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“Hi! Happy to have you visit.” <>< Dona (01/18/20)
Today is craft day. Back on “Oh! Wow!” Day 15 (01/15/20) I suggested you find at least one scripture to claim in prayer. This craft was inspired by Genesis 39:1-6 and Romans 8:28. I shared with you that one of my favorite was Romans 8:28 “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to His purpose.”
If you’d like to have a reminder on your wall of the scripture you chose here’s how I made mine. If you’re not into crafts, some people aren’t, just skip over this and perhaps read THE WHY that follows the directions.
1. Select the verse or verses you want to use. If you need help making your selection visit Biblegateway.com and type in a key word or phrase such as “joy, peace, love, salvation, etc.”; select the translation; and then click search.
2. Copy and paste your selection into a blank WORD document. Click on PAGE LAYOUT – Orientation – Landscape. (If you copied a verse from Biblegateway.com, at this point you might want to delete the translation name and move the verse location to the end of your verse. I also centered my verse by highlighting it and then clicking on HOME and selecting the center icon located above the word Paragraph.)
3. Okay this is the part I have trouble with because I need to determine the margins. You may have a much easier time with this. I hope so. First determine which way your frame will be hung (horizontally or vertically). Then measure the space where your verse will be visibly displayed. (Example: In my frame the verse is only visible in a 4 ½ in. high by 6 ½ in. wide space. The paper I printed on is 8 ½ in. by 11 in. Using the difference in these numbers I determined I wanted to set my margins at 2.50 in. for the left and the right margins and 2.75 in. for the top and the bottom margins.
4. Next click on PAGE LAYOUT. Using the measurements you decided on in # 2 click on Margins, then Custom Margins, then set your margins.
5. Next highlight your verse and select your font and the size by clicking on HOME then choosing your font and size. If you’re going to hang your verse on the wall I’d suggest the font size be large enough that you could stand at least a few feet away and still read it.
6. After selecting the font and size, with the verse still highlighted, click B (for bold). 7. And then if you want a font color other than you now have, click on the arrow next to the A with a color block below it. Then select another color.
8. If you’re interested in a border for your verse click on DESIGN – Page Borders – Borders – Box – Style (make a selection) – Color (make a selection) – Width (make a selection) – OK.
9. I also put spaces above and below my verse. If part of your verse or border moves to the next page when you’re attempting to do this, you will need to reduce either the font size or make the space above and below the verse smaller or both.
10. Check and make sure everything fits in the box and is on the same page then PRINT.
11. Carefully trim the verse. I took my empty frame and used it to cut out the verse evenly. I placed it over my verse and made sure my verse would still be centered once I trimmed it.
12. Frame and hang.
If any of this is confusing please contact me and I’ll be happy to help you.
(F.Y.I. I love garage sales and I stockpile inexpensive frames for crafts like this.)