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January 19, 2009

Little Bits of Love: Part One


[ supplies : Little Yellow Bicycle Patterned Paper, Ali Edwards Love Circle Embellishments, Foam Squares, Marvy Uchida Mega Scallop Punch, Bazzill Cardstock ]

A super simple Valentine card using a sheet of cardstock (folded + then corner-rounded), a punched piece of patterned paper (using a scalloped punch – see below for more info), foam squares, and a printed out circle from my new set of Love Circle embellishments for Designer Digitals.

One of the cool things about this product is that it includes digital files (.png in the color scheme shown + files that can be colored and layered) and a pdf file that is all set up and ready for you to print onto cardstock or canvas and punch. It’s just right for those of you who have not dabbled in digital scrapbooking yet but may be interested in doing a little bit of hybrid-scrapbooking (using digital products in paper scrapbooking by simply printing them out at home).

Edited: Regarding a question in the comments you can definitely still download these elements without Photoshop. You can open the PDF in any program that opens pdf’s and the .png files can be opened and printed in word.

Think about using them for cards or gift tags or for a little minibook. Here’s a look at how I punched out the circles from the downloadable pdf file:

The circles measure 2 inches across and can be punched with anything larger. For the scalloped edges I used the Marvy Uchida Mega Scallop Punch (pink body). I also used a McGill 2 1/8 inch circle punch which gave me the white circles around the outside. TIP: turn the punch upside down to be able to see exactly what you are punching out.

Look for a little minibook coming later this week using these circles as well.

Comments

  • 1.
    Suzanne said…

    I love your collection of photos across the love.

  • 2.
    sue said…

    Love all the ‘love’ projects Ali! Thanks.
    Sue

  • 3.
    Jujudo said…

    omg, this is soooooo gorgeous! Thanks for posting your brilliant ideas.
    Best of luck and good thoughts for the exciting upcoming weeks for you and your family!
    Jujudo

  • 4.
    Hannah said…

    Fun new product Ali!!! How cute! I can’t wait to start playing with them!!! :)

  • 5.

    Gorgeous goodies!
    Also, I clicked on your Love Album but it went to another album – Simon’s 2007 album!

  • 6.
    Nicky from Canada said…

    Cute and simple – doens’t get much better than that!!
    They will be fun to play with

  • 7.
    janaina said…

    I saw yesterday on designers digital
    On my wish list already !

  • 8.
    Lisa said…

    I just wanted to thank you for shareing your life, your family and being so honest with us. I just discovered your website and can’t wait to get to work so I can see what’s new every day. I feel like you are such a close friend, yet I’ve never met you. I flip to your articles as soon as I get my new magazines. I love them. My son (family)is dealing with a few learning disabilities and I truly understand some of the things that you go through with Simon. I spent a entire day crying and lughing and awwwww-ing reading through your blog. I have been just wanting to say thank you. I’m looking forward to see her face…. I’m sure she will be beautiful. God Bless Love Lisa

  • 9.
    Linn said…

    I love these circles that can be punched! I think my favorite is still the red felt book!

  • 10.
    dr berry said…

    These are fantastic!! Wonder if my kiddos wanna make their own Valentines for school?? That’d be a great indoor fun project to keep’m busy & having fun.

  • 11.
    Jus said…

    these are adorable!! i was hoping to see something from you for valentine’s

  • 12.
    Angela W said…

    Love it all, so cute! Thanks for sharing! I haven’t done anything digital, wouldn’t know where to start! I don’t have Photoshop or any of those.

  • 13.
    Grace said…

    Ali,
    Since we’re talking about V Day and Love. I want to let you know how much I love going to your website. You’ve become a part of my everyday life. You continued to inspire me whether it is scrap related things or just about life. Something about your site makes me feel really good. Btw, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your new space. You amazed me at how you make old things not only look GREAT but functional. Thank You also for the December Daily album. My kids still look at them and even showed them to their friends yesterday. They’re 7 and 11. Have a nice day.

  • 14.
    Joy Buss said…

    Great projects Ali! I made the red felt book last year for my husband and gave it to him while we were away on vacation. He loved it. It is one of my favorite projects because it definitely focuses on the words. Can I download the Love Circles if I don’t have a photo editing software? I haven’t done any digital scrapbooking because I don’t have a program yet…but I enjoy all the digital elements.

  • 15.
    Ali said…

    Hey Joy – yes, you can still download these elements without Photoshop. You can open the PDF in any program that opens pdf’s and the .png files can be opened and printed in word.

