One of the great things about digital kits is that they are so versatile. Whilst they are perfect for digital scrapbooking and memory keeping, they can also be used in hybrid papercrafting. So, when I saw the “Fun in the sun” collaboration, I knew it would be perfect for an album and cards, especially as it actually comes with cutting files for cards!
I made two cards and an album using this kit and to make each of these, you will need:
- Cardstock for the card bases and the album covers;
- Plain cardstock for the album pages;
- Photograph paper for printing the images on but you could also use a good quality paper instead;
- Ribbon, washi tape, glitter, etc. for embellishments;
- Glue, double sided tape and 3D foam pads or dimensionals;
- Scissors, craft knife and cutting mat.
The cutting files come in several files (pdf, jpg, png svg and dxf) so you do not actually need a digital cutting machine. Since these images are very straightforward, it is easy to cut them by hand. All I did was create an A4 file (to fit the cards I was making) and added vertical and horizontal guidelines at 50%. I then added the images I wanted to the files as you can see below:
It was then a case of printing the file and cutting out the two cards, being careful to fold exactly in the middle. I then added washi tape and baker’s twine, plus a stamped greeting:
You can also just make out the shiny effect of the Wink of Stella clear glitter brush which I used on the watermelon. I also cut out the bite marks on the watermelon for added effect.
For the second card, I printed the watermelon on photograph paper and cut this out. I used plain green cardstock for the card base, added a layer of white photograph paper (left over from the A4 sheet I used for printing 😉 ) and a top layer of patterned paper (printed on plain paper) from the kit. I then added some stamped and punched greetings to finish it off:
I actually prefer the second card as it looks more polished. I think the first card would have been better printed on photograph paper, but hindsight is a great thing…..of course, having saved all my files now, I could easily reprint this on photograph paper as and when needed 😉 !
I have actually been experimenting with my camera and phone with a view to make videos of my projects so here is my first THC video. Please excuse the shaky camera and the umming and aahing as it is a first attempt!
To create the album, I followed the same basic design as I used for my Christmas planner way back in 2014 (see this post for further details) – I never realised I had been a hybrid chick for so long 😉 !!!! However, this time around, I created a landscape album, rather than a portrait one.
I printed off the papers for the album again using guidelines on an A4 file (like I normally do 😉 ). I used a heavyweight paper for these:
I did exactly the same for the journal cards, but this time printed on lightweight cardstock:
Then finally, I printed the embellishments for the album on photograph paper:
I used a craft knife and craft mat to cut the papers and journal cards, but for the embellishments, it was a case of getting out my sharp scissors and fussy cutting. All that was needed then was to put the album together, and here is a closer look:
Here is the front cover:
I did actually make a video of the album too so you can get a better idea of how it looks in real life and you can see this below. As an added bonus, you get to see my messy desk at the end of the video! 😉
Please do let me know what you think of the videos (but please be kind 😉 ) and if you do make one of these albums, I would love to see the final result. Do post photos in the gallery and add a comment below 🙂
Other Articles by Lynn:
- Simply Sunday - quick and easy bookmarks - February 26th, 2017
- Simply Sunday - 2017 desktop calendar - January 1st, 2017
- Simply Sunday: basic album - September 4th, 2016
- Listen to the Music album - August 7th, 2016
- Simply Sunday: Quick and easy gift box and cards - April 24th, 2016