Feeling the InstaLove (free template download!)

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads118 Comments

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I am feeling the Instagram love, people.

Since picking my my new iPhone last week, I’ve joined the throngs of phone photo enthusiasts who post their photos to the online stream that is Instagram.

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The tilt-shift. The filters. The simple way to snap and share. I love this silly app and I hardly even know it.

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But I don’t just want to have little photos I love only relegated to cyberspace. I really want to incorporate some of these images into my overall memory keeping system.

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I think they’d be perfect to sprinkle into any Project Life albums.

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Or, you could do what I’m doing: create a simple page featuring a few of your favorites from the month.

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I’ve created a simple 8.5 x 11 layered template for anyone who’d like to do the same. You can create a fully digital page like I did, and simply print it out onto a piece of photo paper (or, save the entire file as a JPEG and upload to an online photo printer such as ScrapbookPictures.com) and save the page as is.

Or you could also break it apart to create any hybrid variation of this page.

A sweet, simple, slice of InstaLife. Click on the link below the image to download the free template.

Note: this template would also be a great place to showcase some of your Hipstamatic prints as well. Or heck, it’s also just a cute template to drop six photos into about anything you love. Play with it as you choose!

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Download CZ_InstaFreebie

Enjoy!

To see more of my digital scrapbook templates and products, visit my collection at Designer Digitals today.

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Cathy ZielskeFeeling the InstaLove (free template download!)

118 Comments on “Feeling the InstaLove (free template download!)”

  1. #2
    dawn

    What a cool idea, love the pictures. Thanks for the download so that we can play too. Happy Monday to you!

  2. #8
    heidig

    Thanks Cathy! No iPhone in this house but lots of scrappin going on and this is a great template.

  3. #9
    diane

    Thanks a ton Cathy. I have Hipstamatic, kids love it and would be cool to make a page of their pics (usually me driving lol)

  4. #13
    cathy

    Honey Script and Univers Light Condensed. You dont need those fonts, however, to use the template. The fonts have been converted to artwork so they will read on any computer.

  5. #16
    Caroll B

    I downloaded the app awhile back but never got around to playing with it. You’ve inspired me… thanks for the freebie!

  6. #19
    Erika

    Cathy, This is a bit off topic, but I need help. I want to try some digi scrapbooking, but seriously have NO IDEA where to start. Please give me some advice.

  7. #20
    Shannon

    Thanks so much Cathy. I had stopped playing with the App because i did not really know what to do with the pictures. This is great!

    Do you hapoen to know if there are any special places to get them ( or the photo booth shots- you have that App, right?) developed? I would love to frame a few.

    So glad ypu are enjoying your IPhone! I got mine in April and I can not imagine being without it now!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Shannon

  8. #22
    Julie S.

    You have such great timing… I just used this app to capture most of the photos from our vacation last week. In fact, just put my 10 favorites on my blog last night! I guess I know where to start!
    Thanks for this!

  9. #23
    Lori DeHaai

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Ever since seeing your post last week, I, too, have been a crazy instagram picture fool. Simply perfect timing! I think I can probably do one of these pages for every single day (okay, yeah…no one would enjoy that but me, but still…) You’re the best, CZ!! πŸ™‚

  10. #24
    cathy

    I would start by taking an online class. Both ReneePearson.com and JessicaSprague.com have amazing beginning classes that can really get you started in a way that is simple and do able! That way, you get an overview from professional teachers. Ive taken classes at both places. Very good place to start!

  11. #25
    cathy

    Shannon, I just download them into my iPhoto program from my phone, and create a folder to keep them in. Then, I can change the resolution to 300 and print one on a 4 x 6 sized print. I think they size down to 4 x 4 at full printing resolution. Then you can print them anywhere that does prints!

  12. #26
    Karen

    So glad you got an iphone! They are magic, aren’t they? Thanks for the free download. I’ve saved that puppy in my CZ folder.

  13. #31
    CraftyLindaAZ

    I second the classes at JessicaSprague.com the classes are easy to handle at your own pace and you can always refer to the lessons over and over again plus you get a lot of support on-line via the forums. I believe there are July specials now for the beginner classes. I am a Sprague-fan for sure!

