Showing posts with label printables. Show all posts
Showing posts with label printables. Show all posts

Monday, March 13, 2017

Spring Is In The Air Printable and (Mini) PicMonkey Tutorial



Well it is somewhere right? Not in the Northeast which I understand is expecting quite the snow storm. And here in the PNW it's been rainy and cold. 

The calendar tells me there's a week until the beginning of Spring so I played around with "Dream Bouquet", a collection of watercolor flowers from designbundles.net. It's their freebie of the week (only free  for three more days!!)  and maybe some wishful thinking will speed Spring along? I also made a version with pink text. 


I created them in PicMonkey using a transparent background and then adding the images using the Add Overlay function. PicMonkey's not new so this may be old news but it's one of my go to tools.

Basic steps: 

1.) Go to PicMonkey. 

NOTE: It's free unless you want to upgrade to a Royale Membership which grants you access to additional features and fonts.  I had one, let it lapse and so far I'm good since you can add your own overlays and use most of your own fonts which was my main reason for getting it.  

2.) Select "Try Templates" 

3.) This will bring up pre-populated templates you can play with ( they'll indicate whether they're free or not) but you can also search / select what you want. I usually do printable 8.5x11 so I selected that from the Print Size pull down


4.) Once you've chosen your size, you want to make your background transparent which takes the click of a button: 


Under the "Basic Edits" option ( first one on the left) click on Canvas Color and then click on Transparent Canvas.  Your background will show as a grey and white checked pattern but this will not show once you print or use online. I prefer the .PNG format so that if I want to print on a colored or patterned paper it doesn't obstruct it. Of course if you want your background to be a color you choose that color from the slide bar that's shown. 


4.) Add your images using the Overlay tool. This is the butterfly, 4th option down the left side. There are many many free overlays within PicMonkey so you can mix and match between theirs and your own ; use just your own ; use just theirs. To use your own click on the Add Your Own button at the top and then you can use your library of either png or jpg images. 

From here it's a matter of adding, sizing, and layering your images and adding text. Using your own fonts is similar to using the Overlay tool but instead you click on the Tt on the left, choose Your Own on the fonts menu and go from there. 



C'mon  Spring! We KNOW you're out there! 



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Glitter Frame and PicMonkey Halloween Printables

Nevermore Printable

I’ve mentioned before that I love PicMonkey. That was before Halloween decorating started. and they added a whole bunch of new effects. Yowza. They have got quite the collection. No matter your Halloween decorating style…from gothic, to ghoulish, to scary, creepy, funny, zombie you name it.

What fun is a printable without a great frame though? I started with an unpainted filigree frame I picked up at Michaels:

Filigree Frame

and painted it black. After which I had the Rolling Stones stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

Filigree Frame Black

Once the paint was dry, I used a spray adhesive and alternated sprinkling black and clear glitter like a madwoman.

Glitter Frame Closeup

Then I just printed my printable,  adhered it to the back of the frame, and added a few rhinestones.
So here’s the printable I made completely in PicMonkey which I’m happy to share with you. Click on to bring to full resolution then right click to save as.

Nevermore

Of course with all of the fun effects, I couldn’t stop at just one printable:

Trick or Treat

And now for something truly frightening:

PicMonkey Halloween

Mwaaaahhhh…It’s me in Witch Hat, crackle and zombie effect applied.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Using PicMonkey to Make Printables and a Craft Themed Printable!

Busy Making Other Crafts

My PicMonkey addiction continues. Tonia over at The Gunny Sack, shared a tutorial on how to use their collage function to customize a background. Uh oh…more stuff you can do in PicMonkey!!! Thank you Tonia.

The Mumster (my mom) often quotes the saying “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” so it’s usually somewhere on my mind. I adapted it to crafting!

I made a black background and then just used different fonts for the text. PicMonkey added some new frame options this week called “Sketchedy” one of which I applied to this printable.

Life Is

Click to bring to full resolution. Right click to save as and then re-size in whatever photo editor you use.

Life Is Grey
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day Printable 2012 (Print on Recycled Paper!)

Earth Day has always been extra special for us because it was the birthday of one of our best friends. Sadly we lost her to cancer a few years ago.

She loved Earth Day…not just because it was her birthday but especially because she was a pre-school educator. I used to save all of my paper scraps for her to use with her kids and they loved getting new batches of paper to play with. She always had a fun Earth Day project lined up to do with them.

Earth Day

I made this printable in her honor and to celebrate Earth Day. Of course if you print it, print it on recycled paper.

Happy Bearthday Kristine.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gold, White, And Sparkly Bunny Easter Cards

Back when my favorite paper store was going out of business, I found this gorgeous handmade paper that I knew immediately I would use for either Easter or Mother’s Day cards.

Easter Cards Handmade Paper

The pic doesn’t do this justice but it’s a gorgeous rough silk like texture with metallic painted flowers.

So that was a couple of months ago when I thought I had tons of time until either of these holidays, then the calendar sped up and life happened and EEEK! It’s time to make Easter cards!

Thankfully, printables can be re-sized so I used my HOP printable as my card focal.

Gold and White Easter Card

I used a cream cardstock for the card, then a gold speckled vellum for the background paper. Layered my handmade paper on top and then my re-sized printable, mounted on a coordinating panel.

Easter Cards Stickles

Since everything looks better with glitter, I went over my little bunny with Stickles glitter glue so Mr. HOP would pop.

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What’s a bunny without a little adhesive pearl cotton tail?  Other embellishments include punched flowers and more Stickles dots of glitter.

Gold and White Easter Card


Gold and White Easter Card

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its waaaaaayyyyyy.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

St. Patrick’s Printables

A couple of printables for St. Patrick’s day…takes on the “Keep Calm” trend .


Click to bring to full size and then right click,  “Save As” to download.
Would appreciate a follow if you download.
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Keep Calm Lepechaun
Keep Calm Shamrock
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Tip Junkie handmade projects



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Playing With Printables

OK I'm one of those people who when I get on a kick...you know the rest! I feel like such a dork because while I have played around with graphic design: A.) My brain just won't work with Photoshop so B.) I keep going back to the program I know which is Broderbund's Printshop but didn't know how to share anything like a printable. I've been able to share some PDF files but I wanted to play just like others who have printables you can click on from directly within a blog post. Did I mention I'm stubborn and I want what I want? Did I also mention I'm one of those people who hate manuals because I think I can intuit my way through? Uh-huh. So I finally broke down and consulted "the manual" and figured it out!!! Sssshhhh...don't tell anyone.

I love the "Keep..........and ............On" variations so here are a few I came up with to share:
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