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How to Create and Print a Mother's Day Card Using MS Word 2010

Each of us designs our own life, whether we believe it or not. So why not design something spectacular?

Makie and print a Mother's Day card with MS Word 2010.

Makie and print a Mother's Day card with MS Word 2010.

Card Templates in Microsoft Word

This tutorial was written with Microsoft Word 2010 in mind. However, earlier versions of MS Word have the same type of functionality available, so give this tutorial a try even if you're using an older version of MS Word!

Basic Instructions for MS Word 2010

1. Click on the MS Office symbol in the upper left corner of MS Word

2. Click New (for New Document)

In Microsoft Office, select to create a new document.

In Microsoft Office, select to create a new document.

3. From the left Templates pane, click Cards.

4. From the Cards pane, click Holiday cards.
Once you click Holiday Cards, the "Cards" pane changes to show previews of all of the available "Holiday Cards."

From the Templates pane, select Cards, then Holiday cards and scroll down to Mother's Day cards.

From the Templates pane, select Cards, then Holiday cards and scroll down to Mother's Day cards.

5. Scroll down in the Holiday Cards pane (listed alphabetically) to find the Mother's Day cards.

6. Click once on any card, and the preview pane on the right side will display a larger preview of the selected card.

Click on any card to see a larger preview of that card. Select Download when you find one you like.

Click on any card to see a larger preview of that card. Select Download when you find one you like.

7. Once you find a card you like, and you have it selected, click the Download button from the right preview pane.

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You will see a "Downloading Template" dialog box as MS Word downloads the template from their server or the internet.

Once the template has been downloaded, it will open in a new MS Word document screen. As you can see in the image below, the card will print on the right half of the page. This is so the paper can be folded in half, and the picture will appear on the front of the card, with the fold to the left.

This photo shows the back and front of the card (from left to right).

This photo shows the back and front of the card (from left to right).

Notice that this particular card is two pages. This is so you can print it double-sided and have a finished card complete with inside and outside graphics. If you do print this card double-sided, be sure the second side is printed the correct way so the text doesn't end up upside-down inside the card.

Finished card, printed!

Finished card, printed!

This photo shows the inside of the card.

This photo shows the inside of the card.

Almost Done!

At this point, you can print your card (preferably in color), fold the paper in half, write a nice note on the inside, and you're done.

If you have cardstock, you can print it on cardstock instead of standard paper. This will give the card a heavier feel and will be more like a store-bought greeting card.

Another Tip

You can trim the card down so there isn't as much white space around the outside of the graphics.

© 2012 Amber Killinger

Comments

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on February 23, 2013:

That is really convenient. Thanks for the instructional hub.

Amber Killinger (author) on February 14, 2012:

You're welcome! I love all the templates that are available.

Christine from Michigan on February 14, 2012:

I didn't know about this. Thanks for sharing the info. I will give it a try.