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.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Double Up

I combined the challenge for Allsots which was to make something for a child and Crazy 4 Challenges which was to use acetate on your project.

I made this several years ago using the glass bulbs you see in the craft stores. This time I recreated it using PSP.

I guess if I were to make a physical project using acetate the steps would be as follow:

First thing I would do is heat the acetate just enough to mold it around the top of a light bulb. Allowing it to cool and repeat for second half.

I would make the arms, gloves, legs, and shoes out of chip board and construction paper...gluing the construction paper to both sides. I would also use the construction paper for the mouth. I like those eyes that know the ones, I would use them instead of the paper just because I think they are fun and glue them on.

I would use the formed acetate to trace a circle frame out of chipboard to glue the completed legs and arms to. Making sure I added the cap for the hook at the top.

Glue one of the acetate circles to the frame. Add the contains then glue the other have. Add the hook and you project is complete.


  1. Hi Jaggs

    What a clever idea,what child would not love it and it mathces the bigh M&M at the M&M cente in NY.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. Hi Jaggs, Such a fun card!

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

  3. This is just darling and very clever too!!

  4. Hi Jaggs

    Really original. Just perfect for a child (or a grown up child LOL!!).

    Thank you for playing along with Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

  5. Hi Jaggs

    This is such a fun idea perfect for a child!

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts
    Emma xxx

  6. So cute! Love the idea!!! So unique :)

  7. Great card
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts


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