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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Layered Summer
ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Layered Summer

Word art and titles for your summer or vacation layouts have never been easier with these digital scrapbooking word art templates. A mix of fun fonts in varying shapes and sizes overlap in these large pieces of word art. Mix with styles, existing papers and more!

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Edge Plastic 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard 6401 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted Plastic 6401 Super Biggie
Noah Collection Dynamic Brush Set: Fancy Glitter 6401 So Basically White Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Layered Summer, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metal Edge Plastic 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted Plastic 6401 Super Biggie and Dynamic Brush Set: Fancy Glitter 6401 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Armi Custodio
Layout by Armi Custodio
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Multi Photos-Lifted
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Multi Photos-Lifted

Can't resist the urge to scrap every photo you've taken? Then this set of ten (10) 12x12 sized layout templates is perfect for you! The frames are uniquely laid out to accommodate multiple photos. The frames are also lifted and shadowed to give your photo arrangement an added twist. The templates are easy to use - just clip your photos to the masks provided and embellish your page! Both PSD and PNG files are included.

Spring Things Collection Super Mini   Lettering Delights Long Hand Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Multi Photos-Lifted and Lettering Delights Long Hand Font are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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Value Pack: Coastal Brushes
Value Pack: Coastal Brushes

Combined to save you money! Enjoy the value of the "Coastal" digital scrapbooking brush sets for one low price. Scrap those cherished memories of salty sea breezes, family summer vacations, sailing and snorkeling and amazing sunsets at the coast with this package of three beach themed brush sets.

Value Pack: Coastal ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Magical Photos PS ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shabby Text

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Coastal Brushes, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Magical Photos PS and ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shabby Text are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 The Cat's Meow
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 The Cat's Meow

Layout an entire cat-themed digital scrapbook in a breeze! These ten templates will make showing off your favorite four-legged friend a snap! Includes layered PSD and individual PNG files.

Brush Set: Meower   Boy Joy Collection Biggie

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Paradise Cove Collection Mini
Paradise Cove Collection Mini

Capture your joyful summer and vacation memories with this Paradise Cove Collection Mini. This tropical inspired kit filled with vibrant colors is ideal for creating beautiful layouts with all your favorite photos. Includes six digital scrapbooking background papers, embellishments and word art.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Digital Presentation Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: Valencia
Value Pack: Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: Valencia

Three beautiful digital scrapbooking presentations in beautiful colors all packaged together for an incredible bargain. Includes Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Valencia, Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Fade to Gray and Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Overcast.

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Creating 8.5x11 Layouts with 12x12 Paper
Friday, June 15, 2012

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  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
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Tips From The Pros

Creating 8.5x11 Layouts with 12x12 Paper

Tutorial created Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Windows Vista

A while back, Scrap Girls introduced a new line of products for making digital scrapbook layouts in 8.5x11-inch format. This was really exciting to me because when I first started digital scrapbooking, I had software that almost exclusively worked in notebook-sized format. As a result, I have notebook after notebook of 8.5x11-inch layouts from my early digital scrapbooking days.

Back in 2007 when I discovered Scrap Girls, I quickly learned that everyone was working with 12x12-inch layouts. As I was a newbie and wanting to learn everything I could about digital scrapbooking and Photoshop, I switched to 12x12-inch layouts. As a result, almost five years later, you can imagine how many wonderful and creative 12x12 collections I have gathered up! I love every single one of them and can tell you exactly who created them and what my first layout with that collection was about. Does that sound familiar?

Now that Scrap Girls is offering more and more collections in a notebook-sized format, you may be wondering if there is an easy way to work with all of your 12 x 12 collections in the 8.5x11 format. Good news: It really is easy to make a layout in the new format using any of your existing collections! Simply browse the 8.5x11 product section of the Boutique. There you will find an amazing array of beautiful paper templates for borders, textures, and patterns. Using these in tandem with any of your 12x12 digital scrapbooking collections that you have purchased will help you create a whole new album full of 8.5x11 layouts!

Let's get started and I'll show you how.

First, open up a new 8.5x11-inch document. Today, I am designing mine to be horizontal. Now select your 12x12 paper of choice and open it within your workspace.

While holding the Shift key and having the Move Tool selected, drag your 12x12 paper onto your 8.5x11 document. This will place the paper on your new layout. See the outline of the 12x12 paper? It is larger than your layout. This gives you the advantage of being able to select the part of the 12x12 paper that you want to show on your layout. While still having the Move Tool selected, you can click and hold on the 12x12 paper on your layout and position it to your liking. You can center it or have it to one side or the other. I enjoy this step because I can select my favorite part of the 12x12 paper to show on my layout.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Drag 12x12 paper onto a 8.5x11 document.

Now, find your 8.5x11 paper template. The Scrap Girls Boutique is loaded with all kinds of paper templates that you can use to create borders, textures, and designs. Open your template of choice. The next step is to simply drag your paper template onto your layout. If you are working on a horizontal layout like I am, use the Transform commands to rotate the template 90 degrees. You will see that it fits perfectly on your layout and makes a wonderful border.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Add a 8.5x11 paper template.

Now, use the template as a clipping mask as I did here with yet another 12x12 paper. You can do this by highlighting both layers and hitting Ctrl+Alt+G. You could also add a style or a blending mode to the paper template layer to create another look to your own special paper. Your 12x12 paper has been magically transformed to an 8.5x11 paper!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Clip a paper to the paper template.

