Wednesday, September 21, 2016

AE Digital Creative Team: September Projects

Hey there! Today I wanted to share my Ali Edwards projects using the new digital items from her shop. There are some really good releases this month and I still want to make time to use the Hello Friends digital stamps - so good!

My first project uses the Hello Birthday digital stamps. My nephew celebrated his first birthday at our house last month and I wanted to document the way he dug right into his giant cupcake!

I added a phrase directly to my photo, lowering the opacity in Photoshop so it looks kind of chalky.

I also traced one of the "birthday" png file in Silhouette Studio and cut it out of white cardstock on my Cameo. I love the way the words ended up working together to form a title.

I used a bunch of products from past AE Story Kits, especially "First".

That chipboard piece (from Studio Calico) cracks me up and fits perfectly with Wesley's victory pose in that last photo. :)

If you want to see how this layout came together, including the Photoshop + Silhouette Studio process, check out the video below.

I also created a very simple project using the Just Thankful digital stamps. I was really feeling like I needed take a minute to write down some words of gratitude and this is something I would like to continue to create every single month with a current photo of myself.

I started with a baseball card sleeve and cut off one row of pockets. These pockets are sized to hold 2.5x3.5" cards, so I created my own journal cards (using the digital stamps) in Photoshop and sized my photo as well. You can see a little tutorial in the video below.

I simply printed the cards, filled in the information and added some sequins and Gold Stardust confetti to dress it up a bit. I also added a little 1" self-adhesive tab with the month and year. 

I added a speech bubble to the Giving Thanks card that was left over from the last Day in the Life mini kit from Ali.

Again, super simple project, but I think I would love to do this each month. I think it's really important to stop and reflect on the things that are good in my life.

I hope these projects have shown you a few ways that you can use digital products to take a hybrid approach to your next story. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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