I love templates. I really, truly do. And I don’t just like creating them…I like scrapping with them too. However, it hasn’t always been that way. In fact, it was only my pregnancy induced creative slump last year that really made me turn to templates as a scrapping tool. But now, I can truly say that I love them. I want to pass on some of that love with a new series of top-ten lists. This one — 10 Reasons to Love Templates — will actually be in mini-series form. Gotta love a good mini-series!
TOP 10 REASONS TO LOVE TEMPLATES
Templates give you a starting point. Sometimes I want to scrap but have no idea where to start. I love that templates give me a launching place. I find a template I love, pick out the number of photos it calls for, and watch my page start to evolve. That is what I did with a template from this cool template pack by Kaye Winiecki. I didn’t have an idea for a page but after pulling out the template the page started to emerge.
Templates are great for beginner scrappers. They are easy to use and even someone who knows very little about their software can create a great page. There are lots of places to learn how to use them. Check out our USING LAYERED TEMPLATES article for some great tutorials.
Templates can help you do things that you don’t know how to do. Things like curved paper, “off the page” shadows, and text on a path. With templates, you don’t have to know how do it…it is done for you! I do most of my scrapping in Photoshop Elements so I can’t make curved text on my own. This template by Jen Caputo was perfect. The premade text on a path gave my page that extra something special!
TO BE CONTINUED…