Thursday Tutorials: Changing Background Paper into Shapes
Hi there! Melissa T. is here to bring you another Thursday Tutorial. This week, we will be discussing how to turn background papers into mats, frames, and other shapes. Sometimes, you will find that you have used a picture, but the embellishments are too busy for use in your layout. Sometimes, you will want to add a little something special to your layout, but you do not want to distract from the picture inside it. And sometimes, you will decide that the coordinating background papers are too beautiful not to incorporate into your layout. In all of these instances, changing a background paper into a mat, frame, or shape is just the skill you need in your bag of digital scrapbooking tricks to make your layout really “pop.”
Once again, Lisa J. from MyMemories has created a video and a PDF demonstrating just how to do this in your MyMemories Software. If you currently do not own this #1 rated digital scrabooking suite, then I highly recommend buying it. You may find a coupon for $10 off the Suite on the right hand side of the page. However, if you choose to create a shape from an “Outside Content” digital software pack, then you must import the paper as a picture. Once it has been imported into your software, you may then select the “Photos” tab on the left hand side of the program, then press the “shape” button. The MyMemories Suite V3 offers a wide varied of shapes from which to choose ranging from three sizes of circles to diamonds, hearts, and frames.
I personally use this feature all of the time, but it is not necessary to use it only for background paper. Any picture may be formed into a shape other than a square. To supply a sample for you, I have created a page using Sugar Moon’s “April Showers” Mini Kit. This kit will be made available later this week at her shop at With Love Studio. The coordinating Alphabet may be found on Missy’s Bits Facebook Fan page under the “Exclusive” tab. This is a beautiful example of a free kit that you will use as “Outside Content” with the MyMemories Suite V3.
Enjoy the Freebie, make a memory, and be sure to have a camera on hand!
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