I had SO much fun coming up with the samples for this week’s new/revamped products! What a blast to get my fingers a little bit sticky and play with some gorgeous digital paper designed by a couple of my favorite designers in the industry. I’ll show you what I did in a second, but first, let me show you my new releases!
You can purchase the complete set of templates (including a pdf version, for you non-techy types!) and cutting files, OR you can grab just the cutting files. Click on the images to be taken to my store.
I revamped this previously released template to make the scoring lines less noticeable (they are the more updated connect-the-dash style) and I included cutting files for your digital die cut machine! Remember that you need an intermediary software like Sure Cuts A Lot to be able to cut these on your Cricut machine. Other types of digital cutters probably come with a software that allows you to cut these files, but just to be sure, you should test your machine’s software by trying out my Paper Flower Pieces Template, first.
For my first sample, I used a new release by Karen Lewis called My Wonderland. GORGEOUS!! It’s all about home and family and contains the most amazing patterned papers that are perfect for hybrid projects. I absolutely love it! You should check out ALL her kits, because she has a total knack for creating fun patterned papers that look amazing all printed out.
And, really, it is EASY to use digital papers, even if you don’t have any special software. You would just double click on a paper file (which is a jpg image) and then whatever software you have loaded onto your computer that deals with jpgs will open it up. That might be “preview” or it could be the photo editing software that came with your camera. In any case, SOMETHING will open it. Then, you just print it! I like to print mine on matte photo paper, but you could totally print it on cardstock. Just expect more muted colors. If you want to learn more about hybrid, check out this Where to Start article over at The Hybrid Chick. I talked a bit about printing on different types of papers over there.
And, as I said, you can always just print the pdf files onto a piece of patterned paper that you already have in your stash and then cut by hand! I try to make it super easy for ya!
Like those eggs? I printed some papers onto plain copy paper and covered some plastic eggs! I did a tutorial on that over at The Hybrid Chick a while back, and a brand new one (which uses tissue paper instead of copy paper) was just recently posted. The Hybrid Chick is a wealth of information!
Heather played with this template and it took on a whole new look! Check out her birthday themed project using the And Many More kit by Wishing Well Creations:
Aren’t those great?!
I’ll be back to show you my OTHER new release in just a few! But, if you just can’t stand the wait, click on over to my store!