We share the love of digital scrapbooking, but it is likely that many (most?) of us started out as “paper,” or “traditional” scrapbook artists. The two disciplines do not have to be exclusive of each other. I love seeing digital designs used in other ways. And it’s even more fun for me when they are MY digital designs!
Back in October, I shared a blog post with you in which I highlighted using digital designs on t-shirts and water bottle wraps. If you missed it, you can read Digital Designs: Not just for Scrapbooking here.
Today I have 2 other hybrid projects to share with you! Today we’ll talk about one, tomorrow the other!
Pat, a member of my CT, used Rise and Shine to create an adorable business-card size magnet! This is what she said about the process:
My first attempt was printing on an actual business card template. Not only was I a bit off the grid marks but the colors were not very sharp. Perhaps if I used photo business card paper it would have worked better. However that’s a pricy option.
My second attempt was printing on matte photo paper. I buy the photo paper for my printer when it comes on sale, usually it’s 2 for one, so I have a stockpile of it. You could use glossy, that would be really nice also.
In Photoshop print settings I moved the card to the upper corner and checked off the “Corner Crop Marks” so it gives guidelines along the actual edge. I’ve used a couple of different cutting boards but I really like the little Fiskars cutting board with the wire guide; it really does great precision cuts. Aligning the wire over the crop marks, I was able to get great cuts. Since I used 8 1/2×11 paper I can still run the remaining paper through the printer for other magnets, or I could have filled the page up with other magnet designs to print.
To blend in the white edges of the card, I just ran the edges through an ink pad.
The magnets have a sticky side that does not forgive if you mess it up. However you can hide minor mistakes by cutting the offending edge of the magnet (yes I was off a tad on one side;-), they’re easy to cut…
You may download Pat’s Rise and Shine Magnet design here.