Word Card

by Dina Kowal

Create a card shaped like a word.

Supplies

  • One 3 1/2" x 10 1/2" piece of cardstock for card base
  • Patterned paper or coordinating cardstock to decorate letters
  • Printable word card template
  • Scor-Pal, or other scoring tool
  • Scissors/craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Adhesive

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Score the card base at 3 1/2" and 7".

  2. Step 2

    Print the letter template on cardstock and cut out the pieces.

    Word Card Template
    (Hint - If you have trouble downloading the template, update your Acrobat Reader at http://www.adobe.com)

  3. Step 3

    You can use the printed pieces directly on your card, or use them as tracing templates on other cardstock.

    These pieces are symmetrical, so you can flip them over if you don’t want to see the printed side.

  4. Step 4

    Adhere the pieces to your card base, centering one in each section. There should be an 1/8" border around each piece.

  5. Step 5

    Using a ruler, mark points around the edges of the pieces at 1/8" from the edge to give you a guide for cutting.

  6. Step 6

    You may not want to cut every edge, so your card has more stability.

  7. Use scissors or craft knife to cut at your drawn border.

  8. Step 7

    Your finished card base should look like this.

  9. Step 8

    Decorate your card.

Video!

Variations

    1. Choose a word 3 or 4 letters long.
    2. Find a font that is bulky with relatively straight sides.
    3. In your photo editing program, create a new image for each letter, sizing the letters to the width you will need for your card. For a 3 letter word like the one in this tutorial, size the letters to a 3.25” square to fit a 3.5" panel width. For a 4 letter word, you would need 12” cardstock for your base, and the letters would be 2.75” wide to fit a 3" panel.

    Paste the letters into a printable document, and follow the steps above.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Word Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I looked all over the website and cannot find the template. Can you provide a URL for it? Or send it?
Thanks.
Rebecca  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 8:49 AM
This is so cool.....I will have to make one of these....I love it....thank you for sharing....
Gloria Westerman  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 8:51 AM
Carole and Rebecca,
The template file is listed under step 2.
Beate  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 8:57 AM
Where do I find the template for this card? Want to make a few for my grandchildren.
Rosie  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 9:22 AM
Great card! Very nice can't wait to print template and start...
Cassandra  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM
This is just SO COOL!!!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Beverly  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 9:42 AM
When I click to get the word template all I get is a blank dark grey screen. What am I doing wrong?
Marcia Gaffney  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 9:45 AM
Rosie,
Check under step 2. Click on "Word card template".

Marcia,
Try updating your adobe reader.
Beate  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 9:48 AM
OK I am trying this TODAY!! What a fun idea!
Caryn S  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM
I see others have asked also and can not see any answers from you. How do we get the templet. Beautiful card.
Georgia Ehlers  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 10:46 AM
What a great card! Thank you !
Susan  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 10:52 AM
How do I get the word template?
Carol  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Georgia and Carol,
Check under step 2 and click on Word Card Template.
Beate  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 11:05 AM
this is fantastic!!!! Couldn't wait to try it, it's so easy!!!!
Olga Jewell  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM
WOW what a beautiful word card.
it is the greatest new idea.
thank you sooooooo much
marlene
marlene  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 11:35 AM
What tulip stamp did you use on the photo tutorial
52spoil  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM
I Love Your Card I will try it..Thanks
Shirley  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 1:20 PM
What a cute card - thank you for sharing.
Jan Joyal  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 6:56 PM
What a great idea. TFS.
Lisa Lara  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 7:56 PM
BEate

I just love your video's. I look forward to them every week. Please keep up all the good work and ideas
Jan  |  Wed Feb 1, 2012 at 8:58 PM

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