Hi All, this week for my Gecko Galz DT work I want to show you how easy it is to work with digital images in Word to make your own greeting cards. This image is just 1 of the 9 images from Gecko Galz Pretty Seed Pack Individual collage sheet, it costs a mere $1.50 US. I thought they would be perfect, just as they are, no need for further embellishing, and so easy to do.
To make this card I open a page in Word, use the 8.5 x 11 sheet size, set the margins to zero, change the orientation to Landscape and add 2 columns to the page (make sure the space between columns is zero). I push enter until I get to the bottom of the left column, then go to "Insert" and choose "Picture", find my image (which I had already cropped out of the collage sheet) click on it, and then press "Insert". (By starting from the bottom of the left side, this will automatically place your image in the right hand column where you want it to be). I then right click on the image and bring up the "size and position". Since my card is going to be a 5" x 7", I set the height to 7.00", (sometimes that will make the width of the card an odd size like 5.6"), in that case I then un-check the box that says "lock aspect ratio", and change the width to 5.00. I print it on Staples Matte Photo paper (which feels more like card stock than paper). Then all I have to do is score it with my Martha Stewart scorer, fold and cut off the unprinted edges. Use distress ink around the edges for a more finished look.
The envelope liner was printed using a different method that keeps the image sized in perfect proportions. I learned this from my friend Lindsay, the Frugal Crafter. I find my image on my computer, click on in and at the top of the page there is a print option, click print and it will ask you what size and how many, I choose 4 x 6 for the envelope liner and I also choose fit to frame, that's it, just click print and you are done! It really does not get any easier than this! I print my envelope liners on regular copy paper also, just trim the edge with fancy scissors.
Be sure to check out the Gecko Galz Customer Spring Fling Contest going on now through the 28th of February. Some great prizes are up for offer, a $25.00 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree along with a set of Aurora Wings digital stamps.
Well that's it, thanks for stopping by and thanks for looking. ~Diane
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