Friday, November 23, 2012

A Tropical Christmas Card

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday and that you're not in too much of a "food coma".

Last week, I promised you that I was going to turn my Aloha Santa layout (from MyMemories) into a Christmas card.  Here's my Aloha Santa card.

Here's a side view of my card.

Whenever I turn a 12" x 12" layout into a card, I always take a side view to show that is really IS a card.  LOL  So, how did I go from this:

To this?:

That's another beauty of digital ~ you can make it almost any size you want to.  First, you have to print out your image.  I used Picasa, but you can use whatever program you want to use.  I've included a little tutorial below.

When you click on "print", your image will need to be resized to make it square.  Here's what it will look like:

All you have to do to make it square is click on "shrink to fit".  Here's what the first image will look like ~ it will be shown on a "full sheet".

You want your card to measure about 6" x 6", so click on 5x7 print size:

See how much smaller the print is?  I usually print two "cards" out on a sheet of cardstock, so I clicked on "copies per photo":

You're all set to print your "cards" out now.  I use white cardstock when I'm printing out a card.

All you have to do now is cut your images out and attach to your card base.

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~ Cheryl ~


  1. This is so adorable and so fun!!
    Love the tropical design and that Santa is so funny!!

  2. So cute as a card!! Thanks for the tutorial too.


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