Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Why do I love My Digital Studio...scrapbook page

While vising the MyDigitalStudio.net site recently, I came across a great digital studio page by Cindy Schuster that sums up why so many of us are falling in love with digital scrapbooking and digital cardmaking. 

This is a shameless case of Cindy's page with my choices of favorite Designer Series Paper, stamps, and embellishments.  One of the ideas I forgot to mention on my reasons for loving My Digital Studio software is that  although Stampin' Up! may retire stamps, papers, colors and accessories and they are no longer available for purchase, if I've purchased it as a My Digital Studio download, I'll have my favorites ... forever!

If you are a My Digital Studio software user, why not case this and use your favorite digital downloads to showcase some of the interesting things you can do with My Digital Studio.  Send me a link in the comments section below.  I would love to see what you did! 

I'm planning to have several of these professionally printed by Stampin' Up!'s professional print services and keep them on hand for classes and open houses.  I'm also thinking that this is a great template for a page entitled 8 things I love.  I love using templates because you don't have to start from scratch -- although I did on this page. To change my layout, I could add photos, change the background paper and colors and add many different embellishment. 

The project I wanted to show you is the latest digital card I made using My Digital Studio.  I stated with a template available as a download and customized the Designer Series paper and embellishment.

After printing the card front on my home printer, I mounted it on a Soft Suede background.  It was a quick, fun card, but it seemed flat and commercial rather than handmade and personal.  So I added extra pages to my project, copied the card elements to a separate page, and printed the card elements individually

Then I hand cut the elements while I was watching TV and popped up the elements on dimensional to make this card.  I sponged the edges with Soft Suede and added buttons and twine. 

While I was printing my card elements, I also up-sized the digital top note element to make a text block for the inside of my card.  I rarely add elements to the inside of my cards; but with My Digital studio, it is so easy -- why not?

I also personalized one of the card front images for my brother's birthday. 

And finally, I played with different buttons on the card front. 

Other then the card I'm sending my brother in Minnesota for his birth this week, I'll add the rest of my samples to my stash of cards -- ready when I need them.  Thanks for indulging my little craft session today.

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