Create your own customized party invitations for any event using this Picmonkey invitation tutorial! No more paying a boatload for custom party invites – now you can do it yourself on the cheap with Picmonkey invitations!
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Once more, its that time of the year.
When Mama drinks a little more cheap beer than usual.
When she may cry simply because the streamers aren’t twisting just right.
When she is hovering on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
That’s right, its birthday season around here.
Why I put this much stress on myself for the kid’s party, I do not know. I mean, let’s be honest. The minute the kid dropped her first cuss word, that mother of the year award was out of my reach. As if a perfectly decorated birthday party would bring it back.
One thing however, that is going right in the birthday planning are the party invitations I made using PicMonkey.
Bless you, PicMonkey.
Bless you for helping me keep a little piece of what sanity I have left.
Here’s how I made my Picmonkey invitations. You can customize them to your liking or party theme however you wish.
DIY Picmonkey Invitations
These were really easy to make. I think I had it all done in about an hour – more time to make those streamers just perfect.
If you don’t already have a Picmonkey account, you’ll need to sign up for one. You can get a free trial here or just go ahead and pay the $6 a month if you want – it’s completely worth it and honestly, it’s a steal for how much you save making stuff like this yourself.
Select a background you want to use.
I went with the different colored polka dots because the kid’s party is a Care Bear theme and ya know, there are lots of rainbows in Care-A-Lot and I didn’t want bears to be exploding from every surface. I just googled rainbow polka dots, or polka dots, or rainbow, until I found an image that I liked and was large enough to work for what I needed. And of course, that was free. When you have your image saved, open it up in PicMonkey, and crop it down to an 8×10 size or a rectangle size of your choice. I do 8×10 and then print in 5×7 sizes. Doing the larger size just gives a better resolution – or I think so anyway. Step 3
Put an overlay on top of the background.
Obviously, if you tried to put your text on top of all those different colors, it isn’t going to stand out very well. To help with this, put a white faded overlay on top of your background. Do this by selecting the butterfly icon, then the geometric tab, then the rectangle, size it as needed, change the color to white and fade it to 15%. Center it on the background.
Add your text and other images.
To make this easier on you and me, I have this handy little graphic that tells you exactly what fonts and images I used.
You can send me a cheap beer to thank me for it.
Last year’s birthday party invitations had quite a few different fonts going on. This year, I stuck with just a few different ones because there was so much going on with the background.
Save and Print.
Once you’ve got the invitations to your liking, save them on your desktop. After that, go to Picmonkey Print and print out the invitations or you can also print them elsewhere if you wish. I typically print out our invitations in a 5″ x 7″ size.
Have you ever made party invitations using PicMonkey or something else?
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