Hi friends and welcome back! Recently I have just been loving creating hybrid layouts, and so I am going to just keep sharing them with you! Today I have a layout I created for the Sahlin Studio Creative Team using the July Monthly Template. These templates are so great for planning out your layouts, printing them quickly, and then pulling it all back together along with your own physical embellishments. I use them a lot for our boys’ pages because I feel like it helps me not be too “extra” for them, and this one is an excellent example! If you’ve never tried hybrid scrapbooking before, this may all seem kind of new, so don’t worry. I’ve got a ton of tutorials, just check out this link: Photoshop Tutorials. To learn how to print digital elements easily, go here: Print Tutorial. For today, I have a process video showing how I created the layout above, so check it out below!
Our oldest son Addison graduated from high school one year ago, which is so hard to believe but I have been taking a close look lately at his scrapbook albums and prioritizing completion of his albums. This layout is from a 2016 day trip to Atlanta to see some of their family. Along with the Monthly Template, I am also using the Summer Stories collection. This seemed like a great collection for this story, and I really liked these rhombus shapes that show up throughout the kit. I happened to have these wooden pieces in my stash, they were from an Ali Edwards kit from last year, I believe. The title alphabets are from American Crafts.
Another benefit of using digital templates this way is that it gives the ability to add your journaling directly to the layout. I feel like I am able to tell more of the story on these pages, and typically I print the journaling directly onto the background paper or tag. There were several places you could add words on this layout, and I left it where it was intended. I also like being able to use digital stamps on my hybrid layouts. Two ways I did that here:
- Use digital stitching printed directly onto the patterned papers.
- Use digital word art printed on the background, on your patterned papers, or even on your photos.
I hope today’s layout has given you some ideas for levering your digital supplies in hybrid layouts! Thank you so much for joining me today!