May’s Club was created for you by Doris Castle.
This month’s Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club is full of sporty fun! Every month we spotlight a different Scrap Girls Designer, so you can discover great new looks. All of the club content is brand new and designed especially for the club. You won’t believe everything you can get with a subscription that costs just $6.99 (or less) a month.
Layout inspiration from the Creative Team
Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Melanie Cockshott
Layout by Sue Maravelas
Value Pack: Tough Enough
Layout by Andrea Hutton
Value Pack: Tough Enough
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Texture Play
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Art Doll
Altered Life Embellishment Biggie
Chambray Paper Biggie
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ScrapSimple Club Tutorial: From Baseball to the Beach
Adapting May’s ScrapSimple Club for a Party Invitation
Category: ScrapSimple Club
Operating System: Windows 7
Software: Photoshop Elements 11
When I first opened Doris Castle’s ScrapSimple Club Fit for Life, I was excited to see all the sports templates. We are a sports-loving family, and I knew I’d be using the various templates many times for digital scrapbooking pages about my grandchildren.
However, the beauty of ScrapSimple is that the templates are versatile. At second glance, I realized I could use many of the items in this month’s Club for other purposes as well.
I decided to use the Baseball Sports Cover from ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sports Covers for something that has nothing at all to do with sports: a beach party invitation. Here’s what I did:
As soon as I opened the Baseball Words template from ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sports Covers, I saved it with a new file name so I wouldn’t change my original file. (I learned the hard way about not saving into a new file.) Then I clicked the layer visibility icon (the little “eye” icon) to hide the layers that I didn’t think I’d want in a beach layout. I didn’t delete them yet, in case I changed my mind later. Now that I had a good view of the template, I decided to rotate it 180 degrees so I’d have more space at the top for embellishments.
Now for some fun! I chose some bright and summery papers from Elisha Barnett’s Value Pack: Suddenly Summer and started placing them above, then “clipping” them to the template layers using Ctrl+G (Cmd+G on Mac). The whole process would have taken about 5 minutes except I kept moving the papers around trying out different color schemes. Okay, I admit I was mostly just playing. Finally, I decided on a color combination.
Once the papers were in place, I added my invitation journaling, a couple of embellishments, and some Word Art. I finished off with touches of glitter from ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: ATC Glitter Super Biggie , because I love glitter, and after all, it’s a party! By using papers from one collection, the invitation came together quickly and easily.
I hope this card gives you some inspiration of your own. I look forward to seeing how you use these versatile templates and the other pieces from this month’s ScrapSimple Club in your digital scrapbooking layouts. Be sure to upload your creations to the ScrapSimple Gallery so we can admire your work.
Digital scrapbooking supplies used:
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sports Covers
Value Pack: Suddenly Summer
ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: ATC Glitter Super Biggie