PicMonkey is an awesome free photo editing tool. I use it for my blog posts, printables, recipes, and more! Today, I'm showing you how to make baby shower invitations with PicMonkey. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments!
How to Make Baby Shower Invitations With PicMonkey
Sign up for PicMonkey, or use the free version — either way you can make invitations, but I think it's totally worth a few bucks a month for the premium features. Log onto picmonkey.com, and choose design. I chose 5×7 for invitations, but you can pick any size.
Next, choose your canvas color. For these baby shower invitations, I chose blue. I recommend choosing lighter colors just because it seems that bold colors smear more when printed – unless you're printing on photo paper, then it might work out. 🙂
Frugal Tip: Print the invites on colored paper, and choose “transparent” for your canvas, to save money on ink.
Choose your font (on the left), then add your text (on the right). The arrows are there to show you that I used separate text boxes for each line. I have found that this is the easiest way to keep things aligned the way I want them. If you do one text box, you have to align center, right, or left. I like to have things a little off-center but not all the way to one side or the other.
Add an image – I used the ones under the Nautical section. Right click on the image, and click send to back, so your text will be in front of the image. You can change the color of your images, as well as the color of your text. You can also fade the image out if it's too bold.
Keep fiddling with the text and images until you love them! As you can see from the difference in the first image and this one, I changed quite a bit before I was happy. That's the beauty of PicMonkey – nothing is final, you can make changes all the way up until you close the image out. Save several versions if you're not sure which one you like best.
I save my creations as a .PNG when possible. The other option, .JPG, is great for photos but created images are different.
Final image! 🙂 Print and mail, or send them to Walgreen's to be printed as photos.