Introducing “North of Ordinary” (by the P&Co Design Team), and One of My Favorite Scrapping Tips/Tricks!

Just in time for Digital Scrapbooking Day (DSD) this weekend… the design team at Pixels & Company has once again joined forces to bring you something truly awesome. Feast your eyes on North of Ordinary

North of Ordinary (by the P&Co Design Team)

Now, listen here, people… you can just click on the image above and run over to the shop to buy this beauty… easy peasy. That’s one way you could go.

—OR—

…you could get it for FREE“What the what?! Free, you say?” Yes, indeedy. Just follow the P&Co Designer Blog Hop that launches today… gather a letter from each of the stops along the way… and in the end you’ll have a coupon code that you can use to “purchase” the kit for free in the P&Co shop. :) Check the end of this post for more details (and to get my letter!).

But first… here’s one from the WWC vault for you. One of my favorite digital scrapping tips/tricks…

STEP ONE
Open your striped paper in Photoshop / Photoshop Elements, and duplicate it once.

STEP TWO
Rotate the duplicate layer (i.e. the one on the top) horizontally.*

* NOTE: if your original striped paper is vertical/horizontal, rather than diagonal… simply rotate it 90-degrees instead of flipping it horizontally

STEP THREE
Change the opacity of the top (duplicated/rotated) layer to 50%.

*BOOM* …plaid paper. :)

Here are a few examples of layouts that use plaid papers that “don’t actually exist” in the kit that was used to scrap the page…

layout by Hillary (using a stripe from Count Your Blessings, releasing today!)

layout by Hillary (using a stripe from Boardwalk by WWC)

layout by Hillary (using a stripe from Boardwalk by WWC)

layout by me (using a stripe from Bountiful by Shabby Princess)

layout by me (using a stripe from Bountiful by Shabby Princess)

It’s so easy to do… give it a try! Next time you’re scrapping and your page just doesn’t “feel right” with a stripe, you can remedy it in a jiffy. Sometimes a striped paper gives the page the feel of too much direction or movement, whereas a plaid doesn’t.

Meanwhile… you’re looking for a letter from me, right?

Well, my letter is actually a number. ;) …4

Don’t forget to collect the letters you find at each designer’s web site! Write them down in order from start-to-finish, and you’ll end up with a coupon code that you can use to grab North of Ordinary for FREE. ;)

If you’re following the P&Co Blog Hop from start to finish, you should have arrived here from Robyn Meierotto’s site and your next stop will be Anita Designs’ site. If you get lost along the way, here’s a look at the master list to help you get back on track:

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6 Responses to Introducing “North of Ordinary” (by the P&Co Design Team), and One of My Favorite Scrapping Tips/Tricks!

  1. Peggy S says:

    Thank you for the tutorial! I’ve been digiscrapping for years and never picked this up before. And thank you for your part of the great blog hop collab!

  2. Amy in TX says:

    Dude, you just blew my mind. Great tip!!!!!!!!

  3. Tammy says:

    Thank you so much for your part in the P&Co hop!

  4. Christine says:

    Thank you. I have enjoyed following the trail and am looking forward to North of Ordinary.

  5. eve says:

    love the tips, thank you!

  6. Dixie says:

    Whoa, it’s magic! Love it!!!!!!!!!!

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