Welcome to the Creative Christmas blog hop! I am so excited that you're here! I know you're going to have fun and be inspired as you hop through all the blogs to see what the Scrapbook Bundle designers have come up with, just for you!
I'm really excited about my part of the bundle because it's my very first Digital Scrapbooking Christmas kit!
I've bundled up not only the kit filled with papers and embellishments, but also stickers, labels, crafts and tags! And it's exclusively available in the bundle until December! Take a look!
(PSSST... I've got some Free coordinating planner stickers for you at the end of the tutorial!) expired
(I don't know why I'm whispering, it's not a secret)
The Bundle is expired but the kits are available individually in my shop now. :)
I won't be bundling all these goodies up together again any time soon, so getting them in the bundle is going to be such a great deal! Individually they would retail for over $20.00! Click here to sign up for early access to the bundle and to download your freebies!
The bundle is expired, but you can find these kits in my shop here: Pink Paper Peppermints shop
Today I'm going to show you how to print and use some of the fun printables and digital scrapbook supplies that are included in the Creative Christmas bundle this year!
If they are available, I've linked you to my favorites supplies on Amazon. These are affiliate links which means I'll receive a small commission from Amazon if you purchase them using my link. It won't cost you anything more, but it will help support the blog so I can provide more freebies, printables and tutorials. Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me!
The first step is to choose the kit or pieces you want to use. I'll be using pieces from my Good Cheer kit as well as planner stickers from Cara Vincens, printables from Jen Gallacher, and cut files from Ashley Calder, all found in the Creative Christmas bundle.
Place Your Pieces
I use combination of photoshop & Photoshop Elements 12, but you can also use a program like Microsoft Word.
Just open a new document, go to Insert -->Image and then navigate to the folder you have your printables stored in as shown in the image above.
Double click on the element you want to print and it will open in your new document.
You can fill your document with elements so as not to waste paper. You can even resize them by right clicking on one of the little squares on the corner of the image, holding and dragging to the size you want. Note: This only works for making the elements smaller. If you try to make them larger this way they will distort and become blurry.
Print and Cut
When you're ready to print you can print your elements on your home printer using photo paper or save the 8 1/2 x 11 document you created on a thumb drive and take it to a copy center. I print mine at home and use this double-sided, matte photo paper.
If I'm only printing a few things I will cut them by hand with my Fiskars micro-tip scissors (these are my favorite scissors for cutting detailed items because they are super sharp and the handle doesn't hurt my hand).
If I have a lot of pieces I will use my Silhouette to cut them. It takes a little more set up time, but it's worth it for the speed and neat results. I just love my Silhouette. If you've been thinking about getting one of these, this is a great time of year because they have some amazing sales during Black Friday!
Time to Layer
Now the fun part! I like to create lots of layers. For this bible journaling layout I'm using pieces from the Good Cheer kit and some of the planner stickers in your blog hop gift below! These will only be free today during the hop and after that they'll be available in my shop.
I also started working on my December pages in my Happy Planner! Have you succumbed to the Planner Craze yet? I've been having so much fun decorating mine!
Since I'm working ahead these pages look a little bare, because, well, they are, ha! As I fill in my dates and plans and then add photos and memorabilia they'll get pretty full, so I like to leave lots of space when I'm decorating.
Above I've re-sized one of Jen Gallacher's printables (the Joy to the World circle) and used it as a sticker, layered over one of my planner stickers.
A quick way to do that is in your printer settings. Just choose to print it at around 50% or 25%. This part takes some experimenting to know what the right percentage is. I usually print in black and white draft mode until I get the settings right so as not to waste ink.
Here I've used Cara Vincens cute December Planner Stickers. She hand painted these!
And finally I created a little center dashboard by layering one of Ashley Calder's Merry and Bright cut files over a piece of my printed digital paper.
Well I hope you had fun and learned some things about using your digital supplies and printables for hybrid scrapping and planning!
Are you ready for your free download? Remember that these are only available for free today during the blog hop, so be sure to download them now! Click the preview image below to download. Sorry, Download Expired. They are available here now.
And now it's time to finish the blog hop! Aren't you having fun?? Don't forget to stop by and leave a comment at each blog, for more chances to win the bundle! (contest is over, but these are still fun blogs to visit!)
Here's the list of all the designers participating in case you're just getting started:
- Scrapbook Bundles
- Lisa Harris at My Kreative Pursuits
- Melissa Shanhun at Digital Scrapbooking HQ
- Karen Fitting at Photos Kept Alive
- Margareta Carlsson at My Dream December
- Alice Boll at Scrapbook Wonderland
- Beth Soler at Scrapping Wonders
- Carole (Cassel) at Scrapbook Campus
- Alison Day at Day Designs
- Connie Hanks at Clicky Chick Creates
- Cara Vincens at The Hooting Pirate
- Melissa Ohlson at Paper Pink Peppermints (you are here)
- Jen Gallacher at Jen Gallacher
Have a great week!
Grace & Peace,
“I pray that God, the Source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him.” – Romans 15:13, NLT