Here is the last in the series of short videos showing you the three mini scrapbook albums I made using just one piece of 8×8 cardstock and patterned paper each. This album is quite “girly” using more K&Co Papers “Sparkly Sweet”. All the albums are 4×4 and quite cute really!
I’ve had a few questions on how to actually make the template and cut the cardstock to make the pretty edges, so I will post a short video shortly showing you exactly how to do it!
These albums are great as little gifts, either filled with photos, or just leaving spaces for photos and journaling so that your recipient can stick in their own!
In the last article I showed you the Birthday Vouchers I made for my husband. Well here is a picture of the 5 small bars of chocolate I also gave him, I left them around the house for him to find. (My daughter and I were visiting folks so weren’t at home on his birthday).
I used one of the original paper wrappers of the bars of chocolate as a template. In Photoshop Elements (PSE) I created a piece of paper that was the same dimensions and then just dragged digital background paper over the top, till I was happy.
I then measured the original wrapper again to see where I needed to position the words.
Here is a screenshot showing the wrapper before it was printed. However I didn’t print from PSE, I saved the image as a JPEG and then printed 2 to a page in using MS Word. (Btw the cross-hatching on the screen there is just the grid I had on view to help with positioning).
Although I created this one in PSE, it would be as easy to do in something like Word with a coloured text box and some white coloured text on top. Or if you were feeling more adventurous – pull in a digital background (as it is just a picture) into Word and then crop it to the size you want. Then add a clear text box on top of the background and create white text in it.
I made a video (in an article) about putting white text on photos which is the same technique – Click here to view.
This is the case for the Vouchers I made for my husband recently as part of his birthday present. What do you buy the man who has everything? LOL
Well boringly he got the tie, socks, shirt, chocs and booze, but it’s always difficult to buy something “different”. So I came across some templates whilst looking around at printable products (other than my own) and they were for valentines day vouchers actually.
Above is the back of the case – by the way!… Anyway, normally I would make my own from scratch, but instead I bought the download and then adjusted it to my needs by adding papers (which were from some free downloadable background papers by Cinzia Loosemore)
Above is the first of 5 vouchers I made, bespoke for my husband! For instance, one of them was to have his favourite meal cooked… a voucher which needed the 24 hours notice! Unfortunately I have felt so ill since his birthday that he will have to wait a while longer before he can redeem of them!
I put the vouchers into this envelope, along with a custom wrapped chocolate bar (see next article). If you are a subscriber to the newsletter you may recognise the stamp I used?! It’s from a set of downloadable templates in the October 2008 issue (you can insert whatever picture you wish, btw, you don’t have to have the example picture).
In the next article I will show you the chocolate wrappers I made.