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Friday, January 23, 2009

Tutorial: WordArt tag

Linda asked for a WordArt tutorial.
I hope this is helpful.... You'll need to turn up your volume to hear. I did this while sitting in the library. That's why I'm talking so softly.

Creating Circular Word Art from Jen C on Vimeo.



Sorry for the abrupt ending. I wanted to make sure I stayed within the 10 minute time limitation and realized I had not been watching the clock when I made this one. After saving it it ended up only being 5 minutes long ... I had plenty of time leftover. Oh well. I'll get better with practice.

PJ "Jessie Addams" on the cricut board posted a card she made using her wordart creation. Didn't it turn out darling? Thanks for sharing PJ. I know you said you posted more... I'm off to find them!

LoopyLou sent me a note that she too has posted some cute wordart on her blog. It does my heart good to see that I have helped you a weeeeeeeee bit. (and I mean an itty bitty teenie tiny microscopic bit. lol) Thank you so much for sharing!

29 comments:

  1. EXCELLENT VIDEO.
    I'm going to try it right now at work...if I'm successful, I'll do a color printout for a weekend project.
    Sssh, don't tell :0)

    Thanks, Jen.

    PJ (Jessie Adams)

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  2. It worked, Jen! Fun.
    Had to use the space bar to move the inserted pic and then position the wordart using the cross.

    In case no one knows this, by using ctrl and the arrow keys you can move the wordart by small increments (just like in DSS).

    PJ (Jessie Adams)

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  3. YAY! That makes me happy! and relieved {Phew!} That it didnt' just work for me. Can't wait to see what you make with it!

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  4. thanks Jen! Your tutorials are very helpful...now I have a probably dumb question...how would I take this circle and cut it out on the cricut? You had said in the tut that you would be able to print this and them cut it out on the cricut...could you help with that? TFS

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  5. Thank you Jen! I tried doing some art word for some cards, but I think I left out a step. What version of Word do you have? My screen and all those tools doesn't appear on mine :(
    Carmen
    cal8007@aol.com

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  6. hi Jen

    Linda here hIhihi thank you so mutch for this turorial.
    It worked great for me, I just made my first sentiment circle. whoehoe,A big thank you for you.
    I was looking around for cute circle sentiment stamps, could not find any. but Now i'm able to make them myself.

    I also will give my hubby a big hug too, for installing Word 2007 on my pc.

    now need to buy some nice printing paper and I'm off to make more sentiment circles yes yes yes.

    Thanks again Jen, It's almost 10 in the morning here and you already made my day HIHIHIHI.

    Big hug, linda
    snatertje@home.nl

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  7. hi Jen

    Linda here hIhihi thank you so mutch for this turorial.
    It worked great for me, I just made my first sentiment circle. whoehoe,A big thank you for you.
    I was looking around for cute circle sentiment stamps, could not find any. but Now i'm able to make them myself.

    I also will give my hubby a big hug too, for installing Word 2007 on my pc.

    now need to buy some nice printing paper and I'm off to make more sentiment circles yes yes yes.

    Thanks again Jen, It's almost 10 in the morning here and you already made my day HIHIHIHI.

    Big hug, linda
    snatertje@home.nl

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  8. Great Tutorials.
    This is useful to know.
    Just a note. You should be able to change the format of the clipart from 'inline with text' to 'other' as well. Then you can move both pieces exactly as you need them. However, moving one as you have shown works perfectly fine.

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  9. Another Great and wonderful tutorial. I don't have word, have to pay for the upgrade I am going to try it in my SB program. TY for the challenge.

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  10. Thanks CuttersMarket for sharing that tip. I'll have to give it a try next time. I usually use Publisher but not everyone has it. Word is more common.

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  11. Gardengirl... after you print out your WordArt on paper, put it on your cutting mat. Using a ruler or the lines on the mat measure where it is on the paper.
    THEN in DS, put your circle on your your virtual cutting mat to match up where your wordart label is.

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  12. Thank you Jen... you are such a gret teacher. I hope you are feeling better today.

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  13. Thanks Jen.
    The tutorial is great. Going to try it first thing in the morning.
    Hopefuly I'll be able to do it on my first try. I'm only a teeny bit better on the computor than on ds.!
    I'm so happy to have this..been wondering how you ladies do it.
    Thanks again,

    bobbi

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  14. Hello Jen,

    All your work is incredible - when do you find time to sleep? You are truly an inspiration! Would love to be included in your .cut file.

    Thank you in advance,
    Janet
    email address: dodge.ja@gmail.com

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  15. Thank you Jen for this clear tutorial .. i have done the designing in wordart will have to try cutting it on the cricut at a later date. Hope you are feeling better now! TraceyinUK

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  16. O WOW I followed U right through.. THAT WAS FUN FUN FUN!! DO MORE DO MORE>>>LOLOLO I did not even know I had it..THANK U THANK U!!

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  17. Thanks Jen!!! That was simple enough!!! Duh...I just didn't think hard enough. I appreciate all you do for us...glad you are feeling better.

    Vicki

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  18. oh how easy. Thank you for showing me this. I can't wait to play.

    Sharon

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  19. jen thankyou so much for this tutorial. i have been making circle texts for ages but never knew how to get an image in. since watching your video i have had great fun and popped my effort on my blog to share xxxxxxx

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  20. I just found your blog and added myself as a follower.....awesome tutorial!! Thanks!!

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  21. WOW, Jen. Thanks so much. I followed right along and I did it! I really appreciate all you share with us.

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  22. Hi Jen, love you'er tutorals and all you'er work, I would love to have the cutfile's for the box's.
    my Email is cpcumming@comcast.net

    Fay!

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  23. Seriously, no lie! You don't know how long I have been searching for a video that teaches me circular text for Word 2007! Thank you so much, Jen!

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  24. Brilliant! Thanks so much Jen--I learned something new and USEFUL!

    Cheers!
    Kathy

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  25. So many possibilities! I was wondering how to make this with the clip art in the center. Thank you again for some great tools. I really love your video tutorials!

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  26. Jen I followed your tutorial and it worked to a tee...but how would I save this file so that I could share with others? Whenever I save and then send to someone, they only get the graphic and not the whole word art. Any suggestions? Thanks so much for all your help and work!

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  27. Thank you Jen. I will use this with Ellison diecut pinwheel for an interactive bulletin board.

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  28. Thank you so much for the tut. I had Word 2003 and could make it work just fine....now I have 2010 and I can make it work somewhat! I still can not make my circle meet with the right spacing-it has too much of a gap. I tried your way of formatting by H & W and that still didn't work. I wish I still had my 2003-it was so simple with it. Maybe I am leaving something out-but I think 2010 is way too hard. Any ideas?

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  29. Dear Anonymous with Word2010... I went from Word 2003 to 2007 and had the most difficult time trying to find where they had hidden all of my tools. So aggravating!
    If after adjusting height and width you still can't get your words to reach all the way around you may want to try to Right Click, Edit Text and add a few spaces to make up the difference.
    Feel free to email me directly if you continue to have difficulty. Sometimes SEEING the design can spark an idea.

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