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Old 03-27-2016, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Please help - what is / how to use digi??

I know this probably doesn't sound like a very smart question... I have been card making / stamping for at least over 10 years. Maybe I'm old fashioned I don't know I still have countless wood mounted sets, and now even more photopolymer. I do have digi stamps, I see them but I'm a bit confused on how you are supposed to be using them???

Do you resize in a certain program to the size you want, then just print??? Please help and don't laugh 😁
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:43 AM   #2
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Hi, I was the same as you a few years ago, what is a digi, isn't it just a picture? Yes, it is generally a black outline image, though you can also get pre-coloured ones.

There are so many out there, so many digi sites with images to suit everyone's taste. They are cheaper than physical stamps and don't take up any storage, apart from on your computer and a hard drive, its wise to back up your files.

Personally, I open and use my digis in the free Sihouette Studio program which is principally intended for cutting designs on the Cameo, but can also be used for printing. I can re-size them, flip them, mirror them etc. Then print them off. The re-sizing is a real boon, I find physical stamps are never the right size for the card I want. There are also sentiments galore. Of course you can always type and print your sentiments in Word in any of the many free fonts available.

Other people use other programs for their digis, maybe someone else will come along to say what they use. Oh, I now have over 4,000 images, not counting sentiments and papers!
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Old 04-05-2016, 04:34 AM   #3
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Hi Hopesmom - welcome to Splitcoast!

This is the most comprehensive blog post on digital stamps that I'm aware of:

Power Poppy - The Blog: I Bought a Digital Stamp.... Now What??

I generally just pop a digital stamp into a Word document and resize it there before printing. Once it's printed, you can work with it like a regular stamped image. The advantage to digital stamps is saving storage space... you can also flip and resize images, and group images to create a scene or background.

Ruth, I just cataloged my digital stamps in Evernote and I have 502! Hopefully it will help to have them in a catalog where I can sort them and remember what I have.
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