Getting Creative with an iPhone and a Surprise


I’ve never been into getting too flashy with my phone case because there are always other things that take higher priority, like groceries.

There are some really neat cases out there, like this beauty:



At $34.99, it’s a bit too pricey for me

Then I came upon this Pinterest pin that

linked me to Dwellings by DeVore:


DIY, cheap and fun??? Sounds like me.  It is a clear iPhone case with patterned paper used underneath. I gave it a try and  I really did have fun making these.


This is the case I used:

 Griffin Reveal Case (White) for iPhone 4 (AT&T) (Retail Packaging) – BG01889


This case  is a whopping $4.14 + .99 shipping.  I can do that! (It’s also available in black)


I made a pattern by tracing as close as I could to the edge of the case and around the opening for the camera onto a FedEx envelope. Any thin cardboard would work like a shoebox lid or gift box. I cut the pattern out with scissors and then used a craft knife around the camera opening.


Then, I traced the pattern I made from the cardboard onto some scrapbook paper. It grew a  bit when I cut it out and I had to trim it to fit. Cutting an oval out with a craft knife is tricky. The opening I cut for the camera was not exactly an oval….  I found if I used a lighter touch with the craft knife and made a couple of passes around the oval, I got a much better result.


I needed a more precise pattern. Off to my handy dandy computer! I scanned in the scrapbook version I cut out into Microsoft Publisher and made a digital pattern.


With the digital pattern, I was able to use some of the free digital printable papers I’ve pinned onto my Pinterest boards. In Publisher, I scaled and cropped the digital papers to fit the pattern and cut them out. This would work in other photo editing programs too.


Scrapbook Paper

Family photos on Digital paper from Melstampz

Digital paper

Scrapbook paper

So I got a little carried away.....

Now it’s time for the surprise! I didn’t want you to have to go through the trouble of tracing and scanning….. Click below for your free pattern


Click on image for a link to download pattern



Email me or post a comment below and let me know what you this project or your pinning adventures.

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Cynthia Sanchez
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