While I consider myself a digital scrapbooker, I haven’t scrapped a page in over 4 years. I learned how to digital scrapbook about 5 years ago and it seems once I figured out Photoshop the excitement was gone. But I still love Photoshop and I love the products. Much like non-scrappers have huge stashes of paper and scissors filling up closets, there’s a pretty good stash of digital products filling up our hard drive. I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to use them here. Digital products let you have a well put together project in no time, especially quick pages and layouts just waiting for photos. Here are some Other Ways to Use Digital Scrapbooking Products:

My favorite way to use brag books? Shipping labels. They have the perfect spot for an address–right where the photo should be. They take practically no time, and I like to think that I’m cheering up the receiver’s day as well as the postal workers!

This poor box is the link between cousins in different states. Once opened, it is filled and sent back–with a new mailing label of course. This label is a page out of this brag book.

CD case calenders provide a great layout for playlists to be typed up.

They are designed to fit jewel cases, so there is no need to bother with dimensions.I believe this calender month was April.

And don’t forget the regular embellishments and tags found in kits. We turned this tag into an invitation with the addition of a little die cut hat.

Digital scrapping makes mass producing a ton faster than the traditional way! Do it once and let the printer do the rest. If you think digi-scrapping isn’t your thing, you may want to think again. The best part may be that you can never use your digi supplies up! There’s always a new one waiting in the folder. If you hear all this talk about digital scrapbooking and you are still trying to figure it out, here is a good explanation. The Crafting Chicks use Photoshop and/or Photoshop Elements.


  1. Well that’s just me to a “T”. I cannot even pin-point the last time I made a “page.” But I love me some digital scrapbooking stuff. And regular scrapbooking stuff. It’s just as fun to use it for other things! Great entry!

  2. Love this post Nikkala!:) The cd cover is so cute!

  3. aarathi Says: June 24, 2010 at 6:41 am

    I love this post too

  4. Liz Christensen Says: June 25, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks for this post! I have been thinking about getting into digital scrapbooking for a long time, but I seem to have a hard time learning how to get started. Well, more I get a little overwhelmed with what I really need to have to get started. I used to (yeah, sadly past tense) do traditional scrapbooking and loved it, but with lots of moving and the addition of another baby- three years ago(!) and now the third later this year, I haven’t done it in a while and now want to get caught up again. I’m finding digital scrapbooking to be more and more appealing, especially the ability to print mulitple pages, one for each child. Do you think you could do a post on the basics to getting started? Mostly, what do I need to have on my computer to get going? And of course, any other tips I wouldn’t know of. Thanks!!!

    • Nikkala Says: June 26, 2010 at 9:40 am

      Liz–Digital is great in so many ways! #1-there is no mess! If company drops by you just minimize the window on your computer and the entire mess is gone! #2–the fact that you can print multiples of the same page for all of your kids #3–templates. They make scrapping so simple and fast.

  5. Wow! This is a much-needed post! I always download the freebies on the digital scrapbooking sites. But I admit I’m not using them for scrapbooking. Now I have more fun uses for them! Brilliant!

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