I love the journaling aspect of scrapbooking and Ormolu products make it very easy to get your journaling down on your layouts, whether it's a little bit or a lot. Today mine happens to be just a little bit of journaling, but I planned it to use on the Line and Letter Storytellers.
I love printing directly onto journaling cards. Now, sometimes this can go wrong and it ends up crooked, the ink gets smudged or it just down right jams up the printer! I will say it does normally work out, but it's been a learning process and this is how I go about it.
First, I use the "draw text box" option in Microsoft Word. I will measure the journaling card I'm printing on and draw the text box just within that measurement. For this page, the "Notes" storyteller measured 2" x 2.25" of printable area.
I always, always print off a test page to get everything lined up correctly. I try to keep scrap pieces of paper around for this.
So anyone who has seen my work knows that this is fairly low key journaling for me, but I love doing these pages for my kids at their birthday. Don't tell Ella that I'm 9 months behind on hers and had to go back to my own personal blog to find out her specific favorites!
When I have more journaling, I will use larger cards, multiple cards or even journaling strips along with the cards.
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