Creating Mirrored Text

I’m always looking for new and different things to make my cards more fun. Check out this idea! Mirrored text in Word. (I provide step-by-step details below.) Here’s my example.

I usually print this on copy paper and trim it to fit inside my card as a liner. Sometimes, I print it out on cardstock and use it as a sentiment tag on the front of a card. My printer will print on cardstock by feeding one sheet at a time by hand. Here are my instructions. I tried to give very specific instructions. If I have not been clear enough, just leave a comment with your question, and I’ll see if I can help.

  • open a new, blank document in Word
  • click on ‘insert’
  • click on ‘text box’
  • click on ‘simple text box’
  • edit text to your chosen sentiment
  • make sure text box is highlighted
  • click ‘shape format’ on top menu
  • right-click on text box
  • click ‘format shape’ at bottom of drop-down menu
  • click on ‘shape options’ on menu that shows up on right
  • click on ‘effects’
  • click on ‘3D Rotations’
  • under ‘presets,’ change 0 to 180 on ‘X rotation’ line
  • save and print as desired

Enjoy! I can’t wait to see what you create. Thanks so much for stopping in today.

May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela

Anniversary Toast

I made this card for my DH (darling husband). We celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary last month. I could not love him more! He is my best friend. We have had a fun, adventurous and unusual life together. Many years on a homestead in the Alaska wilderness. Now on a small ranch in Texas. Another adventure on the horizon that I will tell you about when I can. Happy anniversary again, my love. I’m looking forward to the rest of our lives together.

Now, back to my card. I heat-embossed the gold champagne flutes using a stamp from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps. I adhered shiny, gold cardstock to a white base. Next, I punched the dark blue cardstock (Gina K Designs) using an old punch by Creative Memories that I’ve had for many years to make the bubbly trim. I could have used several sizes of regular hole-punches too.

Thanks so much stopping by my blog today. It means so much to me. I’ll look forward to your comments. Have a wonderful day, Pamela