The best part of paper crafting has to be all the beautiful papers! The worst part is using those gorgeous papers because you don’t want to run out of them! It’s vicious I tell you! But there is hope. CD-Rom’s are a paper crafter’s best friend.
Recently, I purchased a “few” CD-Rom’s from Debbi Moore:
Legend of the Unicorns
Angels of Inspiration
Fantasy Compendium Collection USB Key (which includes: Twilight Queen, Pixie Land, Greek Myths, Days of Knights, and Journey to Wonderland)
So far the one I’ve used the most is the Fantasy USB, probably because it features five collections. One of those collections just happens to be Journey to Wonderland. With a name like that you know I had to have it!
Here is what I’ve made so far with the templates not only from that collection but from others on the USB.
The first card is a Fold Back Pop-Up card, although I kind of put my own twist on it. That usually means I messed up a bit, but you won’t be able to tell unless I said something … oops! I’ve learned when making this type of card it’s easier to attach your background papers first then cut and score. That way you’re not trying to work around all of those nooks and crannies later on. It didn’t really need anything else except for a flower which I made from the trimmings off the background paper. Kind of cool right?
I’ve learned when making this type of card it’s easier to attach your background papers first then cut and score. That way you’re not trying to work around all of those nooks and crannies later on. It didn’t really need anything else except for a flower which I made from the trimmings off the background paper.
The second card is what I like to call a Wonky Gatefold because one side isn’t equal to the other. This was probably my favorite card make because of the decoupage. I just had to try it out!
I really love the quality of the print, but one thing you have to remember with CD crafting is that paper matters. You have to have good quality paper for your background papers, and other elements to have the quality it needs. My choice is the Super Smooth Paper 45lb (120 gsm). The difference between this and regular copy paper is the ink sits on top of the paper instead of being absorbed, which is why you get such vibrant colors.
If you would like to sample some of Debbi’s projects you can check out her website where you can get plenty of freebies! So if you love free things go to www.debbimoore.co.uk, just look under “Inspiration” in the menu bar or go to the download page to find free and affordable downloads!
You can also find her products on www.createandcraft.com. In fact, Ms. Debbi Moore will be on Create and Craft April 5th! Watch on the C&C website, or on Roku for great demos!
Have a great week!