A Hybrid Card for Mother’s Day

Hello!

It’s Laura O’Donnell up on the blog today.  I made a hybrid card with a few of Gen’s recent kits, the Watercolor Journaling Cards and Miss Molly Elements, and I’ve got a few tips to share on making hybrid projects look their best.

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Here is the finished card.  The colors in these kits are so pretty I thought they’d make a nice Mother’s Day card.

What printer and what paper?

I get asked this the most.  The printer I have is an Epson Artisan 725.  It’s nothing fancy, but it does a pretty good job.  My whole family uses it and it does everything we need it to do from printing Mapquests to school assignments, making copies,  to my stuff which is the hybrid prints for my cards and Project Life and photo printing.  The one problem I have with this printer is that the paper tray is on the bottom.  Paper goes in from the front, does a loop, and comes back out the front.  Because of this the printer is very finickey and won’t accept any paper that is heavyweight or textured or with even the tiniest corner wrinkle.  What I have pictured below, the Epson Premium Matte Presentation Paper, prints beautifully and most importantly goes through the printer.

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What printer setting?  For hybrid stuff I set it at normal photo quality, not best quality.  These papers and elements don’t have the kind of detail as a photo.  Normal looks good to me and makes the ink tanks last a bit longer.

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Something I’ve been doing a lot lately is resizing 3″ x 4″ digital journaling cards to fit the front of a standard A2 sized card (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).  I picked this pretty journaling card from the Watercolor kit with the green swoosh.  Since the Presentation Paper is too thin to be a card base I will just adhere it to the front of the white card sitting next to it made from 80 lb cardstock.  I also printed out the triangle heart from Miss Molly and one of the labels with a computer generated sentiment using the Remington Noiseless font.  Then I’ve got some paper supplies.  Washi tape, which I think most of us have :) and these butterflies which are the Recollections brand sold at Michaels.

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And here is the finished card again.  I distressed the edges of the heart and label.  There are papercrafting tools for distressing but I just use my thumbnail.  And the dimensional adhesive I used under the heart is Scotch Foam Mounting Tape.

I know Mother’s Day is still 2 months away but keep this card in mind in case it sneaks up on you and you need to get a card made at the last minute :)

Thanks for visiting.

3 New Kits for the March Company Stash

It’s a new month and a new Company Stash at Pixels and Co.  This month the Stash was inspired by one of our CT, Alina Shönemann!  Alina entered a contest over on the Pixels and Co Facebook page and won the chance to direct the colors and theme of the March Stash.  She came up with some great ideas.  It’s vintage, colorful, and so girly!

Here are the new kits and CT inspiration

haberdasherypapers Alina’s Haberdashery Papers

haberdasherytags Alina’s Haberdashery Tags

haberdasheryjewels Alina’s Haberdashery Jewels

And here are some CT pages made with the new Haberdashery kits and other goodies from the March Stash

alinaalina First up is Alina’s layout made with quite a few kits from the March stash and alphas from Julep.  Along with helping design the Stash she received all of the kits!

alinacourtney This one is from Courtney, and with the Haberdashery Papers and some elements from Far and Away

alinakacy From Kacy, made with the Haberdashery Papers, Jewels, and more from the March stash

alinalorry And a beautiful hybrid project from Lorry!

alinamaribel This one from Maribel is made with several kits from the March stash along with the Leathers Sugar Frames and Katy Words

alinamarifah From Marifah, made with Haberdashery Papers, some Far and Away Elements, and Love Leathers

alinamichelle From Michelle, using all 3 of the Haberdashery kits

alinanettie From Nettie, made with Haberdashery and more from the March Stash

alinaraquel From Raquel (Pixels and Co CT)

P&Comarchstash And one from Laura.

Alina’s Haberdashery Papers, Tags, and Jewels are on sale until March 5th along with the rest of the March Stash.

February 2014 DigiScrap Parade + GIVEAWAY

DSparade-Banner__May2013Welcome to my blog, and the next stop in the 2014 DigiScrap Parade blog hop. If you’re following the Parade route from start to finish, you should have arrived here from Snips and Snails FB page.

For my contribution, I’ve created a little mini kit for you in a fun watercolor style that I’m currently crushing on, and nothing is complete without a little gold, right? To grab it, simply click on the image below, and it will take you directly to the P&Co shop… Scroll down, and you’ll find the download link, no checkout required. :)

gb_fortheloveof_previewWhile you’re there, you might want to check out the rest of the shop… We’re turning 1 on February 1, and the whole site is on sale! We’ll also be having fun promotions, contests, and challenges all week long.

birthdayteaser600So, to celebrate, I’m having a giveaway! How would you like a $25 Gift Certificate to my shop? Comment here, and link me up to a product of mine you would love to have. I’ll be back in one week to announce the winner! Plus, if you’re on Facebook, you might want to like my page… I’ll be giving away flash coupons all week long!

Your next stop will be my dear friend Mye De Leon. If you get lost along the way, simply head back to the main DigiScrap Parade site to view the master list and get back on track.

Thanks for stopping by!

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and a few more Dollar Days kits

Hello!  Two more kits were added to the shop as a part of the Dollar Days sale at Pixels and Company.  As today is the 30th there is one day left to shop and take advantage of some great kits at great prices.  When January ends so does the sale.

Here are the last additions

julepele Julep Elements

watercolorWatercolor Journaling Cards

And we have a few CT pages made with these kits.  First up are some layouts using the Julep Elements along with Julep Papers

julepmary by Mary

P&Cojulephybrid card by Laura

julepcourtneyby Courtney

julepalinaby Alina

julepheleneby Helene

julepmaribelby Maribel

watercolorlorryand from Lorry, using the Watercolor Journaling Cards and a few things from Ever After and Steel Magnolias.

So there you have it.  There is still time to shop, but after tomorrow the 31st Dollar Days are over!

Dollar Days at Pixels and Co

January marks the 1 year anniversary of Pixels and Company and we’re celebrating by introducing new kits every day this month priced at $1.  You can take a look at all of them right here.

There are a few brand new Gennifer Bursett Designs kits that are part of the Dollar Days sale, and there may be a few more on the way!

missmollypaper Miss Molly Papers

missmollyelements  Miss Molly Elements

epoxy Elemental:  Glitter Epoxy Dots

wood Elemental:  Wood Dots

julep Julep Papers

And here are a few CT layouts made with the new kits.

julepraquel  by Raquel (P&Co CT)

missmollygen by Gen!

missmollycourtney  by Courtney

missmollynettie by Nettie

missmollylorry  by Lorry

missmollyalina  by Alina

missmollylacey  by Lacey

dotsalina by Alina

P&CoMissMolly by Laura

missmollymarifah by Marifah

missmollycourtney2  by Courtney

missmollygwen by Gwen

missmollyhelene by Helene

missmollykacy  by Kacy

missmollylilja  by Lilja

missmollymaribel  by Maribel

missmollymarifah2  by Marifah

missmollymary  by Mary

missmollymscrap by Mscrap Creas

OK, that was more than a few.

So head on over to the store and check out Dollar Days. These deals only last until the end of January!

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