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New Farm or Rural Stationery Papers

Author: Wes | Filed under: FREE Stationery Monday Sep 13,2010

I recently took some really great pictures out on my inlaws farm and now I’m working on turning them into beautiful farm or rural landscape stationeries.

Here’s a couple examples of my photos:

Combine harvesting wheat in Colbert WA just south of Deer Park.

Farm Combine Stationery

 

and

Farm Stationery Paper in Portrait (8.5x11) format.

Farm/Rural Barn Stationery

 

You can click on either image to get to the full size photo.  You can use them to make your own stationery or digital scrapbook background or journaling papers if you want to. 

So, what do you think?

Let me know and definitely let me know if you have any ideas or need some specialty stationery made… even if it’s for your business or commercial use.  Kathy and I love to help all we can and we love doing it.

I’ll let you know when the Farm, Rural, Barn, Country stationery and journaling page papers are done and ready for you to download.  In the mean time, head on over to;

http://www.Free-Stationery.com

and get your letters, journals and scrapbooks the background papers that will set them apart from everyone else out there.

Have a great week,

Wes Waddell

www.Free-Stationery.info BLOG

www.WeddingScraps.com

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Stationery Calendar Question Answered

Author: Wes | Filed under: FREE Stationery, Training Sunday Sep 5,2010

Hello Stationery Friend,

From time to time we get questions on how to use our stationery or on how best to work with the different file types.  One of our Stationery Friends had some questions on our file types and what paper types to use.

I thought it would be a good training lesson for our BLOG as well.  That said, here it is:


From: Cath Kilgallon
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2010 2:40 AM
To: PrincessCrafts.com
Subject: A big thankyou and a small question.

Hello and a good morning to Kathy, Wes and everyone at Princesscrafts.

I’d like to ask you a quick question please, but before I do I have got to say …

THANKYOU…THANKYOU  AND  THANKYOU!!  YOU ROCK!!! YOUR WEBSITE ROCKS!!!  

Your stationery is beautiful and was stunned when I realised that it’s also free – You are amazing! So I,ve just gone and bought you several huge Lattes! You deserve them!!
Myself and my three children ( who are all boys under ten years – my eldest is severly mentally and physicaly disabled )  really enjoy making cards and homemade gifts for family and friends, especially at christmas – it’s that one time of year I stop being too busy long enough to try and show people just how much I love and appreciate them.

So this christmas we’re going to attempt to make two calenders for 2011, both calenders will be a month by month view, one month per page ….
The first thing I want to do is print one of your designs onto a sheet of printable paper…….Then putting the same sheet back into the printer I want to print over the top of the first design with the name of the month at the top of the page, the days of the week will be printed down the left side of the page and the rest of the page will have a basic open type square grid for the dates…. ..I hope I’m making sense because I do have a tendancy to babble on ….
Anyway …. if I was using an A4 thick printable parchment paper…or an A4 printable white vellum….or an A4 printable plain thin card …. Which files would you recomend using please?

The jpg or pdf files?

Would one file be okay to use with all three types of paper or do I need a different type of file for different types of paper please, or does the size of the paper I’m using determined the type of file I need to use please? Or will the jpg and the pdf files give different / varying results when they’re both printed on the same type and size of paper, if it does can you tell me the differences please?  And finally if I haven’t explained myself very well and your reading this thinking, “Wow this woman is completly crazy!”  Well you’d be right!   But also can you please tell me the difference between using the jpg files and the pdf files, I can download / save both types with no apparent problems but I’m running out of space on my computer because I’ve been saving both the jpg and pdf files for every single image I think I might use – and there’s a lot I like!
Thankyou very much for taking the time to read this and keep up the brilliant work your doing. 

Cath x

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Hello Cath,

First of all, thank you so very much for the compliments… we are very glad you are enjoying the site and we love helping out as much as we can.

Next, I had no problems understanding what you are trying to do and I have a fairly simple answer for you that I’ll get to in just a minute.  I want to let you know that we also have a site with no cost calendars already done.  Kathy’s working on the 2011 papers now as we usually post them in September. 

You can see what we have at http://www.freescrapbooktraining.com/

Now, to your questions on file types.  The simple answer just depends on what software you are using.  With the .jpg files you could place the image in MS Word, PowerPoint or in OpenOffice as the background, draw your calendar right on top and even add your photos before printing just once.  The .jpg files are meant to use in graphics, photo or scrapbook/journaling programs to create your finished page all at once before printing.

The .pdf files are meant to use as you planned, that is that they are meant to be printed in advance and then hand written or used as a pre-printed paper and run through the printer a second time with margins and formatting to place the content where you want it.

So, this means that you need to figure out how you want to work and then choose the file type that best suits your needs.

As for the paper, that just depends on your printers abilities and the final print is dependant on your printer settings.  Whether you use .jpg or .pdf or any other file type, it’s the printer quality and settings that determine the final quality.  Most printers can handle card stock or thick papers but on most you have to tell the printer controls so it adjusts the carriage and head height.  Look in your printer properties settings to see if this is the case.  Most newer printers also print borderless but how much over the edge a print goes can be adjusted in the properties settings.  Most default settings for borderless prints have way too much overage set and you can loose graphics and print close to the edge.  We recommend you start with the minimal setting, usually .1 inch and make adjustments to that if needed.

I hope this answers your questions.  If it missed anything or added more questions, just let me know and I’ll be happy to help all I can.

Have a great weekend,

Wes

PrincessCrafts.com

(877) 751-6368

28115 N. Spotted Rd.

Deer Park, WA 99006

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