage space, which will eventually turn out to be a 4″x6″ photo. The reason I leave a little bit of room from the edges (left and right) of the collage is because my Selphy printer likes to crop the 4″x6″ photo I’m trying to print, thus losing a tiny bit of it from the sides. In order to avoid that frustration and disappointment of an unintentional photo crop, I just leave a bit of extra room there.
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There is no 100% guarantee that the two layouts will measure exactly 3″x3″ each but I found them to be either on the dot or pretty close to that size when there is two of them, side by side in the 4″x6″ collage I’m working with.
When I’m happy with my layouts I save my collage to my camera roll. Once the collage is saved to my phone, I can print it just like I normally would print a 4″x6″ photo, either with my Canon Selphy printer, Costco or any other printing services.UsingMoldivAppforPhotoStitching104_OlyaSchmidt
And, finally, once you have a printed 4″x6″ photo all there is left to do is just trim the extra white space around your mini layouts with scissors and you’ll be holding a tiny little Project Life spreads in your hands.
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Easy peasy lemon breazy. Or however you spell that phrase 😉

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Project Life is a system created by Becky Higgins that is designed to simplify your efforts to document life and get your photos into a scrapbook. To learn more about the product and how to get started, visit BeckyHiggins.com

5 thoughts on “how to print mini Project Life layouts on a 4×6 photo

  1. Pingback: How to Catch Up on 36 weeks of Project Life in 21 days and why Project Life app is even more useful than you think | Olya Schmidt

  2. Thank you for the great tutorial and wonderful periscope last night. Great Job! Thanks for sharing. If u have some time I would love a little bit of infor on how to set up albums and get pics into the albums on an iPhone….also when u do this r u making a second copy of the pics? Or just moving the original pics around. I am interested in getting caught up on PL with the app. I always make starts here and there but never seem to accomplish an album. Thanks so much for sharing what works for you.

  3. I am wondering if you made your own 3×3 mini album – the one that is pictured on your instagram feed. Or can it be purchased?

  4. I love this and wish the Project Life app was available for Android. Your PL layouts and posts are inspiring me so much to catch up on my spreads! I was showing them to my cousin yesterday and she loved looking through them and it reminded me and inspired me so much of why I do them! Hopefully I can catch up an create spme monthly spreads!

  5. Thank you very much for this tutorial! You are an angel! I know it can be done, but you saved me hours and hours of researching how to print collages on a 4 x 6. Thank you very much!

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