A QuickStart to Digital Scrapbooking

What is Digital Scrapbooking?

Digital scrapbooking is the same as traditional scrapbooking, except you are using the tools on your computer software instead of the tools in your scrapbooking closet. There are many advantages to digital scrapbooking: no special tools to buy (except the software), no papers to put in storage, no paper to waste. You can print your layouts or you can just email or share them on Facebook. It can be challenging to learn, but well worth it. So enjoy the process! Learn more about the time-saving and cost-saving advantages of digital scrapbooking.

Step 1. Choose a Computer.

What kind of computer should you use for digital scrapbooking? For most people, it usually comes down to using a Mac or PC.

watch videoIf you have doubts, watch a quick video on choosing a computer.

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Choose Your Computer SoftwareStep 2. Choose Your Computer Software.

What software do you need? In order to digitally scrapbook, you'll need a computer software program that will help you perform the magic. These programs range from $0 to $100+.

watch videoWatch a quick video on choosing software.

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Digital Scrapbook GraphicsStep 3. Find Digital Scrapbook Graphics.

It's easiest to start with one theme or one event you want to scrapbook. For example, a recent trip to the zoo or the beach. Then, shop for the digital scrapbooking graphics that will fit that event.

DOWNLOAD A FREE SAMPLE!

Even better, start with our digital freebie! That freebie includes 5 pieces, enough to create an entire page. We also include a Video Tutorial and Written Step-by-Step Instructions. By the way, when you sign up, you'll also receive a 20% coupon toward a future purchase!

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Digital FreebiesStep 4. Layout One Page.

Martin Luther King, Jr said: "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

So, take the first step. We'll be there with you. When you download the FREE digital scrapbook graphics, YOU'LL RECEIVE:

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Written Instructions
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Reuse Graphics:

The best part about digital scrapbooking is you can REUSE all of your purchased graphics. You can duplicate them, mix and match them with other kits. It's WAY less money than paper scrapbooking. No more, "I ran out of this or that and have to go to the store!"

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Step 5. Print and Share!

Printing Your Book:

You can create multiple copies of one book simply by printing them. There are basically two ways you can print your digital scrapbooks.

printOPTION 1: Printing Labs and Services

Make sure to have your digital scrapbook printed by a lab that will do it justice. The local pharmacy or cheapest internet lab isn’t usually a great choice for high quality prints. There are lots of professional-grade online labs if you don’t have a local one or you can use a digital scrapbook printing service like Shutterfly.

OPTION 2: Do-it-Yourself Printer

Or you can invest in an awesome printer like the HP that prints 8" x 8" or 12" x 12" scrapbook pages. Don't forget to calibrate your monitor so that you know “what-you-see-is-what-you’ll-get.

Sharing Your Book:

shareYou can also share flattened layouts on Facebook or your personal blog. The best way to do this is to save each page "for web" before you upload them. After all, you don't want people waiting forever to download a really large file!

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