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Posted by on May 4, 2010 in Cardmaking 101, Tutorial | 16 comments

Tutorial: Digistamps and Microsoft Word

Tutorial: Digistamps and Microsoft Word

With the “digi craze” going on out there in cardmaking land——it’s about high time we shared more about how they are downloaded and placed to be printed out! 

Enjoy this video explanation of how to place digis into Word—including a great tip so you can move them easily around the page!

A note about the making of this video: it was made using free software called Copernicus for the Mac. Click the start button, and it records actions and windows as you work. It’s a little slow and bulky, and the page jumps around a bit, but….not too bad for free, eh?

Stills from the video, in case you want to see them closer….first, the paper pieced card. A 12×12 was cut to 8.5×11 so it would fit into the printer; the scraps from that cutting were used to decorate the gatefold panels and inside of the card.

The Copic-colored heart card; background paper was cuttlebugged.

Thanks for visiting…go play with some of the free digis, and post links to your cards here. We’d love to see what you create!


  1. Thank you for this tutorial….I didn't know how to move the image about the page…..very helpful….

  2. Awesome video as always, Sandy! Thanks for doing this. 🙂

  3. Thanks for the really good tutorial. I only use a Mac so I'll have to experiment a bit but I love the idea.

  4. Wow!! I love your cards! Great ideas and tutorial!!

  5. Here's another tip for saving digis to your computer. I always label the folder with the name of the brand and keep all brands together, but sometimes that's not enough. You can also drag the website into the folder so you can always find it. Just click the icon next to the web address (the http:// part) and drag it into your folder. Then you can always find the website again!

  6. I've never used Digi's before, so thank you very much for the great tute and love the paper piecing you did.

  7. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I had never heard or used digistamps before and I'm really excited about trying them.

  8. Thanks for the tutorial it was very helpful. Now I know what I've been doing wrong. Thanks

  9. Would you please share what kind of printer you use? I am new to this and want to buy a new printer. Thanks!!!!

    • Hi Reita! I’ve used my photo printer…HP Photosmart 3210. Ink doesn’t smear with Copics, but toner cartridges are a bear. (I found I can get a pack of all colors plus 150 sheets of photo paper for under $40 at Best Buy, but individually carts are $10). Maybe that’s a good question I can poll on Facebook sometime and get a list of suggested printers to post. 🙂

  10. Thanks!!! How many cartridges does it use and will it still print if one runs out?

    • Sadly when one’s out – it won’t print at all. They do last a fair good length though, especially if primarily black and white for digis (since the black cart is bigger than the others.) I’m out of light magenta right now and have been printerless since I can’t seem to get myself to the store!

  11. I’m confused about where the digi stamps are on the right. Are they under OWH Blog Circle? I didn’t see a category called “Digi Stamps”. I’m having a DUH moment.

    • Sorry Judy – they got lost in the transition to the new website. It’s a lot of coding to bring the page back, but when I get time to do that I’ll let everyone know.

    • Not a problem. I thought I was losing my mind not being able to see what was supposed to be there. I’ll keep checking back. Thanks a lot.

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