Simply Hybrid: Greeting Card

Written by The Lilypad. Posted in Blog, Printable Projects -Hybrid, Tutorials

Hi everyone! Sarah, here with another installment of Simply Hybrid. This month I’ve created a greeting card, starting simple and then each step adding one or two elements to showcase a variety of different looks based on the same original card. TLP-blog-header simply hybrid greeting card I chose Shine by Laurie Ann to use for this card. My starting point is almost always something that stands out to me in the preview and in this case it was the label that reads “Lovely is what you are.” in the elment pack and the woodgrain paper with the paint spatter in the paper pack.   Shine Elements Folder Shine Paper Folder When I need a fast, simple card, I’m always amazed at the impact placing a patterned paper and a couple of elements on a card front and printing it off as a single piece piece. For this card I set up a canvas of 5.5″ high and 8.5″ wide, this is the same as half a sheet of letter paper which folded in half is 4.25″x5.5″ and is a fairly standard size for homemade greeting cards. Next I placed the pink woodgrain patterned paper on the right half of my canvas (making sure to leave the left side blank) and placed the elements where I wanted them. I added a light shadow to the elements and the printed my card landscape on sheet of letter size cardstock (I used Neenah Bright White cardstock). After the card was printed I cut out the card in the original 5.5″ x 8.5″ size, making sure to trim around the edge of the pink paper on the top, bottom and right side, but leaving left hand side, which will become the back of the card, attached. Next I folded the card in half leaving me a 4.25″x5.5″ card. lovely card 1 For my next card, I started with the same base, but instead of placing my elements on the base, I printed them off separately and cut them out. Once my card base was printed, cut and folded in half, I placed each element on the card with a couple of foam dots to give the card a little dimension. lovely card 2 Next I decided to make may card base blue instead, and placed a couple of the paint spatters included in the kit on the card front. When I printed my elements I also cropped the pink woodgrain paper a half inch smaller than the card front (in this instance 3.75″x5″)  and printed the pink woodgrain rectangle as well. I then took a decorative corner punch and punched each corner of the pink woodgrain paper and adhered it to the card once it was cut and folded. Again I placed the label and butterfly on the card using pop dots. lovely card 3 For the last card I began again with a blue base, but this time I cropped the pink woodgrain paper to the same size as the card front (4.25″x5.5″) and punched the edge with a scalloped border punch before adhering it to the card. I also cropped a piece of the blue paper (with the same added on paint spatters as before) to place on top of the scalloped woodgrain paper (for this card I cropped it to 5″x3.5″). I used the same corner punch that I used in with the previous card to punch each of the corners before adhering it to the card. Again I placed the label and butterfly on the card using pop dots. lovely card 4 I love how you can get such a variety of looks just by adding a little bit extra on each card.  Hopefully this inspires you to make your own hybrid greeting card. Be sure to post if you have any questions about any of these steps. I look forward to seeing your hybrid projects! TLP-blog-signature-sarahbhb

Preparing to Capture Your Disney Vacation: Gather Your Supplies and a Giveaway!

Written by The Lilypad. Posted in Blog

gathersuppliesHi everyone! Aaron again with another installment of my series on getting ready to capture your Disney vacation. To recap, it’s only a few weeks until my next Disney vacation, and for the last few months I’ve been taking you along as I get ready to scrap my vacation. In the first installment, we talked about choosing the tools we were going to use on the vacation. Last time, we talked about planning your approach. This time, I want to talk about pulling together all of your supplies.

Gather Your Supplies

This is always my most favorite step when I am getting ready to memory keep a Disney vacation. Sometimes I pick special Disney-inspired products. Other times, I pick products that will go with the theme or pictures that I plan on having. There are TONS of great products here at TLP that I want to use. Here are a few that really stood out to me.
  1. Candy Shop by Brittish Designs and Sahlin Studio –  The colors are traditional Mickey colors and the alphas included in the kit have a Disney feel to them, making this a great “non-Disney” Disney kit.
  2. Magic World Kit by hgd by Laurie Ann – Softer than the primary colors of some other Disney kits, this kit is just as whimsical and fun. I love the Mickey clouds on the cloud paper included!
  3. Magic World Word Art by hgd by Laurie Ann – Use with the coordinating kit or on their own, these word art pieces are a great addition to any Disney page.
  4. Magical Photo Overlays  by Heather Joyce and Sahlin Studio – These hand written word art pieces add just the right touch to your Disney photos. Bonus – they are available as a mobile ready font which you can use right on your phone!
  5. Project Mouse: At Sea Bundle by British Designs and Sahlin Studio - I’ve used Project Mouse in the past to scrap my Disney vacations, and will definitely be picking up the At Sea products since the first half of our vacation is on a Disney cruise!
  6. Away We Go by Allison Pennington, Little Butterfly Wings, and Micheline Martin - This is a travel themed kit that would work perfectly to scrap your trip to Disney, and what happens along the way.
  7. Real Life in Pockets – Are We There Yet? by Mommyish and Just Jaimee – Another great travel kit, this one has so much included you are sure to find things you can use for your Disney trip and beyond.
  8. On the Road and Other Sentiments by Paislee Press – More hand written word art stamps, these will for sure add a nice hand drawn look to you pages and work with the Magical Photo Overlays.
  9. Pocket Scrapping Template Builder by Lynne Marie – Having a good set of templates ready to do is integral to getting your Disney vacation scrapped. We’ll talk more about this next time, but these templates rock and I use them often.
This list is just the tip of the iceberg. There are TONS of products in the store suitable for your Disney scrapping.
Now onto the exciting part!


Seeing that the designers at TLP are so generous, I have four different products that I am giving away. They are: The Magic World Kit, the Magic World Word Art, Away We Go, and the Original Project Mouse Bundle. Want to win? Leave a comment here telling me which of the four products you would love to win. I’ll come back on Saturday August 2nd and pick four winners! Good Luck!