Sunday, 3 September 2017

Frequently asked questions ...

I am going to answer another of the Frequently asked questions that I have received on my blog.


Today I am going to answer:

"How do you create a card digitally in Microsoft Word"

This is the way that I do it, it might not be the simplest or best way to do it but it is the way that I prefer.

Open a blank document in Microsoft Word and select Insert on the toolbar. Select Shapes and draw the shape that you require. You can adjust the size by selecting Format and the Size option. Make sure you position your shape in the correct place on the page if you are creating a one layer card.


Remove the colour from the inside of your shape by selecting Format from the toolbar followed by Shape Fill and clicking on the No Fill option.


If you want to create a border around the outside select Shape Outline and choose your design, you can make your design bolder by selecting the Weight option, you can also change the colour.


Copy and paste your chosen image into the shape and adjust the size and position as required.  I always right click on the image and select Wrap Text from the drop down menu and then In Front of Text - this makes it easier to manoeuvre your image within the shape.


Finally add your sentiment, you can either type your own or copy and paste a digital sentiment as I did.


You are now ready to print your card.


I hope you find this information useful, the best way to learn is to experiment and just have a play.  You can rotate your images by selecting the Layout option on the tool bar and add things like Soft Edges and Reflections in the Shape Effects option under the Format section.  If you do something wrong or that you don't like just hit the back arrow and have another go.

Thank you for visiting today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
x

23 comments:

Melodie said...

Hi Pauline, vielen Dank für das Tutorial. So ungefähr mache ich es auch manchmal, vor allem bei CAS-Karten.
Liebe Grüße
Melodie

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Pauline, great instructions, so easy to follow. Hugs Jennifer xx

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Pauline,

vielen Dank für dein Tutorial. Ich mache meine digitalen Karten immer mit Power Point. Deine Version liest sich für mich auch einfach und ich werde es mal ausprobieren ob ich damit auch zurechtkomme.

Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Sonntag. Hugs Silvi

Gertrude said...

Vielen Dank liebe Pauline
glg Gertrude

Lynne said...

Thanks Pauline, a great tutorial x

meg said...

great tutorial Pauline

scrAPpamondo said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Pauline! :)

Kuni said...

Great and wonderful Pauline.
Hugs
Kuni

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us Pauline.

Sue xx

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Pauline
thank you so much for sharing that tutorial with us - most helpful.
I will give it a go.

Hope you have a lovely weekend
Eve xx

Janice said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you Pauline! A fantastic tutorial, it's been something I've been desperate to try. I certainly will now!
You've made it look fairly easy too ;-)
Janice x

cuilliesocks said...

What a brilliant tutorial Pauline, thanks so much for that, Kate x

Sarah said...

Thank you Pauline, I have often wondered how to do just that!! xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and great idea Pauline
Gr Karin

Mia said...

Oh Pauline, thank you very very much for the great instructions. As I am a beginner in card making, this post will help me a lot!!! Thank you soooo much!!! Kisses, my friend.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Pauline
This is a great tutorial... But not sure if my brain can do it...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Beebeebabs said...

Thanks for sharing!!!

Karen Knott said...

Great tutorial Pauline, thank you for posting it :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Stir Your Creativity said...

This is such a useful post. Thanks for sharing.

LitsArt said...

thanks for the tutorial! so useful!!

Daffodil Cards said...

Great tutorial Pauline, just wish I could print onto 300g card. BUT I get around it by just printing onto lighter card and adding it to the card front.
Faith
x

Fiki said...

thank you for sharing with us!

Conniecrafter said...

that is just super cute, I didn't know you could use word for this, thanks for sharing!