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Picmonkey's web address is www.picmonkey.com
On the homepage you will want to click on create a collage
- Once there, select layout (2nd icon from top)
- Under the heading square deal select the set of 9 squares
- If you wish, you can fill in the squares' background
- To do so, select the images tab (first icon on left) and then open photo to select an image saved on your computer.
- Note: For Peanut's toppers I did a google search for orange & white stripes. Saved the image to my computer & then loaded it following the step above.
- To apply the background color/image. Simply select the uploaded image and drag to the square. You can use the same image multiple times.
- Once finished, save your collage
Then return to the pic monkey homepage and select edit a photo
- Upload the collage you just created
- On the left hand side select overlay (5th from top)
- Under the heading geometric you will find the circle
- Select it and then draw a circle centered within one of your background boxes
- Repeat until all the boxes contain circles
- If you wish to layer on a dotted circle, that option is located under labels within the overlay tab
- Repeat the same steps as outlined above
- To add text select the text tab from the left hand side (4th from top)
- Click on the font your desire and then the add text box
- Type in your desired message & alter sizing/color.
- You will need to repeat this process for each circle/box
- When you have finished, save your photo.
- It is important to note that once you have saved the photo, you can not come back and alter the text/colors. So if you think you may want to reuse the background at a later point, it might be wise to save twice. Once before adding the text and then again after.
I opted to print my toppers at Kinkos. I selected a heavy, white card stock and had the image scaled to fit an 8.5x11 sheet.
I then cut them down to strips before punching them out.
I purchased this 2" punch from Michaels for around $6.00 (40% off).
Tip: I found the key was to turn the punch around so you are looking at the bottom. Insert the sheet upside down and this way you will be able to tell exactly where you are cutting.
After I had punched all my circle, I gathered the rest of my supplies: glue gun & small lollipop sticks.
Tip: I found it easier to have the sticks out of the bag and waiting so I could quickly press it into the glue. If I had to fish around inside the plastic bag for a stick, the glue would harden and I ended up with a gap between the punch & the stick.
Once the glue has dried, you've got yourself a cupcake topper.
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