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.


Monday, October 5, 2009

More Sharing!

To continue with my earlier post about digi packets. I thought I would post the image of a digi packet for those of you who don't really know what I am talking about. Below is a packet that I had download for FREE earlier. As you can see the items do look very close to being real. In this packet there are 14 papers that are 12"x12" and 300 resolution. There are numerous pieces of embellishments and very cute I might add.

The kits are intended for scrapbookers but I use them in my card making. Each item you see here is a separate file that can be opened with your image editor. As you know I use PaintShopPro. There are others like PhotoShop, PhotoShop Elements or even Gimp which is totally free.. The programs can be download as a trial program from their respected websites. I have provided links.

I am not trying to get you all to go digital...just thought I would get you all to see there is a way to save some money and time. The kit below was a free download from, but if you were to purchase a similar packet it maybe would cost you about $3.99 which is about the going rate plus or minus. Now think about it there are 14 papers in this packet at what maybe $.99 per sheet in the store and you get to use them as many times as you like. You do the math and besides you get embellishments too!

Like I had stated earlier you all that do cut and paste can use the packets as well...just download and print them off as needed.

Just thought I share.


A few other digi packet sites are: (one of my favorites)

And that is just to name a few. Do the search...that is how I found them. If you like what you find drop me a post to let me know how it is going...I would be very interested. If you have questions or want more info...drop me a line at


  1. Hey, thanks. I checked out those sites. I can see now why you are so attracted to making digi cards. No inky fingers either. I love your cards too.

  2. Thank you Celeste I do hope you too find the packets useful.


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