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I am clueless when it comes to graphic design and it drives me ABSOLUTELY nuts! I keep asking and asking people I know that know how to make cute things on their computer to tell me what program I should use and no one will really say. I can’t figure out why no one will tell me. But, I REALLY want to know how to do it and wish I could take a graphic design class. I can’t right now but maybe someday.
Anyhow, I am EXCITED because I figured out how I can make some cute things in Microsoft Word! Take a look at what I have come up with for cupcake toppers.
Are you as excited as I am???? I LOVE them! I don’t have time to show you how to make them with screen shots, but I think I can explain it.
In Word, make a circle using a drawing object. Mine are 2”. Then go to where you format the circle and add a fill. The blue ones were done using a patterned fill and the black ones were done using a picture fill. For the picture fill, I found a picture I wanted to use online and saved it to my computer. Then I used that as the picture to fill the circles with.
Now, for the text, you need to create a text box for each word. This makes it so you can move it around easily. So, go to insert and select “draw textbox”. Draw a text box and add your text to it. Now, format your textbox so it has no fill and no outline. Move it into position on your circles. If you can’t see it (like it’s behind the circle) then you will need to go to the place where you can change the position and “bring to front”. You want it sitting on top of your circle. Do this same thing for your other words. For the mustache and bowtie I bought some clipart on Etsy. Then I created a textbox the same way as I did for the text and inserted a picture into the text box. Then I positioned that text box on the circle.
Once your objects are in position on your circles, you hold down the shift key and select everything. This can be a little tricky, especially since you can’t see the outline of your text boxes. But once you get them selected keep holding down shift and then right click and group them together. Now, when you select the object you will be able to move it around on your page. Does that make sense?
Let me know if you have any questions. I have been making text boxes for a long time but never really thought about filling shapes or text boxes with a picture. That is when I got excited.
Also, for the damask, the picture was actually black and white but I wanted the bowtie to pop more so I made another circle with a white fill. Then, under the fill color I made the fill more transparent and then placed that circle over the damask circle. SO, I have sort of the effect of placing a piece of vellum over a piece of paper. It dulled down the contrast a bit.
These circles will be cut out and mounted onto scalloped squares and pinking cut circles. They will be super duper cute!! Can’t wait to see them on the cupcakes!!