Following on from my post about making printed inserts for your stitched greetings cards I have created a template for you to download and print. If you have Microsoft Word there is an insert template that you can customise. If not then there is a PDF version ready to print.
The insert is designed cards with a finished size of 104 mm x 152 mm (approximately 4 inches x 6 inches). This is the size that my Stitching Cards patterns are designed to fit. There are two inserts on a single A4 sheet.
Instructions for the Microsoft Word template:
1. Download and save the template to a folder on your computer.
2. Navigate to the folder and double click on the file. It will open in Microsoft Word.
3. The message reads “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the xxx family”. You can replace “xxx” with your family name or customise the wording to your own choice by highlighting the text and typing over it.
4. The text is in Times Roman because it is found on most computers. You can change the font size and style by highlighting/selecting the text and choosing another font.
5. Print the template on standard A4 printer paper. Even if you are going to use decorative paper it is best to do a test on standard paper first.
6. Trim 10 mm (3/8 inch) off the right-hand edge.
7. There are two inserts on the template so cut the sheet in half.
8. Fold the insert in half with the greeting inside and test it in your card. Make sure that the design is central on the right-hand side of the insert. If necessary you can trim the insert to fit.
9. When you are ready to mount your insert in your card put a thin strip of self-adhesive double-sided tape along the inside right-hand side of the fold in your greetings card. Or run a line of stick adhesive alongside the right-hand side of the fold.
Instructions for the PDF template:
The message reads “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. There are versions with and without a box surround. You can not customise the words on the PDF version.
Download and save the template to a folder on your computer and follow steps 5 to 9 above.
To save the template to your computer choose “Save…” from the file download box that appears. Make a note of where the template is being saved to so that you can find it.
The download links:
For the inserts that are in PDF format you will need Adobe Reader to view and print it. Adobe Reader software can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.
Please give me some feedback on these insert templates by using the comment facility. Which template did you use; Microsoft Word or PDF? How did you get on with it? Would you be interested in some more templates with a different size or wording?