I use this stationery when I want to add a personal note in a prayer letter or in a greeting card. (See related posts below).
Follow this step-by-step guide to make one of your own.
The Most Difficult Step Is First
That is, getting your adult children willingly all in one place for some photos where everyone is smiling and not squinting or blinking. Okay, I’m joking. I remember, too, the younger-children time period could be more challenging at times.
Of course, you could choose to do a photo of your team on campus or on a recent project.
Set up the Stationery
My document has the following. You may choose to do this slightly differently.
• Narrow margins
• Landscape page orientation
• Two columns ( I print two half sheets per page)
The photo is centered and formatted in line with the text.
Type in the text above and below the photo and… you’re not done yet! Your project will look something like this next photo because the colors and fonts still need to be set to the official Campus Crusade for Christ colors and fonts.
Campus Crusade Fonts and Colors
Sign in to the Staff Web and go to this page about branding.
Click the link about downloading fonts which will explain the two free fonts available to staff and also gives thorough instructions on downloading and installing the font files for PCs, Macs, Windows XP, and more.
After the fonts are installed on your computer, the new fonts will display in the drop down list. (I don’t know if you’ll need to save your work and re-open your program before you’ll see the new fonts.)
I used bold fonts above the photo and italics below the photo. “Campus Crusade for Christ” is in Trade Gothic and the rest of the stationery is in the Atma font.
Click the link with the official Campus Crusade color palette. You’ll notice more color choices, such as silver and gold. I used the four official accent colors on the points in the next list. The different color values and inks are explained on the official site, but as I understand them, they are:
• RGB is the one you want for your printer. (The numbers are for the red, green, and blue mix that will give you the color you want. Skip the rest of this bullet list, unless you’re interested.)
• CMYK for offset printing
• Web is for your web site or blog. (Learn more about web colors on Wikipedia. You don’t need to know that hexadecimal numbers are base sixteen numbers if you’re just plugging them in to your HTML code for colors. Me? I think adding and subtracting hexadecimal numbers are fun, but I haven’t done it in a while.)
• Pantone for tee-shirts, plastic cups, and whatever you can think of
In the following, I explain how to get the official blue and red using Word 2007, but older Word versions are similar.
Highlight the text you wish to change. Choose “more” and then “custom” under font color and you should see this window. Fill in the numbers from the website for the color you want to change. You can see that I changed my red. Click “OK” and do the same for each color.
Of course, you can do different choices in fonts and colors. You could use silver and gold to complement Christmas stationery next month. Decide what looks better to you for the photo you are using. I didn’t plan that we would be wearing red, blue, and gold on that day, but it worked out nicely.
Do you make your own stationery that you would like to share?
Click here for a larger image of the finished project.
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