Extracting Pocket Cards from Digital Papers

Hello Winter digital scrapbook layout by designer Rachael Sheedy featuring the Hello Winter collection by Echo Park Paper available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply

Hello! Rachael here today, with a layout featuring Echo Park’s beautiful Hello Winter kit. While working with this kit, I decided I wanted to use some of the pocket cards featured in one of the background papers. This is a super easy process that makes your background paper stash even more usable and versatile.

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To extract the “winter sweater” card, I started by selecting the rectangle marquee tool.

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Once this tool is active, change the “style” setting from Normal to Fixed Size. Since pocket cards are generally 3×4 (inches) or 4×6, it’s usually pretty easy to determine which size you need to select. Note the size of the card you want to select, and then enter your dimensions into the width and height fields.

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Once the size values have been entered, all you have to do is double-check that the paper layer is the active layer in your layers palette, and then click down with your cursor in the upper left-hand corner of the card you wish to select. Photoshop will automatically determine the selection area based on the values you entered.

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Some cards may be slightly larger or smaller than the 3×4 or 4×6 dimensions, so feel free to deselect the selection and tweak the values as you prefer. Once you are happy with the selection size, just click Ctrl+J (Windows) or Cmd+J (Mac) to copy your selection to a new layer. Repeat the process for any other cards you’d like to extract, adjusting the values as needed.

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Once you are finished extracting cards, you can turn off the background paper layer or delete it altogether. I continued to use the marquee tool on a new, blank layer, filling the selection with the foreground color and clipping a background paper to the new layer. I did this a few times to create several 3×4 cards, and used this as the primary design element in this layout.

Hello Winter digital scrapbook layout by designer Rachael Sheedy featuring the Hello Winter collection by Echo Park Paper available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply

I hope this layout inspires you to try extracting your own pocket cards from digital papers!

Supplies:

Hello Winter digital collection by Echo Park Hybrids

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2016 Perpetual Planner

Hi there! My name is Tya Smith and this is my very first blog post as a new member of the Snap Click Supply Design team and I am so happy to be here! I am excited to share with you today this really fun and easy to put together perpetual planner. I don’t know about you but as soon as the New Year comes around, my thoughts turn to setting organization goals for the upcoming year. One of the areas that I really want to focus on this year is having a plan for my memory keeping and this planner was an easy solution to get me on the right track to stay organized.

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I started with the Life Planner templates from Lori Whitlock. They were just what I needed to get my ideas down for planning out my pages. I loved how there is a spot to sketch out my layout and also lines next to each date for a little journaling about what happened that day.

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The templates come as a PDF file so I opened up Week 1 and got to work.

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I used the adorable Typeset Collection by Basic Grey for the papers and elements on my pages. There are so many darling shapes and elements that were perfect for my planner.

I started with a letter sized document and then began dragging and dropping papers and elements into the document to make my page. Here is Week 1:

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Here is Week 2

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I also designed a cover to go on the front page of my planner. I am going to use a 3 ring binder and page protectors to put the pages in. These will be easy to pull in and out and edit when I need to by using this method.

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Hopefully by utilizing this method I will be able to keep on track and plan my pocket scrapbook layouts for the 2016 year. Hopefully I have inspired you to create this fun and easy planner for your own use. With a few simple files and a cute binder- you too can have a cute planner of your own. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

Typeset Complete Collection by Basic Grey
Life Planner by Lori Whitlock
3 Ring Binder
Page Protectors
Cardstock

Meet Rachael and Tya!

Hello digi friends! We are very excited today to announce two new members of our design team. Meet Rachael Sheedy and Tya Smith! These ladies are super talented, and we know you’re going to be inspired by their creations. Of course, we’re sad to say goodbye to team members Betsy and Julie, and we’ll miss them. Read on below to get to know our new team members a little better.

Rachael Sheedy

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Rachael is from Utah and you can see more of her beautiful digital creations by clicking on the links to her blog and social media accounts below.

Favorite project…

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Rachael says this about her beautiful layout: My nieces and nephews feature heavily in my scrapbook layouts. I love these cuties!

Below are some details about Rachael.

