UPDATE: The date for the return of the SotC Newsletter is incorrect. It will be November 8 not October 11.
A while back I received a message at Studio on the Corner Etsy shop inquiring about digital papers & what to do with them along with “What does digital mean?” Now that’s not the first time that question has been posed to me, but it has spurred me on to try to explain.
Before I get started, I know there are loads of people out there who know exactly what I’m talking about. In fact, there’s a whole generation or several now that would be shocked if they had to live without the digital world. It’s all they know, but for those of us who grew up with party lines, land lines, & phones that would be considered gigantic by today’s standards, the digital world can be a bit baffling. So just what is all this artsy stuff on computers?
Digital can be simple or complex, but it’s always convenient. Example: You’re going to a birthday party & realize that you forgot to pick up a tag or card. If you have computer access & a printer in just a few moments you can….
Your stress level just went down a notch. No stopping to pick up a tag or card, fumbling around for a pen & place to write while enroute to the party. The other great thing about digital creations, you will find unique, artful, wonderful selections by the thousands!
What about wrapping paper? Well, yeah, there are places to find gorgeous wrapping papers, but they are physical items that would be commercially printed & sent to your home. Not quite as convenient, but oh the array of papers will boggle your mind. Take a look at what digital artists & others are doing on Spoonflower! My goal is to join Spoonflower soon & turn digital papers into fabrics, gift wraps, or even wallpaper.
How about a skeleton damask fabric for napkins & a crazy table cloth? Maybe down the road, but for now you can purchase Hecate’s Halloween Paper Pack in Studio on the Corner Etsy shop as a digital download.
Throwing a party? Need decorations? You can create a whole party with a theme through the world of digitals. Invitations, party banner, favors, goodie bags, cupcake wrappers, cupcake toppers, signs, labels & tags for food identification on a buffet table or tie around bottled beverages. Oh & don’t forget the tiny details like straw flags, candy wrappers with bag toppers, & water bottle labels.
Who needs Hallmark when you have digitals at the stroke of a key. You can download, print, & cut out cards or invitations for every occasion & some you never thought of.
Starting your own business? You’ll need business cards, brochures, signage, & maybe hang tags…all found as digitals that you can edit, add your own text or information, download, print & distribute.
Digitals for the home is a great way to add charm & uniquely you interiors. From recipe cards to beautiful posters & prints the digital world answers the call.
I haven’t even touched on digital scrapbooking, planners or journals. Let’s save that for another day. I hope you have a better idea of just what digitals are & how you can use them to your advantage. If you have any questions just comment, email or send a message via Etsy Conversations. I’ll gladly answer any questions you ask.
There’s more fun at Studio on the Corner Etsy shop, so check it out!
One more thing…beginning this Wednesday, SotC Newsletter is back. Once a month, every second Tuesday, the newsletter will magically appear in your email inbox, if you’ve subscribed. If not, you can sign up to receive the SotC Newsletter & be treated to a welcome freebie! I hope you join us.
Have a marvelous Monday!