Printing Trick | Catherine Davis

I have a quick printing trick to use your leftover Project Life Kit cards. Works especially well with the plain B sides of some Studio Calico cards. Stacking two 4x6 cards together makes a perfect base page for a 6x8 page protector for Handbooks. Here's how to do it.

Line up your cards and run a piece of tape along the back.

In Photoshop, I create a 6x8 canvas to make my print. You can print images, journaling or digital stamps.

I used a digital stamp from the Office Hours Card Kit Stamp Brushes and placed it on my 6x8 canvas.

For my printer, which is an HP Officejet 7100, I can print custom sizes. Before printing I place my cards face down and set the print size in Photoshop to 6x8. Easy! If your printer only does standard sizes, do a test print on regular printer paper. Next, line your journal card page up over the print, attach it with temporary adhesive, and print again.

Here's a spread using this trick from my Sugar Rush gallery. I hope you'll give it a try!


  1. Workman Scraps
    Workman Scraps says…

    One of those "why didn't I think of that" moments. Thank you for sharing this!

    * edited at 02/26/14 07:02PM
    02/26/14 11:41AM
  2. JoyceC
    JoyceC says…

    Great idea!

    02/26/14 12:26PM
  3. alisonmcdaniel (Reward subscriber)
    alisonmcdaniel says…

    Smarty pants idea. Gold star for you.

    02/26/14 01:01PM
  4. Kateroar
    Kateroar says…


    02/26/14 01:40PM
  5. maggie massey (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    maggie massey says…

    Excellent, excellent idea...and I love that spread...

    02/27/14 08:12AM
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