How to create a chalkboard invitation in Pic Monkey

Colbys Invitation 2013 thumb How to create a chalkboard invitation in Pic Monkey

One of the best things about preparing for the kids birthdays is designing the invitation.

Using Pic Monkey, I created this this beautiful invitation for my daughter in about 30 minutes.

I’ll send these off to Costco for prints and voila – designer like invites created by moi!

And here’s how I did it.

You will need to subscribe to Royale Effects to use all of the effects I used here.

Google “free chalkboard backgrounds”, you’ll definitely find free backgrounds to download.

Open Pic Monkey, click edit a photo and open your chalkboard background of choice.

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Here are the font’s I used.

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Give it a whirl, you can create your own subway art, seasonal prints, menus for dinner parties, anything you want. Chalkboard art rocks!

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  1. These look very sharp! I love how they turned out. I may need to upgrade to the Royale Picmonkey too! Thanks for sharing your tips, Sarah!
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  2. That is so cute. It only occurred to me to look for a free blank chalkboard online to use a few weeks ago. Doh! They are such fun to create. I love the banners – I haven’t used them yet. What fun.
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  3. I love this Sarah! My daughter’s first birthday is coming up and I totally plan on making her invitations. I’m definitely using your awesome tutorial!
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  4. I do love Picmonkey….this is really cute!
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  5. Love this! I’m a sucker for anything chalkboard ;)
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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this great tutorial. I am thinking of making a chalkboard invitation for my son’s after-rehearsal party so this is perfect for me. I saw your post over at Stone Gable blog.
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  7. I love picmonkey! And your creation is so cool, and invitations”? Why didn’t I think of that :-) thank you for the how to and have a weekend!
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  8. I might just have to give these a try!
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  9. Absolutely GORGEOUS. I’ve seen these chalkboard things, and never knew how they were made.

    Enjoyed visiting your blog…hope you’ll stop by and say hello!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life
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  10. Oh I had to pin this one. My niece is getting married on a ranch, with the reception in the barn and she is decorating with burlap, chalkboards etc. This would make a darling wedding invitation! Thanks for the tutorial. Happy Valentines!

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  11. Great job! This looks great! I never thought of downloading the chalkboard background, Thanks for the tip!

  12. Thanks for the tip on the chalkboard background. I love all the font styles you used. This looks so nice!
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  13. This is such a cute idea! i had no idea you could google backgrounds like that! I have used pic monkey before, but never like this. thanks so much for sharing!

  14. Great invite! I pinned it for or next party!
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  15. Thank you so much for this tutorial Sarah! I love these invitations!
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  16. Thank you so much for this awesome tutorial! I’ve been wanting to try one of these, but never thought of using pic monkey. Thanks so much for sharing. It’s been pinned. Have a great weekend!
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  17. Oh I have been wanting to try Pic Monkey so I pinned this!

    Thank you SO very much for linking up your Valentine goodness!
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  18. Awesome tutorial, Sarah!! Thanks so much for sharing your tips!

  19. Stopping by from Super Sweet Saturday. I love PicMonkey and all the cool things I can create with it! I have a hard time picturing what fonts look good with eachother and this post helped me see a couple great options!
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  20. It came out awesome!! I love the chalkboard background!
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  21. Love it! I used picmonkey recently to do some Valentines cards for hubby & kids. I only have the free version but you can do a lot on that too. Maybe one day I’ll upgrade. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Thanks, Sarah, for the tute. I just discovered Pic Monkey but just barely. I think there is a whole lot in there to do. I’ve been using Picassa and I love it but what I saw in Pic Monkey is even better! It’s finding the time to delve into it a bit further. It’s fun manipulating photos, isn’t it?

    Thanks for linking to what to do weekends also. You help make it a great resource. Linda
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  23. I love the chalkboard look Sarah. Thanks for sharing the how to’s with SYC.
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  24. This is just wonderful, I think you have just officially changed my life!! Thank you!!

  25. Great tutorial! I love picmonkey!
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  26. I love, love, love PicMonkey! I make all my buttons and bits and bobs there.

    Your invite looks great!

    Thanks for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity
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  27. Smart lady! Super great idea- thank you for sharing the step by step!
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  28. This is great! You had me at chalkboard :)
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  29. LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party! I’m going to pin this right now :)

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  30. Love this – featuring it tonight!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  31. I use picmonkey for photo editing but, for making something like this…who knew? Great tutorial…thank you. I pinned it!
    Congrats on the feature @ Embracing Change by our girl Stacey…she ROCKS!

  32. I LOVE Pic Monkey! Use it for almost everything :)

    So glad you linked up this tutorial at my weekend link party!

    Hope you have a fantastic week :)
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  33. How neat! I just started using PicMonkey and I’m thinking I need to upgrade now–especially after seeing this!
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  34. Looks awesome!!

  35. Sarah, Thanks so much for sharing this creative post at Simple & Sweet Fridays. The invitations are awesome!

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  36. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    I love the look, Sarah! Pinning :)

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  37. Wonderful!! Such a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!
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  38. That’s a great tutorial, thank you! I love your finished project.

    Thanks for linking up. Hope you have a great day and come back later today for this week’s new linkup!
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  39. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Love it!!!

  40. So adorable, LOVE that tutorial! And I feel really stupid that I’ve never thought to google a background to use in picmonkey!! Love this, thanks :)
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  41. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.
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  42. Wonderful idea, any hints on the best way to print this type of background. I would like to print on paper not photo paper.

  43. Thanks for the tutorial! I have been wanting to do digital chalkboard art for a while now and didn’t realize it was so easy!

  44. LOVE the chalkboard look! And how creative to use it on an invite! Thanks for sharing the how to lovely friend!

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