Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Computer Generated Sentiments and Your Diecuts

I had an ah-ha moment late last night.  I often use computer generated sentiments for my cards - some that I create myself and others from sources such as The Cutting Cafe.  I learned to print the sentiment first on bond paper, then adhere my diecut  or cardstock over the printed sentiment and print again.  My problem was that I didn't always get my diecut or cardstock properly placed and then the sentiment or digistamp would be off.  Ah-Ha!  What if I used graph paper for the initial printing???  Hmm, then I would have guidelines for placement.  Well, I tried it and IT WORKED!  Take a look:
I wanted to print one of The Cutting Cafe's Back to School borders on this diecut.

So, I printed it out on graph paper first (sorry about the picture quality).

Then, using the squares for measurement, I was able to lay the diecut over the image exactly where I wanted it printed.  I used removable double-sided tape to keep the diecut in place and placed the paper back into the printer.

And there you have it!  The image was printed exactly where I wanted it.

I hope my idea is helpful.  I always appreciate your feedback.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping,
Larelyn

4 comments:

Peggy said...

Thank you, Larelyn. I think this will be very beneficial.

jayma15 said...

Brilliant!!! Thanks for sharing!!

charlotte said...

I've been eye-balling doing this for years and I'm anxious to try graph paper now. Thanks for the tip.

Flamenco92627 said...

Great tip! Thanks for sharing! I hardly print sentiments off the computer but now I know how to easily!

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