I still sometimes am challenged by the journaling aspect of scrapbooking. I know that it’s important to include journaling cards in my own handwriting, as that is part of “me” and I want to record that. But visually, I love the look of journaling cards using the many great fonts that are out there. When I first began with Project Life, I wasn’t quite sure how to print on the journaling cards. This is the way that I figured out works best for me. There are many ways to do this, so feel free to use whatever method is easiest for you!
Here is a layout that is almost complete – just needs some journaling on those cards.
I start with taking the blank card and determining about how wide I want my journal text to go. I’m using my paper trimmer as a ruler here, since I had it handy. Just eyeballing it, I figure I want my text to go about 4.5 inches wide on this 6 inch wide journal card.
I open up Word and choose the font I want, and change the tabs so I get my text about 4.5 inches wide, and I center my text. I place the text towards the middle of the page, as it will make positioning the card easier in the next step.
I then print the text out on a normal sheet of printer paper.
Next, I take my journaling card and adhere a bit of double sided sticky tape to the back of it, making sure both sides of the tape are sticky. I love this kind of tape because it’s pretty easily removable when I’m done with this process.
Then, I hold the journaling card on top of the printer paper, in front of a window because that way it allows me to see through the journaling card and position the journaling card over the printer paper, right where I want the text to go on the card. I press down firmly so that the journaling card adheres to the printer paper with that double sided tape.
Now that the card is adhered to the printer paper, I run the piece of paper through my printer. It’s SUPER important that you load it in the correct direction, with the correct side up or down. I use the actual letter tray but I’m sure you could use the feed tray as well, depending on your printer and preference.
Then I just re-print that page from Word. And this is my result! All that’s left is removing the tape from the card/the piece of printer paper.
Let me know if you find this useful and how it works for you!