Using Overlays on Your Pictures and Pocket Card Pages

I LOVE digital scrapbooking, but my true love will always be with paper. That’s why I love hybrid scrapbooking—it allows you to combine the two! The last few years I’ve been doing my scrapbooks with pocket pages because I love the simplicity of just printing a photo and sliding it in a pocket. But sometimes I want to kick my photos up a notch and that’s where My Digital Studio comes in to make it easy!

This first photo of my niece, Jocelyn is one of my favorites, but I wanted to add an overlay to it and make it a little more fun, like she is!

I created a project with a custom size of 4' x 6' (the size I planned to print my photo) and imported my photo. I used the distressed dots stamp in white and set the opacity pretty low. I used two of the same stamps, one on each side of her so that the polka dots wouldn’t cover her face. I also tilted them a little so they would outline her better. Then I filled a banner punch with some Silver Glimmer Paper and placed a stamp over it. I used a little mis-stitched stitching at the top of the banner and then sent it to my photo printer.

This year I’m doing a weekly pocket page album for each of my girls so they can remember what they did each week in 2014. I set up my custom size and then imported my photo. I did a global search in my MDS for “Tuesday,” “January,” and “seven” to set up the date and used the “This is the Good Stuff” stamp to cover up my knee that was sticking out in the corner of the photo.

On this page I wanted the photos to span both 4" x 6" pockets so I designed them on a 12" x 12" page in MDS. For the overlays in MDS I used the bracket stamp and the sentiments. All of the little sequins, rhinestones, etc. were added after I printed the page through the My Digital Studio print services. Then, I cut out the 4" strips with a width of 12" on each. I trimmed them in half at the 6" mark which made them the perfect size for my pocket pages.

This is what the page looked like when I created it in MDS.

I hope this inspires you to get creative with your photos!

-Holly VanDyne, My Digital Studio Design Team


Rise & Shine Pocket Cards
(item 134841)
(NA, EU, SP)

This Makes Me Happy Pocket Cards
(item 134699)
(NA, EU, SP)

Life Is All Around Calendar Template
(item 137026)
(NA, EU, SP)

Distressed Dots Stamp Brush
(item 127602)
(NA, EU, SP)

Staple & Stitching
(item 118865)
(NA, EU, SP)

Mis-Stitched
(item 130063)
(NA, EU, SP)

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Tags: Design Team, Holly VanDyne, Overlays, Pocket Cards

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Comment by Amber Meadows on March 6, 2014 at 7:14am

Holly you are amazing! I love seeing what you come up with - especially on pocket pages. I'm still trying to get the hang of those! 

Comment by Lindsey Hortin on February 26, 2014 at 1:38pm

Holly, this is such a great way to add a little something to photos. Your projects are awesome! I love that you are doing a weekly pocket page album for your girls. What a great idea!

Comment by Cori Kozak on February 26, 2014 at 8:28am

These are great Holly!  I love the overlays on your photos and you make the divided pages look so easy!!

Comment by Cindy Beach on February 26, 2014 at 7:56am

I love the tips for hybrid pages, yours are beautiful! Thanks for the in-depth explanation of how you complete your pages too.

Comment by Jennifer Timko on February 26, 2014 at 7:25am

Awesome post, Holly!  Love that overlay on the first picture especially (well, just love the picture)!

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