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Photoshop Friday! Free digital templates! :D

I can’t even say enough good things about digital templates.

Think of them like a “live” pencil sketch of a layout, only you can use the shapes on the various layers to clip your papers in, and you can create a gorgeous layout in 15 minutes. No kidding!

For the April issue of Creating Keepsakes, I created a video tutorial to walk you through the process of using a template, AND you can download two free templates from Jen Caputo at Scrapbookgraphics.com!

Using templates is a great way to speed up your scrapbooking whether you’re a digital OR a paper scrapbooker. Simply print your completed template out onto 12x12 matte photo paper (or upload it to a place like scrapbookpictures.com or shutterfly.com to have it printed and sent to you), and then complete it with traditional supplies!

Here is one of my pages from the April issue: 



  • Digital page template: Jen Caputo
  • Digital patterned paper: Beautiful Journey kit by Michelle Coleman, littledreamerdesigns.com (pink paper);
  • Rejuvenate kit by Jen Wilson, jenwilsondesigns.com (white paper); Haute Momma kit by Jen Wilson, jenwilsondesigns.com (brown paper); Scalloped cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper;
  • Patterned paper: American Crafts (yellow);
  • Digital flourish (over photo): On the Edge Flourishes No. 3 kit by Katie Pertiet, www.designerdigitals.com;
  • Title rub-on words: Daisy D’s Paper Co.;
  • Flower stickers: Making Memories;
  • Rhinestone: Heidi Swapp for Advantus;
  • Heart pin: Heidi Grace Designs;
  • Date stamp: Rhonna Farrer, Autumn Leaves;
  • Stamping ink: Cat’s Eye, Clearsnap;
  • Photo corner and circle punches: EK Success;
  • Printer: Epson R1800; Photo paper: PremierArt Matte Photo Paper, Epson;
  • Font: Century Gothic, Microsoft.

Click here to watch the tutorial video and download the free templates

Thanks to Jen for the beautiful templates!  Have a Phabulous Photoshop Phriday and a great weekend! :D

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