Digital Card Making with PSP

I love making my own greetings cards and thought that the card challenges would be a lot of fun. I have a lot of paper and pens...and the other things one would need to make great cards. I found myself trying to keep up with what is new on the market... then I realize all the stuff, the papers, glue, and stamps were getting very costly and I was running out of space to store it all.

That is when I decided to make elements for my cards in Paint Shop Pro aka PSP. PSP is a software that I have been teaching myself since version 3. Now using version 13 I have learned that the program can also create images and paint them as well. Light bulb went off...why not use it to make my cards and not just some elements for the cards. And so digital card making began for me...and boy has it saved me money.

This blog now consist of my creations that I have made using nothing but PSP. I found the challenge for me is to teach myself how to meet the different card challenges within PSP.

Well that is how all this digital stuff began...Just thought I share.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

365 Card Challenge - In Stitches

I taught myself something new with this challenge. Thanks Pam, I always enjoy learning something new. The challenge is to include cross stitching on the card...again something I have not done before in PSP. I knew what the stitches were suppose to look like...back in the day I did a lot of it. After figuring out how to make it work, I contemplated making Aida cloth and cross stitching something on it within the program...but that would take way to long. The packet I chose to use for this challenge is called watermelon from I have met the challenge and my card is complete.


  1. Too cool. I wasn't sure you'd be able to do that. I like the colors you used and the stitching looks so authentic.

  2. it is always interesting to see how you create the card for the challenges :0) i know nothing about digital card making so i enjoy seeing what you come up with. this is so pretty and love the cross stitching :0)

  3. AMAZING stitching!!! I'm so with Rose, your creativity is always inspiring!!!

  4. Ditto Tesa & Rose ~ love looking at your cards!


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