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26th April 2013
This week, i decided to offer something for our hybrid crafters friends. A while ago, i coded a script that would allow the user to create a custom size/shape gift card box and it was very popular for the holiday season when people often give away gift cards. That is when some users asked me to create other scripts to make hybrid projects. So here is one for you.
This script will NOT create the cards but will create the template for a card AND an envelope that you can then personalize. You choose the size and the flap design and the script will create what you need. Everything is left in separate layers so you can colorize or customize each section separately if you want, whether it is the flap for the envelope, or the front of the card only.
You can create tiny cards as small as 300 x 300 pixels (perfect for little notes, Advent calendars or other) or regular size ones up to 1800 x 1200 pixels. One neat feature of this script is that the maximum size template can still be printed on a regular home printer: no need for extra wide (and costly) printer or having to go to a print shop for it.
This script allows you to create a perfectly sized envelope if you crafted a custom card with your scrapbooking supplies or other. And of course, you can still add traditional 3d decorations to the printed card! Or you can just create blank templates and use them as base for your traditional card making.
Since this is really a TOOL script, you can use it to create CU products.
You can get this convenient script in my store: Creation Cassel
You can also win this script by adding your name and tell me for which occasion you are most likely to use this script in this thread in the DST forum. I will be back on Monday with the name of a winner.
It has one folding card and a matching envelope that are 1200 x 900 pixels. Not a big card, but just something you can give a friend, your mom, your colleague, etc.
I used a FREE kit called “Doux Bruisssements”. This is only one of a series of free kits that are offered on that blog. They have one every month. It is definitely worth checking out that French site!
Once you download the files, you can just add something on top of the card and print both the card and the envelope, cut them, fold them and add something inside the card for whoever you want to give the card to.
And voilà, you have a perfectly matching card and envelope.
To start the download, just click on the preview itself. No waiting. No registration.
April Birthday Promo
Did you remember to shop this month? Did you accumulate enough purchase to give you a nice coupon for May? You still have just a few days to reach whatever goal you set for yourself. This weekend, i should be sending you a note with how much you have accumulated so far for your May coupon so you might want to start another wishlist to use it!
News from the Campus
The BIG Show Off is also coming down to the last few days. Did you see all the projects members are showing off? Did you leave some comments for them? See what Nadine posted:
Isn’t that lovely?
The Extraction Master Classes bundle is still available for a few days, so you better hurry before it is removed. If you use the code EXTRACT5, you get an extra $5 off the already reduced price for the two classes.
(remember that any purchase in the Campus will also be added to what you might have spent in the store to increase your May coupon!)
If the Extraction Master Classes bundle offer expires on Monday, another deal will be offered but since the month of April is only a few days away, that deal will ONLY last for Monday and Tuesday. You don’t want to miss it so keep a very close eye on the Campus or even better, register in the Campus so you can get an email notification for it.
WARNING: it will ONLY BE FOR 48 HOURS!
2nd November 2012
These designs are fun to use but a pain to make. To do that manually is tedious. Using a template might work but you still have to pick the colors and fill and such.
This script for Paintshop Pro will let you start with the color palette you want (you can choose from 3 to 6 colors). The script will add white and black as default colors too. Then, you choose a few options if you wanted to create the herringbone pattern (there is no option for the houndstooth one) and decide how many tiles you want. That’s it!
The script will randomly mix and match the colors to generate the tiles. Of course, some color combinations might not suit you, or might be odd. That is ok. You just delete those tiles, and keep any other that you like. Remember that if you start with only 4 colors, you will have a possibility of 1200+ different tiles, and if you start with the maximum of 6 colors, you can get over 4000 possible combinations! You will not be bored!
It is so easy to use!
You can get this time-saving script in my store: Creation Cassel.
Do you want to get this script for free? Enter the draw in the DST Happy Place thread HERE. It is really simple, just as simple as using the script! Tell me if you would first use the houndstooth or the herringbone pattern and i’ll be back on Monday night with the name of a winner.
For a freebie, this week, i created a set of seamless tiles based on a little earthy palette that should be fairly neutral (i am even including the palette complete with the hex # for each color). You will find 15 different tiles: 3 for the houndstooth pattern and 12 herringbone patterns. Use them in any program whether it is Paintshop Pro or Photoshop or Photoshop Element, or any other graphic program that can take outside “patterns” in jpg format. Use them to floodfill elements, create papers, etc.