Currently…

Eating: way too much, haha. Lately, I’ve been noshing on pumpkin bread whenever I get the chance.
Listening to: Christmas music, of course! I’m also digging the song “Automatic” by Zhu & AlunaGeorge.
Reading: The latest James Rollins novel (The Bone Labyrinth)
Watching: The Walking Dead; Person of Interest
Loving: Spending time with family. Since my husband & I moved back from San Diego, we have been able to spend more time with our families, and we love it.
Creating: Frantically trying to finish an ABC book (digital scrapbook style) for my nephew’s Christmas present. It’s been a tradition for each of the kids since I started scrapbooking.
Looking forward to: Christmas, of course! And quality time with my adorable nieces and nephews.


Tya Smith

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Tya also hails from Utah, and you can catch up with her crafty adventures by clicking on the links to her blog and social media accounts below.

My favorite project…
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Believe it or not- I am fairly new to the digital scrapbooking world. I have been working on Lori Whitlock’s Design Team for about a year now and fell in love with all the awesome digital products that I found on Snap Click Supply so I tried out a few layouts and loved it! Here is my first layout that I did – It’s my favorite because it features my favorite things: My 3 kiddos, Christmas and Disneyland 🙂
Enjoy some more details about Tya.
Currently…
Eating:Cadbury Mini Eggs – but the Christmas version! So glad they carry these twice a year now!
Listening to: I love 80’s music so when I create or clean I have my 80’s Sirius Radio on. I am also jamming to 2 alt bands that my 18 year old introduced me to that have an 80’s vibe- The Neighbourhood and The 1975.
Reading: I am a huge Harry Potter nerd so I am re-reading  Harry Potter and the Deathly Halllows ( I read it every year.)
Watching: I love all the Shondaland shows, so I just caught up with this seasons Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder.
Loving: Wrapping all the gifts for my family-it truly is better to give than receive! I love this time of year!
Creating: Working on a Digital Holiday Album and getting ready to go through all my pictures that I have taken this year and getting them printed off. I do this every New Year’s Day.
Looking forward to:Planning a trip to NYC in March for Spring Break!

DIY Christmas Tags | Free Printable

free holiday printables
Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

Hello Snap Click Supply fans! It’s Candice Meyer here to share a few fun Holiday gift tag ideas that are beautiful AND quick to make! Picking a pack to work with was difficult since there are so many gorgeous Holiday digital designs on Snap Click Supply’s store! I fell in love with the elements The Story of Christmas Collection by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park. This mega-pack is brimming over with darling details, charming script phrases, and even a festive font option!

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

To make this project quick and easy, I relied on foundational shapes from one of my favorite collections: Lori Whitlock’s Label Brush Set B. I selected several fun designs to be the base of each gift tag. The basic process:

  1. Open up a new transparent document sized 5×7.
  2. Use your brush tool to create a tag base.
  3. Drag elements from the Story of Christmas onto the tag.
  4. Use the print and cut feature of the silhouette machine to cut out your new tag designs.
  5. Embellish your tags with glitter, gold edging, rhinestones, metallic nailheads, and ribbon!

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

To make this cute little gift tag, I clipped a wooden background paper [The Story of Christmas] onto one of the square ticket designs [Label Brush Set B]. I added the darling banner at the top so it draped across the shape. The “To” and “From” were alpha characters from element pack 4 [Story of Christmas]. To make these elements pop, I used the “Fill Layer” option to change their coloring from red to white. Be sure to use the guidelines feature to double check your letters are lined up perfectly! After this shape was printed, I edged it with a Krylon gold leafing pen.

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

I couldn’t resist using the banner element one more time—as a large focal item on a gift package! To make this shape easy for my silhouette to cut out, I added a stroke selection to the outline of the banner. (I just wanted it to be barely visible so I set the width to 3 px.) Once printed and cut, I simply glued this large graphic to the top of my gift! I added a golden metallic nailhead in each of the pom pom circles for extra sparkle. Such an easy gift idea with a definite wow factor!

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

The long ribbon tag from Brush Set B is perfect for attaching to a gift bag this Holiday season. I kept the background white and simply clipped the “Deck the Halls” saying element to the shape. Two additional holly images completed the look!  Again, I added a barely visible stroke line around the tag outline so it would be easy for my silhouette to cut out. Once printed and cut, I embellished the holly berries with red rhinestones!

