Quality is Everything. Why I fell in love with Persnickety Prints.

Hi everyone! Kristin here today to tell you why I fell in love with Persnickety Prints and share my favorite project of all time — made absolutely perfect by the incredible quality of the Persnickety Prints photos. This book is interactive, with hidden tabs, envelopes, and flip pages. They all help to tell the details of the story without being in your face about it.

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This was a very personal trip for me. It was the first time I was all alone in a big city, left alone to discover everything all by myself. I wanted my documentation of this trip to be focused on what I saw and how I felt when I saw it. I decided to create a book made out of photographs with my journaling directly on each of the photos, similar to the old-school caption style of scrapbooking. I chose to print my favorite photos on Persnickety Prints cardstock paper (matte cardstock) and then bind them together with two rings.

The cardstock prints hold up amazingly well. This book has been shipped around the world and has been handled by dozens of people and still looks like it was just made. The weight of the photo cardstock is perfect for creating these stand-alone pages. I used a combination of 4×6 and 3×3 photos and journaled with several different permanent pens and markers, including Sakura Microperm and Sharpie Ultra-fine pens.

My goal for this book was for the reader to flip through the pages and be able to put themselves in my shoes and take in the sights and sounds of Chicago just as I did.

Warning: Very Photo Heavy

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Notable Parts: All photos taken with an iPhone 4s. This is my favorite project of all time. As soon as these prints were delivered to my house I knew that I would be choosing Persnickety for all of my memory-keeping photo needs from now on.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. Tell me about the projects that you’re working on this week, I’m super excited to create more fun vacation albums with this summer’s adventures!

Kristin is a millennial storyteller who loves listing, memory-keeping, graphic design, social justice, her iPhone, and adventures with Jeffrey (her person).  She is the owner of rukristin papercrafts, which is a venue to share inspiration, products and lessons on storytelling, crafting and much more.  Kristin loves to encourage others to find their voice and take their own adventures to the next level, whatever and wherever that may be.  Find her on twitterinstagramfacebook and her blog.

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