  14. #37
    DanaN

    I’ve had an iphone for a few years but didn’t know how cool the instagram app was until you mentioned it. I love it – how did I live without it? Thanks also for the template. I can’t wait to showcase some random photos from today.

  15. #39
    Susanne

    Cathy, thank you. I know that I don’t need to download these fonts to use them in your template. But I need to download them for I can’t get enought nice fonts. πŸ˜‰

  16. #40
    cathy

    The fonts are rasterized on the title, which means you will not need to do anything. The title words are each on their own layer and they will render exactly as you see here. The journaling is simply Times. You can replace it with any font you like!

  17. #44
    Bea Medwecky

    Thanks you so much for the the template! Yet another reason I can’t wait to get my new iPhone in september.

  18. #47
    Rosalie A.

    Just got my new iphone Friday and Instagram was an instant hit for me as well as my sticky finger kids. Thanks for the template! I’m thinking of making it a weekly project.

  19. #57
    Danica

    postalpix does an awesome job printing the instagram photos. All you have to do is upload to their site using their app.

  20. #58
    Stacia

    Love this, Cathy! I don’t have an iPhone (I work for the competition – sigh) but I love the idea of capturing quick phone pix in a spread like this. One thing…about the title: is it/would it be easy to swap in another title (created just using text in PSE…?) in its place, since I don’t have “instagrams”..? I could probably still use the title because they’re kind of “instant” (spontaneous) pix. But might be fun to use a title like “phone pix” or “phone photos” or something a little more generic.

    That said – I have no idea how to do this! I can do some very easy digital layouts using a template (clip in photos/papers/etc. and add text on top of layers). But no idea how to create/size something to replace a pre-made title like this. Any hints…?

  21. #59
    June

    I instaLOVE you! Where have you been during my iPhone’s life? LOL! Anyway this is generous of you. Thanks for always sharing and inspiring us mere mortals. Off I go to scrapbook my instagrams!

  22. #61
    cathy

    Yes! The font that the Instagram is in, is called Honey Script, and its free from FontSquirrel.com. Youd have to download the font and then create a new text box to drop it in and just delete the layer that contains the word INSTA.

    You just need to make a title using the Type Tool. Click an insertion point and start typing, then change the size of the font. : )

  23. #64
    Cynthia Friese-Hassanein

    You don’t know how much this made my day and month. Since getting the Iphone earlier this spring and instagraming:) I don’t care if it becomes uncool. I will forever use it. Straight up obsessed with snapping a photo whenever ever the mood strikes me and now I can make LO’s!!! You are the bomb Cathy Z!!!! And using my fave font Honey Script!!! It
    can’t get any better:)

  24. #69
    lizj

    Cathy, you are a breath of fresh air. I come here when I need a good belly laugh. Thanks for the template. How did we live without our iPhones?

  25. #73
    cate

    holy moly! two amazing things in one blog visit! I don’t really love instagram, but hipstamatic has become my camera of choice, so this template is spot on! and the idea of doing me:tav means I might actually get the album finished. thanks, Cynthia and Cathy!

  26. #79
    Kay Gregory-Clark

    Thanks a bunch, Cathy! I don’t have iPhone & thus Instagram, but I can really use the template for all the cell phone pix my son e-mails me of the girls. Only problem is that his aren’t very good res. They become pixelated when I up it, but at least I can save the memory!
    Love Dan’s “glasses”! Talk about starstruck!
    Off now to Font Squirrel to get Honey Script.

  27. #81
    Julie

    Thank you for the template! I took some fun shots during the day today and my page is already sitting happily in my Project Life book. Grateful for the generous gift!

  28. #83
    Julie (aka MaggieMae)

    Thanks so much, Cathy! Love this template! I’m so out of the loop – I didn’t know anything about these Insta photos! I now feel a bit more in the loop! πŸ™‚

  29. #84
    Kirsten W

    This is so great, thank you!! I’ve been making a spread of 2 digital pages once a month featuring my 16 favorite Hipstamatic photos from the month. I’m planning to print an album at the end of the year. I will definitely make use of this template as well.

