Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Digital Studio -- My 2 For the Price of 1 Tip!

As you know, I'm having great fun creating projects with My Digital Studio.  Today, I wanted to share with you how I created two cards after professionally printing one.  (There are some other wonderful hints and tips for doing this out there -- such as this post from Patty Bennett, but I haven't seen my idea out there yet . . . so wanted to be sure to share!).  

When you print a card through Stampin' Up!'s professional printing services, you receive the card plus a proof sheet with it.   Here's one from the "Extreme Halloween" card I created and printed last month:

As you can see, the proof sheet displays a smaller version of your printed card front.  Not being one to want to waste perfectly good card stock (as those who have seen my scrap organizers well know!), I saw a perfect opportunity to create another card!  Depending on the orientation of your image, you can either turn the proof sheet into a card, or use a paper trimmer to cut out the image and then layer it onto another piece of card stock.  For example, because of the way it is oriented, my Extreme Halloween card front proof would have to be cut out and then layered onto another piece of paper.

Here is an example of a card I printed through Stampin' Up!'s print services -- this is actually one of the professionally designed 5 x 7 cards using the Hoppy Memories kit -- as well as the smaller card I was able to create from the proof sheet.  In this case, the way the image was oriented on the proof sheet was perfect for turning the proof sheet into a card.  All I had to do was trim around the edges (the scoring on the proof card even worked perfectly with my image).   Here are my cards:

The smaller card is 3.5 inches by 4.75 inches.  Don't you just love that little frog?!

- Michelle


Jana Weaver said...

Yes, I know how you love your scrap paper!!! :-D Love the little froggy card - you are so stinkin' clever!!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for Nov. 20. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/

Linda said...

Very cute and what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Davidson said...

Cute card and very clever idea! TFS!