By now you all know what a fan I am of using the Project Life method to document our daily lives. As the weeks go by I am finding myself journaling a lot more. So much more that there are many times where the 4x3 Journal Cards or Bi-Fold Journal Cards included in the Core Collections are not quite large enough for the stories I want to tell. A 4x6 journal card would be perfect, but alas, there are none. Sure I can unfold one of the Bi-fold Journal cards and write across the card, but that means writing over the crease and when the card is unfolded, it is not a true 4x6. That drives me crazy. Hmmm...so what is a Project Lifer with digital design skills to do?
Create her own.
What do you think? I know I am pretty happy with the way they turned out! Each set includes 8 high-resolution png files ready for you to use them in your digital or traditional Project Life albums. For a digital album, simply open the png file then drag and drop into your digital scrapbook page. For a traditional album, check out the photos below for tips and tricks on printing them out on your home computer.
I decided to print out all of the cards, just so I would have them on hand when I needed them. I opened a new 8.5x11 document in Photoshop and arranged three of the FourbySix Journal Cards within that document, then printed. I repeated this process until I had all of them printed out. (I use the Epson R1900 printer with Staples Brand Double-Sided Matte Paper).
For the life of me I cannot find a trimmer that will cut a perfectly straight line. And believe me, I have tried them ALL-every type of Fiskars, Tonic, Cuttlebug, etc. My favorite of them all was the original Fiskars trimmer (the gray one), but I totally wore that one out a long time ago and was never able to find a replacement. I got very good using a straight-edge ruler and an X-acto knife when I went to art school, so I am using those tools to cut out my cards. Now many of you may feel comfortable using scissors to cut these out, but when it comes time to round the corner, you may not get that nice, rounded edge. So what I do is cut all of my straight lines first.
When you cut all of your straight edges first, you are left with a little bit of white in each corner like in the photo above. To get rid of it, simply use a corner rounder! Super easy!
Tada! FourbySix Journal Cards, just waiting to have a story written on them. Or typed...
I haven't typed and printed any of my journaling yet in my album. I thought I would give it a try using the FourbySix Horizontal Card with Dots. I selected the font Caecilia LT Std, Roman 10pt with an 18pt leading and typed right onto the png file, then printed it! I used the technique from above to cut it out. It worked perfectly! The settings for the font that I chose may not work for every font. You will have to play around with the settings to get the text to line up correctly on the lines.
So there you have it. FourbySix Journal Cards. And they are yours for FREE! I really like this little series and will do more of them in the future, with different themes of course! Visit my "freebies" page to download the cards!