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creating a hybrid page using a digital template

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Hi! Kelly here and today I would like to show you how I use digital templates to take the guess-work out of making hybrid pages.  I absolutely love making hybrid pages but it hasn’t been an easy transition from digital.  I love working with paper and physical elements/stamps but I missed being able to change things and make adjustments like I could do with my digital layouts.  Once I have everything printed out I can’t easily go back and resize a paper piece or a word art if I found that it didn’t work with my page design which usually meant wasting something that I had printed.  Then I had the idea to use the digital templates I have in my stash to create my hybrid pages, and let me tell you, it has been a game changer!

I start out by creating my page using my digital template and the digital items that I plan to print out.  On this layout I used press packet no. 2 and hello, my name is.

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After I have all my printable items sized the way I want and the journaling done (on this page I typed it right on the background paper) I save the pieces on a png file to print and cut with my Silhouette.  I usually make my hybrid pages 8×8,  so most of my pieces will usually fit on one page to print and cut.  I printed the background paper and photo directly from photoshop and trimmed them with my paper trimmer.

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Then I simply print and cut the pieces with my Silhouette.  If I am doing a page that only has square and rectangle pieces I will usually print directly from photoshop and use my paper trimmer, but in this case I wanted my Silhouette to cut out the glasses element.

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After I have all my pieces cut I just put them back together and add my elements, stamps or sewing.  Then if I haven’t typed out my journaling to be printed I will hand write it on my layout.

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And there you have it! A beautiful hybrid page without all the guess-work or need to reprint several times to get things right.

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Have a great week you guys and happy scrapping!

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Caylee June 25, 2014, 1:01 pm

    This is AWESOME, Kelly.

    • Kelly June 25, 2014, 3:05 pm

      Thank you Caylee!

  • Debra June 26, 2014, 6:45 pm

    Awesome Kelly! Thanks!

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