DIY Printables: Easy Tutorial and Tips!

White desk with laptop, notebook, and coffee against a white washed brick wall with the words "Ultimate DIY Tutorial for personalizing free printables using PicMonkey | Mandy's Party Printables

White desk with laptop, notebook, and coffee against a white washed brick wall with the words "Ultimate DIY Tutorial for personalizing free printables using PicMonkey | Mandy's Party Printables

I have mentioned and linked many times to PicMonkey for taking my images and personalizing them to make them your own. I am not a techie person, and I know it can be so confusing when trying to use new programs, so in an effort to make your DIY life easier, I present an easy tutorial with pictures, non-tech language, and lots of personalization love. Get ready to rock your world!!

DIY Printables: Easy Tutorial and Tips!

Screen shot of PicMonkey home screen for a DIY printables tutorial | Mandys Party PrintablesStep 1: Start here on the main page. It may have a different picture when you are looking at it, because, well, holidays. Click on “Edit a Photo” right there in the orangey-brown box. (See we aren’t techie at all here!! But, I did come up with that color all on my own.)
Screenshot from PicMonkey showing options for downloading picture files | Mandys Party Printables

Step 2: Once you have clicked on the orangy-brown box, a dark grey box will pop up with all of these lovely options. You want to click on the “computer” option because that is where you saved the printables you want to edit.

Screenshot from PicMonkey showing options for downloading picture files | Mandys Party Printables

Step 3: Click on the file where you saved your printables. I saved mine in the graphics folder in my pictures folder. I clicked on “graphics” then when the file names popped up I found the file that I wanted, then clicked the “open” button in the lower right corner by the “cancel button”

PicMonkey working board from the website, with an editable kitty printable ready to be personalized | Mandys Party Printables

Step 4: Once you click that “open” button from step 3, the file that you chose will pop up to the workspace. It is now ready for personalization!

Screenshot from PicMonkey tutorial detailing how to choose text | Mandys Party Printables

Step 5: At this point, you will choose your text. As you can see in the picture above, 1st click on the “Tt” Then you can either choose from PicMonkey’s text styles or your own that you have on your computer. You can toggle back and forth until you choose. Finally, click on your chosen text.

Screenshot from PicMonkey tutorial detailing how to place text | Mandys Party Printables

Step 6: Once you decide which type of text you’d like, click on the “Add Text” button in the upper left. When you do that a box will appear on your image. Hover your cursor over the box and right click, then move your mouse to move the box into the position you want it.

Don’t worry if you don’t know exactly where you want your text, you can adjust it later.

Also, if you look to the right of my photo, you’ll see the box where you can change size, color, etc.

Screenshot of PicMonkey with flattened background, ready for export | Mandy's Party Printables

Step 7:  Fill in the name that you want for the printable. I chose Isabella. Then you can use the corners of the box to make it bigger or smaller (just click on one of the corner dots and hold it down as you move it out and in). You can also move the box around like I explained in step 6.

Screenshot from PicMonkey Tutorial showing text options | Mandy's Party Printables

Step 8: When you are satisfied with your first text box, move on and continue to fill in the portions that you want to be personalized repeating the steps above.

PicMonkey Tutorial showing the flatten image option | Mandy's Party Printables

Step 9: Once you have all of the text and personalization that you would like, you can flatten your image, meaning you combine all of the layers together, by clicking on the flatten image icon that I have circled on this screen.

PicMonkey Tutorial showing flattened image, ready for export | Mandy's Party Printables

Step 10: As you can see in the Layers box, after you flatten, you have one “Background” layer now. You can now export your personalized invitation to your computer to send out to be printed or to print from home. Just click on the Export icon that is circled on the upper part of the screen.PicMonkey Tutorial with options for exporting photo | Mandy's Party Printables

Step 11: Once you click on Export, these boxes will pop up. You can change your image name and the type of image, the quality of the image, and the dimensions, but you don’t have to change anything if you don’t want to. Then, you can click on the green box to export to your computer. You can also use the green arrow button next to Export for computer to choose other options if need be.

PicMonkey Tutorial with instructions on how to save to your computer | Mandy's Party Printables

Step 12: Once you click that green button to save to your computer, this box will pop up. It will be the last place that you chose a file from. If you want to save your new creation to the same folder that you chose the original editable image from, just enter a new file name (it’s highlighted in blue) and then hit save. If you want to save it elsewhere, just navigate to the correct folder.

And, you are done! Now that you have done it once, it gets easier and easier. PicMonkey is super user-friendly, and you can explore and play around with all of the options they have available. That is how you learn!

If you have any questions at all, I am here to help! Just leave me a comment!

 

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Free “Into the Night to Save the Day” PJ Masks Banner

Free "Into the Night to Save the Day" PJ Masks Banner | Mandy's Party Printables
Free "Into the Night to Save the Day" PJ Masks Banner | Mandy's Party Printables

Green, blue, and red Free "Into the Night to Save the Day" PJ Masks Banner | Mandy's Party Printables

PJ Masks are on their way! To your party to save the day! If you are planning a PJ Masks superhero party for your little superhero, then you definitely need this FREE “Into the Night to Save the Day” PJ Masks banner.

Click on the link below and you can download and print the banner and save the day!

Printable PJ Masks Banner

More PJ Masks Party Printables

Here are some more PJ Masks party printables:

 PJ Masks Party Printables Round 1

PJ Masks Party Printables Round 2

 

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FREE Alphabet of our Love DIY Valentine Book

Alphabet of our Love DIY Valentine Book | Mandy's Party Printables
Alphabet of our Love DIY Valentine Book | Mandy's Party Printables
There are so many different ways to tell your sweetie you love them. Instead of opting for the typical card, go a DIY route and create an entire book telling them all the ways you love them from A to Z. Not only does it force you to be really creative, but it gives your partner, kid, or even BFF a list of traits that make them unique. And it shows how much you care!

Alphabet of Our Love DIY Valentine Book

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To get started just print out this Alphabet of Our Love Valentine Book and start listing out different reasons your loved one is special to you. It helps to write a draft on a separate sheet of paper before marking up the printable. You can print out the final version on card stock or even laminate it for a permanent feel! Whoever you give it to will be sure to treasure it forever!
Don’t miss these other Valentine printables:

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Free Printable Football Banner

Football banner for boys football party or superbowl party | Mandy's Party Printables
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Football banner for boys football party or big game party | Mandy's Party Printables

Are you ready for the big game?? My boys and husband are, but I’m not. Nope, I haven’t even made my shopping list for the big food game. But, I will tell you what I do have done (and just in time, too!!)….my banner! I have a FREE Printable Football Banner to share with you today!

You know the drill…..

  1. Click on the link below the picture. A pdf will open with the lovely footballs on it.
  2. Make sure your printer is at the ready with either cardstock or photo paper (photo paper will be a more professional looking print).
  3. Print.
  4. Cut out footballs.
  5. Using a hole punch (or fork tine if you can’t find the hole punch….again.)
  6. String up footballs using bakers twine (my favorite kind is here: bakers twine)or dental floss if you can’t find your bakers twine…again.
  7. Admire your work during the big game between commercials.

Free Printable Football Banner

Football banner for boys football party or big game party | Mandy's Party Printables

 

Football Banner

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