Word Art for Christmas Cards

by Paula Gilarde

It’s time to make holiday cards and gift tags and word art is a great tool for that. I’ve put together four fun pieces for you to download, and I’ve included instructions for using them to make cards or layer them onto photos below.

Christmas Word Art for your holiday projects by Paula Gilarde

Using Word Art from a .png file

Right-click  and Save Christmas Word Art to your computer.

Open the file Christmaswordart.png in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and decide which word art you would like to use.

Tip: If your word art isn’t showing up well against a photo background, add an “outer glow” with styles.

PhotoWordArtExampleSelect the item you want using the rectangular marquee tool (M). With the marquee tool selected draw a box around one of the phrases, then hit copy (Ctrl-C).

Click onto your photo or blank card document or layout where you want to use the word art and paste it in (Ctrl-V). Don’t worry if you select the wrong area when creating your selection, just click on the file somewhere outside of the selection and you can start again – or Ctrl-D will get rid of the selection.


Paula Gilarde is an equal opportunities scrapbooker, spending most of her free time creating paper, digital or hybrid scrapbook layouts. She is on the creative team at Designer Digitals and Jillibean Soup and has been published in all the major scrapbook industry magazines. You can find out more about her and purchase her introductory digital scrapbooking class at her website:http://paulagilarde.com

18 Responses to Word Art for Christmas Cards

  1. Stephanie Vetne December 2, 2009 at 9:09 am #

    It’s beautiful, Paula!

  2. Francine December 2, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    Thanks Paula! You just saved me a bunch of time and frustration. :)

  3. Susiecw December 3, 2009 at 1:04 am #

    Thank you so much. Beautiful.

  4. Joanie Kiaschko December 3, 2009 at 1:56 am #

    Thank you! I love this word art!

  5. Celeste December 3, 2009 at 9:01 am #

    cool! will post on my blog – if i ever get it together!

  6. dana j December 3, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    Thanks so much!!

  7. chrisd December 3, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    So lovely…thanks bunches!

  8. Traci December 3, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    Thank you so much! Just in time for my cards!

  9. marci lambert December 4, 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    love it, paula. i tried to find “outer glow” in my styles but it’s not there. wah!

  10. EssenseVibez December 4, 2009 at 8:49 pm #

    wow—this is very nice of you—thanks a bunch!

  11. Gab December 7, 2009 at 3:33 am #

    Love it, thanks Paula!

  12. Sudie December 7, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    Thanks, Paula. What an awesome element for the holidays.

    Blessings, Sudie

  13. Scripto December 9, 2009 at 3:39 am #

    Great post..Keep them coming :) Thanks for sharing.

  14. Cindy September 5, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    Thank you so much for this beautiful word art design. I can’t get enough of Christmas!!

  15. photoshop style November 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    Great post.

  16. narnt December 19, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Very beautiful and very useful, thank you.


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