Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sweet Spring by Digi-Designs by Nicole

Another new kit from Nicole out today. It's a gorgeous Spring kit call "Sweet Spring." You can pick it up in her store here.
And here is a layout I created with the kit.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I wanted to talk a little bit about envelopes today. If you are mailing out any of my designs you will need envelopes and there are plenty of ways you can jazz up your card with envelopes.
Most of the designs I sell are 5"x7" size so I am going to show you some fun options for envelopes this size along with some links where you can purchase them. These envelopes are sometimes referred to as size A7 and are actually 5 1/4" x 7 1/4".
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"All You Need Is Love" Printable Poster

I am taking an online class learning how to use Adobe Illustrator (which is awesome, I am loving the class). Last week's homework was to create a typography poster. I love this saying so I created to cute printable poster with it. It is 16"x20" size and is for personal use only.
Hope you like it!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Where To Print Your Digital Cards

I have gotten this question a lot lately, "Where is the best place to print my digital cards?" So, I thought I would do a blog post about it to answer all your questions. My answer would be, it depends on how much you want to spend and what kind of paper you want it printed on. Here are a few of my suggestions and you can choose which option is best for you.

First, be aware that there are 3 different papers I recommend with cards. Linen paper, pearl linen paper, and photo paper. Linen paper is more of a cardstock paper that looks the best for cards. Pearl linen paper is the same but has a little glitterly shine to it. And, photo paper is what you print your regular photos on. Please note that if you are printing on photo paper, cards look best with a matte finish.

Second, price. Linen paper is a lot more expensive than photo paper, but like I said it looks a lot better for cards. Photo paper still looks great though so just decide how much you want to spend and what look you want to achieve.

Third, print shops. Here are my recommendations for where to get your cards printed:
Persnickety Prints! 
Persnickety Prints is my #1 suggestion when it comes to printing your digital cards. Not only are they the best people to work with, but their products are top quality. They also print with full bleed so you don't have to worry about any of the edges of your card getting cut off when printed.
They can print on linen paper, pearl linen paper, or photo paper. (Linen paper is a little more costly than photo paper but it looks a lot nicer for cards.)
And if you live in Utah you can pick up your order for free so you don't have to pay for shipping.
They also include envelopes with your card order.

Costco is the best if you are looking to just go the inexpensive route but still want quality. Please be aware that they don't print with full bleed so a little bit of your edges will be cut off. That's OK, just make sure nothing important on your card is right on the edge.
Remember, they don't include envelopes so you will need to buy them at your local craft store or office supply store. Also, you do need a membership to order from Costco.

If you are wanting to print on photo paper, really any local photo lab can do it for you. Remember, most photo labs don't print in full bleed so the edges of your card will be cut off. Also, they won't include envelopes.
Please also note that a lot of local photo labs may have different coloring than what you see on your computer screen. If I am printing with a new lab, I always print one test card to see what it looks like and make sure I like what it looks like printed out.

Hope this helps in printing your Becky Young Designs cards!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chevron Digital Paper Freebie

I have a fun freebie for you today. This is a pack of 8 different colored chevron digital papers. These are all .jpg files and 12"x12" size. Please remember that these are for personal use only.
 If you download and use them for a project, I would love to see your creations.
Hope you like them!

Download Chevron Digital Papers Here

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Custom Designs

Have you check out my Etsy shop yet? I have a few fun card designs there and there are many more to come.

I also wanted to let you know that I offer custom designs. If there is something you have in mind that you don't see in my shop, let me know and I can create a custom listing for you and design exactly what you have in mind.

The cost for custom designs is just $7.00 if you want an exclusive design or $5.00 if you let me sell the design in my store after it has been created for you. Send me an email at if you are interested.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Very Jane Deal

I'm so excited to tell you about my deal that is live on Very Jane right now.
It's a custom 5"x7" photo birthday invitation in your choice of 5 different colors.
It's only $3.50 and you can use it any time in the next year.
Check out the deal and all the details here.

Only You by Digi-Designs by Nicole

Nicole has a darling new kit out this week. I am so sad I didn't have time to create some layouts with it but I still wanted you guys to see how awesome it is. It is 30% off in her store this week. Hurry and grab it!

And Nicole is also having a CT call. Go here to fill out the application and apply. You will love working with Nicole!