Saturday, March 29, 2008

Paper Crafting Tip #30: Try something different!

I'm not really into digital scrapbooking.  I've used some digital elements, such as titles and journaling, and I've printed out some patterned papers.  But I simply love the actual hands-on approach to scrapbooking and card making so much that I could never go totally digital.  That's not to say that I haven't done an occasional all-digital layout, though.  I did one for a New Year's Challenge back in January, and I did one last night.  This layout, created last night, is the first layout that Haley and I have designed together.  We used a pre-made design in Photoshop Elements, and we adjusted the colors and photo positioning.  Then we added a title and journaling.  We had such a great time together that now Haley wants to try one on her own!  So this week, why not try something new?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Paper Crafting Tip # 29: Journal around a layout.

This week's Try It Tuesday challenge is to journal around the perimeter
of your layout.  Another option is to journal around individual
photos.  This is a great way to fit more photos on a layout.  Tip:  A
white gel or Souffle pen works great on dark paper.  TRY IT!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Paper Crafting Tip # 27: Make Faux Chipboard

there!  This week's Try It Tuesday Challenge is to make faux
chipboard.  It's so easy!  Just punch/die cut a shape or letter out of
cardstock 3 or 4 times.  Use the heaviest cardstock your punch/die cut
machine will take.  Glue the shapes together, and you will have a
"chipboard" accent or letter.  For these circles,  I stamped the
images with Palette Noir Black ink and colored the images with
watercolor pencils.  Then I punched them out with my circle punch.
After that, I punched circles out of heavy cardstock and glued 2 of
these under the circle images.  You can't tell the difference, even in
real life!  TRY IT!