Digital Scrapbook Freebie

Garden Party Cupcake Mini Album Template

I had this cool idea for making a cup cake shaped mini album and I just had to share it with you.

I’ve taken the cup cake element from the Garden Party Mega Scrapbook Kit and turned it into a digital scrapbooking template which you can download by clicking on the image below (And if you’re not a member of the Garden Party you really should be. Just enter your first name and email address in the box at the top right of this page and you’ll start receiving heaps of cool digital scrapbook freebies) . Please note this is a PSD file so it will work with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. I can’t guarantee it to work with other programs.

To make this cute mini album you just open the free digital scrapbooking template file and duplicate the file .

Now drag the digital paper of your choice onto the duplicate template.

Position your paper layer over the ‘frosting’ layer of the template and clip them together (Ctrl+G then Ctrl+E)

Do the same thing for the base of the cake.

Now merge the two layers together (Layer>Merge Visible)

Tip: If you’d like to get a visual step by step instruction of this technique you can find it in Step by Step Digital Scrapbook Intermediate Tutorials 11.

Duplicate this file and flip the image horizontally (Image>Rotate>Flip Horizontally)

You’ve now made a double page spread.

Repeat the above steps using the same papers or using complementary papers. I made my album using different papers from the Garden Party Kit as they all coordinate so well together.

You can now print and cut these pages out and add photos and embellishments using paper scrapbooking techniques, or you can use the cup cake shaped pages as backgrounds to create digitally scrapbook pages for your album before printing them out, as I have done.

Whichever approach you use I recommend you use a 190-240 gsm weight paper. I usually use a satin or gloss finish to get a really rich color. And make sure you choose the best quality print mode.

Once you’ve cut out your pages it’s time to assemble your album.

Arrange your pages in the order you want. You will notice that the left pages are different to the right pages. So make sure you match them up correctly.

Now glue the pages back to back

And finally punch a hole through all the pages at the edge where they meet in the centre. Insert a jump ring or tie with some ribbon and you’ve got a cute mini album.

This would make a great gift for a grandparent. You could theme it with photos from the grandchildren’s birthday parties or you might make a recipe book with all the  sweet treats your family loves. The choices are endless.

And if you make your album using The Garden Party I’d really love it if you’d post a picture on the Garden Party Facebook Page.

Let me know how you go.

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3 Responses to Digital Scrapbook Freebie

  1. Antoinette September 1, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    Looks lovely, thanks Karen! I’ve shared it at FB and pinned it :)

  2. karooch September 1, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    Thanks a lot Antoinette. I appreciate any help to share the news.

  3. TImeless Creations September 3, 2011 at 3:32 am #

    Very cute! What a great idea to put in a card for a gift