Prayer Card Template Instructions

Kind Designed templates are designed to be as easy as possible for you to use. If you would like to provide feedback or need support, we are available to support you AEST. (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Edit

After you’ve downloaded your template, you can open it up in Microsoft Word.

We recommended you re-save the template under a different name, before proceeding. Just in case you need to go back to the original template provided. 

Open the template file. Click File/Save As/’appropriate name’/Save

Great. Now let’s start by editing the text.

Replace the placeholder name. Edit the dates. If you want to make any changes on the back of the card, you can do that too. 

Right-click the image or shape placeholder where you would like to put your photo. Select Fill, Picture.

Follow the prompts and navigate to the image you want to include.

You can adjust how this image sits using the Crop Tool which you can find under the Picture Format Menu.

If the image is distorted, select the ‘Fill’ option from this menu.

You can also adjust the image position within the shape by using the Crop tool.

If the image is distorted, select the ‘Fill’ option from this menu.

You can also adjust the image position within the shape by using the Crop tool.

Great, once you are happy with your layout, you can either repeat for the rest of the 6 cards.

OR, delete the remaining template content (but not the background).

Group your edited design, then copy and paste it to the other cards. To do this, hold down the shift key and select the content you would like to ‘Group’ together. Then Copy the edited group into each card space.


Repeat for the back of the card. 

Print

We recommend you print out a draft copy if possible, to double-check you haven’t accidentally altered the layout in a way that both sides no longer line up.

Note that the background does have a 0.5cm ‘bleed’ which is a bit of extra space to make cutting out easier.


HOME PRINTER

Many home printers will require you to manually re-insert the page to achieve a double-sided print. We have set the template up so you shouldn’t have to worry too much about which way the page faces.

However, you’ll need to follow your printer’s instructions for the rest.

If you find the pages are not lining up, OR, you can’t print a draft at home… 

1. Select ‘View’ from the top menu in Microsoft Word 365. Tick ‘Gridlines’ under ‘Page Movement’. 

This will help you check if the pages are lining up before you print the document. You may be in a different version of Microsoft Word which may be affecting the layout.

2. Select the background then move it around a little using the arrow keys on the keyboard until it lines up. NOTE, the product has a 0.5cm bleed. A ‘bleed’ is a little extra space to make it easy to cut around the cards.

We recommend a lightly textured card for printing. White or light brown tends to look nice. Make sure it’s lightly textured on both sides. 

You may need to compress your images to ensure the file size isn’t too large to email to your printer.

To do so, select an image and navigate to the ‘Picture Format’ menu. 

Great! Now, click, the ‘Compress image’ symbol next to color:


This will bring up the following options:

We recommended selecting the Print (220 ppi) option. 



Export the document as a PDF and email!

Cut Out

If you aren’t printing at your local printer, you can do the cutting out at home. 

Set yourself up: Find a ruler, a rotary cutter or scissors, and a flat surface. A cutting mat is ideal but a clean breadboard can also work. 

Line your ruler up with the crop marks highlighted with the blue arrows in the image below.

These are there to be your cutting guide. Cut. 

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