There are so many adorable card templates in these kits, and I've wanted to use them to create a scrapbook page. With the original MDS program, we would have had to either go through some complicated steps to convert the template to a different size or recreate the whole design. But with MDS2, we can import a template into a different-sized project easily. Here is the original card template I started with.
I feel like this next project was cheating, because it was just too easy! I copied the cover of March's Stampin' Success magazine a while back as a backdrop for my monthly newsletter, using the kit New Heights (also on sale). I thought it would look great converted from 8-1/2 x 11" page into a greeting card.
My next project illustrates some other fun and helpful features of MDS2. I fell in love with the Christmas Village stamp brush set when Stampin' Up released it last year, but I was a little bummed that is was so difficult to color the buildings in MDS. MDS2 to the rescue! With a combination of stamp image coloring (color stamp image more than one color) and the freeform brush tool (allows you to freeform color a box with different colors which will sit as a layer beneath the stamp image), I was able to color a whole village scene.
Finally, I had wanted to create a 3-D project with one of the free downloads Stampin' Up is offering this week. This one uses the Days in December kit, along with the hostess disc Eventful Year.
Would you like to learn more? Mydigitalstudio.net has information on the MDS2 software, including what content comes with the program, and a 30-day FREE trial. The website also has extensive training videos with all the wonderful features of the software. I encourage you to take some time to play with this fun program!
If you aren't yet a member of Stampin' Addicts, you can sign up here. Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Tanya put together using the calendar effects. She has some great ideas!
The complete blog hop listing:
1) Yapha -- Design in Spreads
2) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Custom Sizes
3) Heidi (hlw966) -- Project Size Conversion with Importing Templates of Other Sizes
4) Tanya (Tanya27) -- Calendar Effects
5) Adriana (escape2stamp) -- Mirror Text
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