Cassell: I use the load/save mask under the layers tab a lot to cut background papers into different shapes. I have lots of masks that I’ve downloaded over the past couple of years and they’re in folders basically by similarity in shape. All I have to do is hit “load/save mask” and scroll through until I find one I like and the program does all of the work.
When I tried printing out cards I also used cardstock. I have photography paper but I’ve never used it, though I’m not sure why. I’m thinking for cards, I might print on the photography paper and then glue that to cardstock.
I think of scrapbook pages as my contribution to family history, but I don’t think I’d ever print them out. My family is much more digitally inclined so I think they’re happier getting a sd card with everything on it than they would be with printed pages.