Sunday 21 May 2017

A little follow up to printing sentiments

Hello friends

Such a lovely response to my printing sentiments post earlier 
this week.  I did receive a few more questions and I've answered
those within the comments.  I also thought it would be useful to share them today.

Please could you tell which size of font you use and 
how you space your sentiments so it allows space for the dies?

I normally use font size 14 or 16 depending on which design I select. 
 Print onto normal copy paper first to get an idea of how well it will work when
positioning your die. 

When typing leave at least 3-4 lines between each row of sentiment 
so there's enough room to die cut each sentiment individually.
After a while you become used to what size works.
Do you have to type the whole page for the sentiments, or is there a repeat button? 

If you type one sentiment and then 'copy and paste' to duplicate. 
You can do this by highlighting the sentiment with your mouse
(hold down left click button), once highlighted
right click to 'copy'.  Position your mouse for the next sentiment
 and then right click again to 'paste'.
Another option is to highlight the sentiment and press Ctrl + C and then Ctrl + V. 

Another tip - making the most of your paper by using columns.
If you are using 'Word' click on 'Page Layout'.
On the top bar is a 'Columns' button - click and select two columns.
This automatically gives your document two areas to type sentiments.

If you click on the screen shot image below you should be able to see it larger.
It shows Bell MT as the font and size 14.  Two columns of 'Happy Birthday'
which are centered - another tip is to centre your sentiments for more 
die cutting space.  Highlight your entire typed page by pressing Ctrl + A 
and then click on 'centre' button - see arrow.

Hopefully today's post will assist further with printing sentiments,
please do not hesitate to ask any further questions, more than happy to help.

And now something NEW to make life very easy if you do not have a printer
or would rather not type your own sentiments.
There is the option to buy sheets of sentiments on the website here.
All printed on linen ivory and white cardstock, assorted wording and fonts,
printed to be ready to be die cut,
there's Anniversary/Congratulations, Birthday and Thank You.

even easier, there is now available packs of printed
and die cut sentiments here - 28 in total, a combination of white and ivory,
all in a handy wallet and ready to pop straight onto your projects!
Again a choice of Thank You, Congratulations/Anniversary and Birthday.
All the details are here.

Take care friends - enjoy your Sunday.


  1. Brilliant idea to share this as not everyone knows how to do it. Loving the idea that you are now selling sheets of printed sentiments and also a die cut option, this will really help some people who may not be confident with printing or even have one or a die cutting machine. Another string to your bow Christine. Have a good day x xhazel

  2. Hello Christine
    I need to save this page as I often sit here wondering what to do next to acheive what you have!
    I just forget!
    Thank you
    Love Marg

  3. Morning Christine,
    Like you I print my sentiments when needed, so easy I like to colour theme mine too.
    Have a good day.

  4. Hi Christine
    So pleased you have printed sheets of sentiments to sell ,i know where to come now.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  5. Thank you for the follow-up. Great Idea to split the paper into Columns for more printing space!

  6. Thank you for these further printing tips! So useful! xxx