Tag Archives: custom shapes

  • ScrapSimple Templates – Put the Simple in Digital Scrapbooking!

    ScrapSimple Templates – Put the Simple in Digital Scrapbooking!

    Today we want to highlight something that Scrap Girls pioneered that really sets our site apart. Years ago, we started our own unique line of grayscale layout templates we called ScrapSimple. As the years passed, we expanded our ScrapSimple Templates line to include a lot more than just layout templates, so if you’re new to Scrap Girls or […]

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  • Custom Shapes in Photoshop Elements

    Custom Shapes in Photoshop Elements

    When creating a digital scrapbooking page, I’m a creature of habit. I tend to use familiar techniques and tools. One of the tool sI often overlook are Custom Shapes and yet they are often the perfect solution to a design need. Unlike brushes and photos and most other objects in our digital scrapbook pages, the […]

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  • 5 Ways to Use Custom Shapes

    5 Ways to Use Custom Shapes

    Shapes are one of those things that I never really bothered with when I started digital scrapbooking. There were so many prettier things, and honestly, the hard work was already done for me when I used those other pretties. But recently, I’ve found I like to use Custom Shapes. The secret was using them to […]

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  • Journaling Inside a Shape

    Journaling Inside a Shape

    Take your journaling outside the box by typing your text inside a Custom Shape or in the negative space of your layout. This tutorial will show how to create text within a shape using the Polygonal Lasso tool.

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  • Using Digital Scrapbooking Supplies to Create an Easy New Teacher Gift

    Article written using Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 with Windows 7 School is starting, and my daughter is so excited! She’s been begging me to make something special to give to her new teacher. Since I don’t have a lot of time or energy, I knew I needed something simple and inexpensive. School supply vases to […]

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  • Creating Journal Cards with Custom Shapes and Silhouette Sketch Pens!

    When I first heard about Silhouette’s Sketch Pens I didn’t quite know what to make of them; but after playing with them I am hooked! It’s pretty amazing to see the Silhouette in action when using these pens. Now you can draw any image and then cut it out – all using the same machine! […]

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  • Create Your Own Stencils Using Custom Photoshop Shapes!

    In this lesson, we will be learning: How to create a stencil using Scrap Girls products and  freezer paper – Both for hand cutting and cutting with the Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine. How to create a currently popular background technique using regular art supplies. How to create the “Aura Knot” Pattern I used for […]

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