Creating Templates for Traditional Scrapbook Elements
So you've got some really nice scrapbooking paper, fabric, or even gift wrapping paper left over, and you want to create some flowers out of the scraps for your layout. This is easily accomplished with the custom shape tool and a simple layer style. But how do you do this? It's easy!
Open up a Photoshop document, whatever size you would like. I suggest doing an 8.5x11 and creating multiple types of flowers of different designs and shapes. This assures that you will be able to pick and choose the perfect size for your project without having to come back and print your later.
Create a new layer above your background. Drag your flower shapes onto it, making sure that your selected color is black. Fit as many or as few as you would like, keeping in mind that this will be to scale of a standard printer paper.
Now, press CTRL+I, which will invert all the flowers to white. Don't worry that you can't see them now, as you will in a second.
Double click the layer, which will bring up a layer style pallet. Go to the "Stroke" option, and leave everything as default. Older versions of Photoshop may set the stroke color to red, but you may want to change it to black.
Now you've got your own sheet of printable flowers that you can print directly onto the back side of scrapbook paper, or print onto a standard piece of paper and cut out and trace on scraps.