07 September 2008

Layout share

Here's a layout I recently finished up, based directly on a blog post from last December (see original post here). This is my favorite kind of layout to make...just cardstock and photos, with the journaling taken right from the blog post and printed directly on the background. And straight lines, of course. :-)

I am fortunate to have a wide-format Canon printer which prints beautifully on 12" textured cardstock. I don't often print photos at home, but when I do, the Canon prints are nearly identical to those I print at the developer. My wide-format printer is, hands down, my favorite scrapbooking tool.

To print directly on a 12x12 sheet, I first set up a 12x12 blank document in Word. As I'm figuring out my layout design, I determine where on the layout I would like my journaling to be placed. In my Word document, I create a text box for the journaling which will fit in the required space on the layout, then I move it around in the document until it is precisely where I want it to be. (Occasionally I set up blank text boxes to represent the photos on my layout, which makes precise placement even easier.) I save the 12x12 page inserts out of new albums to use as test sheets for my journaling and, once the text box is in place, I print the journaling onto the test sheet. I fit my photos around it, and adjust the position of the text box if necessary before printing on my final cardstock.

Cardstock: Bazzill; letters: QuicKutz Studio; Brads: Making Memories; Circle punch: Paper Shapers

6 comments:

Lily said...

can you feel my jealousy????...I need a wide format printer!

Sarah C. said...

Another green w/ envy over the wide format printer. :) Beautiful layout! Love the blues & clean lines and the jewels in the title. tfs!

Pattern Paper Addict said...

What a pretty LO- I love the simplicity of it.

Sharon said...

Beautiful!!! Are you bringing this one to BC?

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Very pretty!!!!!!!

Kristina said...

Lovely page, Janet. So simple, yet so beautiful.