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Digital papers and elements are great to use on a digital layout, but have you ever thought about printing them and using them for other things? It’s amazing how versatile these little png’s and jpg’s can be! Today, I thought it would be fun to share with you a few screen shots as I did just this! I wanted to make a thank you card for a friend who is a big kitty lover! And what more special way is there than to give a home made card! Here is my final product:
To make this card, you’ll want to open a screen in your software that is 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches. This is the size of an average card. Fill it with your favorite paper and copy it into a new screen that is 8.5 x 11
Create that new screen as an 8.5 x 11 canvas which will print on a standard piece of cardstock. You can also make a smaller rectangle that will fit on half of the paper. In my case, I made this one white and then I did my full card with a blue patterned paper. I made it 3.25 inches by 4.5 inchesAlso, because I wanted this piece to not get lost on my white cardstock when it printed, I added a small stroke around it. I’ll cut it off but now I know where to cut!
Then I added the elements I wanted on my card and resized them. I left the kitty pretty big because I want him to take up a large part of the card! But you can do it however you want! I also added the talk bubble to my white rectangle and added a shadow so it won’t need to be cut but will still look somewhat realistic:
Now I print:
Then I cut and piece the card together! Easy Peasy!
Now, it’s your turn:
To get started, pick out a mini from the resource library and choose the elements you want to print. Whether you are wanting to add a few things to a paper scrapped layout or make a card or even a fun project, printing digital elements is a great and inexpensive way to get even more use out of these little kits!
Here is the FREE mini I used for today’s project:
You can get it by going to the Resource Library and putting in the password (if you have that) or fill out the form below to receive the password!
If you like this project and today’s mini and want to pin it for later or share with a friend, you can click on the image below to save it in Pinterest!
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