Hybrid. Digital. Those words can strike fear into the heart of some stampy stampers. But fear not my friends. These words simply represent another tool in your paper crafting arsenal!
By now Ellen has given you her vision for the world of hybrid crafting and I want to kick things off with a simple, "get you started" kind of project. Please read her Newsletter here and the FAQ section if you have not already.
I have had great admiration for 7 Gypsies product, but mostly from afar because most of my local scrapbook stores don't carry very much. No longer a problem! I now have access to a library of 7 Gypsies product AND am able to customize it to my liking and my project needs.
To gain access to the information I am sharing today simply click on this link or the preceding graphic and it will take you to the Ellen Hutson, LLC and ScrapHD builder.
These adorable tags are found in the Embellishment section of the program. I created a blank 8x8 page and "dragged and dropped" the images onto the page. Arrange them to get the most possible images on a single sheet and color print onto 8.5 x 11 Sticky Back Canvas.
Here are a few screen shots to walk you through how to navigate this process:
1. Click on the Create a Scrapbook Button and Log In.
2. Select "Start with a blank page"
3. Click on 8x8 Scrapbook.
4. Click on the tab with the yellow star, which is the embellishment menu. Click on the green + button to see the selection of embellishments.
5. Click on Manufacturer > 7 Gypsies > then search for tags.
6. Choose the tags you want by clicking on them. They will appear in the left column. You can then drag them onto the 8x8 blank page. Images can be resized by simply using your mouse to drag the corner.
Once again here are my printed tags and embellishments, all from 7 Gypsies. I am not going to use all of these today, but didn't want to waste extra space on my page.
9. Embellish the flourishes on the tag with Clear Spica Glitter Pen.
11. Add the word "Expression" from the Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Black Stickers set.
13. Embellish the butterfly with pearls.
14. Embellish the ribbon lace with black pearls.
15. I am always looking for new and interesting ways to incorporate pins and metal trinkets into my work. Rather than tying the Cream Stick Pin by Jenni Bowlin to the Sprocket Gear, I used the brad to secure the pin to the piece.
16. Finally, use the brad to hold the entire piece to the tag.
Thank you so much for joining us here on the CLASSroom today!