Simply click on the preview to start the direct download.
Happy Digital Scrapbook Day!
Whether you are a scrapbook fan or just like to do edit your photos, or make cards, or even just play with your Paintshop Pro, you will love to know that everything in the store is 40% off for today AND tomorrow (November 3rd and 4th).
November 3-4, 2012
You better take advantage of this as it is a pretty rare occurrence. There aren’t many big sales like that in the store.
Even if you are not a Paintshop Pro user, you can still take advantage of this super sale to grab one of my very special fonts. Those fonts to create stitches, or edges, of banners, or even hinges can be used with other programs, wither you are using PSE, CS, or even GIMP. Can you use outside fonts? Then check out the FONTS section.
And if you don’t have PSP and would still want to take advantage of all the great scripts and tubes from the store, you might still want to look at purchasing your copy of Paintshop Pro. It would be a great addition to your “toolbox”. And you can always try it for 30 days and see how powerful it can be.
6th July 2012
There is always a way to use a leather tag, whether it is attached to a key chain, as a label on a jeans pocket or a travel tag on a luggage. This script will let you create your own custom tags, of any shape, with any kind of imprint on it.
Write a name, a date, a place, an event. Make it into a frame. Attach it to a chain, a string or a ribbon. Make an alpha if you want.
The leather texture is not the same for every run of the script since there is a little random feature included in the code so even if you run the script twice on the same shape, using the same colors, you will not get exactly identical tags.
The possibilities are endless.
You can grab this script in my store at Creation Cassel.
As usual, there is a thread in the DST forum where you can add your name and be entered into a draw to win this script. Go check it out HERE and remember that if you want to take advantage of the weekend sale price ($4.50 until Sunday night), and you win the draw, then, you can win a coupon for a future release. So don’t delay.
I am sure you want to have a look at these tags, before purchasing them, right? Of course. So i created a few free samples for you. You get 3 instead of 2 because i know that our UK friends are using a different spelling than the commonly seen “Mom”, so to give them an opportunity to use this freebie, i made one with “Mum” too.
This is a direct download so you can just click on the preview to start the download. No wait.
If you use this freebie in a layout, i would LOVE to see it, so don’t be shy. Show off your masterpiece!
News from the Campus
1st prize: Eileen Deliot – the complete set of Workshops
2nd prize: Bernice Byrd – a copy of PSPX4 Ultimate
3rd prize: Joanne Bockelkamp – one course of her choice in the Campus
4th prize: Yobeth – $25 gift certificate from Persnickety Print
Congratulations to the winners!
Did you think that the celebrations are done? No way. We also have also an Anniversary Workshop Bundle for you. This is perfect for you to learn a lot of tricks you can do with your photos, your scrapbook layouts, your card making projects. You might even find out some things you never knew Paintshop Pro could do!
- What is the Brush variances palette about and how can it make your life easier when using Brushes?
- how can you create your own seamless designs for scrapbook papers, cards, or even website background?
- What the big deal is about Picture tubes?
- How can you tame those wild Vectors?
- Can you change your wardrobe without a shopping trip? Sure! With the colorization tricks!
And much more! Check out the Anniversary Workshop Bundle and see how you can save almost 60% of the price AND you also get the convenience of a downloadable version if you want AND the detailed handouts you can print or read on your computer.
But you better hurry because the offer is only valid until July 10th!
And finally, it is time to register to our July Workshop on Customizing your PSP. It will take place this Sunday, July 8th, at 5pm Eastern time (GMT-5)
12th May 2012
Did you enjoy a lot of good sales last week? Did you grab a lot of freebies? Do you want to create wonderful layouts with those newly acquired supplies, but want to make it a little bit more “yours”? Are you still missing some elements and want to create them?
This is perfect.
In the Scrapbook Campus, we have a special “late iNSD promotion”, where you can save $30 on the 6 months membership to the Element Creation Tutorials section.
Your registration will grant you immediate access to 40+ tutorials. Which tutorials are they? Check this list:
Tags and Journaling
Text and Titles
Ribbons and Bows
And there is one new tutorial EVERY WEEK!
This promotion is ONLY FOR 2 DAYS.
