Friday, January 30, 2015

One Little Bird | Books & Coffee


I can’t remember the last time I did a hybrid page that wasn’t a pocket page.  When Peppermint told me that she was designing a digital kit about books & coffee, I was all in!  I felt like I could scrap many pages with this kit and topic!

I do hybrid pages most of the time in 8.5x11, so that I could print on the background cardstock with my printer at home.  In this case, I used Bazzill orange peel cardstock in white.


Digital supplies:  High Street Stories digital scrapbook kit & journal cards by One Little Bird.  Make sure you pick it up on sale this weekend!

I printed my journaling and some of the digital stamps I used onto my cardstock before putting the layout together.



I used the font Lobster 1.3 and cut out the title with my Silhouette Cameo using EK Success wood sheets.  These wood sheets are stickers with adhesive backing, so once you’ve cut them, you just peel them up and stick them. Very cool!


I wanted to show you my hybrid process so that the word “hybrid” isn’t so mysterious.  I basically did my layout digitally in Photoshop first.


Once I had my digital layout done and I have my size and placement of the papers and elements, I create a few other Photoshop canvases and start dragging each piece of digital item onto each separate canvas.  Each canvas has a purpose.  I had one document for printing just the photo onto photo paper.


I had one document for printing onto vellum.


I had one document for printing out the elements onto matte photo paper.  If I had a lot to print & cut, I would use a 8.5x11 sheet and use my Silhouette for the print & cut.  But I didn’t have a lot to print, so I used a 4x6 sheet and just cut it out by hand.


After hiding all the elements that I’m printing separately, I am left with the background that I want to print onto my Bazzill cardstock.


I printed everything and here they were!

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Then I assembled my hybrid page together. 

Here’s a comparison of my digital versus hybrid layout. The left is digital and the right is hybrid.


It’s awesome what you can do with some cardstock, digital kit, a printer, scissors, and adhesive! 


  1. Love this kit and your layout Christine!

  2. Great layout! Thanks for sharing your process.

  3. I do the same when I do a hybrid. Love your LO as always!

  4. Thanks for explaining the process - I was never quite sure how it was done. Love this layout.

  5. I LOVE how you printed the one patterned paper and a couple of elements on vellum. What a great idea!

  6. Beautiful!! Two of my favourite things in one gorgeous layout! Can you tell I am getting behind in my blog reading?!


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