Friday, April 5, 2013
A Little Digital Play Time
Well, hello! I am so glad you stopped by! Especially since my sporadic posting hasn't given you much to look at lately... I am starting to wrap up my final year of teaching and while my stress level has gone down a little, there are a lot of things that need to be handled before I leave. So bear with me if I'm not around as much. I promise that by the end of May, you will be seeing a lot more activity on my litttle ol' blog!
I do have a little something to share with you. I recently signed up for a MDS class with my upline, Kelly. A few of us meet every other month and work on 3 different digital projects. This is the card front that we made. I had never used the digital card format because I wasn't sure about printing it out and having that be my card. Kelly shared with us that she sizes her cards a little smaller than a standard card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) so that she can mount the digital print onto cardstock. Now, perhaps many of you are thinking this is not such a revelation, but it really opened the door for me! I ended up using this idea not only for this card front...
which simply was matted onto a piece of soft suede and sent to my brother in law for his birthday, but I also created two Easter card fronts for my niece and nephew, made them even smaller, then added ribbon and a bow to my nieces, and added buttons to my nephews.
Of course, I thought about taking pictures of the completed cards after I gave them away... so you are only seeing the digital fronts. Sorry...
I think I will use this idea for cards that are being mailed and need to be fairly flat. It's also a great way to make cards when you are short on time and can't pull out all of your crafting supplies!
I hope you enjoyed my little experiments today and in case you didn't know, Stampin' UP has recently announced that they are making MDS a lot more affordable! It is now only $19.95 to purchase the full software program, and believe me, that is an amazing deal with a lot of digital material included in the price! This is the exact same program that was previously offered for $79.95!!!
Well, I'm off to finish some laundry so my family has clothes to wear tomorrow... They are SOOOO needy!!! :) Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!
Oh! I almost forgot! I will be back on Sunday with a project that has been cooking my brain!