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.