Those of you who are pro's at Photoshop will laugh at this meager attempt at computer designed Thank-you cards but perhaps there is someone out there like me: slightly computer challenged but interested just the same, who might benefit from this.
Everything seems to be about saving time in my life. One thing that I am finding that really saves me time and is really getting more and more enjoyable is the digital world. There are so many cute digital scrapbook kits and papers out there and it is really fun to try and create with them. I am also newly in love with Picasa. If you have never tried it, it is like Photoshop for Dummies. So I thought, "why not create a Thank-You card using Picasa."
Here is a tutorial to make this card:
I got this kit from Everyday Mom Ideas. She has fabulous digital scrapbooking kits for free.
Okay so what I did:
1. I took a profile picture of Small Fry (this was taken almost a year ago-but better late than never right).
3. I downloaded the scrapbook kit I wanted. Then when you open up Picasa it will automatically upload any new pictures that you have recently added to your computer (so it automatically uploads the scrapbook paper and the scanned picture for me). NOTE: you can not use cutesy extras like buttons, ribbon, clipart in Picasa-just the paper in a digital scrapbook kit so save yourself the wasted time trying to upload them). Once uploaded I go to the "library" in Picasa and find my scrapbook papers first. Click on the ones you want to use (if you hold the ctrl key while clicking you can choose more than one). These will appear in your holding tray. Find the profile scan too and click on that to add it to the tray. Once you have selected everything you want hit the "collage" button.
10. It is time to print now so you will want to make sure you have no other selections in your holding tray except this card. Click the "print" button on the bottom. It will take you to a page that looks like this. On the left hand side you can choose what size you want your collage to print as and at the bottom of the left hand side you can choose how many copies per page you want. I did 4 so that I wouldn't waste paper. If something doesn't look right then hit the "cancel" button to return to the edit page. If it looks how you want it then select print and away you go. You can print these on photo paper for the best look or on cardstock.
And there you have it. Pretty easy!!!
Here are a few others I made:
Happy Digital Crafting!!