Printables Membership

If you love printables then I really hope you’ll take advantage of our new Printables Membership, which I recently created and am super excited about! Right now you can join the Basic Membership Plan and gain instant access to our ENTIRE digital wall and holiday prints! Not only that, but you’ll be able to access any new printables that are added in the next 12 months! You can browse our shop to see what’s currently available here.

I have more holiday prints to add to the shop, so now’s the time to get in while the price is CRAZY low!

Keep in mind, as more printables get added to our shop, the price will continue to go up.

And if you or someone you know is getting married anytime soon, you may want to sign up for our Premium Membership, which will give you access to our ENTIRE digital shop, yes that includes every single wedding template that’s up there in addition to the digital wall and holiday prints!

The truth is, I love printables! If you’re like me, you enjoy making tweaks to your home every so often (or a lot often, haha), and printables is one way to make changes quickly, without breaking the bank.

 Looking for Quick and Easy Gift Ideas?

Are you looking for easy, affordable gift ideas? Why not frame up some printables to give away this Christmas?

Once you join you can fill out our printables survey to let me know if there are any specific prints you’re looking for, which will help me determine what to add in the future.

Do you love printables?

Do you love digital designs you can easily print from home, or take to your local print shop?

When you join our Printables Membership you’ll gain access to our ENTIRE digital shop library!

This includes present AND future printables during your 12 month membership! You can learn more about how our membership works below, or browse our shop here.

Please Note: Our newsletter subscribers have access to our free printables, which you can find by browsing our Freebies posts. However, that is not the same as being a Printables Member. This membership gives you access to our free printables AND the printables available in our shop.

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What is the Printables Membership?

This is an annual membership with instant access to our digital prints. You’ll save money and have 12 month access to our ENTIRE digital shop library!

During your 12 month membership you’ll have access to all current and future printables!

Please note that there are currently 3 membership packages available, and the “Basic” package does not include any of our wedding templates.

Do I have access as a Newsletter Subscriber?

Our newsletter subscribers have access to our free printables, which you can find by browsing our Freebies posts. However, that is not the same as being a Printables Member. This membership gives you access to our free printables AND the printables available in our shop.

When can I download the digital files?

After you purchase one of our membership accounts, you will have instant access to our digital files! However, to prevent file sharing (which is strictly prohibited) you will only be able to download the files a maximum of 3 times, so make sure you store them somewhere safe.

What's included?

There are 3 different membership levels: Basic, Premium, and Professional.

With the Premium and Professional memberships you’ll have immediate access to our ENTIRE digital shop library, which you can preview here! This includes ALL present AND future printables over the next 12 months!

The only exception is the “Basic” membership, which will have access to everything EXCEPT our wedding templates. You also have the option to upgrade at any time.

(Custom Orders are not included)

Can I purchase your Designs individually, without a Membership?

At this time, you can purchase most of our designs individually, but you can become a Basic Member for the cost of two printables, and have access to ALL of our holiday and wall prints!

I wanted to offer the flexibility to change out designs, or mix and match invitation sets for one low price, so the membership pays for itself if you planned to purchase more than one print, or an invitation set.

Don’t forget you’ll have access our shop for the next 12 months!

At least 12 new printables will be added over a 12 month period.

While I can’t guarantee specific designs will be added and at what time, I will be using the feedback you provide from our member’s survey to deliver the types of printables YOU are looking for!

How many new printable designs will be added during my 12 month membership?

At least 12 new printables will be added over a 12 month period.

While I can’t guarantee specific designs will be added and at what time, I will be using the feedback you provide from our member’s survey to deliver the types of printables YOU are looking for!

Are custom orders included?

Custom orders are not included in this Printables membership.

If you would like to have a specific template customized, please email me for a quote. 

Can I sell or share these Printables?

Re-selling or Re-distributing our Digital Files is strictly PROHIBITED.

The Basic and Premium Memberships include the personal license, meaning you can use these files for personal use only, such as in your home or for personal events with friends and family. This is what most of our customers purchase the printables for.

However, if you are looking to use these printables for your small business, then you will need to purchase the Professional Membership, which includes the commercial license.

The Professional Membership is perfect for event or wedding planners, but keep in mind that while these files can be used for your business, they still cannot be re-sold or re-distributed in any way.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and I’ll be happy to answer them for you.

How do I upgrade my Membership?

You can upgrade your membership at any time by logging into your account and navigating to the “subscription” tab.