May 12th-13th ONLY
20th April 2012
Did you like last week’s new tubes? I told you i had more in stock and here is the second set of Gimp Trim tubes.
If all those 20 colors included in both sets are not enough, you can definitely recolor them using various methods.
Now, it is time for you to doodle your way with those trims, create frames, add them to the center of a ribbon, place them at the end of a tag, or even place them on fringes to hold the threads!
These are exclusive picture tubes for Paintshop Pro only; sorry Photoshop users!
Are you unsure how those tubes can be used? Check out this video where i am using one of the trims from last week’s set.
So, what do you think of that? How fun and easy that is, right? You can win this set of picture tubes in this thread in the forum. Check it out, and add your name to the thread telling me which ONE color of this set you prefer (only ONE). Everyone will get a gift at the end. I will be back on Monday with the name of a winner.
How about a freebie now? Spring is getting close, at least here, so i thought i would give you a bright flower. It is all layered (trim, shadow and template) and i PSD format so most of you could use it. You can use the trims only, the trims and templates, the trims and shadows, or all three (i guess you could also use the template only if you really want to!). Do you have a spring layout in the works? This might be a fun embellishment for it. Simply click on the preview to start the download.
Have you been following the newsletter for the store in the last few weeks? You surely know about the April promotion Build your own coupon, right? No? Well, you still have time to build your coupon.
Some customers have already built a nice 60% coupon. I am sure they are now planning their May shopping spree!
If you needed a little incentive to go and build your coupon, here is the BEST NEWS:
my birthday is Sunday
What does that mean?
You will have to check the Newsletter to get the news as early as possible. Not a subscriber yet? No problem . The newsletter goes out Sunday morning, Eastern time zone. I am not telling you more (although i am sure you might have a pretty good idea by now!)
And watch your email on Sunday morning!
Click HERE to get your copy.
(ok, i admit it was for Earth day, and not my birthday, but i can still think it was just for me, can’t i?)
13th April 2012
Would you have known the name of those trims? I remembered seeing them in sewing and craft stores, but we dont have those around anymore so it was a real hunt for the name.
Doesn’t that look FANTASTIC as a trim? Best of all you can “draw” them any way you want because they are unique picture tubes for Paintshop Pro. As you move your cursor, the trim gets created. You can have them in a straight line, a curved line or around any shape you want. If you ever used those Gimp trims in traditional scrapbooking, now, you can do the same with digital scrapbooking. Add those to your layout, and best of all, you can make them any shape you need.
You can make frames with them, weave them like ribbons, place them on the seam between two papers, etc. You have so many options with those 10 different tubes. And if you want to change the colors, you can do that too (although i have 10 more in stock for another release!)
And of course, as usual, you can get this set for free by adding your name to the Happy Place thread HERE. Not only will there be one winner, bur EVERYONE who post will get SOMETHING, just for posting! So go ahead and add your name. Tell your friends to come, so they can also get a surprise just for posting. I will be back on Monday with the name of a winner.
I was happy to have had 6 colors from the rainbow. Strangely, i had not planned it but it allowed me to create this rainbow for you. This was made using the Gimp Trims in this set. The rainbow is very large so you can resize it to meet your own needs. Simply click on the preview to start the direct download for this freebie.
What will you do with this rainbow? Show us what you do with it. I might just post this in the newsletter! I know you all love to see what can be done with my products, right? So don’t be shy. Share your masterpieces.
The Build your own discount coupon is still on for the rest of the month. Make sure you add up those purchases so you can get a nice coupon for May!
Last week, i had picked 5 random products that were on sale this week. You didn’t get them? Darn. The special ended today. BUT i have another offer for you. This next week YOU will choose what you want to see on sale. Post here (by adding a comment) or on our Facebook page (so you can also see what else is listed by other members), and i will pick the 5 most listed items to be on sale, starting Sunday night. Invite your friends to join in the listing too and you might just get YOUR favorite products on special.
A couple of weeks ago, there was a freebie with some plastic pockets. I was thrilled to get an email from Marj showing me what she did with that set of pockets. Here it is:
I love cats, and they all look so cute, don’t they? Did you miss that freebie? Check here for the Plastic Pocket sampler you can download and use, just like Marj did.
News from the Campus
After the hectic week when we had two workshop, this week is much more quiet. The Introduction to Scripts workshop, is available on Youtube and has already had 500 views! Yayyy! Did you miss it? You can view it all HERE.
