Templates worth paying for

Jennifer Wilson

I’m your guide here at Simple Scrapper. Our community helps people find what fills you up and fits your life in memory keeping.

May 5, 2009

Like that perfect black dress, fantastic templates are something every woman needs to have in her closet. I consider templates as part of my arsenal of basics, just like alphas and stitching. While free templates are easy to find every single day, some are worth the modest price tag. Here are a few of Simple Scrapper’s top choices:

Transformers {piece out} by Lauren Reid

Lefty and Righty Collection One by Allison Davis and Tiffany Tillman

Collection 1 by Janet Phillips at The Daily Digi

Template No. 5 by Kristen Rice

Gridlocked Template Set #1 by Studio Hillary

Drafts & Blueprints {Bundle Eight} by Studio Tangie

Word-Art templates: Shaped by Kim DeSmet

Year in Review by Melanie Colosimo

East Meets West by Angie Kovacs and ChrissyW

Lots to Say Two by ChrissyW

2 Pagers: Set III by Penny Springmann

Sketchers Set 1 by Julie Billingsley

How often do you use templates? Which template designers do you love?

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  1. Christine (supertwinkle)

    I really like that Kristen Rice one. I like templates by Vinnie Pearce too. I like complicated looking templates that do the work for me. Stuff that I could take the time to do, but it’s already done for me.

  2. Jennifer

    Thank you! There are a lot of great ideas here and sites I wasn’t aware of. I’ve bookmarked this – thanks!

    I use templates more often than not – I don’t feel “creative” enough to design my own pages. That may come – but I don’t view templates as a crutch for my perceived lack of creativity – I just see it as paying someone else to do what they do best! 🙂

  3. M

    I like your list..I’ve tried a majority of these and find them easy and clean and overall well to work with. You need to add Cindy Schneider to your list. She sells templates at Peppermint Creative…absolutely fabulous 🙂

  4. ChrissyW

    oooh – wow – thanks so much for posting my templates!! You made my day! off to see if I can find an email address for you – if you dont’ hear from me tonight – it means I couldn’t find it lol. So if you could email me chrissywdigital @ gmail. com that’d be fantastic!! thanks Chrissy

  5. Jenn White

    oh, now you’ve done it. You’re costing me MONEY! I love templates. I don’t spend money on much, because I make a lot of my own stuff, but templates are money well spent! Thanks for coming up with all these good ones. I like Doodleboogs’ templates at SOTB too.

  6. Jennifer

    Haha – Jenn, I cost myself money too! I browse through over a dozen shops multiple times a week and always find goodies. It takes every ounce of willpower not to buy every beautiful thing I spot.

  7. Jenn White

    yeah, well, I’m not made of such stern stuff as you! Bookmarked a bunch of these on my wishlist! Thanks for finding such cool stuff tho, keep up the good work!

  8. simply sarah

    I am not a template fan at all! for some reason, it just limits my brain and I can’t be creative. But I really really like those transformer templates. What an awesome style.

  9. stacy

    My favorite template designers are AmyM Designs at scrappity-doo-dah and Cindy Schneider at Peppermint Creative. Bree Clarkson, Kim Wresh, and ChrissyW are right up there too.



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