If you’re interested in digital scrapbooking, but you think it’s a little intimidating, here’s a video I made for Design House Digital.
It’s just a really simple layout to get you started, and best of all, you can download the kit that I used for FREE so you can follow along. I used Photoshop Elements 8, and if you don’t have it, you can download a FREE 30-day free trial. It’s actually quite a simple and straightforward program to use, yet it has so many awesome features. You can also do this same basic thing with Photoshop.
Are you ready for a whole new decade?? A whole new chance to be the person you’ve always wanted to be? I never really understood new years resolutions till a few years ago. Now I love them. I love setting goals for my life and working on making them happen. I love the promise that a whole new year brings along with it. This year I decided to help you (and me) set goals by creating a goal sheet that you could use any time — for new years resolutions or whenever you just need a little extra motivation to change something in your life.
Due to popular request, I made this PDF with “customizable fields” that you should be able to type directly into with your acrobat reader. If that doesn’t work, you can still print them out like normal and hand-write.
So what are some of your goals this decade? If it’s to get more organized, you’re in the right place! Look for more fun organizational forms soon!
Click the button to download your PDF form. This is for your personal use only. Feel free to share it on your blog, but please link back. Happy 2010!
I’m not sure if everyone knows about neighbor gifts, but if you haven’t been raised with this tradition, the name describes it all… small, usually hand-crafted gifts, for all your neighbors and friends. This year for some of my neighbors, I made some super yummy thumbprint shortbread cookies with jam centers (raspberry makes it extra festive) and decided to make some adorable boxes with some of my paper stash (and yes, it’s a giant stash).
Ever since I saw this adorable Christmas paper from My Mind’s Eye, I’ve been wanting to do something cute with it. I love the bright colors, especially the pink! So I grabbed 2 sheets and the matching accessory sheet. To make the box I decided to go the easy route and cut it on my shiny new Cricut.
I created a simple box form for the Cricut to cut. I use SCAL with my cricut so I can have it cut anything I want. If you’re a SCAL user I have a free download of this simple SVG file. Also I made a DXF file which should work with Craftrobo (Silhouette, wishblade, etc). If you don’t have a cutter, there is a PDF that you can print and use as a template.
I cut one at about 11″ tall for the bottom boxand then I enlarged the file slightly to make it about 11.25″ to make the top of the box. My box came out quite large, I think It would be better even smaller, so if you can only cut 8-9″ wide, this is still a great project.
After cutting the papers I just folded the edges and glued the tabs on the outside of the box.
After folding and gluing, I found some white parchment paper and lined the box and then placed in the cookies that I had made (make sure they are cool!)
Then I placed the lid on top, tied it with some ribbon, a tag from the accessory sheet and a chipboard christmas tree, and it was ready to deliver!
Super cute, super easy, affordable, and quick enough to mass reproduce! Have a merry Christmas & happy holiday season!
click on the download button to download the cutting file/template for this box. The zip you download will have a PDF, SVG, & DXF file. Happy Crafting!
I was visiting my friend Deena’s Blog and she has the CUTEST Christmas card posted. Not only is it posted, its a freebie! So you can go download it, add your own photo, customize the text, and then voila! you’re own cutest Christmas card!
Speaking of gifts… I had been wanting to create an easy worksheet for organizing my gift giving this year. I came up with this fun form that has spots for gift ideas, recipient information, budget, and a simple checklist. You can use this for christmas & holiday giving, its perfect for neighbor gifts too! I imagine that you can even use it year round to keep track of birthday gifts for the whole year. Have fun this holiday season and stay organized!
This form is for personal use only. Feel free to download and print as many times as you like for your own personal use. Please pass along this website to your friends, family and readers so that they can download and print their own forms. Merry Christmas!