Hi all! I hope you are having a wonderful day.
I am guest designer at She's a Sassy Lady today. Why don't you stop by and visit?
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>
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!