December Daily 2015—Days 4 & 5 (plus a free photo template download)

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Scrapbooking19 Comments

I have just a short post about Days 4 & 5. I’m keeping this project pretty simple thus far, which is the way I like it and the reason I’m able to keep up with it. One day, one story. The cool part is that if the story corresponds to the actual day, great. But if it doesn’t, I’m not too worried about it. I have one more page that I created for use later in my album. And that’s perfectly okay.

For Day 4, I just used a big red letter, a home made card using my Be Bop Xmas digital paper and one photo of the new issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. The new issue just came out and that’s one of my freelance gigs, so I wanted to include it in my album. Plus the cover is just adorable if I do say so myself.

One thing I’m doing on some of my photos is to include a white border around the edge. I use an Epson PictureMate Charm (which is in need of a new cartridge as I can see some lines in some of the photos) which prints with a nice even border. I decided to try and recreate that edge with 3 x 4 photos, too, also printing them out on my PictureMate. The trick is setting them up with the margins, using crop marks, and printing with the Borders print setting. It gives me a perfect 3 x 4 with a white edge.

And I’m okay that the white borders on the photos are different than the white borders on the journal and date cards. It doesn’t have to be perfectly matchy matchy.

But if you’d like to try your hand at doing photo cards with BOTH margin sizes, here is a free template download for you to try. Each template features a little overlay text area, if you’d like to add a caption to your photo. You can play with the opacity of the little bar behind the text for a cool see through effect. (Note: requires Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.)

Click on the image above to download the template.

Remember: if you’re using a personal photo printer like the Epson PictureMate, make sure to choose Crop Marks under the Print Options and print on the Borders setting. Give that a shot and see how it shakes it. It’s working great for me!




Cathy ZielskeDecember Daily 2015—Days 4 & 5 (plus a free photo template download)

19 Comments on “December Daily 2015—Days 4 & 5 (plus a free photo template download)”

  1. #1
    Michelle t

    The magazine is beautiful, and so are your photos and pages in your album. The Be Bop papers are adorable. Michelle t

  2. #9
    Karen Clinkinbeard

    I got my digital issue of Scrapbooks & Cards and just love it. Love the freebies you offered in the downloads. Thanks so much for your generosity, feels like I’m getting early Christmas presents!

  3. #11

    I have the same printer and would love a tutorial. I’ve tried to make a canvas with an iPhone app to make two 3×4 image on one 4×6 picture sometimes the 3×4 will have borders or edges from filters etc and it doesn’t quite work right. Any expert advice would be greatly appreciated.

    1. #11.1
      Cathy Zielske

      I am planning to do one! I have a 6 x 4 that I want to have two images on. 🙂 But I want the border AND a space between to match. 🙂

  4. #12

    Cathy you are the best. I am so enjoying your DEC DAILY this year! Thank you for being so generous with your skills and talents.

  5. #14

    What a great template! Thanks! I just got a Canon Selphy. Its paper is a wee smaller than 4 X 6, which kind of ticks me off, but I LOVE the quality of print. I shall live! I enjoy every month of Scrapbooking and Cards Today. So glad Canada can make a mag work!

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