Talking Templates

I love love love templates  – been designing them for Artscow for the last 12 months so I know you love them too.

Thats what really appealed to me about My Memories.  As well as kits they sell templates.

So what you ask? They’re just quickpages under another guise.

Quickpages have been around for years I hear you say.  Yes, they have.  I started out scrapping with them myself so I’m familiar with the pleasure and pain of quickpages – fast, simple, instant gratification.  But always always theres an element smack bang in the wrong place or the colours are just a little off with your picture or there are too many/not enough picture appertures.

Step in the template – all the advantages of a quick page but none of the pain – thats why they are so so popular. 

Because a template is adaptable.  Its a layered file that you can change and adapt to your own best fit – move elements, resize, duplicate, remove them completely or even add your own – howzat!

I’ll show you what I mean using my Weathered Floral Template Set.

Heres the original template with 3 appertures.  Kind of pretty with a seasidy theme with the shells.

Heres my first use of the page leaving everything as it is and just dropping some holiday vacation photos in.  Easy peasy and done in seconds.

But what if I don’t have 3 pictures?  What then?  Well, you can simply just remove one of the frames and resize the others and you get something like this.

But don’t just think seaside.  You can use this template for all sorts of other occasions by removing the sea shells (which you can find in my simply seashells kit) and adding in your own favourite elements.

This time I used a family wedding picture and added a word art from my Winter White  Simply Words collection.  To finish off I recoloured the mat to tie in with the photo and voila, a completely different look. How versatile is that?  Now I happen to like my layouts fairly uncluttered but with My Memories software you can import as many additional elements as you like and add journalling or extra frames.  They really are limited only by your imagination.

So there you are, 3 completely different looks from 1 single template. And that’s why I love templates – speed scrapping and versatility at its best

happy scrapping

Cat x

ps, if you don’t have software that supports layers you can still use the page as a quickpage!

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