The Rituals of Fall: a digital-to-hybrid scrapbooking tutorial

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking, Tutorials25 Comments

It dropped down into the 20s over the weekend in the Northern Central portion of the country and while I realize there are many of you in the Southern half either wishing that were the case for you, or scratching your heads wondering how people can live like that, one thing is certain: Fall has arrived.

It’s my favorite season. The colors. The chill in the air. Simmering food in pots. Bundling up for evening soccer games. And this year, honestly, with the record-breaking heat we had this past summer, it’s more welcome than ever.

I wanted to create a simple layout to celebrate the rituals of fall and created a new template that does just that.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a step-by-step tutorial, so today, I’m sharing my digital template to hybrid layout process with you. The best tip is how to drop in all of your photos, then drag them all to a new document to print out on photo paper.

A Digital to Hybrid Scrapbook Page Step-by-Step from Cathy Zielske on Vimeo.

Once you place your photos then drag them to a new file, you simply print everything out onto their respective papers.


Then trim the photos, and adhere.


When it was finished, I simply tucked it into a 12 x 12 page protector and put it in last week’s spread for Project Life.


I am planning to do more layout inclusion in my Project Life, especially for 2013. I like the idea of having it all in one place by year.

If you have any questions about the video tutorial, leave me a comment and I’ll happily answer.


Cathy ZielskeThe Rituals of Fall: a digital-to-hybrid scrapbooking tutorial

25 Comments on “The Rituals of Fall: a digital-to-hybrid scrapbooking tutorial”

  1. #1

    I LOVE this page!! The alpha colors are warm and pretty, great pictures and theme!! Fall is my favorite time of year and I agree with the heat we had this summer the cold feels good. We actually turned our heat on yesterday it got so chilly,45degrees. Having to bundle up for soccer makes it that more exciting too for me, love fall soccer. I have to say the wind is too much though, I like the cool air but please no winds.
    Thanks for the video, helps and explains so well when you do this. I love when you come up with new ideas and share them.

    I’m thrilled that your putting this into your PL and are thinking of doing this more often.

    Happy Monday!!

  2. #2
    Heather B.

    My question isn’t about the video tutorial, but about adding LO’s to your PL – do you plan to do another layout to put in the back side of the page protector? Or just leave it blank? I’m using Becky’s PRL as my ‘warm up’ for a full on PL, and I really don’t want to have one album for PL and a separate album for layouts… would love to hear your thoughts as you add more layouts in!

    And I’d be happy to split the difference between your 20 degrees and our 88 degrees today… the only way we know it’s fall is when our weather bunnies tell us that *somewhere* it’s dropping down into the 20’s – lol.

    Thank you!

  3. #5

    I love that you included a layout in your PL album. I’m not sure why I never thought of doing that but it’s a great idea. I think I might just do it! Thanks Cathy!

  4. #6

    Love it, but for those of us who don’t have 12 x 12 printers ….. would we move the journaling and title to a new document as well, print, then cut and paste to the background cardstock?

  5. #7

    Love this! On the back you could blow up a photo 12×12 (or 8.5×11 if that is the size you do). I think that would be cool and a fun contrast to the typically smaller photos in PL. My thing is that I’m torn between leaving inserts like this in PL or in my Library of Memories system. Good thing is that the D ring albums make it easy to move them back and forth. Or even make two if I’m that obsessed! πŸ™‚ Have a great Monday!

  6. #8

    You could drag the journaling and title block stuff to an 8.5 x 11 page, and print it onto card stock, trim, then mount that onto a 12 x 12 piece of card stock. : ) You might have to play with the size a bit (i would try printing it at 92-95%) then it would probably match up with the photo block. : )

  7. #9

    Yes! I just replied to another comment. And heres what I would do: drag the journaling block+title+subhead+dotted lines to a new 8.5 x 11 document. Then, try printing it out onto card stock at 92-95 percent of the original size. That way, you can trim around the edge of the journaling by 1/4 of an inch, and it might match up to the size of the photo block. It might take a bit of trial and error. The, adhere both to a background 12 x 12 card stock.

  8. #10

    oh my goodness cathy i think this solidifies PL for 2013. i have been so on the fence about doing PL because i enjoy digital pages so much…and i just didn’t think about just including them in the PL album. I’d be dividing up the year anyway between 3 or even 4 albums… thank you so much.

  9. #11

    Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial. I am a command stroke girl, too (that sounds bad doesn’t it?!). Now I’m headed over to DD to check out all of your templates!

  10. #13
    Stacy Tucker

    Stoked to see you doing this! I as well love to incorporate traditional layouts along with my project life layouts. i LOVE 12×12 enlargements of my favorite photo’s interjected as well. Thank you for continuing to provide me with such great inspirational ideas!!

  11. #15
    Barb in AK

    Great layout. I often group photos together in blocks, then print out on to one page. It really works and looks good πŸ™‚ I will have to learn how to get the journalling printed out now πŸ™‚

  12. #16
    Cara Seppelt

    Thanks for this Cathy – your tutorials are always so clear and easy to understand. Love it, and will try it out immediately!

  13. #18

    Good morning Cathy!
    This question is a bit off topic, but I would like to think it is right on topic because of this posts subject “The Rituals of Fall”. Will you be doing a new Thankful/Grateful mini album digital template this year?

  14. #19

    Hmmm. Good question. I have a Gratitude project that has to be done for Designer Ds coming up. But I might do a new one! : ) If I can fit it in, I will! and it would be up by Nov. 1 if so. : )

  15. #22

    Thanks for the tutorial. I appreciate your scrapbooking because it’s such a fantastic reminder that it’s not all about the products. Also like the mixture of scrapbook pages and project life pages – since my scrapbooking has been spotty over the years, I’ve decided to do all my albums like that – printing out all the photos I’ve never gotten around to printing out, adding the notes and bits and pieces I’ve saved, and them mixing in the layouts I did do. Feeling really good about this approach.

  16. #23

    LOVE the layout Cathy and I really liked watching the tutorial & how you included it into your PL. Thanks!

  17. #25
    Valerie G

    What a great tutorial. I never thought about a hybrid project. Thanks. I will use your tips on what to do with an 8.5 x 11 page since my printer won’t do 12×12.

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