Digital papers, like physical papers come in a variety of colors, patterns and styles. Most digital papers are sold in coordinating packs as opposed to individually. They are typically sized 12 x 12" and come in .jpg format.
Printing out digital paper is really no different from printing out a photo. You can use your basic editing software to crop your paper to a size that is approriate for your printer and/or project. Just make sure that your printer's settings are set to the highest quality possible and adjusted to accommodate borderless printing.
Three Reasons to Love Digital Papers
Below are few reasons for you to fall in love with using digital papers in your paper scrapbook pages and projects:
No 1. - You can use digital papers to print your own patterned vellum and/or transparencies.
Transparent layers can bring a whole new dimension to your scrapbook pages and using digital papers to create your own vellum and transparencies can really open up your options.
In my page "Stay Gold" I printed this bold stripe pattern by One Little Bird onto vellum in an effort to dial back the pattern's impact just a touch, while bringing a soft dimension to my page.
No. 2 - Digital papers offer a great solution for making your own coordinated party supplies and decor.
Digital papers are especially handy for making diy invites, treat bags, favor boxes and other party items which are needed in bulk, because you will only pay for the papers once but can print them out time and time again.
I used this fun paper pack by Celeste Knight to make my own trendy invites, glassine bags and an adorable party hat for the birthday girl.
No. 3 - You can print digital papers onto fabric from your home for small sewing projects.
Printable fabric sheets and rolls are available in a variety of finishes including soft cotton, silk, heavy-duty twill and more. I personally use the Crafter's Images brand which is available at my local Joann's. It's affordable, of good quality and quite easy to use.
I printed one of my favorite patterns from Gennifer Bursett's Julep Papers onto cotton twill at home on my inkjet printer to make this cute little bag for my makeup.
Now it's your turn...
Which of these ideas for using digital paper will you try out first? To get started you can check out the paper packs I've linked to above or you can try looking at digital papers offered by your favorite paper scrapbooking manufacturers.
I'll be back tomorrow with a few final ideas for using digital products in your paper scrapbook pages and projects. See ya then!