Patio Party Meets 21st – Going Digital

I’m really excited to share a little info on how we incorporated some digital items into the 21st celebrations.

My Digital Studio (MDS) is Stampin’ Up!’s digital Design software – and I love it. There are so many things you can use it for. It’s an amazing program in its own right and then it uses Stampin’ Up!’s colours and stamps and embellishments and DSPs and punch shapes – and the digital files don’t retire in the same way that the physical products do! WOW!


Check out more about MDS on my website here or at the My Digital Studio website here.

There are several digital downloads in the Patio Party suite of products – the Make a Cake stamp set, DSP and an ensemble that has many embellishments, stamps and punches. We used these digital downloads both within MDS itself and as files within other programs and printing some of the images themselves. This flexibility is an extremely positive feature of MDS and of the digital downloads themselves. You can use many of the files without even having MDS – but at $27.95 it is an amazing purchase.

If you would like to try the programme – you can download MDS for a 30-day trial at no cost – or obligation. Click on the image below.

MDS free download

The first use of digital products for the 21st was when we were making the invitations. The inside of the invitations and the RSVP card were made in MDS. Not only could we use several of the cute images from the suite, MDS allows the use of any fonts installed on your own computer, so we cold use what we wanted and colour it to be Midnight Muse – Yay!

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One of the tasks I took on without Beth’s knowledge was to put together a photo-book of her life.


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The cover of the book was designed to look like one of the party invitations.

I wanted to design the inside layout so that there was plenty of space for party guests to write in on the evening of her 21st party.

I found a photo-book template that I thought would suit – Today and Everyday

Today & Everyday Photobook

I changed the colours and replaced the stamps, punches and embellishments to those of the Patio Party Suite. Again – really flexible and fully customisable

Below are a sample of pages from within the book.

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This photo-book is a wonderful keepsake for Beth and she was truly delighted with it when it arrived. Having people write personal messages to her makes it priceless.

Having put a lot of work into the photo-book, and knowing that only one or two people would be able to look at it at any one time, I decided to turn the pages into posters as well. I could export each page as a picture file from MDS, that I then put together as posters – our 80 page book and a few pictures from Beth’s actual birthday became 6 large posters that we hung on the walls for her party.

Some of the posters are shown below.



People enjoyed looking at the posters and they were great conversation starters.

I mentioned in the post about Beth’s cake (Patio Party Meets 21st – The Cake) that we incorporated some digital media on the cake itself.

Becs of Stiletto Studio printed the digital picture files of the DSP onto the icing in edible ink to make the pinwheels and the bunting on the cake. They looked awesome and were real show stoppers on the night – guests were fascinated with the use of images on the cake.


This was another example of Beth imagination giving her a really clear idea of what she would like and how we could use the digital files to accomplish this.

As always – if you wish to know anything more about, or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop – just click on any of the product shown in the table below, and you should find yourself at the page with information about the product.

My next post will be last post in this series and will be looking at the thank you cards we have put together and will include a photo tutorial of making a card to display a photo.




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Until next time






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