To make the card with the picture, here’s what I did:
I went to my favorite digital scrapbook paper store, Moo & Puppy, and picked out a pack of paper that I liked. She has SO many cute and modern options, that you’ll be able to find anything you’re looking for! I used the Gridley Patriot pack.
When you receive the paper download after purchasing, it will show up on your computer like this:
I knew I wanted to add a picture, but I wanted to create a layer for a more professional look. I clicked on the geometric overlays, chose the rectangle shape, and then changed the color of the shape to navy blue. This created the “frame” for my picture.
To add my picture, I clicked on the “your own” tab (you can see it in the top left corner on the pic above) and chose the picture I wanted to upload.
Once I resized my picture to fit the “frame” beneath it, I started messing around with all the fun overlay options they have. I decided to go with comic bubbles for a fun kid element, and layered them again to create depth.
I added a bar across the bottom by choosing the rectangle shape and stretching it out to fit the width of the card:
Finally, I added my writing, saved it to my computer, and ta-dah! I’m done!
I’ll probably print these out on heavy card stock, but you could also have them printed at Walmart or Target in a matte finish for better picture quality. It’s so easy to do, and I LOVE that I can make things exactly the way I want them. It makes it so easy to coordinate everything, from the invitations all the way to the thank you cards.
What do YOU do with digital scrapbook paper?