Presenting a My Digital Studio holiday hybrid card! If you are still looking to make your holiday cards this year, but are worried that you might be running out of time to get them done, I suggest that you give My Digital Studio a try. This card was designed with My Digital Studio, the intuitive software from Stampin’ Up! that allows you to do scrapbooking, card-making, flyers and a host of other graphic applications.
I easily designed the card in less than half an hour, and then sent it in to Stampin’ Up! professional printing service. They came back beautifully printed on both sides, scored in the middle for easy folding and with accompanying envelopes.
While I feel that the drop shadow feature of the software gave the printed card a nice feeling of depth, I wanted to add even more layers. So, I then took the basic card and added some embellishments to give it a personal touch – I added a piece of Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon , and I tied a couple of Mini Jingle Bells into the ribbon with a piece of Linen Thread. (I suggest omitting the Jingle Bells if you are mailing the card!). Lovely!
That brings me to the great advantages of using the professional printing service:
- Professionally printed cards are guaranteed to print the correct color. So, they will be color coordinated with all the rest of the Stampin’ Up! product line of papers, inks, and embellishments. I also could have used Cherry Cobbler ribbon on the card, and it would have matched the Cherry Cobbler red on the front of the card perfectly!
- The print services are a wonderful time-saver, especially when you are doing large quantities of items such as holiday cards.
- Having them printed avoids some of the typical problems that we all encounter when printing things at home – such as running out of an ink cartridge in the middle of the project (yes, that just happened to me – but more on that in the next post!).
- It’s a tremendous convenience to have the cards cut and scored to the proper size – and a bargain when you realize that the envelopes are included, too!
You still have time to get your order in for holiday printing… if you submit it in the next day or so. So, if you are interested in trying My Digital Studio for your holiday cards, contact me ASAP!
Now, having said all that, it’s also a great software tool to use for printing your own cards at home. I can fill you in on how to do that!
You can also click here to see more details about the software, and order it online for immediate download or by DVD!
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I hope you like My Digital Studio holiday hybrid card!