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Hybrid Ideas for Digital Quick Pages: Part 3 (Plus a Giveaway!)

Here’s the last installment of my three part series on ways to make hybrid scrapbook pages out of digital quick pages. If you missed them, you can find links to the other two parts at the end of this post. 

OK, lets get started :)! We have already talked about adding dimension to our pages by “popping” up certain parts of the page for a 3D effect. Now we are going to take that idea a little bit further and incorporate some layering to add even more depth and detail. Again, I apologize for my low quality photos. Trust me, the beautiful color and details of Gina’s designs as seen in the Loving You Quick Album pages look much better in real life!!

Hybrid Quick Album Idea #7: Pop Up and Layer Page Elements

You remember how we made duplicate prints of parts of our page last time, and “popped” them up with foam adhesive? Well, this time we will do the same thing, but add some embellishments sandwiched between the layers.

Hybrid scrapbook page using the Loving You Quick Album from Weeds and Wildflowers

Digital Steps: I added my photo and journaling to the premade Loving You Quick Album page, flattened, resized the layout to 8″x8″ inches (so it will fit into my son’s album), and printed it out on matte photo paper. THEN, this is key, using the rectangular marquee tool in Photoshop (or any other selection tool), I selected just the framed image on the left side of the page, copied the selection, and placed it onto a new 8.5″x11″ size blank document, I printed this out on matte photo paper.

Hybrid Steps: After allowing the page to dry, I cropped out the base page. I also cut out the framed photo from the duplicated portion of my page. Using foam adhesive (for a 3D effect), I adhered the framed photo above the corresponding framed photo on the page. Then I added some adhesive to the back of a flower and slipped it between the page and the “popped” frame. Now we have three layers instead of two! I added the crystal hearts and the chipboard letters and I was done (all embellishments are from primahybrid.com).

Hybrid scrapbook page using the Loving You Quick Album from Weeds and Wildflowers

Hybrid Quick Album Idea #8: Use Digi Techniques on 3D Embellishments

When I’m digital scrapbooking, I often place text or other page elements on the very edge of my layout, so that they are partially cut off. For the page above, I used the same technique on the chipboard “e” sticker, cutting away part of the letter that extended off the page. I think borrowing techniques from one scrapping method to the other helps blur the lines in hybrid scrapbooking (plus it’s fun and sometimes unexpected)!

Hybrid scrapbook page using the Loving You Quick Album from Weeds and Wildflowers

Hybrid Quick Album Idea #9: Create Some Digi Trompe-l’oeil

Trommpe-l’oeil, which means to “trick the eye”, is an art term for what happens when 2D art looks like it is actually “real”. On the above page the digital white lace ribbon almost looks real when layered below the two real ribbons!

Digital Steps: I added my photo and journaling to the premade Loving You Quick Album page, flattened, resized the layout to 8″x8″ inches, and printed it out on matte photo paper. Then, like before, I selected just the framed image, copied the selection, and placed it onto a new 8.5″x11″ size blank document. Along with that, I added duplicates of the circles from the bottom edge of the page. I printed these out on matte photo paper.

Hybrid Steps: When the page was dry, I cropped it out and cut out the framed photo and circles from the page of duplicate copies. I layered some Prima ribbons above the digital ribbon at the top of the page. Then, using foam adhesive, I adhered the framed photo above the corresponding framed photo on the page, making sure to leave space for the ribbons. Then I added some adhesive to the back of a flower and slipped it between the page and the “popped” frame (all embellishments are from primahybrid.com). Finally, I added foam adhesive to the backs of all of the circles and layered them along the bottom of the page.

Hybrid scrapbook page using the Loving You Quick Album from Weeds and Wildflowers

Hybrid Quick Album Idea #10…11…12… You Tell Me – GIVEAWAY :)!

OK, so I hope you have enjoyed this little series :). I know you have some great hybrid ideas to share as well, and I’d love to hear them. Have you used a digital quick page in a hybrid layout? Have you seen someone use one that way? Have you thought of trying this, but haven’t yet? I want to hear about it, so please share any tips, tricks or whatever you like about this technique by leaving a comment on this post.

One random person will be chosen to receive a free copy of The Loving You Quick Album – YAY :)! 

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See Also:

Hybrid Ideas for Digital Quick Pages

Hybrid Ideas for Digital Quick Pages: Part 2

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17 responses to “Hybrid Ideas for Digital Quick Pages: Part 3 (Plus a Giveaway!)

  1. jeanie July 9, 2008 at 12:11 am

    hi!i haven’t tried digi-scrappin yet but i like what you did with these projects and i am learning a lot from your site. thanks for this. :)

  2. Esther July 9, 2008 at 12:33 am

    I am keeping the instructions for trying later. Your instructions are so clear, I am ready to overcome my fears and just try a little hybrid scrapbooking.

