Calling all Paper Crafting Dabblers!!
Now, anyone who knows me knows that when it comes to crafts, scrapbooking, card-making, and the like are definitely not my strong point. I've got the materials and such to make all kinds of cards and scrapbooks but alas, I only have one 8x8 inch finished scrapbook to my name and less than a dozen homemade cards. :( Failure. But, a little less than a year ago I got the chance to try out Serif Inc.'s Digital Scrapbook Artist:
and I found it to be a lot of fun. The program is easy to use and the textures and embellishments look like they're about ready to jump off the page. Even I was able to create some very nice scrapbook pages.
Now, Serif Inc. just debuted their newest foray into the Digital Paper Crafting Market: CraftArtist.
This program combines digital scrapbooking with digital card-making and so much more! It uses the same platform as DSA 2 but combines it with so many features including a really detailed photo editor! Many of the Digikits that were only available online with DSA 2 come pre-loaded on Craft Artist Platinum along with templates for invitations, place cards; and other paper crafts. Here's the description for CraftArtist Platinum from the Serif Inc. website:
What kind of dabbler would I be if I didn't actually TRY out this new product?
I made two projects my first time out.
This is a scrapbook page made with the Furry Friends Digikit (of course I had to include Porscha and Cleo in my little dabbling adventure). I chose the template and then customized it by removing a few embellishments and adding in a few of my own. I LOVE how real the paper looks. Like I tore it right out of a paper pad. And this whole layout took me maybe 10 minutes to create!
The other project was an Anniversary Card for my husband...
This is only the cover of it but the template lets you customize all sides of the card.
Check out the stitching details on that little heart embellishment. <3
Here are the computer specs required for using CraftArtist:
NOTE: I use a Mac but I have a split hard drive with Windows 7 on 1/2 and Snow Leopard on the other
1/2. I installed CraftArtist on the Windows side with absolutely no issues.
So fellow dabblers, if you're looking for a new hobby that's easy (if I can do it anyone can) and affordable (only $59.99 for the Platinum Edition 6 Discs)-Give CraftArtist a try. It'll definitely be MY go-to product for all card-making in the future!
So I'm off to work on my next Dabbler Project: QUILTING!!!
More to come! :)