The video for the Color your world workshop in the Campus is still available online only, but you can purchase the complete package so you wont have to worry about it not being there anymore, since it WILL be removed from view when the next workshop gets uploaded (likely the second week of May). The complete package includes the downloadable version of the video AND the complete written document you can also download.
Did you want all the documents in the previous workshops? They are all available too. View them and review them at your own pace, as often as you want. Print out the written documents, add your own handwritten notes if you want. This is a perfect way to built your own reference library for advanced Paintshop Pro users (even if you feel you are still a beginner!).
Are you afraid or intimidated by vectors? Are you wondering how to use vectors? This workshop will help you understand how they work so you can use them to create some pretty unique shape, or even text effects!
And of course, keep an eye on our next tutorials for the Element Creation Tutorials section. Did you know we already have 40 different tutorials available? Yup, they are adding up fast! Well, they are added on a weekly basis, but that is still becoming a fun list of tutorials.
30th December 2011
If you have lots of photos you want to use in your scrapping, you will definitely love this script, as it will save you a TON of time. Usually, if you are using a template, you have to place the photo on your work, resize, move and rotate the photo approximately to match the space you want to use in the template. You might play with the opacity to give you an idea of how to center Aunt Lucy’s face in the space, and then, you have to select, change layer, trim, and maybe you end up not happy with the result. Did that ever happen to you? This script will save you all that trouble. Once you add the photo on the template, run the script and magically, the template layer changes to a mask layer, and the photo gets slipped underneath, so you can actually SEE through the mask. Not only that, but you can still move, resize, rotate the image while you clearly see what it will look like. No more guessing, no more undoing. And once you are happy with the result, simply merge the group and that is it!
If you are using PSP9 or above, you can even bind this script so the whole process will be literally ONE CLICK. What do you think of that?? You can grab this script in my store: Creation Cassel .
If you want a chance to win this script, go add your name to this thread in the Happy Place and tell me what is your biggest challenge when using templates for layouts. I will be back on Monday with the name of a winner.
Last week, i was discussing with another PSP user, who can code scripts. He showed me that he had tweaked and combined a couple of scripts from Corel so that you can open an image (or photo, element or paper), copy it, paste it as a new layer on your project, and close the initial file, all that in one run of a script. I thought it was a super idea. I then decided to tweak it myself too, so that the new layer will be renamed according to the filename of the image that was opened. And again, if you bind the script, you can do that as easily as choosing Open… command. Since this is NOT my script, i asked LeviFiction for the permission to distribute it in my store (until he has his own site up and running). Can you imagine the time you will save using this FREE script (calledOpenAsLayer) and theClipToIt script? You can create layouts using templates in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it the usual way.
But that is not all. Remember when you wanted to take note of all the products you used to list the credits? I have a script called Credit List Compilation. It will assume that you renamed all the layers according to the element you used. And it assumed that you did that manually. Now, you don’t have to do anything manually as this script will just do that for you! WOW!!!!
This script is only available in my personal store: Creation Cassel.
I am sure some non-PSP users are anxious to grab a free sample from here, and the free script is really no use for them, so i decided, since it is the end of the 2011 year, that you might want to create another album to combine some photos from this last year. I had a similar album last year and i have to say that it was very popular! Simply click on the preview to start the download. I didn’t set up a pay-with-a-tweet or such, but i sure would appreciate it if you did tweet or post on FB about this.
Why not make a summary of your kids’ year, and repeat the same tradition every year. Imagine the nice collection they will have in the future!
News from the Campus
Did you take lots of pictures during the holiday season? Do you plan on making lots of layouts in 2012? Do you want to start digital scrapbooking with PSP? or maybe, in 2012, you want to start creating some elements yourself, or at least add a little touch of YOURSELF instead of only relying on the kits made by others? You are in luck. If you keep an eye on the Campus, you will hear of a special promotion that will start on January 1st. Don’t blink because this promotion will ONLY last for 5 days (from January 1st to 5th). You will have a special price for the Basic Scrap course, and a special price for the Element Creation tutorials section.
