As I was working on yesterday’s post, I got to thinking about doing a page with just My Digital Studio (130647, Disc; 130646, Download) and the components of the Lucky You Ensemble (133461). The ensemble includes coasters, bottle wraps, a mini banner and more that you print out on 8-1/2” x 11” card stock, then cut out.
Décor Tip: for the coasters, print out your design on plain paper, then adhere it to Coaster Board (129392). You can cut out the bottle-sized coasters with the Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439) and the Circles Collection Framelits™ Dies (130911). Using card stock might make the coaster too thick for the Framelits.
The coordinating colors for the Ensemble are: Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Pear Pizzazz, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White. I love Gumball Green and I’ve used Pear Pizzazz on St. Patrick’s Day cards before, but I just don’t feel these colors are St. Paddy’s enough. I added Handsome Hunter to the page and used Tangelo Twist and Peach Parfait for the orange. (I always add orange to my St. Patrick’s Day projects to recognize both halves of Ireland.)
Luckily, all the colors are included in My Digital Studio. I can use a lot of my favorites that were retired in 2009, but the color palette doesn’t go as far back as when a bunch of colors were retired in 2005. Oh well, we’ll just make do!
Back to the Lucky You Ensemble: You can make posters or square banner components with the Designer Series Paper pattern. That’s what I used for the background on my page. The photo mat in the middle is bordered with Tangelo Twist and Handsome Hunter. The title is colored Tangelo Twist with a Handsome Hunter drop-shadow. I tried out using drop shadows with the shamrocks and the pennants, but I didn’t like how they looked so I left them plain.
All in all, I proved to myself that I could make a scrapbook page using just My Digital Studio and the Lucky You Ensemble. Take a look at the Lucky You Ensemble (133461) and see what you could do. By the way, it’s part of the Weekly Deals this week, so the savings last through Monday. You can use the Ensemble with My Digital Studio or with another program!
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