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Feb 24, 2014

What is Hybrid Crafting?

What is Hybrid Crafting?
Hello crafters!  Wendy of WendyBird Designs here and I am really getting excited for the Expo next month!  I’ll be travelling from Phoenix to attend for the first time and I’m teaching a Hybrid Crafts Class!
Nesting Boxes Vol. 01: Stars So what is Hybrid?  Hybrid Crafting combines digital scrapbooking with paper crafts.
First things first, what exactly is digital scrapbooking?  I love this post by Scrapping with Liz, but the simple version is that the scrapbook kits are all digital downloads and the pages are made using Photoshop or other photo editing software. The scrapbook pages can be shared online and also printed individually or into photo books.
My hybrid templates let you bring your digital supplies out of your computer – you use those digital scrapbooking kits to create printable projects – all designed to be able to print at home or professionally, then they get cut out and assembled into 3D projects.

If you are or have ever been a “traditional” paper scrapbooker, you’ve probably seen the plastic templates that let you trace shapes on to paper then fold them up to make boxes or tags.  Hybrid templates are just like those but better!  Because they’re digital, they can be resized easily, you can attach digital papers to create a printable project that is perfect every time and are completely reusable and versatile!
Nesting Boxes Vol. 01: Stars by WendyBird Designs In Collection by Bella Gypsy Designs In Mini Kit by Bella Gypsy Designs bg-livedin-collection bg-livedin-mk #wendybird #hybrid #bellagypsy
If you have a Silhouette or other digital die cutting machine then you are going to be in heaven, because my 3D hybrid templates all come with cutting files so that you can easily create print and cut projects!
Lived In Collection 
Really, hybrid is the best of both worlds – you have the ease of digital scrapbooking (no messes to clean up before you can use the table to eat dinner), plus being able to reuse digital supplies – you can duplicate, resize and recolor to your heart’s content to get the most out of your digi stash!  And you still end up with a hands-on physical project to show off or give as a gift!  There really is something special about seeing your digital creation in “real life”!

In my Hybrid class at the Expo, we’ll be creating 5 really fun Easter projects and you’ll get to see the process from start to finish – I’ll start with the blank template, decorate it with a digital kit, see how it’s printed and cut and then we’ll all assemble them together!

We are going to have a lot of fun and I hope that you’ll join me there!  See you in March!

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