  3. Deb Pierce aka dbrprc July 9, 2008 at 7:22 am

    I switched from paper to digital scrapbooking last year, but I have never tried hybrid. After reading your article, I may have to give it a try. I just bought some matte photo paper last night, too. I love the idea of popping up certain elements and adding embellishments. I have tons of ribbon and flowers and misc. embellishments lying aroud that have been neglected since I started digi stuff.

  4. Sherrie (RCMama) July 9, 2008 at 7:27 am

    I have not done any good hybrid LOs yet. I really like how you shopped off the edges of the elements when they extended off the page. I do that in digital LOs often, but NEVER on a paper one! hahaha!

  5. Lena July 9, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Cool giveaway! I haven’t done a hybrid project-yet-i’m so new to digital still! but I can totally see myself doing some frames and hybrid albums very, very soon!

  6. Margaret July 9, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Great giveaway thanks! I haven’t done a lot of hybrid but my favorite is making clocks using scrapbook pages! Just carefully remove the mechanism, make your page in the shape of the clock and replace the mechanism! A fun and easy hybrid project! I would really like to try a paint can project

  7. Stacey July 9, 2008 at 8:08 am

    I never thought to use a QP for hybrid like this! It is now something that I would love to do!

  8. Cheryl July 9, 2008 at 8:14 am

    I love what you have done with these pages! Sometimes I like to add real “bling” using the stick on gems where I would normally put a digital one. I also like to add Stickles, (sort of a glitter glue found at my LSS) over my digital glitter or on other fairy type elements like some of Jofias ephemerals to give it an even more realistic glimmer.

  9. sharon dale July 9, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Once again your layouts are just stunning and if it weren’t for your detailed descriptions, you wouldn’t even pick up some of the things you’ve got on your layouts as ‘digital’ items. They always look so realistic in a blog pic. I have never done hybrid in a true sense…always printed off my own pics after modifying them but never printed a paper or embellishment to use on a project. I either do totally digi or totally traditional scrapping…don’t know why! But you give us some fantastic ideas to keep in mind. LOVE your Peek-a-boo layout too!

  10. Juliegoodgirl July 9, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Whooa very nice. I already tried hybrid scrap, but it was nothing like yours !

  11. Kelleighr July 9, 2008 at 9:33 am

    No! This CAN’T be the last installment!! I want MORE, Jess! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series and have been TOTALLY inspired. I actually went out and bought my first 8×8 album the other day so I can start printing my layouts at home and trying these ideas.

    One of the things I like to do is your idea of duplicating an image and popping it up on the page. I never thought of doing that with my pictures and frames, and I am SO excited to try that.

    I’m a huge fan of adding chipboard covered in the digital paper I am using on my layout. Looks so cool!

  12. Danielle July 9, 2008 at 9:34 am

    ahhhh pages like that just make me want to go hybrid.. I wish I had a little more courage to do it.. I love the real flowers and the whole look of your pages. FABULOUS!

  13. cynthia July 9, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I have been hoarding stuff to do some hybrid projects and appreciate the help getting started – great project.

  14. kelly July 9, 2008 at 10:34 am

    I have not done any hybrid yet but have always wanted to do some nice picture frames. One of these days i will have to give it a try.

  15. Janet July 9, 2008 at 11:48 am

    This is so inspiring! I love your tutorials and they get me excited about trying hybrid. So far, I have really only used templates/kits for hybrid. My favorite was the Shabby Princess Thoughful Gift kit to make the photo wallet – I made 6 of them for gifts. I also did a DADDY picture book from a template giveaway that my husband loved for Father’s Day.

    I like to add the rain drops on top of circle elements to magnify them and make them pop as well as little gems in the center of flowers for a little bling.

    Thank you so much for your tuts!!

  16. Kay July 9, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Great tutorial–I am a former paper scrapper who now scraps exclusively in the digi-world. I did a bit of hybrid scrapping as I transitioned over to digi but probably will not go back as I love digi too much!!!

    I do kind of miss sticking things on pages with those little sticky dots, though. Maybe one day I will get in the mood to get out my paper goodies again!

  17. Stephanie July 9, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Love these layouts. I am a digi-scrapper that would love to get my feet wet with hybrid. Great ideas here. I’m curious about what you do with the layouts after you have transformed them. Do they go in a shadowbox or a frame without glass or are they slim enough to fit in an album?

    Thanks Stephanie! Great question – I think I will make a whole post about it so everyone can see :)! – Jess

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