Microsoft Word is not just for typing up documents. It can also be used to make printouts with images and fancy text, including greeting cards. You make your own homemade and personalized birthday party cards using this software. Free templates and images are also available, from Microsoft or the web.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Open Word and then open a blank document. Rotate the document before proceeding with the design. Go to "File" and scroll down to "Page Setup." From the pop-up box, change the orientation of the document from vertical to horizontal.
Picture an imaginary line in the middle of the card at the 4 1/2 inch mark. The right half of the card is the front. The left half will be the back. To make it easier, you can download a free birthday-card template from Microsoft. Even if you not use the images as shown, you can use the templates to guide you.
Place the cursor approximately where you want the first image to go. Consider adding a large border to frame the front of the card. An alternative to using a border is to insert two or four corner images.
Go to "Insert." Scroll down to "Picture." Select "Clip Art." Browse through the clip art available in Word, or use free clip art from Microsoft. Resize the image to match your idea of what the card should look like. To make the border smaller or larger, click on the image. A black outline will appear around the image. Use the mouse to scroll over the border, at the corner. A small square with arrows will appear. Click and drag the square to re-size the graphic.
Add text by going to "Insert." Scroll down to "Text Box." Click in the box and start typing the text.
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