IMP Design Team Maribeth Lysen | March Hybrid Pocket Pages

Hybrid scrapping is my favorite type of scrapping. I was a hybrid scrapper before I even knew what that meant because from the beginning, I typed out my journaling using a computer. Using a computer when making pages and then using other “traditional” physical scrapbooking supplies like paper and stickers is the definition of hybrid scrapping. Since I started with journaling, I’ve grown my digital skills. Now every time I start a layout, it’s a hybrid layout because I begin both pocket pages and full page layouts by designing my page in Photoshop CC.

For this pocket page spread, the first photo is what my pages looked like digitally after I was done with the design work in Photoshop. I could have left it right here. If I was planning to put this in a photo book, this would be enough or if I wanted too, I could add some additional digital embellishments to help make my pages pop depending on how much time I had to devote to the layout. But since this is a hybrid layout, I added lots of fun physical embellishments after printing each pocket. Embellishing is one of my favorite parts of scrapbooking! The second photo is my layout with all the embellishing completed. 

New in the shop are these fun hybrid templets from Dunia Designs. To create this card, I used the 3×4 template Vol. 1 number 9 by rotating it and making it fit on a 6×4 card. I added to papers from the Paper Hum Rising up Journaling Cards, 3×4 number 5 and 6×4 number 2 (my favorite from the collection as you can see I used it twice on this layout). I recolored the horizontal stripe to the same yellow as the yellow in the collection, added my photo and then printed out the the card. After it was printed, I added a paper strip, chipboard heart, a die cut, and some enamel dots to finish out the card. 

For my title card, I used this fun March card from Dunia Designs “The Basics Monthly Cards” . I recolored the card using the colors from Paper Humm’s Rising Up collection using the color picker tool in Photoshop and then the paint bucket tool. Next I added a digital word strip with the dates for the week and then printed the card. Once it was printed I added a chipboard heart and this pocket was finished.

Lately, I’ve been enjoying adding bits of ribbon to my pages. The December Daily project always reminds me how much I love ribbon so I’ve started keeping a small stash of “non-Christmas” ribbon on my desk to add to tags and pages. This was a tag I made out of a leftover 3×4 February Journaling card from Cocoa Daisy that I had on my desk and the sentiment was prefect for this layout.

Which layout did you like better? The full digital layout or the hybrid layout with physical embellishments?

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Chipboard Studio Calico:

Cocoa Daisy March 2022 Kit:

Coca Daisy February 2022 Kit: