I love scrapbooking and crafts, because I truly believe it’s a lost art among us, particularly today when technology is so rampant in our lives. I’m guilty of panicking when I’ve misplaced my phone for five minutes (and there have been times when I’m actually just holding it during this panic), but I’ve never lost my appreciation for the tangible. I’ve been printing tons of photos to scrapbook my daughter’s life events (all three months of them!), and I am currently working on creating craft decorations for a party we’re hosting for her naming celebration. So when I was recently invited to come check out the developments in crafting and storytelling with Canon, I was eager to get new ideas to incorporate into all of life’s little celebrations, and the tokens we create to memorialize them.
From the first digital point-and-shoot I ever owned, to the digital SLR my husband currently uses, Canon has always been a brand we’ve associated with top-of-the-line quality. Having never previously owned a Canon printer of my own, I expected similar standards, but was blown away by its potential.
At Sarabeth’s in Tribeca, Canon hosted a luncheon and custom decorated the space using the Canon PIXMA iP8720, which is a crafting printer specifically created for individuals who love DIY projects. Featuring wireless accessibility, this crafting printer is not your average utility. It prints at superior quality, with the ability to print borderless images up to 13″ x 9″. It can even print images directly onto CD and DVD discs, using the included Disc Tray. Although it’s not an all-in-one printer with a scanner/copier function, it far exceeds the capacity that of the typical household printer.
Canon gave me some great ideas to take away with me, and I loved the paper banners and wood spool place cards in particular. I’ve shared the ‘recipe’ below, to fuel some ideas for your next event. These DIY projects are fun, easy, and are certain to make an impression!
To check out all of the possibilities with the Canon PIXMA iP8720, be sure to click here.
Product provided for review. All impressions are 100% my own.
Written by Samantha Sendor