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!
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.
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.
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.
And there you have it! A beautiful hybrid page without all the guess-work or need to reprint several times to get things right.
Have a great week you guys and happy scrapping!