Hey pad fans! It’s Katrina, aka katrinahunt13, today to talk to you about hybrid. Now, I know some of you digital gurus are set on your digital layouts and not playing with paper! This post is for those that maybe switched to digital scrapping from paper scrapping, maybe you want to sniff some glue (I don’t judge!), or it could be you just need to feel the paper and create with it. This post is for you.
- You don’t need a wide format printer! Nope, you can do 8.5 x 11 or 12 x 12 without that wide format printer that I use all the time!
For the layout I am sharing today, I actually used scraps that I had left over from a previous layout. I printed the Becca Bonneville “Friends Across the Miles” mini kit for another layout that I wanted to do. So, I cut some cardstock down to 8.5 x 11 and used that as my starting point. My printer will print borderless, but I know some printers don’t. Here, you could take a 8.5 x 11 canvas in Photoshop and pull in your pattern papers for the background. Size them slightly smaller, mine are 8.00 inches by 5.25 each. Print that canvas out and it should work on any printer. Create another canvas and put a few papers and embellishments on there to use to go along with your layout. That way, you are only printing a couple of times and not using up a tone of ink.
- You don’t need a fancy die cutting machine like a Silhouette or a Cricut to cut embellishment, you just need to choose wisely!
Yes, I had previously cut these flowers out on my Silhouette, but you could easily cut them out with scissors! Choose elements that have easy to follow outlines, etc. Buttons, brads, flowers, tags etc are all easy to hand cut. Tags are great because you can use a hole punch to punch out the tag hole!
- You don’t need a big title to make an impact. Plus, you know you have tons of ribbon that needs to be used!
Use word strips, pre-made titles, etc that are easy to cut. If I had hand cut this and not cut on my Cameo, I would have made it into a little banner on both ends by folding slightly in half and cutting out a v on each end.
Ribbon, I know everyone has to have a ribbon stash like me, right??? Wait, you don’t??? LOL Find things that you have around the house, etc that you could used on your layout if you want to add a little extra. Ribbon and buttons are good. Keep those buttons that come with your new pants, you know you aren’t going to sew them back on! LOL
Well, that’s all from me today, don’t be scared to try a little hybrid every once in awhile. It’s a good to step out of your comfort zone sometimes! And you never know…there may be a challenge on the boards soon for hybrid!!! Have a great Monday!