DIY Word Art Strips


I love the look of word art strips, but sometimes the ones that are included with kits don’t say exactly what I want them to say. Luckily, they are really easy to make.

Instructions for DIY Word Art Strips

1. Draw rectangles of various sizes on a transparent canvas using the shape tool.


2. Add embellishments, like little hearts, triangles, chevrons, etc. to the word strips. You can find many interesting shapes in the custom shapes menu of Photoshop.

Leave one strip blank, if you like.


3. Add a text block on each one, in any fonts you like. (The fonts can be easily changed and resized later.)


4. Save the layered file.

Now, when you’re ready to work with the layered word art strips, all you have to do is clip your kit papers to the shapes, personalize the text, and flatten the file. Then it’s ready to be copied onto your scrapbook page. Here’s an example:


Supplies: My Life In Print, a TDD member exclusive kit

By creating your own word art strip template, you’ll always have it on-hand for the layouts you do in the future. This is a great way to get more out of your kits and add a personal touch to your pages.