The first thing I do is plan my layout... I get out my pictures, paper, embellies, and my Evalicious goodies and swirl them around until they are about where I think they'll end up when all is said and done. Then the nerdiness starts!
|This is about as planned as I get - now for the fun stuff!|
|I type out my journaling without any regard for font, font size, or how much space it's taking up. A lot of times I just start with whatever working document is still open.|
|Next thing I do is measure the size of the journaling tag or label. No laughing at Radon Ruler. It's a handy 6 inches *and* neon green so I can find it! LOL|
|I print my journaling on cheap paper - the cheaper and thinner the better! I also keep a stash of scrap for stuff like this. I have a DIY lightbox (my husband is handsome *and* handy... LOL!), but you can use a window easy peasy.|
|A little double-sided tape on the four corners of my tag and the lightbox lets me line up my tag right where I want it.|
|I ran the paper with my tag attached back through the printer - and it's like magic! Essentially, I'm printing the same thing twice. Once on junk paper, and the second time on the good stuff.|
|You can print on little tags, too. Just type what you want your journaling to say...|
|Measure how much room you have to work with (I only want to use part of this tag)...|
|Change your size and adjust your font (and add an extra word if you want!)...|
|Line it up how you want it on your junk paper and lightbox (or window)...|
|And print it again!|
|And here's how it turned out! I had enough room with the top journaling tag as planned for a little handwriting and the date stamp, and the lower tag fit where I needed it to. *fist pump* YEAH!|
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