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How to: Create your own Retro print frame

August 25, 2015
We teamed up with Youtube star ‘By Isnata’ , who has created this DIY video to show you how to display your best holiday memories. All you’ll need is an empty frame, retro prints and some bits and pieces you’re sure to have in the house already. What do you think? Would you try creating this yourself?

DIY: Decorate a travel photo journal

August 24, 2015
Our photo journals are the perfect partner to keep all your travel memories together – smaller than an average photo book, they are ideal for those Instagram shots that may have not quite made it into your holiday photo books. In this blog post, we’re going to show you how to create a photo journal that’s completely unique to your trip, by customising the front cover in this super easy DIY post. What you’ll need… 1 x photo journal Scissors Glue Washi tape A map of the country / countries you travelled to Stickers (optional)  One of the PhotoBox team has recently come back from Turkey and decided to create a photo journal from their trip. For the map, we simply used Google Maps and searched for Turkey, specifically Istanbul, took a screenshot and then printed this out to cover the photo journal. Place the first half of the map under the front cover of the photo journal (as shown), and cut small triangles in each corner – this will help you bend the edges around the cover. Once you’ve done this, fix each edge with the washi tape to ensure it remains in place. Repeat on the back of the photo journal if you like.       You’ll then need to use some more washi tape down the spine of the photo journal – we chose pink & white tape, to match the colours on the map. If you want to decorate it even further, you could use stickers – like these travel ones that we found, which will also look great inside of your photo journal!

Balls of Fury: PhotoBox Ping Pong Tournament

August 24, 2015
Here at PhotoBox, we not only like to delight our customers, but we like to have fun while we’re doing it… Recently two great brands, PhotoBox and Moonpig (one of our sister brands), finally came together under one roof. Throw in a ping pong table and you’ve got yourself the making of one of the most epic inter-company tournaments the world has ever seen. You can read all about the tournament over here, or watch the video montage worthy of a Rocky Balboa training scene, below. Balls of Fury Ping Pong Tournament from Bhavik Patel on Vimeo.    

A Moment in Time in England & Wales

August 20, 2015
It has never been so easy to take images of momentous occasions in our lives as it is today. Thanks to digital cameras and smartphones, we can now see every picture we take before we print/share them. Long gone are the days where we would take a camera film into a shop to be processed and then wait expectantly for our pictures to be developed, only to find many of them are no good because they are blurry or the subject’s head has been chopped off. At Photobox we see a vast array of images capturing important moments in the lives of our customers. This infographic reveals the number of life defining events which have taken place in the UK in recent years and highlights the different ways we share pictures with others.  

Inspiration: Your summer photos on cushions

August 17, 2015
We may be biased, but one of the best things about using your own photos to create a gift or product, is that it gives us a chance to dive back into photos we may have taken weeks, months or years ago. There’s nothing we like more than taking the time to scroll through our (sometimes…) carefully organised digital photo albums, and discover hidden gems that we’d completely forgotten about. Most recently, we scrolled all the way back to our time in Nevada, Utah, the Grand Canyon…and then on to Amsterdam, Portugal, Scotland and finally, New York, to find our perfect shots for this ‘traveller photo cushion’ project. These photo cushions are a great way to add a splash of colour and interest to an otherwise plain, boring sofa. They are also a great way to show off your travel photos to any visitors you have! Top tip: Use text boxes (or circles) to add where you visited and the date. We chose varying sizes of photo cushions, from small to large, and chose bright and dark colours that worked well together. The best thing about the photo cushions is that you can change them with the seasons – we’re already thinking of which photos we want to use next!  Where have you travelled to that you’d like to include on a photo cushion? Let us know in the comments below…