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

Shades of blue and aqua happen to be my favorite color palette. This tag will compliment your gift giving activities all winter long! I spelled out the word “JOY” using a combination of letters and graphics. The “J” and “Y” were made using my favorite san serif font and the “O” was a snowflake circle medallion from The Story of Christmas collection. Once again, I used guidelines to ensure that everything lined up perfectly.

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I added two additional snowflake elements to the corners for added interest. Since I didn’t want these designs competing with the focal point, I set the opacity to 64%. Once my tag was printed and cut, I edged the outline with aqua glitter. Optional: Pop up the center snowflake circle using double sided foam tape to create dimension! For added sparkle, I outlined the snowflake medallion with crystal glitter.

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

The striped border on this tag was created by first dragging paper #10 onto the background shape. Then, I used the shape tool to create a large rectangle spanning the entire tag—this simple action created a digital washi tape effect since only the borders of the striped paper are showing on my tag!

Any of the script words [Cheer, Christmas, Merry] in The Story of Christmas collection would be beautiful focal points for your gift tags! I paired the “Cheer” graphic with the present element on this classic tag shape. Positioning a star garland near the top completed my design. Once the tag was printed and cut, I added red glitter to the “Cheer” script, rhinestones to the star garland, and popped up the present using double sided foam tape.

There are so many amazing possibilities using The Story of Christmas mega-pack to design your Holiday gift tags! Hopefully, this post sparks your creativity… we’d love to see your handmade gift tags this season – be sure to share them on our Facebook page! We are giving away 3 of the gift tags featured above to our wonderful readers!

Click the link below to download your FREE PRINT QUALITY file:

Gift Tags Candice Meyer Free Download

Supplies:

The Story of Christmas
Lori Whitlock’s Label Brush Set B
Crafting Embellishments: Glue Pen, Krylon Pen, Rhinestones, Metallic Nailheads, Ribbon, Glitter, Foam Tape

Pinterest-Inspired Hybrid Layout + Free Printable Gift Tags

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Hi!  It’s Betsy here and I’d like to share my December project and layout with you.  I’ve been working with limited supplies lately since my craft area is packed away as we do some minor construction.  Knowing I’d still need to satisfy my creative urges, I kept a few things handy to create with: all of my solid cardstock, a few storage bags of patterned paper, and a handful of embellishments including sequins and a pack of wooden hexagons. It’s times like these, when supplies are thin, where a full digital stash comes in handy.

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I used the whimsical Stitched Snowflakes from Nancie Rowe Janitz on my wooden hexagons as embellishments.

Stitched Snowflakes by Nancie Rowe Janitz

I was stuck creatively on how to lay out my hexagons on the 12×12 canvas. I went to Pinterest and searched for the word “hexagons”.  This is how the resulting pins from this search inspired me to create this layout.

  1. Instead of clumping the hexagons together, I spread them out in a meandering line similar to the wall decorations here.
  1. My hexagons didn’t seem “grounded” to me until I was this card and decided to back the entire hexagon grouping with a bright cardstock.
  1. Titles are always the most difficult part of a layout for me, but this card prompted me to try my title (and journaling) on a banner.

Using these three creative ideas, I produced a layout I love:

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Supplies:

Stitched Snowflakes by Nancie Rowe Janitz
Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock
Wooden Hexagon Pieces by Kaiser Crafts
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint Teal
Sequins
Font: Steelfish
Jenni Bowllin Studio Malted Milk ink

 

This is the season of giving, isn’t it?  I created these Handmade Gift Tags from the same digital kit I used for the layout and am gifting you the pdf here.  Are you making handmade gifts this year?  If so, these would be adorable tags to adorn your packages.  Print and cut and use as is, or embellish them further as I did here:

Handmade with love tags by Betsy Sammarco

Download your Handmade With Love tags here:

Handmade with Love Tags

 

 

Whimsical Christmas Tree Collage | Free Printable!

