Note: For a better view, you might want to watch it directly on YouTube. It’s just bigger than my blog screen.
You don’t need to have Photoshop or any fancy graphic editor to try hybrid card making/scrapbooking. Word is good enough. Here’s a little tut to help you get started. Oh, I print with a regular Canon (I got it free with my Mac) color printer and on regular card stock. I usually use the card stock from Office Depot/WalMart. They’re 110lbs paper but they fit my printer better than the SU/PaperTrey ones (the PTI paper’s a bit thicker than SU’s). I’ve printed on laser printer too. More vibrant but besides that, any color printer will do. For images where I color (like clip-arts), I just use my regular laser (old) b&w printer. Enjoy!!
If you want some free image editors though, you can try out:
Some hybrid samples: