Those of you who have read my blog for the long haul know that I enjoy digital scrapbooking. In fact, my site started out as a digital scrapbooking site. I still have a digital scrapbook store, though it is sorely neglected. One of the things I learned while digital scrapbooking was that I could save paper, and money, if I would combine files into one document and print to PDF.
I could create my files in whatever graphics program I was using, and save them. I typically saved files in both JPEG and PSD format, so I could later make edits if I needed too. If I was also using the files for my own projects, I would then open a new document, and get as much on one page as I could fit, without cutting off margins or whatever, and print to PDF using a PDF converter. That way, instead of wasting all of that blank paper, I could get the most out of my paper.
Like these Apple Recipe Cards that I created. They are 3.5 x 5 cards. With twenty one label cards to the set, not including the cover or actual recipe cards, it would be a HUGE waste of paper to print them all separately. Of course, I could pay my local photo developer ten cents a print to print them, or I could put three to a page and print seven pages at home and have the whole set. Which is what I did. Then, when I need more recipe cards, I can print a couple of pages and be stocked up for a while.
Want a set of the actual recipe cards (pictured below)?
Just click on the image above to go to the pdf file and print (it is formatted with three to the page).
I like to use a heavier weight paper or cardstock for mine, how about you?