Soooooo...I JUST realized that I totally did not meet my New Year's Resolutions from last year. The fact that I JUST realized this shows just how busy I've been, I guess. One of my resolutions was to create at least one scrapbook layout (traditional or pocket-style) a month. You want to know how many I've finished this year up until now? One. Yep, just one. Well, now I can happily say that I've finished two, so I'm only about 6 months behind...LOL. Oh, well. In order to get SOME photos in a book, I decided to go with a pocket scrapbooking layout. I have some Thanksgiving photos from last year in my box of printed photos, so I thought I'd get those in some page protectors for an album. This turned out to be really simple because I used the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Thankful Pocket Cards to help me out. Here's my layout:
These files come as PNG files, so I just opened them in my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software. Once I had them opened, I resized them to measure 3x4ish and 4x6ish. The images are a little smaller than this so they would fit in the pockets as-is. So, I could have just printed out the PDF file that comes with the set and cut them out with my paper trimmer, but I wanted rounded corners without having to use my corner rounder. Anyway...once I had them resized, I drew some rounded rectangles using the Rouded Rectangle Tool in the software, and I sized them to 2.9 x 3.9 and 3.9 x 5.9. That way, there would be a "bleed" around my cards so I wouldn't get those pesky white outlines that sometimes show up when you print and cut. Here's what my screen looked like. It's a little hard to see here, but there is a slight border of color/pattern around the cut lines...you can click the photo to see a larger image. (I colored the lines blue so they'd show up better for you. Don't do that to yours, or the color will print.)
And, that's it...one more layout down, six to go. Whew! Someday, I'll find those extra hours in the day that I seem to be missing. LOL.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and Happy Labor Day to my US friends. :D