For example, if you purchase the “Basic” Membership and later decide you would like access to our wedding printables, you can upgrade to the Premium Membership and will only pay the difference between the two packages.

The same applies if you have the Basic or Premium Membership and decide you want to upgrade to the Professional Membership.

However, due to the nature of the files, you will not be able to downgrade or receive a refund once a package has been purchased. 

Can I cancel my Membership?

Yes, you can cancel your membership at any time by logging into your account and navigating to the “Dashboard” or “Subscription” tab. However, due to the nature of our files, we cannot offer refunds for memberships that have been paid.

Once you have paid for your membership you will have paid for 12 month access and won’t be charged again. You are not setup on Autopay, so unless you manually sign up for another year subscription, your account will automatically be cancelled after the year is up.

Keep in mind that once you cancel your membership you will no longer have access to our printables library.

Can I downgrade my Membership?

Due to the nature of the files, you will not be able to downgrade your account, or receive a refund once a package has been purchased.

What is your refund policy?

Due to the nature of our files, we cannot offer refunds for memberships that have been paid.

How do I download files or access my downloads?

To access the files you will browse our shop like usual, and can add whatever items you like to your cart, only when you checkout there will be no added cost and it will show the amount as “$0”.

After you check out you will be able to download the files from the order confirmation page, and an email will automatically be sent to you within a few minutes (be sure you are viewing it has “html”). If you don’t see the email be sure to check your junk/spam folder and if you have a gmail account it could be in your “promotions” folder.

You can also access your downloads at any time by logging into your account. From there you can navigate to the “downloads” tab to view all of your downloads in one place. 

Some of the downloads are PDF format and include a link where you can download the files. This is due to the large file sizes. Other downloads will be in zip format, which you will need to unzip/decompress to access the folders inside.

Most computers won’t require any additional software to unzip or decompress a zip file. In most cases all you will need to do is double click it, but depending on your operating system you may need to download additional software. I recommend googling “how to unzip file on (your type of computer/operating system)”. That should bring up some more information on how you can unzip a file on your specific operating system. If you’re still having issues please email me.

However, to prevent file sharing (which is strictly prohibited) you will only be able to download the files a maximum of 3 times, so make sure you store them somewhere safe.

How do the DIY templates work?

Aside from digital prints, I also offer DIY templates that you can customize yourself. These listings will come with both editable PDF files that can be edited with the latest version of Adobe Reader, or flattened PNG or JPG files that can be edited with a program such as PicMonkey. You can find my tutorial on how to edit with PicMonkey here.

Each listing will specify what can and cannot be edited.

How do I edit the DIY templates?

How to Edit the Templates

The PDF Files included in the DIY template listings can be edited with the latest version of Adobe Reader, which you can download for free here. However, the design elements and color cannot be changed, with the exception of the font color you edit.

Each listing will specify what can and cannot be edit on the templates.

How to Edit the Templates with Adobe Reader/Acrobat

You can change the font, size and text color from the Properties Toolbar. If you are having issues locating the Properties Toolbar from your menu, then you should be able to bring it up using Command + E (on a Mac) or Ctrl + E (on a PC).

A Couple Tips Often Overlooked:

If you see a black (+) show up inside a text box, reduce the font size or change the font type and that should go away. If you’re having issues editing a specific text box or adding text to it, delete EVERYTHING inside it first.

From there you can add your own text back and can edit the fonts, sizes, and spacing within the Properties Toolbar. To do this just make sure the Properties Toolbar is open using Command + E (on a Mac) or Ctrl + E (on a PC).

You need to have this Toolbar open to make changes to the fonts, sizes, and spacing.

If you’re unable to type all of your text in the box, you may need to change the font type or reduce the font. You can often re-adjust the font size or type afterwards.

From the Properties Toolbar you can select the font type and size or click on the “More” tab followed by the “Paragraph” Tab to change the spacing either above or below certain text, in addition to the left or right. You can also change the alignment of the text from this area.

You can actually see how the PDF templates are editable by downloading the free PDF menu in this post. Although the PDF menu templates in my shop consist of one large text box so that you can format the text the way you want and are not stuck to only using a specific number of lines.

 Prefer to Edit the PNG or JPG templates?

The PNG or JPG templates included are essentially flattened designs that you can add your own text on top of, but none of the text or design elements can be moved, edited or deleted, and the colors cannot be changed.

Although sample text is not included, you can add your own details with photo editing software or at PicMonkey.com.

Although sample text is not included, you can add your own details with photo editing software or at PicMonkey.com. You can view my tutorials for adding or removing text with PicMonkey hereand you can download one of our free templates to test this on here.

