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.
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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!
Hope this tip helps you with your own pages!