Monday, October 12, 2009

TIPsy Tuesday - Computer Generated Greetings

When I first started making cards, I used scrapbooking supplies. My first stamp purchases were images including Lovely as a Tree used in the Christmas card above. Since I didn't have greeting stamps yet, I used my computer. Greeting stamps are a fast, easy and often decorative way to create greetings. However, I still sometimes don't have the perfect greeting. So back to the computer and printer.

For this Christmas card, I printed "Peace on Earth" in Scriptina font on white cardstock. Then I stamped, embossed and inked the design. For the inside greeting below, I set up a document in Microsoft word.

Since I often print an inside greeting, I set up documents on my computer in Microsoft Word with these page sizes:
Paper size is Width x Length.
** This card size works well with 12x12" cardstock. Cut off a one inch strip. Then cut the 12" side into 3 - 4" x 11" pieces.
All of these options are set under File, Page Setup.
Using the word document, I position the greeting where it needs to be in the card. If you are trying this for the first time, do a test on plain paper cut the same size as your card.

Once you get everything set up, it becomes fast and easy to use the computer to create greetings, too.

Ingredients: Stamps: Lovely as a Tree by Stampin' Up!

Ink: Whisper White, various Soft Subtles by Stampin' Up!

Inside greeting: dear Joe four font downloaded from

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