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For the next few weeks our fabulous design team will be sharing holiday project inspiration here on the blog, along with some FREE holiday printables as our way of saying “Happy Holidays” and “Thank You” to all you wonderful Snap Click Supply Co fans. Tammy starts us off with this beautiful printable tree collage. Enjoy!

 

Hey guys! Can you believe it’s already the holiday season again? It seems to come faster and faster every year, doesn’t it? Tammy here from the Design Team with a quirky collaged Christmas tree made with elements from Fancy Pants’ Merry Little Christmas kit. And you know what? Because it’s the holiday season, we are giving you this lovely whimsy to print for yourself for your own seasonal décor! Just call me Santa. J

Printable Christmas Tree Collage by Tammy Circeo featuring the Merry Little Christmas kit by Fancy Pants Design available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #freeprintable #christmas

But if you’d rather make your own using this kit or any other one, I’m going to give you a few pointers on how to do it. Here’s a triptych of the three elements kits that are in the Merry Little Christmas kit to show you that picking a kit with lots of elements gives tons of options for making your shaped poster.

Fancy Pants Design Merry Little Christmas Kit available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply

You can make this poster any size you choose, obviously. However, because I knew you were going to have the choice to download it, I wanted to give you the option to print it in a size that your home printer could easily handle and that was easily framed with a store-bought mat and frame. I opened a new document in Photoshop by clicking on FILE>NEW, then chose 8.5 x 11 inches in the dialog box for the size, also making sure to choose 300 PPI and … we’re ready to get started.

We now have an 8.5 x 11 document, but a standard frame size is 8×10 so I brought in guides from both the top and sides to keep myself reminded to not put elements outside of that area and risk them being covered by the mat or frame. To bring in guides, be sure your rulers are visible by clicking on the VIEW tab, then scrolling down to RULERS and clicking again. When your rulers are visible, click down in the ruler at the top or side of the workspace, hold the mouse down and pull out a guide to the desired point.

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Now you have your borders defined and can work within those. I knew I wanted a Christmas Tree shape so I chose the Custom Shape Tool. It’s housed with the Rectangle Tool, Rounded Rectangle Tool, Line Tool … It’s the last tool in the drop-down menu for that icon and it’s a star shape.

I could’ve chosen a simple triangle shape, right? Because when you squint your eyes, a Christmas tree is really just a triangle. But I searched for an evergreen tree anyway and found one …

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It’s a little shaggy, but it gives me a great space to work with.

Click down with the mouse and drag to the desired shape, being sure to hold the SHIFT key to keep it proportionate. I changed the color to a lighter gray because I simply wanted it to be a guide. Not a dictator.

Then I started loading in elements from the kit … word tabs, stickers, letters …

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There was lots there! Too much, in fact. This was the point I asked my Wordsmith Husband to craft a message to Santa using all those words.

He immediately said, “You know there’s way too many words, right?”

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Of course, I did and started deleting word tabs and bringing in a few letters from the blue Alpha in the kit. All in all, I only used five of the many word tabs and felt a little sad about that because they were all so wonderful. But I love the “jolly ol’ Elf” and the “All I want for Christmas” stickers so they stayed!

I knew I wanted to use the music-patterned tree at the top, and top it with a gold star so I got that in, used the “Dear Santa” word tab to get the top of the tree started with a message to Santa, then loaded in other elements, and made “Merry Christmas” the front and center message at the bottom. Santa’s vintage shape with his pack of toys was perfect for the bottom left of the tree!

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After that it was simply a matter of arranging words, shapes, and colors to write a quick message to Santa and make a visually pleasing collage. It took a little tweaking here and there, but in the end, I was pleased … especially after putting this dark paper behind it! It just pops off the paper!

“Dear Santa, You’re a jolly ol’ Elf. All I want for Christmas is peace, joy, blessings & smiles & memories. Merry Christmas.”

Isn’t this a wonderfully whimsical way to shape a Christmas tree and feel the holiday spirit? Wishing you and yours the best this season has to offer!

Click the link below to download your FREE PRINT QUALITY file:

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Printable Christmas Tree Collage by Tammy Circeo featuring the Merry Little Christmas kit by Fancy Pants Design available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #freeprintable #christmas

Print this on your home computer on good-quality cardstock or save to a disk and ask your local print shop to print it for you. You can copy the file to a thumb drive or CD disk and take it to the shop. They will also have good suggestions for the type of paper to print it on.

