I designed this page a few weeks back, after first creating a template for simple one-photo design. It makes me happy for several reasons:
1.The title is pretty dang adorable.
2. It lets me scrapbook one photo that I love and one simple story.
3. It’s really easy to choose just two coordinated patterned papers and one sheet of neutral cardstock.
4. It demonstrates a good example of how if you’re going to have journaling that extends nearly the width of the page, you need to air it out with ample leading to improve the readability.
5. The final page turned out really cute, if I do say so. (I printed this on my aging but reliable HP Photosmart 8750 printer):
Because this page made me happy, I decided to create another using the same design but employing a more hybrid approach. So I made this one comprised of both digital and traditional components:
I printed the photo first, using a different word art set for the title, and then I printed the journaling simply by turning some of the template layers on and off. Here’s a quick video tutorial showing how I did it.
I completed the page by adding a few sheets of patterned paper, and assembling it all on a cardstock base.
I’ve long been a fan of the digital/hybrid method, pretty much since Day 1 when I started scrapbooking back in 2001. I also like finding new ways to make templates more usable to scrapbookers who like to dabble in both. If you have any questions, be sure to post them in comments today.
Note: if you are using Photoshop, to create the clipping mask, on a PC it’s Alt + Ctrl + G, and on a Mac, it’s Option + Command + G.