Now decorate and embellish your layout as normal, and you will have a wonderful 8.5x11 layout to admire, share, and enjoy. All of your 12x12 digital scrapbooking collections that you have purchased can be used in tandem with any of the 8.5x11 line of paper templates! You will be excited to discover that the size of the collection that you have purchased does not limit your size options for your layouts!

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Amy Flanagan
Layout by Amy Flanagan
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Heart and Soul Collection Mini Heart and Soul Paper Mini 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Fragmented
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Christmas Clusters ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Heart and Soul  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Fragmented, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Christmas Clusters, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Heart and Soul are also available.

Amy Flanagan
Article written by Amy Flanagan

 

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Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Find out how easy it can be to learn how to create digital scrapbook layouts, edit photos, use and make brushes, recolor papers and embellishments, make your own simple backgrounds and embellishments, save and share your layouts and much more!

Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Learn to use paper templates, embellishment templates, custom shapes, styles, and brushes to make your own supplies. Learn advanced clipping mask and lighting blend techniques. Learn to make and use patterns. Learn to make brushes from your own doodles. Learn to extract images from photos. Learn work flow techniques that will speed up the layout creation process and advanced photo editing skills and much, much more!

Scrap Girls Club Image

June's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Brandy Murry.

Join the Scrap Girls Monthly Club and you can have fun with the newest traditional digital and printable scrapbooking looks while saving! (A $40.87 value for $9.99 or less!)

The Scrap Girls Club contents are released on the 1st day of the month (or the closest business day to the 1st).

With the Scrap Girls Club, you will receive:

  • 1 Collection Biggie
  • 1 Paper Super Mini
  • 1 Word Art Mini
  • 1 Embellishment Mini
  • 1 JIF 6 Plus Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Jiffy Easy Page Album
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Color Palette

June's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Brandy Murry

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Murry
using June's Scrap Girls Club

ScrapSimple Club

The June ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Cindy Rohrbough and Cherise Oleson.

June's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Cindy Rohrbough & Cherise Oleson

Join the ScrapSimple Monthly Club and you can enjoy the newest ScrapSimple looks while saving! (A $13.95 value for $6.99 or less!)

The new ScrapSimple Club contents are released on the 15th day of the month (or the closest business day to the 15th).

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Nano Collection
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! 2 Tutorials

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

ScrapSimple Club Designer's Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
using June's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Keri Schueller
Layout by Keri Schueller
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Cottage Life Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Keri Schueller coordinates with
her 8.5x11 Cottage Life Collection Super Mini

8.5x11 Cottage Life Collection Super Mini 8.5x11 Spring-Like Collection Mini Brush Set: Ornate 2
  In The Moment Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Ornate 2 are also available.

Keri Schueller
Today's freebie designed by Keri Schueller

* There is a "free download" button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items. Also note that if you are slow reading your newsletter, you may find this freebie has already been retired, as the freebies are only available as gifts for about two newsletter cycles.

What's Happening at Scrap Girls

Crops and Chats

Hybrid Craft Chat
Tuesday, June 19th - 9:00PM EDT

Join Carla (CRS) in the chat room at 9pm ET for this month's Hybrid Craft Chat. Carla will show you how to create a unique craft project with your digital supplies and goodies from your craft room! This month, Carla will show you how versatile Mandy Steward's ScrapSimple Card Templates: 4x6 Remember Postcard really are!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 20th - 12 Noon EDT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon EDT for the High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes, simply giving participants a one hour goal and a fun, new challenge each week.

On June 20th, we'll do a Flower Challenge. You can use photos of flowers that are in bloom, use a floral paper, or embellish your page with lots of beautiful flowers. It is up to you!

Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you! Hope to see you in the chat room!

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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Wednesday, June 20th - 8:00PM EDT

Join Conda (SodScrap) in the chat room lobby at 8pm ET for this month's ScrapSimple Club Chat. We will talk about this month's new club, including some fun ideas how to use it. If you create a layout from ScrapSimple Club products, you have the chance to be featured in our daily newsletter and win a great Scrap Girls prize!

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Heritage Crop
Thursday, June 21st - 8:00PM EDT

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) at 8pm EDT for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy. This month, we'll show you how Paula Wright's ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 1898 Lace Borders and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 1898 Lace Frames can be recolored to match your layouts!

Games

June's Forum Game: Re-JUNE-venate!

We helped you jumpstart your January and now it's time to re-JUNE-venate your focus on scrapbooking! Join us on the Scrap Girls Forum for "Re-JUNE-venate!" This is a game and challenge that focuses on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little "speedbumps" of life. When the month is over you'll have completed several layouts and been treated to some fun along the way.

A Welcoming Committee Member will post a task each Monday through Saturday from June 1-30. The tasks will be formatted in a LARGE PURPLE FONT for ease of locating them in the game thread as it grows. Some tasks will require Forum participation, email responses or gallery posting. Read each daily task carefully to see what is required of you.

Those who complete all the required tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59pm EDT on June 30th will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete all the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 Gift Certificates. Each person who completes a layout will be entered – once for each completed challenge page- into a drawing for one of three $3 Gift Certificates.

For complete details, visit the Monthly Forum Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.

Contests

June Monthly Layout Contest: June is full of weddings and graduations – a time of pomp and circumstance. For June's contest, we want to see your wedding, graduation or other special occasion layouts. Post your layouts in the June Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight EDT on June 30th and you could one of the two people who will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Please be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties.

Club Concepts Layout Contest: Post your new layout using the current club selection (either the Scrap Girls Club or the ScrapSimple Club) in our Scrap Girls Club Members Gallery or the ScrapSimple Club Members' Gallery. Be sure to list all of the Scrap Girls products you used. If your layout is chosen, it will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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