[UPDATED] When it comes to making ephemera for your scrapbook or junk journal, do you sometimes appreciate easy fixes? I do. That’s why I combine multiple digital templates together to quickly complete a project.
In this instance, I will show you how I made some cards, envelopes, and tags from various digital templates. Some of the templates were free while others were purchased from online stores.
I first began with a sheet from the digital freebie kit, “Nostalgic Era” from this site. I printed it out and then added a card and envelope template onto it
I simply cut it out, assembled it according to the provided instructions and added my own embellishments. Then I printed out the ephemera sheet that came with the Facebook Freebie kit, “Take Notes.” I also printed out the free ephemera I got from Arty Maze’s blog and the freebie I got from website. Lastly, I printed out the pocket page that came from the purchased digital junk junk journal kit, “Steamtime Steampunk Junk Journal Kit” from Vectoria Designs on etsy:
These are the pockets from the “Steamtime Steampunk Journal Kit by Vectoria Designs on etsy. I printed the template out twice, cut each of the center graphics out of one of the sets, highlight the lines with a ballpoint pen, and added glossy accents around the image. I used the same procedure for the fussy cut out scissors. I added these to a cut up manila folder with scraps of ephemera from previous projects added to them.
I decided to make the photos of the two girls the focal point of the ephemera clusters. I simply cut the smaller image of the child out from its original frame and added it to the front of the mini folio. I used the remaining negative from that image and backed it with some notebook paper to create a double sided journaling spot. I stamped on the rear and added more notebook paper, a die cut clipboard piece (made using the Tim Holtz movers and shapers die ,”Mini Clipboard Top and Bottom)”, and some ephemera from other scrap papers. I stamped all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.
I used the manila envelope scraps to create a mini folio, with multiple pockets and tuck spots. I added some cheesecloth, flowers, words and sentiments, ribbon, tags, and a few envelopes. This mini book has magnetic closures throughout it.
This was a very fun project. It was simple and easy. That’s the fun in having digital templates. You can throw something together really fast.
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Additional Supplies List
Art glitter glue
Sizzix Vintaj Bigkick
Sizzix embossing folders
Tim Holtz dies
Tim Holtz distress inks
Do you enjoy making digital layouts to house your photos and elements from special memories? I do. I get the same satisfaction of developing something unique and personal to have for future viewing with digital scrapbooking as I do with hybrid creations. Also, with digital scrapbooking, you can print out your designs without the mess to clean up. The only clutter you may encounter are the multiple photos and graphics you want to add to your page.
That can all depend on how you are going to set up your layout. Are you going to use a template, or will you start with a brand-new document to make your scrapbook layout?
If you create your layout with a template, it is easy to simply change the colors to match a theme you are using. Add a few photos, a title and some graphics and your layout is ready in minutes.
To make one from scratch, simply set your background, add some shapes, photos, sentiments, and graphics and you are on your way to a beautiful piece of work.
You can add graphics from various sites. Some offer freebies. I accessed some of the images in the photos from Pixel Scrapper where I am a Level 3 Commons Designer. There are ways of to get free images, quality control advice, ideas and more from that site.
You can also go on Etsy to find many beautiful images, papers, templates and more for your digital scrapbook layouts. You can use what you already have.
Simply access your tools from your software, including brushes, shapes, patterns, styles, and more, and you can develop a wonderful scrap-booking masterpiece!
I hope this post helps! Happy crafting!