How to Use Digital Paper in your Papercrafting Projects

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Digital paper offers a whole new world when it comes to papercrafting. If you've ever been crafting late at night and discovered you didn't have the right paper for the project, if you've ever discovered you were half a sheet short to finish your project or if you just want to save a little money when you craft, digital paper can be the answer. Buy it once and you can use it over and over again, in digital projects and in paper projects. In order to use the digital paper, you'll need to print it out. You can print it on any type of paper you like; I find a medium weight cardstock generally works quite well.  Depending on your project, you might want to print it on textured cardstock as well. The digital paper packs in the 99 Cent Store are 12" x 12" in size, however you can easily print an 8 1/2" x 11" chunk if you have a standard size printer. To print the digital paper from Windows, navigate to the folder where your paper is, double click on the paper to open it in Preview, then select Print >> Print from the menu. The screen below will appear, and you can select your printer, the type of paper and the size you want to print. In most cases, you'll want to print your paper as a full page photo. Printing the Digital PaperOne of the obvious benefits of digital paper is that you can print as many sheets as you need. You can even print it doublesided as I did, putting together any combinations of patterns and solids that you like. I'm using the Spring Days Digital Paper Pack, which is available as a free download in the 99 Cent Store. Printed sheets of digital paperOnce your paper is printed, you can cut out your project on your electronic cutter, or if you are using one of our Scissor Cutz patterns, run your paper through the printer again to print the pattern onto it, then cut it out with scissors. Here I've cut out the Round Purse, also available in the 99 Cent Store. Project pieces cut from digital paperAnd finally, assemble your project. How cute is this! Now all that's left is loading it up with treats for the lucky girl who will be receiving this adorable gift.Round Purse

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