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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

RESIZING Digital Images - Tutorial Tuesday!!!!

Digital Image Tutorial
By Chris Sather

1.      Open up Microsoft Word.
2.    Click on “INSERT”, “PICTURE” , “FROM FILE” (wherever you have your digis saved is where you will collect it from)

3.    Double click image you want to use, and it will appear on your Word document.  It may not be the size you want, so I’m going to teach you how to change that!

4.    When I insert the BABY PANDA image from 2Cute Ink, this is what my screen looks like.  

5.  Now, to save paper, I always try to print 4 images to a page, so  
     I will need to CROP this image before I resize it.  

In mid-crop:


6. RESIZING:   Click on your image so the lines are showing around it (as in picture above).  Put your cursor on one of the 4 corners – you will see a diagonal arrow – this will keep the shape of the image without distorting it.  Drag the arrow/corner OUT to make your image larger or IN to make your image smaller. 


7.  Once you have your desired size, you are ready to PRINT! 
(I just have a Canon MP240 – nothing fancy and it prints great.  The ink dries quickly and works well with alcohol based markers)

8.    Now onto the fun part – making a card with these ADORABLE images!!!
9.    I have coloured Baby Panda with Copics (tons of tutorials on colouring so I won’t bore you with those details!)

10.                       Using my Nestabilities and my Cuttlebug, I have cut out my image using Classic Circles, and a background piece of cardstock using Classic Scalloped Circles. 

11.       Sponge the edges of your circle with ink (I have used Mellow Moss from Stampin’ Up) – the sponges are round art sponges that I cut into chunks (from a Dollar Store).


12.                       I have cut a 5” x 5” card base out of Kraft.  The yellow designer paper is cut at 4.75” x 4.75”.  I am going to use a very simple layout so that I can showcase the adorable image!  I have also chosen neutral colours so this card can be used for any baby!

13.                       Using a scallop border punch and a 5” x 1.5” piece of Kraft paper, punch along one edge of the Kraft piece.

14.                       Attach punched piece about 1” up from bottom of card.  Attach ribbon or ric rac along the top of the Kraft piece.  Snip off edges with ribbon scissors.

15.                       Using pop dots, pop up image and place in center of card, about halfway down the Kraft piece.

16.                       Using green pearls (or rhinestones), attach 3 on each side of scalloped circle. 

17.                       Add 2 more green pearls to each side of the Kraft strip on your card.  Stamp sentiment below scallop in a dark green.

18.                       Add Crystal Lacquer to the baby bottle for a 3 dimensional effect. To add a bit more texture, add some Sakura Stardust Gelly pen to the stars and moons on the blanket. 


19.                       All done!!!!

Thank you to Heidi at 2Cute Ink
for encouraging me to put together this tutorial for you and for letting me use Baby Panda! I had a lot of fun making it!!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  Please stop by the 2Cute Ink shop (http://www.shop.2cuteink.com/) to check out the other adorable images that Heidi has for sale! And please feel free to stop by my blog anytime:  http://cattsscratchingpost.blogspot.ca/


  1. Your tutorials are clear and concise..thank you so much. I love, love your digi images..they are just plain FUN! Thank you for the freebies to try out.

  2. Thank You. Love you digi's. They will be fun to make.
    From the Oregon Coast