It's time to start preparing for a merry season of making! The new holiday products are now available and as always, it means so much to have our products be a part of your cherished memories - thank you!
I've got a few different ways I've been using the kits in both physical and digital format along with steps on how to use a digital card with a word processing program. Let's get right to it!
For the top 4x6 card, I used the Jolly and Joyful stamp with a Clear Versafine ink pad and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Once I had the majority of stamping done and embossed, I added in a few more stamps to fill the gaps. After I finished, I realized it might have been easier to add embossing powder before I thought I was done with my stamping so I could actually see where I'd previously stamped.
I knew I'd be adding the Green Tile Alphabet puffy stickers, so I had masked off the bottom of the card. Once the letters were adhered, it happened that I had just enough space for a strip of washi tape.
The bottom 4x6 card was created using the digital version of the calendar card from the Of the Season kit. (If you purchase the physical kit, you'll receive the entire digital kit, or you can purchase only the digital kit.) There are step by step instructions on how I used Pages for Mac to create my card below, but you can also do it with MS Word, or applications like Photoshop or Illustrator.
For the third year, I'll be using an A5 planner to hold our December days and I often like to use a transparency at the beginning and end to help protect the first and last pages, especially if they're out of the pocket.
I placed a digital paper from Jolly and Joyful on a blank canvas and enlarged the size so that once printed, it was the same as my planner and pocket pages. (I use Apollo Transparency Film from Amazon and they make it for both laser and inkjet printers.)
One other tip: when you're ready to punch holes, place the transparency between a scrap of regular paper. I've done it without only to find the holes not punch all of the way through the film.
If you have any questions about working with the digital items, feel free to reach out to me via email.