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Use Postcards To Create Event Invitation

Postcards are a personalized, economical way to invite people to church events. Even if you don't mail the ...
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How To Avoid “Smooshed” Or Distorted Images

We've all faced this classic problem: needing an image to fit in a certain space, but it's just ...
Inspiration

Church News Bulletin Redesign Case Study

Church Bulletin Redesign scores a "win" for the weekly news bulletin!  A subscriber in Texas asked for new ...
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Freezing Or Locking Elements In Place

Have you ever had an image "jump" positions after you add or edit text in your document, only ...
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Use Grids And Frames To Showcase Images

Whether you're showcasing pictures of the youth group, a recent bake sale or highlights from a mission trip, ...
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Get Ready for VBS Season with this Free Volunteer Form Template Download

For many of us, VBS planning is well underway. SignUp Genius is an amazing online tool to schedule church ...
Inspiration

Honor Your Church Volunteers

Recognize and thank the people who keep your church running. Create lists of volunteers to honor, including Sunday ...
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What’s that font?

These days, there's no need to be stumped by a font's identity. With all the resources now available, ...
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Use Fonts To Create Feelings

Would you believe us if we said fonts have feelings too? Sans-serif fonts with rounded edges express happy, ...
Design Tip

Vary Image Sizes To Guide Readers

A previous "Design Tips" introduced a newsletter remake, showing how the publication's nameplate has progressed throughout the years. ...
Inspiration

Offer Quick Kudos to Church Members and Staff

Caption-editable clip-art provides an easy way to celebrate, congratulate and appreciate people. These bright ribbons, for example, let ...
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Choose colors to match your artwork in Microsoft Publisher

In a past post, we explored how to spruc up your color palette for spring. To use specific ...
Design Tip

Choose paper wisely when printing photos

General, multi-use office stock works well for ... multiple uses. It's not the best choice for printing photos, ...
Art Tip

Use photos to create text-friendly PowerPoint slides

The online library at ChurchArt.com contains a wide variety of PowerPoint slides featuring transparent areas. That way text stands out, ...
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Add text to videos in PowerPoint

In a past post we explained how to add text to blank motion videos using video-editing software. You ...
Inspiration

Q&A: Display your Church Mission Statement

Question: Do you have suggestions or samples for printing and framing my church's mission and vision statements? Answer: Displaying these ...
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Q&A: Adding text to blank motion videos

Question: The motion videos on your site are very handy; can I change the text on them? Answer: Although you ...
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See how a nameplate improves over time

A newsletter editor at a South Carolina church requested ideas for freshening up the publication, which we redesigned ...
Inspiration

Give VBS attendees a special certificate

Looking for a fun, easy way to honor the children who attend your church's vacation Bible school? Celebrate ...
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How To Unbox Your Boxed-in Text

When a layout is filled with boxes, the design has a "closed off" feel. But it's easy to ...