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Scrapbook printables can really add that ''wow'' factor to your scrapbook pages and give it more of a personal touch. But what exactly are scrapbook printables? Check out these scrapbook tips in creating printables for your pages.
Well, scrapbook printables are a digital embellishment that you print out on a piece of paper on your home computer and cut out yourself to use. There are websites that are selling printable templates but once you learn how to make them yourself, you will never look back!
Now I usually just make scrapbook printables as I need them. I'll start a project and think something like, damn, my writing just isn't gonna cut it. I really need a banner with some words written on it for this layout.
So I'll jump on my computer, open the program I usually use for making scrapbook printables and make something on the spot.
DIY scrapbook printables are limited only by your creative imagination and experience in using the program of your choice. Don't worry if you have no experience, I'm going to talk about some great programs shortly, one of which is quite beginner-friendly.
I'll also go through some common themes for printables, show you some examples I have made, and also show you how to make an amazing scrapbook printable from start to finish.
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Table Of Contents:
1. Popular Programs To Make Scrapbook Printables
2. Learn How To Make Free Scrapbook Printables
3. Other Common Themes And Ideas For Printables
b. Seasonal And Themed Graphics
c. Generic Themes
d. Tags And Labels
e. Hand Drawn And Scanned Graphics
4. What Should I Print Onto?
5. Final Thoughts
Picmonkey is my top choice for making scrapbook printables as not only does it do easy photo editing but also has heaps of pre-made templates suitable for scrapbooking embellishment and a large variety of fun fonts. It's beginner-friendly and I find it really easy to move the components around as I need them.
You can try it for free for seven days but after that, when you are ready to download your amazing scrapbook printable, it requires you to sign up for a subscription.
Canva is a popular choice to make printable cutouts because you can use it for free but they also sell exclusive templates. I personally think Canva is great but I am just so very comfortable and used to PicMonkey that I find it hard to swap.
Much like PicMonkey, Canva has tons of graphics suitable for scrapbook printables and they are referred to as "elements" in the Canva menu.
Adobe Illustrator is the industry-leading vector graphics program and there is no denying it does amazing things. However, it's not an intuitive program for those of you not used to Adobe and it requires either some training or time spent researching resources on how-to videos on YouTube before you can make printables.
Microsoft Word is great for quickly printing out text but not so great to make printables. It just doesn't drag, drop and layer components in the same way the other programs do as let's face it, Microsoft Word is just not designed for this.
Of course, there are many more programs out there, but in the examples and tutorial below, I'll be using PicMonkey. You should still be able to follow along with Canva as they are quite similar in many ways.
Wait! Once You Have Your Printables Ready, Then You'll Need To Start Working On Your Scrapbook Page....Let Me Show You...
♥How to START and FINISH a layout to perfection (so no more pushing things around on a page for hours and hours).
♥How to get your creative juices flowing again so you'll NEVER experience scrappers block again!
♥How to always have the perfect scrapbook layout for every occasion!
I'm going to start by showing you how to make a really simple but effective design on PicMonkey. I recently did a fun Disney Princess-themed scrapbook page with the words, "Feel the Magic" as the page title, so I'll use the word embellishment I created as an example.
In PicMonkey we start by going to "create new", and then "blank canvas". Here you will be asked to choose the size of your new creation. There are many standard sizes to choose from on this page and you can also choose a custom size in the top right-hand corner. For the sake of this tutorial, I have chosen the default custom size of 2000 x 2000 pixels.