Interested in creating your own card–better yet, having the ability to create them using FREE web-based tools like Google Draw?
Google Draw is part of the Google Docs suite and we think it’s pretty easy and straightforward to use!
Today, we’re going to show you 10 basic steps on how to create your own card using Google Draw. After you learn the basics, we’re pretty sure you’re going to want to explore, experiment, discover, and create more! That’s what happened to us!!!
So, onto the basics…
Ready to begin?
Here are the 10 Basic Steps To Creating A Card In Google Draw:
- Launch Google Draw
- Google’s documentation suggests going to: drive.google.com, then click New on the top left, hover over More, and choose Google Drawings
- If you have an older version of Google Drive, Google’s documentation suggests clicking the Create button on the top left, then choose Drawing
- Go to File > Page Setup and select Custom from the drop-down, then change the dimensions to 8.5 x 5.5 inches
- NOTE: We will be creating a 4.25 x 5.50 inch folded card that fits perfectly into an A2 Invitation Envelope.
- Go to Insert > Shape and choose a Rectangle to cover the entire project (be sure to keep your border lines within the canvas / drawing so you don’t lose your “cut lines” during printing)
- Change the Fill Color of the Rectangle to white
- Insert a Line down the center of the Rectangle so you know where your fold line is going to be (we will remove this line later)
- Insert an Image of your choice then position and re-size
- Insert Text Box (select your font style, font size, and alignment–center, left, right–as desired)
- Remove line at the center of your drawing (the line we created in Step 5)
- Go to File > Download As > PDF Document
- Your PDF document will look like the one below (when printing this on 8.5 x 11 paper or card stock, it may / may not automatically print in landscape format–so do double-check; the 8.5 x 5.5 dimensions of your card should remain in tact). Cut along the border lines, fold your card, and you’re done!
So–what do you think?
Once you learn these basic steps, it won’t take long ’til you’re off to creating amazing cards for friends and family!
Have fun using Google Draw to make your own cards!
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