Monday, December 14, 2015

Studio J - Christmas card tutorial

Create your own photo Christmas Cards using Studio J online software. Using the ‘No Limits’ pattern you can do it.  Here are the quick and easy steps to create your very own.

1. Go to  click on Enter Now and create you online account.
2.  Once in:  click on Create a new project.

3. You will then be prompted to upload photos, you can skip this step if you haven't completed your selection or upload as many as you want.
4. Select “create your own custom layout”

5. At this point you will be given lots of options for paper, my recommendation is to go with one of our holiday themed papers so that you will have access to the holiday ‘stickease’ and images that go with that pack. For mine I chose the Sparkle and Shine kit. Choose your kit and click continue.

6. Next you will be given your choice of patterns, chose the ‘No Limits’ pattern and then click continue.

8. Your next option is for a kit mix since yours will all be blank, just click on one and continue to the next screen.

9. Start to create your cards
  •  On the left side click on the text and photo areas. 
  • Add journaling areas to your layout, drag the "add journaling" box to your page.
  • Once on the page, adjust the box to 4 inches by 8 inches.
  • Copy and paste (function at the top) and fill both pages
  • IMPORTANT NOTE:  delete and add a blank space(space bar) to remove the add journaling text.  If you do not add the blank space to text will shown up on your finished cards.  Check and double check this to ensure it is truly removed.    
10.  Add the paper pattern of your choice

11. The add the photo
  • On the left side click on the text and photo areas.
  • Add photo areas to each card, drag the "add photo" box to your card
  • Adjust the photo size to 3.75 x 3.75
  • Click on MAT and select 1/8" plus one of the recommended colours 
  • Copy and paste one photo box into each card, you can change the MAT colour for each individual cards
12.  Add your personalize greeting or text
  • On the left side click on the text and photo areas.
  • Add photo areas to each card, drag the "add text box" box to your card
  • Set size to .65 x 4.1
  • Change text colour
  • Change background colour
  • Click scale font
  • Click text position
13. Add your photos
  • If your photo is not already uploaded do it now
  • Drag your photo in your photo box
  • Edit the size size 
  • Use the drop down filter to instantly change your picture to Black & White or Sepia. Love that very easy feature. 
14. Add the embellishment
  • On the left side click on the My Stickease
  • Click on the drop down Alphabet to access all of them
  • They can be re-sized to suit your card
If you're looking for additional inspiration click here .  Studio J is a fun and easy way to make lots of cards and the beauty of it is that you can print multiple copies.  

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