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Sunday, February 16, 2014

How to make a card in Word

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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15 comments:

  1. Lovely card, I loved these images with the seed packs, too. Have a great afternoon/evening! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Stunning use of the GG images - beautiful.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  3. Beautiful card, Annette x

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  4. Fabulous!! I love your tutorials and even though I haven't used them yet, I will, and I will let you know when I need your help :) Thank you so much for being so generous with your knowledge ~ you absolutely ROCK! Hugs xo

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  5. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing these techniques with all of us.

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  6. What a great idea - never thought of doing a card this way. Fab tutorial and the card looks great too.

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  7. beautiful card- you are so clever with your computer! If you get 'my old blog' please ignore it. It suddenly showed up and I'm not sure what to do. I've got a call out to someone who knows. Thanks so much for dropping by, Diane. I've been so crazy busy with my art - then I got typhoid fever and am still recovering. I'll be back to 'normal' (what ever that is) soon. big hugs, Donna

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  8. gorgeous card, diane! i've never made a card with word--thanks for steps:) your results are just so pretty!

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  9. Hi Diane, what a gorgeous card. Great technique and directions to a stunning finish. You are one talented artist!! Every project you create turns to gold!!
    We are heading into the 70's this week. Such a nice break. Have a great day.
    Hugs!

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  10. Hi Diane. Thank you so much for the really nice comment you left on my blog. Your card is beautiful. Love that vintage seed pack. That is a very cool tutorial on how to easily create a card using Word then adding your own personal touch by distressing around the edges. <3 Candy

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  11. So very pretty Diane! Hope you are enjoying the holiday!

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  12. oh just so so beautiful hun,this is just wonderful,love it to bits,hugs Cherylxx

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  13. So Gorgeous!!! Love the pretty paper!

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  14. Diane, that paper is just GORGEOUS and I LOVE the matching envelope!

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  15. Diane, you are so sweet to share this information and I may just try to do a digi. You card is beautiful and again I love the matching envelope! Enjoy the week!

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