Photo Background – first day of school – with Astrobrights!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I recently received some super fun paper with the challenge to create something for back-to-school.  The paper from AstroBrights papers was so fun and bright, I thought it’d make an awesome photo backdrop – so that’s what I made…that paper is all about Creativity and Getting noticed – perfect!!  Besides crafting, you could use it to eye-catching fliers and announcements – the ideas are endless.  

The traditional shot….

The fun jumping shot…..

And I’m here with a quick tutorial on how to make the backdrop…..

First grab some paper – – see the fun messages from Astrobright…

Cut the paper in half longwise, then cut into it about 1 inch apart, just not completely to the edge – you can see what I mean in the picture below:

Then from the other side, repeat but cut in between the cuts you already made – – see the picture below:

But cutting it that way, it makes the paper zig-zaggy – when you pick up the end you can see it…

So I had my babysitter cut a bunch after the kids went to bed – big shout-out to her!!  Then staple the strips onto a board…

Then I clipped it to my makeshift backdrop – -

And took some pictures – so fun!!  Here’s an idea of using a mini-chalkboard…

I kind of wish I would have hung it just a bit lower on the background so it went all the way to the ground, but the sitting shot is still cute:

What could you make with AstroBrights papers?  you can particpate in the Make Something Astrobright design challenge to win paper and other prizes.

And with back-to-school on the realm, keep in mind the “Give a Brighter Year” sweepstakes  where you can wish cash and school supplies for your school valued at $30,000 – wowza!

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  1. says

    I love astrobrights papers! I have used them in school for years to make signs or labels or pocket chart words. I also love their card stock! I use it for business, product tags, jewelry cards.

  2. says

    I have used Astrobrights papers for my printing needs, but love your backdrop idea. I never would have thought “out of the box” like that!

  3. says

    This is so cute! It would be great for a birthday party, too. I would like to use this for my daughter’s birthday where she can take pics with her little friends.


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