Monday, August 31, 2020

How to Edit free printables with Pic Monkey

There are tons of free invitation and printable templates online. I offer several on my site alone. You can find all my free Birthday Printables Here. So today I am going show you how to edit those free templates using PicMonkey - the site I personally use to create all my free printables and earn money blogging. 

You can choose from there wide variety of default templates PiCMonkey offers including Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, invitations and more or find one you like online.

I am going to use one of my own designs for this tutorial. A watermelon invitation.  

So download the invitation to your computer. Then go to File > Create New (in the top right corner)

> Computer > and choose where you saved it to your computer. (mine is usually under downloads) Then upload your template. Then you can add text to your template. 

PicMonkey has tons of default fonts but another nice feature is you can download your own fonts if your looking for something specific. I personally use or to find fonts. You download them to your computer and then you can easily upload them to PicMonkey. 

Text > Add Text > Upload your own fonts

Then choose the fonts you want to add from your computer. For the invitation below I used their defaults of Comfortaa bolded and Comfortta Light. 

Then add your text, resize and align. Then you can choose you color. Another feature I love is there is a color matching option. 

Click on the color, then choose the small eye drop symbol and then drag it to anywhere on your page to match the color. I color matched the text to the watermelon. You can also change the letter spacing and line height. 

A Quick Note: PicMonkey tried to assist you when aligning so that everything lines up straight however I sometimes find this unhelpful so to turn this feature on or off go to the settings or gear icon. in the bottom left and toggle the align and snap option.

Once you are finished adding the text and you are happy with your layout you can rename the file 
(if you want) click on file to the right of the monkey image and rename. Then you can Download it to your computer, or save it to the Hub if you want to use it as a template or continue editing. 

PicMonkey is now a paid subscription but costs less than $8.00 a month, or free if you don't mind their watermark. But you can try it for free for 7 days before you make your decision. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Watermelon Invitations

I love making invitations and free printables, especially when they turn out well. I was fairly proud of these cute watermelon invitations. I am by no means a designer but feel like I have improved greatly since I began making freebies years ago. 

So here are a few watermelon invitations, the complete one is how it could look if you edit it with a software or online program like PicMonkey (tutorial coming soon) . You can use it for a One in a Melon themed party or use the blank versions for any age birthday, baby shower any occasion. 

Here is an example of what it looks like after editing. 

And if you just want to print the invitation and fill it out by hand you can print the lined or unlined version.


and I saved the printable version two on a page.

I also created matching watermelon circle labels

And check out the matching products in my Zazzle Shop to complete your party!

Monday, August 24, 2020

My Little Pony - free crochet patterns

Feel like everyone is familiar with My Little Ponies, they have been around for decades. Me and Lily went to watch the My Little Pony movie in the theaters a couple years back as a mommy daughter date, and both kids loved the show on TV. Also my mom kept all my Little Ponies from when I was a kid, must be worth something now lol. 

But for all the My Little Pony fans out there - here is a round-up of more than 20 free patters. 

My little pony crochet hair clip from Krawka

My Little Pony Rarity from Little Yarn friends

Free Rainbow Pony Costume from Stitch 11

My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic crochet pattern from Curious Pony on Deviant Art

Princess Celestia from Knit One Awe Some

Friendship is Magic school age ponies from Knit One Awe some

My little Pony from Ravelry

Free Parasprite from My Little Pony pattern from the Nerdy Knitter

My Little Pony Set from Selena Lazurus

Little Pony Amigurumi Patterns from Jana Whitley

Celestia Free Amigurumi Pattern from Stuff the Body

My Little Pony free hat pattern from Emm House

My Little Pony - Twilight Sparkle Hat and Scarf Set pattern from The Perfect Stitch

My Little Pony - Pinkie Pie Hat and Scarf Set pattern from The Perfect Stitch 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Free Printable Trolls World Tour Invitations

 I loved the Trolls World Tour Movie and would definitely watch it again. There hasn't been a trolls movie or show I haven't liked, the humor is great and admittedly I love a good song or even better dance number!

I created four different designs and as usual saved them two on a page for simple printing and well to save paper for my fellow cheap frugal friends. They are better printed on card stock which is inexpensive and can be purchased at Staples or Amazon. 

Click on the text under the image you want to download free from DropBox, save to your computer and print. You can add the details by hand or edit in a photo editing software. I personally use PicMonkey for everything but I'm sure you can use whatever you have. 

Poppy Watercolor

And here are the matching Free Printable Trolls World Tour cupcake toppers

Thursday, August 20, 2020

SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run - Free Invitations

 My kids love SpongeBob, it's not personally my absolute favourite as I think the characters are a little too rude but I got to say I do get sucked in. The new SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is out in Theaters and to commemorate it here are some free Sponge on the Run printable invitations. And well I got to say I do want to watch it with the kids, the graphics look great and who doesn't like Gary?

Sponge on the Run party

I created four different designs, and saved them two on a page for easier printing (shown below) 
They look better on cardstock but regular paper will work in a pinch, especially if you are a last minute person like myself. Click on the text under the image you want, download for free and print. 

Sponge on the Run Birthday

And you can find more free SpongeBob birthday printables here including decorations, cupcake toppers and wraps, food ideas and more!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Free Nightmare Before Christmas Crochet Patterns

Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton is a classic and will always be. So for the Tim Burton crocheters out there here is a free round-up of Nightmare before Christmas crochet patterns. And you can scroll to the bottom of the post for free printables!

Jack Skellington free crochet pattern from Spin a Yarn Crochet

Jack Skellington Wreath from Love to be in Stitches

Jack and Sally Coaster from Las Souris aux Petits Doigts (translated from French)

Jack Skellington Ear flap hat from Sparkle Motion Crochet

Zero Lovey from Jamie Payne

Jack Skellington Lovey from Mommy Made Crochet

Jack Skellington cup cozy pattern from Enchanted Lady Bug

Free Crochet Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cup Cozy pattern from Enchanted Lady Bug

Jack Skellington crochet pattern from Crochet Channel (translated)

Jack  and Sally Pumpkin on Ravelry

Ghost Dog Pattern from Lizville

Nightmare Sally Amigurumi crochet pattern from Julie Scissorhands

Oogie Boogie Amigurumi pattern from Hama Style

Easy Rag Doll Scarf with fun design from Daily Crochet

Jack Skellington crochet hat from Mommy Made Crochet 

Oogie Boogie Amigurumi crochet pattern from Hook in Mouth Crochet

Zero Miniature: Nightmare before Christmas from Tsukeeno's

Patch Girl Amigurumi from Irene Strange 

Jack Skellington scarf pattern from Main Street Mania

Jack Skellington Cup Cozy Pattern from Janet Rose and Oogie Boogie Cup Pattern

Nightmare before Christmas free activities and printable crafts, including the free bingo game I created. 

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