Hi everyone! Amy here and I'll be with you all week long sharing simple, yet fun ways for you to use digital products in your paper scrapbook pages and projects.
Some of you might be wondering why you would be interested in using digital products if you're not a digital scrapbooker. And as someone who has been scrapbooking in both formats for the past 6 years, I can assure you that digital products have plenty to to offer papercrafters.
Aside from being inexpensive and re-useable, digital products can also help paper scrapbookers to save time and and energy on their scrapbooking and over this week I'd like to showcase a handful of digital products that are known for their accessibility and versatility.
Digital Word Art
Digital word art can offer papercrafters a great way to add titles, quotes and typography to their scrapbook pages, as well as being a fun addition to photos and handmade projects. Most digital word art comes in the form of png files--a format that can be opened and edited in a variety of programs including Adobe's Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop, Picasa or even MS Word.
Three Reasons to Love Digital Word Art
Below are just a few examples of how you might be inspired to use digital word art in your paper scrapbook pages and projects:
No 1. - You can pair digital word art with your electronic die cutting machine to make your own stickers and die cut titles for your scrapbook pages.
This "You Light Up My Life" word art by Wilna Furstenberg turned out to be the perfect title for this page about my boys. While I chose to simply cut the outline of the word art from textured cardstock for this page, you could also try printing your wordart onto adhesive-backed cardstock and then cutting around it to make your own stickers.
No. 2 - You can easily turn digital word art into wall art for your home or office.
I fell in love with this word art by Valorie Wibbens and couldn't wait to get up on the walls of my craft room. So I printed it up on medium weight presentation paper and placed it inside of a few inexpensive frames from Ikea.
No. 3 - You can use digital word art to add captions to your photos.
Adding word art directly to your photos is becoming a fun trend and it is also a great way to supplement your photo's story. As the popularity of Instagram and other photo sharing apps continue to grow, more and more digital designers have started offering "mobile ready" versions of their digital word art. I especially love this mobile-ready word art by Karla Dudley.
Give It a Try...
Inspired to give digital word art a try in your next scrapbook page? Great! You can find a large selection of FREE word art over at Get It Scrapped--available in both png and pdf formats!
I hope you'll join me tomorrow for a look at the benefits of using digital stamps in your paper scrapbook pages and projects!