 

Supplies:

All Elements, Alpha, and paper from Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas kit available at Snap Click Supply Co.

 

Mini Recipe Book

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

Hello Snap Click Supply fans! It’s Candice Meyer here to share a mini recipe book idea that’s perfect for documenting all your cherished Holiday recipes. I created this darling book using elements and papers from the  Echo Park Made From Scratch collection I just love all the baking, food, and utensil graphics included in this fun pack!

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

I selected Carina Gardner’s Essential 4×6 vertical bracket album as my book base. I cut out the cover on my silhouette using a printed sheet of aqua paper from the Made From Scratch collection. The center panel of the book template folds into a cute pocket– perfect for holding a selection of special recipe cards! Since I wanted this section of my book to “pop” with color and interest, I printed off a striped page of paper to run through my silhouette. With my book structure in place, all I needed to do was embellish!

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

I focused first on creating the cover design. I love to cluster 3 larger elements together to form a focal point. I also like to pop one or several graphics up using foam tape to add dimension to my composition. Here, the aqua “Recipes” element is elevated, as well as the heart underneath the “Made with Love” graphic. Other fun details: aqua washi tape along the side embellished with a line of gold metallic nail heads, the date written in golden sticker numbers, and a red twine bow tied to the skillet.

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

The inside cover is the perfect spot to place a photo that goes along with your recipes. Since I selected a colorful sheet of paper to cut out the pocket page, I kept my embellishments in this section simple. I simply added a fork and spoon cutout and a rectangle “Recipes” element.

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

I love that the Made From Scratch collection contains a full page of beautiful recipe cards! I printed off this page, cut them up, and slipped them into the pocket. So easy!

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

I turned the “When Life Gives You Lemons…” rectangular element into a card that I attached onto my back cover. To dress up the inside, I ran a border of aqua washi tape along the top and bottom, as well as clustered another grouping of 3 graphics in the corner. Four rhinestones add a touch of sparkle to the “Sweet as Honey” medallion.

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

This mini recipe book would be the perfect way to capture your Thanksgiving signature dishes. Maybe your Mom and/or Grandma have a few recipes that you never want to misplace? Preserve these precious memories today using the Made From Scratch collection. This keepsake mini book would be a darling gift for family members anytime of the year!

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

Mini Recipe Book by Candice Meyer featuring the Echo Park Paper Made From Scratch digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply #minibook #DIYrecipebook

Supplies:

Made From Scratch Collection from Echo Park Hybrids
Carina’s Essentials 4×6 Vertical Bracket Album Pattern
Crafting Embellishments: Glue Pen, Krylon Pen, Red Twine, Assorted Punches, Orange Rhinestones

How to Create a Dimensional Brad from a Flat Image

Crisp Weather Main Photo by Betsy Sammarco

Hello everybody!  It’s Betsy Sammarco here to share a cool Photoshop Trick.  I created this layout of my sweet niece using the Carta Bella A Perfect Autumn kit.  The green in the kit caught my eye as I remembered the photos of my niece in her lime-ish green sweatshirt.  A few color tweaks here and there and the kit worked wonderfully.

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There are a lot of elements in the kit including solid and decorative brads.  The brads however are flat images without dimension.  I’ll show you a quick and easy way to create fancy metal rimmed brads from the flat images provided in Photoshop.  This technique can be used with any flat image!

  1. Open your flat circular image in Photoshop.

Crisp Weather 1 by Betsy Sammarco

  1. Click on the layer and click fx to add an effect to the image.
  1. Choose Bevel & Emboss. The effects panel will open and you can play with the settings, but I used the Inner Bevel settings shown below.  This will give your brad it’s dimension.

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  1. Next, we’ll create the metal rim. Click on stroke.  Click on Fill Type and choose Gradient.  Click on the Gradient down arrow, click on the gear and choose Metals.

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  1. You can see which metal stroke you like the best. I chose the one called Steel Bar.

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  1. Save this file on your computer and add the drop shadows needed when you place it in your layout.

