One thing I love about digital scrapbooking is that you aren’t necessarily married to a page size. I typically like to design my pages in 12 X 12, but I don’t necessarily like storing the 12 X 12 albums. They take up a LOT of space and are kind of awkward to store because they don’t fit on most shelves. They’re also much more expensive to print. So instead, I’ve learned a little trick to easily downsize my pages for printing to 8 X 8 or even 6 X 6.
First, as I said, I design my pages in 12 X 12. That’s just an easy size for me to work in. So, when I have my page exactly the way I want it (that’s the hard part – I always want to keep fiddling with it) then I use my software to save the completed page as a .jpg file.
Even though Stampin’ Up! no longer carries their My Digital Studio product, I still am able to use the software, but this should work in Photoshop or pretty much any other digital scrapbooking software. Typically I do 10-20 pages in one for a photo book, so as I’m going along, I save each page as it’s own file.
How to Print your Digital Scrapbooking Pages in Various Sizes
Then I go to whatever website I’m using to print the pages, basically whatever is having a sale – Shutterfly, Picasa, Snapfish doesn’t matter which one. Actually a website called ScrappingSimply.com has the best prices I’ve seen at $1.99 for 12 X 12. Start up a project in any square format either 8 X 8 or 6 X 6. Then just open it up to a blank page and import the picture you just created and BAM! there’s your page. How easy is that? Then you can create them as a bound book or as separate pages – whatever you choose. Eeeasy peesy!
Here is a sample of some of my pages. Since my son just achieved his Eagle Rank, I’m featuring some of the pages I’ve made for his Scout album.
Hope this tip helps you with your own pages!