May 11, 2012

Use a Dictionary for the Details!

Hi all! I hope you are having a wonderful day. This is Jeannie from NonnasScraps.
I am so excited to be the guest designer today! I just love this place and I hope you do, too!

Father's Day is just around the corner. I don't know about you, but I think finding "guy" sentiments or stamps is tough! So, I have resorted to another source, the dictionary!
This card just screamed, "Classic!" to me (that describes my husband to a T!) 
Here's what I found in Merriam Webster's on-line dictionary:

a : serving as a standard of excellence : 
of recognized value<classic literary works>

b : traditionalenduring <classic designs>

c : characterized by simple tailored lines 

in fashion year after year <a classic suit>

Woo hoo! Letter A is perfect! So, off to print using my home computer. 

  • I first opened Microsoft Word 2010. (A similar word processing or graphic program can be used.)
  • I then set my page margins :
    • Select Page Layout: Margins

Select "Custom" margin; set values to "3"

  • In the Word Document, I typed my text. (see the specifics for this card below) and set the justification to centered. I also chose the color for my text at this time.
  • Select Insert: Shapes

  • I wanted to print on a circle, sized 3 x 3", so I selected a circle and adjusted the size.

  • I then sent the Word Document to the my home printer. (Hint: Note which is the "leading edge" or the one that exits the printer first. This edge will go into the printer first in a later step.)
  • I gathered the shape to be printed upon, the printed sentiment sheet and either temporary glue stick or blue painter's tape ( Don't know why I got the glue stick--- I really prefer tape.)

  • I adhered the cut to to the paper, using the printed shape as a guide. I made sure that the "leading edge" was securely adhered to the paper.

  • I returned to my Word document and deleted the MS Word shape, so that all I  print is the sentiment.
  • I then sent the document a second time to the printer. Hint: Be sure you know which side will be printed and send the leading edge into the printer first.)
  • Voila! I had a perfect sentiment printed in the perfect place!

  • Specific ingredients for my card:
    • Mojo Monday Sketch 235 April 2, 2012, Sketch by Teresa Kline
    • Lettering Delights digital papers: Generations and Heritage
    • Font: Traveling Typewriter
    • Google search for antique car silhouette image (converted in MTC software)

This is a great way to print to any cut, making use of all of the TTF that are available from so many sources!

Thanks for stopping by! 

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