What will you advertise ?

Traditional invites are so old school! Add a personal touch to your event by making your own advertisement poster or flyer!

If you’d like to add any personal photos to your flyer like I did, start off by going to fotoflexer.com to remove any background from the photo that you do not want.  Crop the image using the smart cutout option. If you’ve seen any of my previous tutorials then you already know how to use this tool. If not, the program itself provides instructions in the small box you see to the right of the photo.

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Once I finished editing the photo I wanted to use, I headed over to canva.com. This website has everything you need in regards to making a flyer & it’s completely FREE. You will have to sign up for the site though.

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Once on the site you’ll see all of the options they offer on the left hand side. I started off by selecting a layout. You can scroll through the options and select what you’d like to use. I stuck with the birthday theme. Once on the layout you can click on each text individually to change the words, font, color and size. All of those options will pop up on top of the currently selected box. I also clicked on the stars that were already there in order to change the colors. The same options as for the text will pop up.

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From this point on, everything is personal preference. You’re going to use the options on the left to insert text, photos (like the one we cropped in the begining), shapes, & whatever else your heart desires. The search option on the top allows you to search and insert specific items. As you can see below I used this option to insert the number 23. In order to move things around all you have to do is click on the item you’d like to move or change. The edit box will automatically pop up on top of the selection.

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After you figure out how you want your design, simply save it. Share it, print it, tweet it, keep it to yourself… whatever. It’s officially your own personalized creation. Far from any invitation you’d buy at the store.

My invite poster:



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