Friday, December 19, 2014

A Very Pinteresting Christmas Linkup 2014, Last Day: Our Christmas Card

By now everyone on my list should have received their annual Christmas card from The 4-Crows. This is one of my favorite traditions. A tradition that seems to have gone by the wayside. Probably due to social media, maybe even the costs of stamps. Last year I found a design that I loved from a company, but I can't afford $150+ to have them printed. Thanks to PicMonkey though I can design my own, send it to Walgreens and have them printed. I opted to just have them printed this year as 4x6 prints. Most cards probably just end up in a box or maybe even in the trash by the receiver anyway- another reason not to spend $150+. 

How do you design a card in PicMonkey

First off I chose my pictures and created a collage in PicMonkey. I saved this to my computer. 

They now have a blank canvas to work with. Go to Design, then choose your shape/size. I chose the 4x6. Then rotated it. Depends on the size and layout of how you want your card.

I chose the Board Texture as my background. It's no secret. I like chalkboards. 

Then I inserted my collage. Overlay, your own. Position it where you want. 

Then you begin adding your other overlays like speech bubbles, ribbons, etc. My red is actually a HUGE banner sent to the back behind my picture. For some reason the ribbons and banners don't stay thin. Or at least I can't make them. 

Then you add your text. Once you have everything on there you can reposition until perfect. Save to your computer and upload to your favorite site/store for printing. 

Today is the last day that I bring you "A Very Pinteresting Christmas" Link-up and if you have any Pinterest inspired activities throughout the week, be sure to grab the button below and link-up your ideas!

I do have a few rules:
  • You can link up pretty much anything as long as you "created" it. (A Pinterest inspired/worthy food, craft or DIY project)
  • Keep it family friendly, I reserve the rights to delete any links that are not appropriate.
  • By linking up you are giving me permission to feature or show off your project! Of course I am going to link it back to you.
  • I would love if you linked back to my site and mentioned on your blog, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, G+, Instagram or any other social media site about the link-up. Help me spread the word please.
  • Comment. Comment love means so much to others and builds those blogging relationships. Visit 2-3 other links and leave them a nice, meaningful comment. Thanks!
Thank you all so much for joining in on "A Very Pinteresting Christmas" this year. We had 15 days of  wonderful Pinterest inspired food, fun, crafty days of link-ups that all can be used during this wonderful season of joy. I hope you will join in on the fun this last day and be watching for next year. Be sure you are following my boards on Pinterest for all my ideas and fun!


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1 comment:

Candice said...

I love using PicMonkey. Those Christmas cards turned out so cute! I recently used it to design some food cards, banner, and party favor tags for the Frozen theme party I hosted.