  30. #86
    Stacia

    Ok, I’m going to give this a whirl. I get lost in trying to get the text in the right layer. Doesn’t seem like it should be that hard, especially if I create a new layer for it. But there it is. Just gets messed up very easily. Think I need a bigger screen, for starters. This laptop screen isn’t cutting it! πŸ˜›

  31. #87
    Stacia

    I downloaded and installed Honey Light (not something I do every day so it took a little time!), deleted the “insta” layer, and added a “phone” text instead. It looks kinda cool! I had to set the font to 72, though, and that seems to be as big as it will go. Is that what you used for “insta”…?

    Whoo hoo! This is very cool. πŸ˜€

  32. #89
    cathy

    Kirsten, not sure if youre a 12 x 12 scrapper, but Ive got two camera phone photo inspired templates coming to the Designer Digitals store this weekend! : )

  33. #90
    cathy

    Stacia, sometimes it takes some time to get the hang of it. You just click on the layer with the journaling block, for example, in the Layers Palette. Then, go click on the Text Tool in the Tool Palette. Then, you should be able to click anywhere in the text box, do a Select All (Command or Control + A on the keyboard) and behind typing!

    Good luck!

  34. #101
    norrisoutdoor@shaw.ca

    OMG…i have always loved your style, scrapbooking, sense of humour blah blah blah…so visiting today and doing my weekly check up on my fave scrapbooking stars and can’t believe you have this instalove thing too, i just posted about it on my blog too and i swear i had not read your post!!! i just suddenly feel even more connected to you!! thanks for sharing all your great ideas with us.

  35. #103
    Denise

    Thanks for the freebie. I really need to start making these type of things and posting them to my blog. It would force me to think of doing my own designs, instead of scraplifting and Pagemaps.

  36. #104
    dan zielske

    Is it possible for me to make that wedding photo my facebook profile pic? I’m lookin’ good. Oh, and so are you.

  37. #109
    Patti Martin

    Thank you for the template! Since my expensive digital camera broke, I’ve been taking all my photos with my iphone and instagram app. So I’ll get alot of use out of your template.

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie’s passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

  38. #113
    roses4donna@hotmail.com

    Cathy, I am SO lovin’ this! Everyone in the house has a different phone, tablet…anyway, I downloaded some apps for mine and will for my husband etc… Took and posted some photos on FB this morning using Retro Camera Plus on my Xoom tablet https://www.facebook.com/#!/RetroCamera. I’m a total beginner with these photo apps… So,I signed up for Renee Pearson’s camera phone class, iShot That!, with Jim & Molly Newman. The funny thing is, on Sunday I just ordered my first DSLR camera (a Nikon D7000) as I finally feel ‘ready’ to take on that challenge. Anyway, I think we’re all going to have a lot of fun with the phone and tablet photo apps! Do I see a scrapping class/ideas for using the photos for this in the future? Anyone?
    P.S. Thank you for that great template!

  39. #114
    roses4donna@hotmail.com

    Cathy, I am SO lovin’ this! Everyone in the house has a different phone, tablet…anyway, I downloaded some apps for mine and will for my husband etc… Took and posted some photos on FB this morning using Retro Camera Plus on my Xoom tablet https://www.facebook.com/#!/RetroCamera. I’m a total beginner with these photo apps… So,I signed up for Renee Pearson’s camera phone class, iShot That!, with Jim & Molly Newman. The funny thing is, on Sunday I just ordered my first DSLR camera (a Nikon D7000) as I finally feel ‘ready’ to take on that challenge. Anyway, I think we’re all going to have a lot of fun with the phone and tablet photo apps! Do I see a scrapping class/ideas for using the photos for this in the future? Anyone?
    P.S. Thank you for the great template!

  40. #117
    Norma Nell

    Thank you so much. I am also a new fan to instgram photos and am loving them. This template will come in very handy. Thanks for sharing.

  41. #118
    Trisha

    Thanks so much, Cathy. I just got my smart phone and cannot wait to try this template with my insagram photos.

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