Working With Pre-colored Digital Images


Hello friends and I wish you a lovely new week.  I hope you have had a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend and have found some time to spend with family and friends as well do other things you enjoy outside of crafting.  For today's project, I am working with the Pre-Colored version of this adorable Get Well Mice image from Dis Dig Stamps.  This image is also available in black and white.  But I needed to send out a few sets of quick Get-Well cards this week so this pre-colored version is exactly what I need to accomplish this task.

I started by creating my A2 size (4.25x5.0) base card from a 8 1/2x11 size heavy-weight white cardstock by first cut the paper in half.  Then score and fold each half to create a 4.25x5.50 size cards.  Next, I embossed a golden yellow cardstock with the Darice 4.25x5.75 Heart Background, adhesive it to a piece of black cardstock and onto the base card.  Then, I die cut the Fancy Cutout border on black and adhesive over the heart embossed background layer using Elmer's Spray adhesive.  

Next, I opened up Microsoft Word (version 2013), pulled in Get Well Mice and resized to 3 inch in height. Then I pulled in the sentiment Sending Hugs, a digi I create right below the image.  Next, I hold down the Shift key and click on both the image and sentiment.  Then go to Format and select Group to group (lock) them as a single image.  I was able to get 6 images to print on a single page by first Right click on the image and select Wrap Text and then Tight so I can move the image around.  Then, I Center click on the image again and did Copy and Paste five times.  Center click on each image, hold down the mouse and reposition all six images on the page.

To capture the true blending colors of the Get Well Mice, I print on Copic blending paper.  Then cut it out with a stitch die frame, adhesive over a piece of black cardstock and onto the heart embossed background layer.

Thank you for stopping by today friends and for taking time to share your comment with me.  If you have any questions working with digital images in Microsoft Word, please feel free to send me an e-mail.  I'm happy to help and will try my best to answer your questions.

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Sending hugs and wishing you a lovely new day!


  1. This is gorgeous, Christina! Such a cute image! I like to use pre-coloured images too - they make for a fabulous quick card! I recently used one myself!

  2. Oh this is so darn cute!! Love it!! I am late today because I have my little Lilly and we had a new baby born today. He is Lilly's little brother Ethan. :)

  3. Gorgeous card Christina!! Love how you colored these adorable mice!! :)

  4. Once again, I find myself playing catch up! Christina, this is just adorable! Sure to make anyone's day better! Thank you for sharing! (Hugs)

  5. Oh, I love this...this is so adorable. Who doesn't like hugs. I'm settled in on my two Design Teams and didn't realize how much I missed in seeing your wonderful creations. Hugs back to you.

  6. How sweet. Your embossing and die cut really dressed up the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place.