For some time now I've been subscribing to monthly Story Kits & Story Stamps from Ali Edwards and I really do love her kits! But did you know when you purchase both the physical kit & the matching stamp set, you also receive the digital Story Class files for that theme for free? Now that I'm using Canva more and more to create hybrid layouts for my memory keeping, I'm so happy I have these digital files!
Paper & Digital Elements | Ali Edwards // HOME Digital Story Stamp
In this post I'm going to show you how to use the digital .png files from Ali's kits in Canva. This tutorial took me a few tries to figure out, so I'm going to save you all the time and frustration that I went through to get these files to working like a charm in Canva.com. (I use Canva Pro for my designs, not all features shown may be available in the free version)
The first thing you need to know is that you can upload a .png file into Canva and use it on your design as is. But what you won't be able to do is immediately change the colors of that .png file once it's in Canva.
My first try at this came when I wanted to use one of Ali's .png files on a project, but I wanted it to be white, not black.
I was able to document & complete my WITL album in the very same week using Canva.
In 2018 I created a memory keeping album using the concept created by Ali Edwards called "Week in the Life". She's been doing this project year after year since 2008, and has a huge community that join with her every year to document this one week. For me, this is one of my most treasured albums.
For 2020 I knew I wanted to participate again and document what this "new normal" we are experiencing right now & how that may show up our days through photos and the stories that go with them. I also was very realistic about everything was happening in my life right now. I needed a simple plan, a duplicatable plan and a place that I could easily use to document what was happening in "real time" so I wouldn't loose the details of each day. In the past I've tried keeping daily notes, but I fade fast with that method. (to be honest, I can type & edit way faster than I can write). There are many ways to keep track of the daily details using; apps, social media sites & blogs. But I was looking for a way that I could combine my journaling with the photos at the same time. And give me a head start on finishing my album quickly so I don't loose steam on completing this project.
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