I am a hybrid scrapbooker. I also don’t have Photoshop. Yes, it’s true you can totally work with digital supplies as a hybrid scrapbooker without an expensive editing program! Today, I’ll show you how I use the app Letterglow to make pocket cards with digital elements. This post will be photo heavy, but I tend to learn better when I see photos, so I hope that helps you too!
Whenever I get access to a new collection from Sahin Designs I transfer my favorite elements to a folder in my Dropbox so that I can access them from my phone where I have my Dropbox app.
When you open Letterglow you will want to choose the “New project” option.
As you are going to make a new card, you’ll choose the “canvas” option next.
I usually make 3×4 cards, so I choose the “4×3 Portrait” option and a new blank canvas will open up.
Ok, so now we can begin! In the app itself there are many option to design a card. By clicking the + you will get an option to add text or graphics. There are both free options and a few where you pay inside the app to open up more graphics. This time you are going to choose the “My graphics” option. Then click the three dots.
Now, if you are doing this for the first time this space will be empty, so you will want to click the + to go further.
As a default you will get to your photos now. If you haven’t saved your digital elements to your cameroll on your phone you just click the part that says “All photos” and you will have a few more options. Now you’ll see all your folders but also ICloud drive and Dropbox. Click the Dropbox option and their app will open up. Find the folder where you have your elements and an click to add one to Letterglow. You will have to add them one by one and while it is a bit time consuming it is all worth it in the end. I tend to do this while I am waiting in line or something.
When you have added all elements you just click the X in in the left hand corner.
Now you can just add the elements/graphics that you want to use on your card. You can resize, move, add shadows and change the opacity. Here is an example of how I used a patterned paper for my background.
I usually make the pattern paper go almost all the way down the bottom. That way I can use the white space to add journaling or another graphic if I want. When you are ready to save just click somewhere on the canvas to make everything unselected and click the upwards arrow in the right bottom corner.
If you want to add something more on your card you just keep adding them (up to 8) with the +.
I use these kinds of cards for both my pocket pages and regular scrapbooking all the time! They print at a really good quality and can also be used as a background in my travelers notebook. I hope that this inspired you to go try it out!
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What’s your go-to apps for scrapbooking and how do you use it? Is there a particular app you want us to write a tutorial about?