What you’ll need:
- A colour printer
- White cardstock
- Adobe Reader
- Scissors or a craft knife
- Cutting mat (optional)
How to print a printable file
A printable is usually a PDF file. Open the file with Adobe Reader. You might already have it installed on your computer. If you don’t you can download Adobe Reader for free at Adobe.com.
The Print window will open. Choose your printer from the drop-down menu (marked 1). Next, under Page Scaling (marked 2), choose “Fit to Printable Area” or “None”, which ever looks best. Don’t choose “Shrink to Fit” because it will shrink the image and make it loose its quality.
Make sure your printer is attached to your computer and that you have paper in the paper tray. If you wish, you can test it out on everyday office paper first, and then use a thicker paper.
And now click OK to print! The card should come out looking great.
How to cut the printed card
As you can see, the card has dotted lines that show you where to cut it out. The artwork extends beyond it just so that your finished card doesn’t have any white edges + so that it will look professional.
Cut on the inside of the dotted lines with scissors or a craft knife. If you use a craft knife, it might be a good idea to use a cutting mat! You don’t want to mark your precious table.
And here is the finished card, looking oh so pretty:
Now wasn’t that easy? Print out as many as you like. And if you think all of your friends have received this card, get a new one and repeat!
Do you have any questions? I’d be happy to help!
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