Monday, July 21, 2008

Template 101 (PART 2) Altering existing templates

Sorry, just a quick post, I'm feelin' kind of icky, so I'm goin' back to bed. :0)

Alter existing templates for your personal use:

1. Lightening templates or removing words can be done by hand with whiteout or you can do it in Photoshop. (It's nice to leave any copyright info on though, so you know who to credit--this had no info on it but the original is from papercraft here.) (See this purse box made up here, if you wanna)

2. Coloured templates can be cut out & traced to make plain ones: this triangle box looks awesome for tracing to make plain templates & these little boxes too (found thanks to Meggie cat)

3. Any box or packaging that you like the shape of can be pulled apart & traced to make your own template.

Some template links:

Hope you have a crafty kind of day, :0)

P.S. There are lots of free templates here from Papercraft magazine


Annapurna said...

You better be in bed and not reading this right now :-)

Hope you feel better soon. I save it with copy right info, but erase before printing and close without saving. Why waste ink and white paper.

Deb Neerman said...

Awww, Mel ... don't be a sickie! Rest, drink plenty of fluids, and eat a 5lb box of Whitman's* chocolates ... works every time!

Sorry to hear you're under the weather but I'm thrilled to see your back in the bathtub with Mr. Ducky!

Thanks for more kewl template stuph! YKYR!!


*Any chocolate will do, but you MUST consume a minimum of 5 pounds, okeedokee?!?

AnnMarie said...

Big hug!! Hope you are felling better soonest!! Lots of rest, some vitamin C and a healthy dose of stamping should get you back on your tootsies in no time! Take care of yourself! : )

Maria said...

Awwww, Mel! I'm sorry to hear that you are not feeling well! Get a lot of rest and hope you feel better soon!

You've inspired me to make my own templates. The more to pass around the better! LOL! Thanks for sharing the helpful tips!!


Janine said...

Feel better girl!!!

acreativeneed said...

I'm lamenting right there with ya! WHY!!?? Soft sky and Blue Bayou!!! I'm stocking up, And I've found a close alternative to these(Bazzill Basics). Never the same though!
Love the patterned paper you created! Pretty card.
Hope you feel better soon!

Tonniece said...

Oh My, I hope you are feeling better real soon Mel.
It must be all those late nights and lack of sleep giveing us all that info.

GET BETTER. That's an order. (PLEASE).


Jodi said...

I have to try out some templates and see how they turn out!! Thanks for sharing! =)