A Simple Valentine and a Printing Tip!

Happy Friday folks! I hope you have some time to get crafty this weekend. We have a weekend full of basketball games, cheering and the Pinewood Derby! Fun, fun, fun! Valentine’s day will be here before you know it. Here is a card you can make in about 15 minutes:

Simply make a 5″x7″ card from kraft cardstock. Cut panels of paper to fit (I used the new Hugs & Kisses digital paper pack From Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff), ink the edges of the paper and adhere to card. Cut a slit on the fold of the card to thread ribbon through  and wrap a length of grossgrain ribbon around the card and tie in a bow. It will use about 18″ of ribbon which seems a bit wasteful but I bought it at the dollar tree so no worries ;) The jar and conversation heart stamps are digistamps from my Funky Jar Digital stamp set. All of the goodies that come in the kit are scaled to fit the jars perfectly, I added the hearts (png version) in the jar in PSP, saved the file incase I wanted to use it again, printed it and colored it with markers. I adhered it over the paper and ribbon with foam tape. I stamped “Be Mine, Valentine” on a scrap of white, inked and adhered it. Quick and easy!

And now for my printing tip….

If you want to quickly print out digital papers try this:

  1. Click on the start menu, then computer and find the folder your digital papers are in.
  2. Select all of the papers you want to print by holding the “ctrl” button and clicking on them with your mouse.
  3. Click print, in Vista it will be on the top of your open window but it might be to the left of bottom in other windows versions.
  4. Now choose what size you want your prints. You can print full pages of paper, half pages or quarter pages. Note: The paper will be scaled down. For instance if you choose full sheet the pattern will be larger than the pattern on a quarter sheet because it resizes the paper to fit the smaller space. In the example I printed 12 papers on the 4 to a page setting and the patterns are about 20% of original size. As a bonus they are a great scale for cards!

That’s it, the printer will print as many pages as needed to print all of the pattern paper sheets you selected!

Here is a look at the papers and stamps I used in today’s project:

Hugs & Kisses Papers

Funky Jar Stamps

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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5 Responses

  1. fabulous card and wonderful tip for printing papers! I would always distort the images when I tried to fit it to the 5×7 size!

  2. Tanks Lindsay, I always enjoy reading your tips.

    Fab card!

    Carmen L

  3. Wow! I have seen this and never thought about it. I have dragged the graphic to “beyond” the margins to fit to the size I need–I lose some of the graphic with this new way. But what the heck the main part is there. So thank you so much.
    Lauren

  4. Love the use of a jar for a Valentine’s Day card! So cute!!! Have a sweet weekend!

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