March 3, 2009

Hybrid Theory

Oh I know you will be fleeing to the hills when you see this title but give me a minute or two to explain a few things!

Hybrid, in scrapbooking terms, is a mix of digital and paper. You don't have to go "full on digi" to "get" that printing out digi supplies is a simple yet beautiful thing. I am both a digi and paper girl, I cant decide which I love the most but what I do love the most is mixing them both. Over the next few days Im going to show you my favourite hybrid techniques, one using printables (today) and one using shaped text to print out on a full 8x11.5 page. But let me say this, wasn't Jenns layout yesterday just gorgeous?

So, anyway, take this layout below. Its paper based with a hybrid of digi print outs - you would never know they were not from a must have paper line from the likes of your favourite manufacturers. From the hundreds of online digi shops including free digi download sites you can print the papers to a smaller format (not everyone has 12x12 printer capability) and you can even make use of some of those fab embellishments to cut out and layer to look the part.You see the journal card, the butterflies and the rattan effect paper? Yup, all digi and whats even more exciting is if you print them onto Kraft (like I have done) you will result in a super nifty "you wouldn't think it was a digi product" effect.

So to help you recreate this layout or indeed try digi printouts yourself, I have made a little sheet of cut outs for you to download.You can download them exclusively to the Studio Calico blog from HERE and there you simply click on the download button, save to your desktop, open the zip, open the file and press print (preferably onto Kraft, if not white or cream cardstock). If you do make anything with the download, please share it with us so we can see the fruits of your labour!

So are we selling digi to you? Do you feel slightly hybrid yet? Tell us your for's and against's and we can try and convince you otherwise.

28 comments:

Kimberly said...

I have just started scrapping hybrid. I am so hooked. I am always searching (at least in the mornings) for "printables!" Love it.

Callista said...

Thanks for the cute download. I haven't ventured into the world of hybrid scrapping yet. I had no idea where to start and I soo love my paper.

Amy said...

I love that you guys are showing SC viewers how to do this!!! I create for Danielle Thompson's Kitschy Digitals and this is exactly what I do with her digital kits!!! It is so fun and sooooo customizable!!!! I just love how versatile digikits are! Thank you so much Kirsty for this fabulous download!! I am so going to be using it on my SC LOs!!! :D

Kirsty Wiseman said...

OMG - can we convert any more of you?? As much as we all love paper, there is room for digi in our scrapping hearts :)

JennO said...

Fabulous printables, Kirsty!! I think we're getting them interested. :)

{VICKI} said...

I never knew it was so EASY--thanks for getting me to try it.

What I don't understand is how you complete/create a page and then print the whole thing out??????? Got any pointers on that?

melita said...

this is totally cute! i just downloaded it and printed it, but for some reason, it is printing black and not brown =( can't figure out why.

aggiebonfire00 said...

i heart the butterflies!!!

Rasmie said...

Never really fancied doing digi too much and I laughed at your caption ("we'll make them digi yet" or words to that effect!)
BUT when I saw it I did really like it adn thought why not, it looks easy?
It's late here and I'm off to bed but I don't think it worked as the download was for MAC and i've got a PC. I'll look again tomorrow but will it work on my computer?

Kirsty Wiseman said...

Hi loves
It was compressed on a mac but should open as a jpeg file and work on a PC... for sure. Any probs, just holler

Amy said...

Rasmie- Yeah it will work on a PC but you have to have software to unzip the file. Otherwise you will not be able to access it. Hope this helps! :D

walesk said...

Thanks Kirsty! I love digi and just finished a page using this :)
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/8146

nicole said...

i'm going to have to check this out. i have started hybrid scrapping and think it's great. no problems here!

Alison5 said...

Thanks for the download, just starting to get into hybrid.

Karen said...

Thanks. I do a little hybrid, and I know that's the way in which I'm headed so I sure appreciate all the ideas here--and the download. Thanks.

Rasmie said...

Hi again,
tried it again this morning and it worked. Did it slightly differently. Yay! Thank you a lot for your help!

Kimberly said...

Alrighty Kristy, I took you up on your offer of free printables and you can check out my design here...

http://relativelyscrapping.blogspot.com/

I would love to know what you think. Thanks CHICA!

Pat R said...

Thank you for sharing! I have resisted the digital movement because I love cutting and pasting.
This is a great hybrid that might get me hooked!

Agnes said...

This is so great! I love how I can download some bits ie. from Ali's digital kits and print them & use them on my layouts. But this is great post!!

Houston said...

Okay not sure if it will post twice because blogger is giving me troubles today... anyway Kirsty I am in love! Here is what I made http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/8164 Thanks so much for the AMAZING download!

cannycrafter said...

Thanks Kirsty, have downloaded it!!!! Will give it a go!!!!!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

ok, i do this all the time and i didn't realize that it was "hybrid". i'm always making my own tags and stuff when i don't have the right 'something' to go on a page. huh. who knew?

Elisa said...

Love paper, love digi, thanks Kirsty!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 21 Mar [LA 08:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 22 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

Bimba said...

Thank you :)

ADH said...

thank you! you are the best kit co.!

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