Thank you Stampin’ Up!

I love this company! They’re so good to us, their demonstrators. Even as they have to tighten their belts along with everyone else, they still found a way to send us a little holiday cheer with a special gift! I’m sure you’ve heard of My Digital Studio by now (and if you haven’t, go check out the link in the sidebar to find out all about this fabulous program!), and they gave us all a free digital download! For mine, I chose The Write Stuff kit. Even though it’s based off of one of our Simply Scrappin’ kits, there were just so many other possibilities for other things like greeting cards, quick custom postcard invitations, treat bag toppers… you get the idea! ChristmasGiftThanks-001

Anyway, I just had to thank them for their generosity, so I made this e-card based off of the Designer Template that’s included as part of the kit. After all, what better way to show your appreciation for a gift than to show the giver that you’re using and enjoying it! So you can see just how fast and simple My Digital Studio makes it for you to be able to create a project, I didn’t deviate too much from the original template. I shifted the Top Note off-center, added a knotted ribbon, and put a scalloped border along the bottom of the Kraft layer. I also used stamp images from Petal Pizazz to create my own “die-cut” pieces by layering punches behind them! The scallop circle piece was shrunk down slightly so that it matched the size of the stamp image, and I resized circle punches to fill in behind the Melon Mambo flower. I also played with the opacity just a tad so that the colors weren’t so stark against the neutral background.  A few dropped shadows add dimension and realism.

If you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, I’m planning a series of classes in the new year so that you can see My Digital Studio in action firsthand! Keep an eye on my events calendar either here or on my demonstrator website for more details so you can sign up and reserve your spot!