Digital Scrapbooking Crafting Apps for the Ipad

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While I have been dabbling in the world of digital scrapbooking for a couple of years or so, and engaging in my hobby when I can, (using a variety of free and or paid resources), I knew that  with the popularity of Picmonkey and other photo editing programs that someone would eventually create an easier online digital scrapbooking software application.

So, I wasn’t surprised to see that the doyenne of all things homemaking, home design and style, and crafting would launch her own crafting application for the ipad.  This application was initially released sometime in June of 2012 and was available for free.   After July 8th, 2012 it  was made available on the itunes app store for $4.99.  If you are on Pinterest, the Martha Stewart Craft teams regularly posts pins on their application. If you click on the Martha Stewart Crafts pic above, you will be directed to her introductory video of the app but it it basically speeds through the interface. (This is not an affiliate link.)

According to other online reviews, the crafting app is solely for card making.  It enables you to choose from three background  sizes and decorate them with elements like patterned paper, stamps, punch-outs, stickers and even sparkles.   Four themes are included with the app, and five add-on packs are available for $1.99 each via in-app purchases.

As you would expect from Martha Stewart, the app provides themes that complement each other and are color coordinated, but you can go outside of the box by mix and matching your own themes.    You can retrieve pictures from your ipad or use the ones already stored on your ipad for your photo layouts.

All your projects can be saved, emailed or posted to Facebook and Twitter.  If you were looking for something that is actually printed,  you can send the card to your printer or send it to  Snapfish, a digital printing service.  I have been looking for other similar apps for available for android tablets but haven’t been successful, so I’ll have to do additional research.

Other similar ipad apps that are worth  looking at are:

Red Stamp Cards

Available at Itunes app store – Free

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ScrapPad- Srapbook for Ipad

Available at Itunes app store – Free

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If you want additional information, or just want to know what the interface looks like,  I have included a third party Youtube video review of the software app, so you can get an idea of the look of the software app’s interface and the basic functions that are available on the Martha Stewart’s Craft Studio.  Sometimes it helps to watch video of someone else using the software before you commit to trying it out.  Unfortunately, it’s no longer free, so you want to be able to get the most for your purchase.

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