Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Printables: April

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great week so far! If you are familiar with my blog, you obviously know how much of a paper addict I am. And that addiction includes Printables! If you are looking for tips and tricks involving free printables, I encourage you to read this blogpost I wrote. It talks about lots of different things I've learned over the last year to help make the whole "printables process" easier on the budget. (Believe me, I do LOTS of printing at home, and now it is something I can definitely continue because the system works for me.) Check it out...

You can find the following PL/SMASH* printables, along with hundreds of others on either my "Printables/Templates" or "SMASH & PL" pinboards on Pinterest. Take a peek... I'm sure you'll find something you love or haven't found yet ;)

I like to do my printables in big batches once every month. Throughout the month, I download and save designs I like. When it's time to print, I just open the file on my desktop and print them out. Each month I print a batch, use the ones I like, and the ones I don't use get added to my collection. When it's time for the next batch, I print up the designs I've used up (that I love) along with any new designs I find. It's a simple way to build up your collection without getting overhelmed and spending way too much on ink and paper. It's also a great way to start a budget with your ink. *The color cartridge used to print this batch of printables plus the last 2 months, along with all of my PL photos, and vacation paperwork, lasted me close to 3 months! 

Here is my most recent batch of printables....

This month I kept an eye out for calendar cards, filler cards, 3x4 journalers & fillers, and anything to do with family or traveling. Stuff I'll be needing for the next couple weeks of Project Life when documenting our vacation and the upcoming months. I also found some more great cutouts like the tickets and cameras.

Next I want to feature a couple of my favorite finds for this month. I think you'll really like them! What I love about this first group is that they are actually a collection of 3 different sets by IBPB. Two of the sets are black and white, and one is B&W with a touch of Tiffany Blue. There are 3x4 cards with geometric patterns (which I printed on both white and Kraft cardstock for two totally different looks), 3x4 B&W filler cards with word art chalkboard designs, and a set of different sized cards with black, white, and Tiffany blue designs. I love the way this collection looks together! So fabulous...especially with the touch of Kraft paper :)

PL Cards from IBPB --------> Download Here at IBPB's Blog

This last set is actually a collection of 2 different sets. One from American Crafts and the other from Heidi Swapp. What I love about these is how girly and "springy" they look. I really like the 4x6 cards from the AC set! And I absolutely love the prompts in the "The Last List" set of 3x4 cards from Heidi Swapp! They were originally designed to be used in one of her albums, but I thought they worked perfect for PL or SMASH*.

The Last List from Heidi Swapp -----> Download Here at Heidi's Site
PL Cards from American Crafts ------> Like AC on FB for Download

I really hope you enjoyed this post and discovered some new fun printables to use in your books. I'm always adding new printables to my pinboards, so be sure to follow my "Printables/Templates" and "SMASH* & PL" boards on Pinterest to stay up-to-date on the latest ones. I'll be back again next month with a new batch of fun finds, so make sure you are following my blog too.

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Are you a printable lover? Do you find my printable posts helpful? Any thoughts, questions, or comments? Please let me know. Your feedback is always welcome and much appreciated.

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