Make Flash Cards
using an MS Word template

Use these MS Word templates to make flash cards using your own pictures.

Select a template that corresponds to the size pictures you require.

Use a larger picture size for bigger groups.

Example of the 2x1 Picture Flash Card TemplateExample of 2x1 Picture Flash Card Template

A smaller picture size for small groups or one to one tuition.

Example of the 3x3 Picture Flash Card TemplateExample of 3x3 Picture Flash Card Template

Simply change the picture on each card with your own electronic image.

Print it. Cut it. Use it!

It couldn't be easier....and it's free!

You will need to have Microsoft Office Word 2010 or later.

Not got it?

You can still make flash cards using these free printable flash cards in PDF format.

2x1 Picture Flash Card Template

2x1 Picture Flash Card Template

Template Settings:

Flash Cards per A4 page:



 210 x 148 mm

Max. picture height:

 12.5 cm

Max. picture width:

 18 cm

2x2 Picture Flash Card Template

2x2 Picture Flash Card Template

Template Settings:

Flash Cards per A4 page:



105 x 74 mm

Max. picture height:

9 cm

Max. picture width:

13 cm

3x3 Picture Flash Card Template

3x3 Picture Flash Card Template

Template Settings:

Flash Cards per A4 page:



70 x 49 mm

Max picture height:

6 cm

Max picture width:

9 cm

How to make flash cards using the MS Word template

The template will download as a ZIP file.

Make sure that you save your template somewhere safe.

Double click the Microsoft Word template file and it will open as a new document ready to be used. Do this each time you want to use it.

By double clicking the file icon to open the template you will open a new instance of the template. Any changes that you make will not be saved back to the original template file.

To change an image right click on a logo and select Change Picture from the option menu displayed, as in the picture below.

Browse to the picture you wish to use and select it.

The logo should be replaced by the image you have just selected.

The Microsoft Office Clip Art website is a fantastic source of free images  available to download and use in a non-commercial way.

Re-size your picture (MS Word 2010)

You will probably want to resize your picture to fill as much of the flash card as possible.

To re-size a picture right click on it and select Size and Position from the option menu displayed.

On the Size tab adjust the Height and Width as you wish.

Refer to the Max. Picture Height and Max. Picture Width dimensions displayed next to the template you have downloaded.

To maximise the size of your picture to fill the space for the flash card you will not want to lock the aspect ratio.

This means that you can set the height and width of your picture independantly of each other. However, it is likely that your picture will become distorted from it's original appearance.

Changed and re-sized all your pictures to fit the flash card template?


Make sure that you save it so you can use it again in the future.

Now it's time to print your flash cards. All templates will be printed with border lines allowing you to cut each card to the perfect size.

Consider printing your cards on thick white printer card instead of on normal thin paper.

Ensure that you select a card that is compatible with your printer. If it's too thick there is a good chance your printer will not like it.

View a selection of A4 thick white printer card here >>

Now you've printed your flash cards you'll want to cut them into individual cards.

Cut you cards carefully to make them look professional.

To get the straightest, most accurate edge possible use a guillotine to cut them rather than scissors.

Using a guillotine will also allow you to cut multiple pieces of card at the same time ensuring that you make flash cards in a standard shape and size.

View a selection of guillotines available to purchase on-line here >>


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