Do you wonder what you can find in the Element Creation Tutorials? Keep your eyes open as there will be a super special secret sneak peak (that is a tongue twister, isn’t it?). What will it be? Well, if i told you, it would not be a secret, would it? So you will have to keep checking the Campus pages or even better, join the mailing list so you can get the news as soon as it is out!
The next webinar will be held on January 8th, but this time, it will be 2 hours later than usual. Why? so we can offer a more reasonable time to our Aussie friends. I hope they will be able to make it. This month, we will look at different ways to create seamless designs, whether you want to use a particular paper or image on your blog and make it seamless as you scroll down, or if you want to create a paper pattern from scratch (and there is more to come too).
Register now so you can get reminders ahead of time.
5th May 2011
Do you sometimes have a color palette to work with but feel somewhat trapped by the given colors, wishing you had more options? Maybe you want some in-between colors that would still fit the palette, yet, be different enough to give some flexibility? This script will help you achieve this. All designers using Paintshop Pro will want this. If you have a starting palette of 5 colors, you will be able to expand your palette to add many many intermediate colors. Choose any 2 colors from the palette, and choose how many colors you want the script to generate (from 3 to 10), and just watch it go. It will take only seconds and you will now have a perfectly matched set of colors to create richly colored scrapbooking kits.
And if you want a chance to get this script free, add your name to the RAK thread here and i will come back Monday with a winner. Even if you decide to purchase it at sale price, you can still add your name and if you win, then you get a coupon for a future new release.
Since this weekend is Mother’s Day at least in some countries (i am not sure about everywhere in the world), i thought it might be a fun to create either an album or even a multipage wishing card for your mom or any other mom you know who deserves well wishes. This album, created with the Word Album script. It is 6 inches high and just over 10 inches wide. You can resize it down if you want to use it only as a card. It is available in layered PSD format for use with most graphic programs. Simply click on the preview to start the direct download.
Now…. are you shopping a lot for this iNSD weekend? Still some energy? Want a surprise?
I will have a 40% sale on ALL MY PRODUCTS Sunday, May 8th. If you missed my Birthday sale, this is the perfect opportunity to catch up. You are VERY lucky there is a second sale in my store within such a short period of time, as it is a very rare occurence. So, hold on to your wishlist and come back Sunday, for 24 hours.
23rd April 2011
These tubes are perfectly measured to create a regular spiral binding on the edge of any book, notebook or other element. You can place them along any edge, and you can make them as long as you want, with the size you want. You get 4 sets of tubes for Paintshop Pro (only…. sorry Photoshop users); each set includes side binding and center binding, shadowed and unshadowed. You also get a tube to align the holes perfectly. You get a total of 24 tubes in all. These realistic spirals were extracted from real ones, gathered at the printing shop!
What kind of little notes will you write in that notebook?
Did you know about my birthday yesterday? Yeah, i share my day with the Earth, as in Earth Day! easy enough to remember! This year, I posted a special sale in my personal store, and a LOT of people took advantage of that rare opportunity: they enjoyed a 50% off sale on everything. Did you miss it? I still have a 35% off everything today (until midnight), and then a 25% off tomorrow. Hurry because sales are not very frequent in my store. Scripts, fonts, tubes, presets, paths, everything is on sale.
25th December 2010
This idea came up when i saw one scrap layout using several copies of the same photo in this fanned out arrangement. I thought it was a cool idea, but i could just imagine how long it would take to do all the copies, and rotations, and mostly the perfect alignment of each image to get a great looking result. Well, whenever you want to save time in performing a tedious or precise task, that is when i think of a Paintshop Pro script. So, i started this script to place all those copies in the perfect position, but i added many options. You can decide how many copies you want, the angle of rotation for each copy, where the pivot point will be, if you want the images to rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. But then, you can also choose to have the images gradually smaller, gradually fainter, gradually more black or white. Basically, with all those options, you have hundreds of possibilities to create stunning displays.
You can use this script on photos, that is a given, but you can also use it with scrap elements too. Imagine doing that with a single flower, with a pivot point outside the element, and with gradually smaller copies. It would look like a great accent, don’t you think? How about using it with words too? So many possibilities.
And as usual, you can add your name to this thread for a chance to win this script.
And remember that everything of mine at Creation Cassel and DigiScrapWarehouse is 30% off until Dec 27th. If Santa didn’t bring you what you wanted from your wishlist, you can get it yourself with a good deal!Newer Posts »