Who’s done with everything and ready for Christmas? Yeah, me either. There are just some people that are harder to buy for or for whatever reason you get a little behind and never really feel caught up. That’s pretty much me this year. There are a few gifts that I wanted to make but I wasn’t entirely sure what it was I wanted to do; until now. Now in no way am I a professional designer, but I do like to create and I kind of have an obsession with printables. I’ve only recently started trying to design some of my own and when I found out GraphicStock had a free trial going on, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for those final few gifts that needed to be made.
How to Create An Inspirational Quote Printable
1. Open up Graphic Stock and search “chalkboard” or whatever type of background you’re looking for. I love the chalkboard look right not, but there will be several options regardless of what you’re looking for so choose the background that you want.
2. Decide what you want your printable to say. If you need some inspiration try simply typing “inspirational quote” into your search engine – use something tried and true or come up with your own.
Since I’m creating this particular printable as a gift for my co-worker and best buddy who has a new position at work and some very lofty goals for the upcoming year, I’m using one of my favorite quotes; “She Believed She Could So She Did”. It’s one that I have hanging about my own desk at home and hopefully she can hang this in her office and on the days when those goals seem impossible, because there will be those days, maybe this will remind her that she can do anything she set’s her mind to.
3. Open the background you chose from GraphicStock in your favorite photo editor. I’m going to show you using PicMonkey because that’s my go-to because it’s convenient and easy. I have the Royale version, but you’ll be able to create this project even if you’re only using the free version.
4. Choose the font you want to use and type your text on to the background. You can adjust your font size, color, and alignment here as well. For something like this I generally keep things centered large, but there are no rules here – it’s whatever you want your creation to look like.
5. After I have my text in place I go to the overlays, add some embellishments; hearts, arrows, stars or whatever you want. This design is all you!
6. Finally I crop the excess edges off, add watermark if you like, and save or print the design. Add a nice frame and you’ve got a heartfelt, personalized, gift for any occasion!
GraphicStock has an amazing library of over 250,000 graphics and images. Simply scrolling through the images is bound to inspire so many creative ideas and DIY projects. I have a list of other projects I just have to work on now simply because looking through the graphics has inspired a whole new set of ideas! The best part is that GraphicStock is simple to use, you just sign up for an account and start downloading the graphics you want, royalty free, and with no possible copyright issues like you may run into if you’re simply grabbing graphics off of Google or some other search. While I think you’ll love and will want to keep your Graphic Stock subscription, there’s no risk here because if you don’t love it as much as I do, you can simply cancel by the end of the trial so that you don’t have to pay for the membership.
What’s your favorite inspirational quote? Will you be using your 7 day free trial to Graphic Stock to pump out any last minute gifts this holiday season? What other gifts could you make with the help of Graphic Stock? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!