Have you ever wanted to create a personalized birthday invitation but you don’t feel like you have the design skills or the right computer program? Stop overthinking it! PicMonkey.com makes it super easy for any mom to create adorable, custom and personalized invitations, thank you cards, birthday cards, you name it.
I am here to show you that you can make a personalized birthday invitation in just a few minutes, online. And if you decide you don’t want to make your own after all, you can download the free printable Monster invitation I create in this tutorial. Here is a quick video with the steps and below that I have the steps written out with pictures.
Step 1 – Head over to PicMonkey.com
Hover over the Design icon and then select a 4×6 page. This is a half sheet of regular printer paper, so you can print two per sheet.
Step 2 – Add Text
On the very far left you have some icon options. The Tt option is for Text. Select that option and then find your favorite font. It might not be easy – there are so many to choose from!
NOTE: PicMonkey is free to use and download, however there is a membership for $4.99 per month that allows you access to some extra fonts and other things. Anything with a little crown beside it is included in the membership and you can’t use it without paying for the membership. Everything I used in this tutorial is free at the time I created it.
Step 3 – Add Graphics
Making it cute was always my worry. But I didn’t have to worry – there are thousands of clip art images available on Etsy for a very reasonable price. Look for the perfect images for your project, and then use them on PicMonkey by selecting the Butterfly icon and the clicking on Your Own at the very top.
The Monster images I used in this tutorial can be found at Prettygrafikdesign.
You can move the images around and resize them however you want until it’s perfect. You can also move the text around the same way.
There you have it – a personalized, and cute birthday invitation that will wow all your kid’s friends. After the party, you can come back and create a matching Thank You card.
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