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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More Word card making tips

Hi All, I just loved this set of 9 images from Pretty Seed Pack by Gecko Galz, so I made quite a few cards by merely printing them on Matte Photo paper.  So nothing fancy here, just print and go, you are done!  All I added was a bit of Ranger Distress ink to the edges.  I know these are really simple cards, you can dress them up with anything you like, Stickles, ribbon, fussy cutting, but I really wanted to demonstrate how simple and easy this really is.  Before I learned about digital printing I had no idea it could be this easy.  I thought you needed to know special programs like Inkscape, Paint, Gimp or Adobe Photoshop.  I get lost in those but Word is an easy program that most people understand, there is even an alternative to Word that is free called Open Office that I am sure could be used just as easily.
Here is an enabler alert for you, Staples Office Supply has the photo paper free this week at my local store, check a flyer in your neighborhood to be sure they are participating!  All you have to do is go buy it and fill in a rebate form to get all but your tax money back!  Maximum of two 50 sheet packs of 8.5 x 11, now that's a real steal!
Today's tip is more of a printer tip than a Word tip, I have the Epson WP4530, and I can not print a true "borderless" photo.  I had tried in the past to set this up to print right on a 7 x 10 card that would fold down to a 5 x 7, but the printer actually changes my dimensions and creates a small white border around the left and right side of the card.  Over the years and many printers I have tried to correct this to no avail.  I have found ways to work around it and make the card slightly smaller but it is a nightmare of work to set it up perfectly.  So the "easiest" way to print a true "borderless "5 x 7 card is to print it on to a larger size like 8.5 x 11, just make it 2 columns and place your image on the right side of the card, it is easier to trim it than to play with adjustments.  Well that's it for today, thank you for stopping by, and thank you for your sweet and encouraging comments.  ~Diane


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12 comments:

  1. Another gorgeous card, lovely image, too! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. You do not disappoint my friend .. Just stunning

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  3. This is brilliant hun just beautiful and full of style and you sweetie never disapoint never inspire yes disapoint NO xxxx hugs cheryl xx

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  4. Another excellent tip and another gloriously gorgeous card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. Valerie you are always amazing. This card is gorgeous. The image just lifts right off the page like it's three dimensional. Thank you for sharing the tips for borderless prints.
    Have a great night.
    Hugs

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  6. Gorgeous card - love the berries and of course RED! Always a fave with me. hugs, Donna

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  7. Your cards with matching lined envelopes are stunning. This vintage seed packet is bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing your Word how to. Creative Bliss...

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  8. Diane, this is lovely, I do truly have a love/hate relationship with my printer, lol and it seems at the most inappropriate times it does have a mind of its own. Can't live with or without them, haha, hugs

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  9. And more gorgeousness, Diane! I could just reach out and pick those beautiful flowers! Love this! I brought down and bought PSE and of course am lost! Enjoy the day!

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  10. I love the dimension on the raspberries! Well done Diane!

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  11. Thanks for the printing tip. Bummer on missing on the photo paper. I was at Staples last week and got 6 reams of paper for $6.99 after rebate which I submitted online. Your card is beautiful. EnJOY looking forward to more tips.

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