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.)
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!