In this post I'm sharing a review of some specialty papers (specifically vellum & canvas) that I use for printing digital designs for my crafting & memory keeping projects.
I'm honored to be a brand ambassador for Ali Edwards Design Inc. And in this post I'll be using the digital files of these super cute die cut trees that sold out like hotcakes on December Daily release day. This set of 5 die cut trees were printed with gold foil accents on transparent plastic. I was lucky enough to get a set to create with for my Product Play lesson (here's a sneak peek of my page idea coming on Nov. 18th) where I create the most magical wintery page with these trees.
But I also wanted to find a way that you could recreate this foundation page using the digital version of the trees. Hence, this blog post!
In the video below I share a quick tutorial to show how I set up a page design with the digital trees using Canva. (Don't stress, Canva is free & easy to use design software for everyone)
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In this next video, I share my printed page reviews.
I printed each letter sized page on my home printer; an HP Envy Photo 7155 that I've had for a few years now. I don't believe it's still available, but this one looks like it might be the newest version. I have also cut down these papers and printed digital designs with my Epson PM-400 photo printer with great results!
Once my pages were all printed, I wanted to recreate the gold foil accents that were on the plastic die cut trees. A crafty friend of mine, Jessica, highly recommended these paint markers from Hobby Lobby and I have to totally agree with her on this. They are fantastic!
In this next video I test out the gold paint marker on my pages.
And in this video below I share my thought on how the gold looks on each type of paper.
And as promised here's the information for the specialty papers I used in the video.
In the end, I chose paper No.3 to use for my next project; a handmade beaded ornament. It's giving me all the Anthropologie vibes.
BeAded EMBELLISHED TREES
It's easy to embellish these canvas paper trees to make them your own; just a heads up that it will take you a bit of time to string the beads. I used metallic gold embroidery floss and a mix of tiny seed beads and sequins I had on hand in my craft supplies. I found it relaxing and a change of page from paper crafting. The stitches are secured on the backside with washi tape to hold the ends in place. Then I covered the backside with a card stock pattern paper and adhered them together with this adhesive. Once it was dry, I fussy cut out the tree shape outline. Then punched a small hole in the top of the star, making sure it wasn't too close to the top, and attached gold embroidery thread for hanging.
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INSD 2022 | FREE Mini Kit
According to scrapbook.com May 7th is National Scrapbook Day 2022 (or International Scrapbook Day to include crafters from all over the world). It began in 1994 and is now celebrated by crafters everywhere! This year I'm honored to be participating in the Indie Designers iNSD 2022 blog hop along with some amazing independent digital designers! We have collectively put together some fabulous freebies for you today.
If this is your first stop welcome! If you've arrived here via the link on Kelly's blog at Pixels to Pages, then this is your next stop. If you've been blog hopping along, then I'm glad to see you made it here! Some of you may know me from the Create with Canva class I taught for Ali Edwards Design Inc. But some of you may be new to this blog, so let me share a little bit with you.
I'm a hybrid memory keeper, I like using smaller pocket page albums, and I love using Canva to scrapbook! I started this blog in 2020 to share my love of Canva, and help others learn how to create better scrapbooks with less effort. There's lots of great info here and it's my hope that you'll take a peek around my site. You can also find me posting regularly on Instagram. And I'd love to invite you to join FB our community Scrapbook with Canva if you'd like to explore more about using Canva for scrapbooking.
BLOG HOP Mini Kit + Try Canva For Free
Keeping with the theme of a free spirited summer, I've designed this mini kit with a pocket full of daisies & a new take on "summery" brights (by adding navy to the mix) along with B+W modern basics that will let your photos shine.
"I'm just a free spirit, with a wild heart and an open road ahead."
The kit includes five 3x4 pocket-style journal cards which can be download to print, or use digitally. I've also included two fun digital stamp designs. But I think the best part is you'll also get a link to three pocket card templates so you can try out Canva right now, on any device; desktop, tablet or phone (iOS or Android) and see how easy it is to use for yourself.
Canva will also work with any of the .png papers, elements & overlays you have collected from the blog hop today. How cool is that!
Watch the video tutorial below as I show you step by step how to use this mini kit in Canva.
Tutorial shown using mac desktop. Canva app screens will look slightly different.
If you don't have a Canva login yet, please use this link above to sign up for your free account. Note: you do not need to upgrade your account to use this kit.
Where will this blog hop take you next?
Next, head on over to visit Jessica at the Curio Pantry to collect your next digital kit. It's fresh picked and perfect for summer!
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