Hello, hello! Today I have a simple tutorial to share with you on how to print on Project Life cards. I love including printed elements in my Project Life layouts. I love that it adds a whole other level of customization options to my layouts, while still looking so clean and professional.
There are just so many possibilities for using this technique in your layouts. One of my favorites is printing QR codes that link to my videos right onto the card with a corresponding picture! You could also print out a custom title with a pretty font. Or if you don’t like your handwriting, printed journaling is an option! Once you get this technique down, you could even print on things other than Project Life cards! The options are truly endless, and are only limited to what you can imagine!
Step 1: Type your text
Type up the text you want printed onto your Project Life card in your text editor of choice. I usually type into a text box (in Microsoft Word go to Insert>Text Box>Draw Text Box), rather than directly into the document. This allows me to easily move my text to the center of the page, which will be helpful for future steps.
While typing up your text, make sure you keep the size of your card in mind. Make sure your text is no wider or taller than the card you will be printing on (usually 3×4″ or 4×6″). For this card, I used the ‘Biondi’ font at 48pt.
Step 2: Print your text
Print the text document you created in Step 1 onto basic letter sized printer paper.
Step 3: Place your card
Lay your Project Life card on top of the text you just printed out. I usually just eyeball it to get the text centered, or placed where I want it. Once you have your Project Life card where you want it, secure it to the page with a strip of washi tape.
Step 4: Print on your card
Place the same piece of paper from Step 2 (now with your Project Life card attached) back into the printer. Make sure you feed the paper so it will print on the same side, in the same direction, as it did the first time.
Print your document from Step 1 again. You printer will feed the full sized paper through the machine, printing directly onto the Project Life card attached to it!
Step 5: Embellish and finish!
You now have a Project Life card with your custom text printed directly on it! Embellish your card, add it to your layout, and you’re all finished!
Pretty stinkin’ cool huh? I know as soon as I learned this technique, I went print-crazy with my spreads! Now that you know how to print on Project Life cards, there are so many fun things you can add into your albums! I told you a few of my favorite way to use this technique, how will you use this tutorial?
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If you liked this tutorial, you should also check out my guide on printing pictures for Project Life: