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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Just a reminder about our current digital product designer call out!

We are looking for new partners to join our Snap, Click, Supply digital store. If you are a digital product designer who makes papers, cut files, journaling cards, printables, and would like to sell your products through our site, we’d love to see your work. CLICK HERE to apply.

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If you have additional questions, please contact Jen Gallacher at jen@snapclicksupply.com. Share this information with a talented digital designer whom you might think would be a good fit. (NOTE: This opportunity is for digital product designers only and NOT for those looking to join our Creative Team.)

One Buck Wednesday | Digital Scrapbook Kits for $1.00

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Download select digital scrapbooking kits for only $1.00 today only during our One Buck Wednesday sale! CLICK HERE to start shopping $1.00 digital supplies.  You’ll find plenty of holiday digital kits, plus everyday items as well. The sale includes products from Adrienne Looman, BoBunny, Carina Gardner, Carta Bella Paper, Echo Park Paper, Fancy Pants Designs, Jenni Bowlin, Liv.edesigns, Lori Whitlock, and Prima Marketing Flowers.. Sale ends at midnight tonight, so don’t miss out. Be sure to share the good news with your crafty friends!

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DIY Christmas Tags | Free Printable

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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

Digital December Daily

Are you a fan of the popular December Daily albums? Do you enjoy documenting your holiday season? Designer Mye De Leon recently released a darling Christmas digital scrapbooking kit that includes journaling cards, tags, and other embellishments perfect for recording your life in December.

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Print these cuties, cut them out, and slip them into your December album. These are perfect for holiday memory keeping. And right now they’re all 50% off during our storewide holiday sale! CLICK HERE for more details about these darling kits!

Mye De Leon Memories of Christmas Journal Cards available at www.snapclicksupply.com #decemberdaily #digitalscrapbooking

Mye De Leon Memories of Christmas digital scrapbook page by designer Teresa Burnham

Mye De Leon Memories of Christmas hybrid card by designer Arielle Gordon

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:

Together by Betsy Sammarco for Snap Click Supply #digitalscrapbooking

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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

 

 

Digital Product Designer Call Out

Just a reminder about our current digital product designer call out!

We are looking for new partners to join our Snap, Click, Supply digital store. If you are a digital product designer who makes papers, cut files, journaling cards, printables, and would like to sell your products through our site, we’d love to see your work. CLICK HERE to apply.

If you have additional questions, please contact Jen Gallacher at jen@snapclicksupply.com. Share this information with a talented digital designer whom you might think would be a good fit. (NOTE: This opportunity is for digital product designers only and NOT for those looking to join our Creative Team.)

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