It’s the last Sunday of the month, so today’s the day to think about getting what’s on your hard drive out into the physical world, as today we go hybrid!
Hybrid can be as simple as printing out something you created in Photoshop onto paper or card, and doing something with it: mount it on a pre-folded card, cut it up and decorate a boring old envelope and turn it into something special, fold it into a gift bag… pretty much anything other than a purely digital image only visible on your PC’s screen.
There are sooo many occasions throughout the year that we exchange cards and gifts for, and I bet most of us use a planner or calendar (even if it is to organise our kid’s social lives rather than our own!). But have you considered using all the fabulous digital images you have to make your very own cards, planner stickers, party paraphernalia and more?
Make-it-yourself is a HUGE trend again (just check out the scary number of books, zines, blogs & magazines that are out there!). Being able to tailor-make, personalise and simply have FUN while expressing your creativity and indulging in a little me-time is beyond satisfying. Be brave, and have a go!!
I thought this month I would share an idea to help with planning ahead for any occasion that calls for CAKE… whether it be a birthday, a cake sale for charity, just because it’s Wednesday, or in my example, a Halloween party:
In the past, I’ve made cake wraps too, but truthfully, if you are making lots of cupcakes then that can be very time consuming – but the addition of a cute topper can make plain cake in a plain case something fabulous and fun! To start, I created a new file in Photoshop to approximately the size I wanted the topper to be once printed out (about 2.5x 2.5 inches) and played with some of Kate’s spookilicious Halloweenies: Primitive images 🙂
Once I was happy with each image, I transferred them onto a new A4-sized file, and added other images so that I had a selection, all ready to print out on the minimal amount of paper. After cutting out, it was time to assemble the toppers:
Once assembled, they’re ready to use!
Want a different look?? Maybe something like you’d get in the bakery section of your supermarket? Take a look at these goodies:
To make these wafer-icing toppers, I cheated 🙂 I googled for stores that could convert a digital image into an edible cupcake topper, prepared and e-mailed my images and… ta-da! I have these fab Halloween toppers, and a selection all ready to go for Christmas too! …yes I said Christmas. I’d apologise for using the C word so early, but truthfully I’m amazed with myself for being just a little bit organised this year!
So have a go! Play with your favourite doodley images, get them off that hard drive and make something super special soon!
Have fun, and I’ll see you next month!