Hello and welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas blog share, hosted by Carole Cassel at Scrapbook Campus.
In case you haven’t been following along, Carole has been providing digital templates for twelve card and envelope sets. These templates can be used with your digital designs, or they can inspire your traditional papercrafting by acting as sketches. To receive the templates, simply sign up at Scrapbook Campus, and you’ll get links to all twelve card and envelope templates.
Take a look at the template I used:
Super versatile, right? There are a lot of ways to go with this one, and today I’m going to use this template to create a card, and in the process, I’m going to teach you how to customize plain die-cuts with your printer. So let’s get started…
1. First decide on your three shapes and cut them out of plain cardstock. I used the scalloped square on the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge at 2 1/2″ and two circles at 1 1/2.”
2. Next, decide on the graphics you will use. I used a greeting and an icon from Lettering Delights’ Peppermint Holidays Expressions graphic set. Print the graphics on a regular sheet of printer paper. I set my printer to grayscale, draft quality.
3. Using repositionable adhesive, stick the cutout shapes onto the printout, being careful to place them exactly over the printed shapes.
4. Insert the paper back into the printer face down with the die cut shapes still adhered.
5. Print the graphics again. This time I set my printer to full-color, best quality. And voila! The die-cuts are now customized with the graphics I chose.
I repeated the process again with the icons to embellish the envelope, which I made using my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.
There you have it – use a digital template AND digital graphics to create fast, easy, adorable Christmas cards. If you liked this tutorial, be sure to share it using the buttons above and below this post. Till next time…cheers!