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Today I'm introducing the first individual layered template file which goes on sale this weekend at Designer Digitals, which I'm aptly calling: Template No. 1.
This 8.5 x 11 template is a great design to capture a few authentic little details about someone or something in your life right in the, well, here and now.
Easily converted to 12 x 12, here are a few examples of the template in action, courtesy of the Designer Digitals Creative Team:
Here's a page by Steph:
Steph simply enlarged the canvas. Ahhhh. Look at that lovely framing white space. I actually love this idea of simply enlarging a canvas, and leaving the template components as is.
Here's a page by Julie:
Seriously clean and simple cuteness. She just flipped the template, and expanded the canvas. That white space at the top is perfect just as is. No need to worry about filling every space. The design is anchored beautifully on the bottom of the page.
Janet also flipped the design, and kept it at 8.5 x 11:
The great thing about these templates is that how you embellish and play is up to you. I'm just giving you a solid core design as your starting point.
It's just been really cool to see how other designers are making the templates truly their own. (To see any of the supplies on these pages, simply click on the designers names and it'll take you directly to their original postings in the Designer Digitals gallery.)
For those of you who prefer a hybrid approach, you can open the template in Photoshop Elements or Photoshop, turn off the photo and paper layers, and simply print out the overlay frame and titles (you can easily color the title as well!), then fill in your page with real life photos and paper.
In fact, if you do make a hybrid layout with any CZ Design template, don't be shy: email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your creation with me.
I'm working on some new 12 x 12 templates, as well as some themed album projects. I've even had some suggestions to build a school album, among other ideas. Never hesitate to share what you'd like to see in a template. I love hearing from you.
My templates go on sale this Saturday after 5:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Have a great weekend!
p.s. here's one more page I love for it's simplicity and lovely photo, by Linda: