This week’s new MDS uploads are now available, and I’m really excited about the 2011 Convention Designer Template Kit (127361). For those of you who scrapbook, I’m sure you can relate to my situation – I’ve got tons of pictures, and sooo much scrapbooking to catch up on! Well, MDS Designer Template Kits are a quick and easy way to get an event, or trip into a scrapbook with very little effort. Here’s 5 reasons why these kits are so great:
1. The kits come with tons of preconfigured page layouts. For example, the 2011 Convention Kit comes with 24 (yah, that’s right, 24!) different page layouts, including front and back cover pages.
2. MDS will automatically insert your pictures. When selecting a Designer Template, MDS will ask if you want it to plug in the pictures for you, or if you want to decide on your own (by clicking and dragging) where your pictures will go. If you have more pictures than available spaces, MDS will automatically add pages to the layout for you!
3. Layouts are flexible and can be used for various occasions. Nothing in a page layout is locked down, so you’re free to move around or remove any of the elements in a layout. You can add to the layouts too, as many of these templates are kits that come with DSP, embelleshments and stamps you can use to customize your book. Take a look at my page above, versus the template to the right – can you tell what I added?
Also, just because the template says Convention 2011, it’s not limited to that event. You can remove elements and add in others from different stamp sets you own to customize the page for any event. For instance, I’m working on some more pages that were intended to highlight shopping at Momento Mall, but I’m going to use them to show of pics of the Pals instead. By replacing a few elements, I’ve got just the page I need!
4. Add more later. Sometimes it’s enough to plug the pictures in the templates and call it good. MDS is flexible enough that you can always come back later and customize your pages even more. You decide when you’re done, and if you want to start over on a page, or even the whole project, you can do it easily, without wasting any materials!
5. Make it a hybrid. When you’re ready to print your pages, there’s an option to print them into a book, or to have the pages printed individually. If you do the individual pages, when you receive them from the MDS Printing Service, you can add real embellishments to give your creation the extra dimension and texture you’re looking for (we call that a hybrid page – digital and traditional scrapbooking on the same page). Then just put your pages in some page sleeves and add them to your display binder!
So, even if you didn’t attend convention, this Kit is a great value. For only $14.95, the kit comes with 24 pages (including a front and back cover), 14 Designer Series Paper patterns, 45 embellishments, and a 37-piece stamp brush set – which can all be used on other projects, and downloaded for use in other programs, such as Photoshop!!
Stop by my Sale Rack, I’ve got lots of retired Stampin’ Up! products here for sale, including quite a few stamp sets.
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