Digi Stamps are PERFECT for all of your paper crafting projects. They are so easy to re-size to the perfect size for your project. You get the perfect impression every time. No more of those "ghost" lines you can get with rubber stamps. No mess. No clean up. And maybe best of all...they don't take up space in your craft area.
But are you a little unsure about how to use them? If so you have come to the right place. Follow these easy steps and you will be a digi pro in no time.
The first step is to create a folder for all of your Shelly's Images Digi Stamps. You might choose to have your folder on your desktop or in your documents folder. I happen to have mine in my documents folder. Now all of your Shelly's Images Digi Stamps are in one central place.
Now open your Word program. There are different versions of Word that many are using right now. But the steps are basically the same for each version. I have many different programs but Word is still my "go to" for printing the images that I am using on projects. (a little trick - I like to set all of my margins to 0. This way I can use the page ruler to get an accurate size for my image)
Now click "Insert", then click "Picture", and finally click the "Shelly's Images" Folder
Choose the image you want to work with. For this tutorial I will be using our Acorn freebie.
Your image will now appear in the word document page. It will have control handles on each side and on each corner.
Don't be alarmed if the image appears to be very large when you insert it. Shelly's Images Digi Stamps will be sharp and crips no matter what size you choose to print it.
Sometimes it can be hard to position the image on your page exactly as you like. Use this little trick to fix this issue.
A new box will open...like this...
Now your image will move freely and you will be able to place it exactly where you want it on the page.
I like to set my page size according to the project that I am working on. If I know that I want my image to be about 3 inches by 3 inches then I set my page size to 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. This little bit of extra space allows for the edges that the printer won't print on. The page size can be adjusted by going to the Page Layout tab. Click "Size" and then click "More Paper Sizes". In the width and height sections type in the sizes of your project.
Always check the Print Preview once you have made all of your adjustments. Just to be sure that the entire image shows on the print preview.