  • 16.
    mom2h said…

    You’re even nesting to the point of using NESTING PUNCHES!!!LOL! It’s amazing what those natural instincts have us do!
    Have a great day in your nest!

  • 17.
    Julie Howard said…

    Beautiful albums, Ali!!

  • 18.
    Vicky said…

    Ali:
    Love the digital designs. Can’t wait to make something with them. By the way, if you haven’t read Cathy Zielske’s blog today, please do. She mentions you today. She will having you LOL as she always does.

  • 19.
    Jaime Benavides said…

    Lovely projects, Ali. I love the simplicity and clean look…less is definitely more! Thanks for the inspiration and best wishes to you and your family with the arrival of your new baby.

  • 20.
    Lori Renn said…

    I love those circles! I’m off to download them! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 21.
    Cinnibonbon said…

    Stunning!!
    Ali- every time I come to your blog I’m reminded why I come to your blog!!!
    You’ve been inspiring me for a long time!!!!!!! Way to go.
    PS. I’m loving all the “Little Yellow Bicycle” paper..ummm yummy!! I manage to pick some up the other day at my local scrapstore.

  • 22.
    dmatthews said…

    Ali, if you purchase the circle love design digitals do the circles already have the words printed on them?

  • 23.
    Ali said…

    Dmatthews – yes, the circle already have the words on them :) .

  • 24.
    Yvonne Stehle said…

    very sweet new ideas! You always inspire me. Seeing you creating is such a pleasure.
    BTW: of course the round scallopped punch is already sold out!!!
    Yvonne

  • 25.
    Jennifer said…

    Ali, what are you doing for the inauguration tomorrow??

  • 26.
    Tracy Smith said…

    Just thought I’d let you know that you forgot the closing parentheses mark.

  • 27.
    Tracy Smith said…

    Just thought I’d let you know that you forgot the closing parentheses mark.

  • 28.
    Nicole said…

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 29.

    I love your blog!

  • 30.
    Maureen said…

    Smiley happy post. You can sure get the mood going Ali.

  • 31.
    Sara said…

    Oh I still love the Love book. And the love circles are adorable. Must have those. Thanks for sharing.

  • 32.
    Alison Behan said…

    These might tip me over into buying some digi scrapbooking things. I am really hesitant to do it because a). I haven’t a clue how to ACTUALLY do it and b) We don’t have those kind of shops over here that print the pages out once they are done. There isn’t one stand alone store in Ireland dedicated to scrapbooking. I can’t even get a 2″ scalloped punch without having to send away for it, LOL.
    Having said ALL of that, ;-) I really like those. Hmmmmmmmmm, feeling a purchase coming on :-) .
    Hope you are feeling good Ali. Still praying for you and your situation regarding your mole mapping results.

  • 33.
    Shelly Kettell said…

    I have loved all these projects! Your stuff for designer digitals is so great!

  • 34.
    Diane said…

    Love these circles but i think my punch is smaller. Can they be resized? Thanks Ali.
    And your new nanny sounds fabulous!!!!

  • 35.
    Sarah Mullanix said…

    Endless amounts of inspiration…thank you!
    -Sarah

  • 36.
    Ali said…

    Diane – yes, they can be resized :) .

  • 37.
    Erika M said…

    Awesome projects and ideas! I love reading your blog everyday!

  • 38.
    Charin said…

    Gorgeous projects Ali!!!

  • 39.
    Heather said…

    I love love. <3

  • 40.
    Pam Alten said…

    He irons his own shirts! Wow! What a keeper

  • 41.
    lisa ruffner said…

    Im tooo late….do you mind sharing with me again the quote from last week…the new year quote. Thank You and have fun on your adventure! lisaruffner@yahoo.com

  • 42.
    Dixie Lee said…

    Sweet book and I love the circles you designed that nest perfectly into the punch.

  • 43.
    Kim Rose said…

    Love these! Off to visit designer digitals! YUMMY!

  • 44.
    Miss Niki said…

    I have a question about using your overlays from Designer Digitals. I use PSE 4.0. I flatten the image and I want to save it as a .jpeg but for some reason I can not retrieve it again as a jpeg so that I can print them at my local photo place. ANy suggestions? Maybe you need more information. Let me know. Thanks. Miss Niki

  • 45.
    Nicole said…

    You are missing a parenthese on your card

  • 46.
    oshri said…

    i need a punch that cut with size 7*10
    did you have??

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