Easy right?  You’ve just done this:

Crisp Weather 5 by Betsy Sammarco

Supplies used:

CartaBella A Perfect Autumn Full Collection

Liv.E Designs HoHo Holiday Papers

You Charmer Template by Mye De Leon

 

Hybrid Thanksgiving Bottle Tags

Hello All! Tammy Circeo from the design team here with an idea to dress up your beverage bottles for Thanksgiving using elements and papers from Mye De Leon’s Gather Together kit.

Hybrid Bottle Tags by Tammy Circeo featuring the Gather Together collection by Mye De Leon available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #thanksgiving

I headed out to Silhouette America to find a bottle tag that I could cut on my Cameo because that’s easiest, but if you don’t have a cutting machine, simply measure a rectangle 7½ x 3 inches, then make a fold line at 2¾ inches from one end. You can leave it square or round it off as you wish. The hole is just barely over 1¾ inches and could be punched with a circle punch. You could also cut the bottom edge decoratively with scissors or punches.

I chose just a few elements and papers, but this kit is full of wonderful options to decorate bottle tags for many occasions … not just Thanksgiving!

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I might have gotten a little carried away with making tags, but it really was so simple and the possibilities with the papers and elements were endless.

Hybrid Thanksgiving Bottle Tags by Tammy Circeo featuring the Gather Together collection by Mye De Leon available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #thanksgiving

I even broke in my new Minc machine … foiling is so easy!

Hybrid Thanksgiving Bottle Tags by Tammy Circeo featuring the Gather Together collection by Mye De Leon available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking

I love the bottle tag that Lori Whitlock designed for the Silhouette because it has a pocket folded over the back where you can stick a little note for the host. Expressing your gratitude, of course.

Hybrid Thanksgiving Bottle Tags by Tammy Circeo featuring the Gather Together collection by Mye De Leon available at www.snapclicksupply.com #hybridproject #thanksgiving

The sky is the limit with these tags so as you prepare to honor your hosts for holiday parties, welcome new neighbors to the neighborhood, or celebrate an anniversary or birthday, consider fancying up those beverage bottles. Happy celebrating!

Supplies: Elements and papers from Mye deLeon’s Gather Together kit, baker’s twine and ribbon, pop dots

 

Hybrid Halloween Treat Packaging

Hybrid Halloween Treat Packaging by Julie Walker featuring the Spookalicious Digital Kit by Mye De Leon available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #halloweencrafts
Happy Halloween, everybody!  I just love Fall and am getting excited about the upcoming festivities that go along with it.  Now, if the weather in South Texas would just cool off a bit (we are still experiencing 90+ degree temps here) we might get into the spirit a little more.  Regardless of what Mother Nature delivers, I am ready to surprise my neighbors with these cute Halloween treats!
Halloween 2015 Photo 2 - by Julie Walker
I picked up a few containers at Target’s $1 spot, but any empty jar/bag/box/container will work for this project – it’s easily adaptable!  Next, I created an 8 1/2″ x 11″ document in Photoshop.  Then, using Mye De Leon’s Spookalicious kit, I simply chose a few of the circle tags and other embellishments that I knew would look good on my jars and pulled them onto my blank document.  I sized the elements to fit my jars, printed the page, and cut out each item.
Hybrid Halloween Treat Packaging by Julie Walker featuring the Spookalicious Digital Kit by Mye De Leon available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #halloweencrafts
This is what the jars looked like (filled with candy, of course!).
Hybrid Halloween Treat Packaging by Julie Walker featuring the Spookalicious Digital Kit by Mye De Leon available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #halloweencrafts
Just perfect for Halloween!
Hybrid Halloween Treat Packaging by Julie Walker featuring the Spookalicious Digital Kit by Mye De Leon available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #halloweencrafts
See how cute they look with just a few bits of bling attached?  I simply covered the circle tags, added a fun sentiment to a crazy skeleton straw, and strung a tag using some fiber.
Hybrid Halloween Treat Packaging by Julie Walker featuring the Spookalicious Digital Kit by Mye De Leon available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #halloweencrafts
I think my neighbors will love finding these treats on their front porches!
Supplies:
Mye De Leon’s Spookalicious kit
Jars & Orange Container from $1 Spot at Target