How do I know what fonts to download for DIY templates?

You can reference the FREE fonts I used in our rustic DIY invitation via this postOtherwise, the specific fonts used (both paid and free fonts) will be mentioned in the individual listing or in the “READ ME” document that will be available to download.

If you are editing the PDF templates then you can also change the font, size and text color from the Properties Toolbar in Adobe Reader/Acrobat. If you are having issues locating the properties toolbar from your menu then you should be able to bring it up using Command + E (on a Mac) or Ctrl + E (on a PC).

Can I print color swatches first?

Click Here to download and test print the color swatches. Please note that not all of the colors are available in the shop. These were created to test colors for some options available in the shop, as well as to be used for custom orders (which is not included in the membership).

Can the color be changed?

No. Well…. not really. They come as flattened templates where design elements cannot be moved or deleted and the color cannot be changed. However, if you are familiar with Photoshop or other image editing software you could technically change the color of my templates in that program. Otherwise, they come in the color you purchase.

The only color that be be changed is the text that is editable on the PDF templates.

While custom orders are not included in this membership, you can contact me for a quote on customizing a template in a specific color.

Printing Tips

You are free to print as many copies as you need, and can print from home or send to an online/local print shop. Ink colors can vary greatly depending on the printer used, and may appear different from what you see on screen. For that reason, I cannot guarantee that your printer will deliver true-to color results.

I recommend using medium to heavy cardstock, which you can find online or at local office supply or craft shop.

Side Note: If printing professionally, please be sure to specify that you DO NOT want the files scaled to fit, unless you don’t mind if the files are scaled down about a quarter of an inch. I have found that some local print shops do this unless you specify otherwise.

Printing Chalkboard Templates:

Due to the amount of ink used on chalkboard templates, it’s not recommended you print from home. However, you can send it to an online printer or local print shop like staples, Office Max, Kinko’s, etc. and can print as many copies as you like. You are essentially printing the black ink onto white cardstock so the white text is not white ink, but the white cardstock showing through the black ink. For example, if you use ivory cardstock then the text would be ivory, if you use kraft cardstock then the text would be the kraft color, etc.

Most print shops don’t have the capability to print white ink and those that do are usually more expensive. So you basically can’t print on colored cardstock and expect the text to be white.

Printing Double-Sided

If you are taking your files to a professional printer you may want to ask them first how they want the files set up for double-sided printing before you edit the templates.

I would definitely recommend test printing the templates before printing an entire batch. In fact, I would even test print the file BEFORE you add your customized text to it. This way you can decide before hand if it will be easier to print with the 2 per page template, or directly on the exact paper size. In my experience, printing on the exact paper size is easier. You can cut your cardstock to size or can purchase it pre-cut in the size you need.

If you are printing using the 2 per page template, keep in mind that paper can sometimes shift in the printer and this can cause them to be slightly off. So unless you have a double-sided printer or your test prints turn out perfect, printing on the exact cardstock size will likely be an easier option.

Plan to print the Editable DIY templates professionally? Read this first!

If you are printing from home, the computer that has the fonts installed, or editing the PNG templates, then you can ignore this section.

The fonts included in some of my DIY templates cannot be embedded into the PDF documents, which means the computer you print from will need to have these fonts installed in order for them to show up correctly.

Basically, all this means is that if you plan to take the files to a professional print shop they will not have these fonts installed on their computers, and the templates will not print correctly. Don’t worry though because there’s an easy way to save or convert the files so that they will show up and print just as you have them set up.

First off, if you are using Adobe Acrobat Pro then all you have to do is go to File –> Export to –> Image. From there you will want to select “JPG” and check the “settings” button before saving to make sure you have the quality set to Maximum and the Resolution to 300/pixels/inch. You can also make these setting changes under “Preferences”.

However, if you’re using a FREE version of Adobe Reader to edit your templates, then you will need to do the following to ensure the files are print-ready:

Making your Template Print-Ready on a PC

The easiest way to make your PDF print-ready on a PC is to install the program “CutePDF” as this will allow you to “Print as a PDF” from your printer settings screen. This will convert your file into a flat PDF that is no longer editable. You will know it worked when you open your file back up and can no longer make edits. For this reason you may want to save this as a different name then the editable version.

Click here to download CutePDF for free.

You can click on the free download on the top right side of your screen and can ignore the additional download links for the converter or Ghostscript because the main download (Ver. 3.1) will prompt you during install if you want to install these items (which you will want to do). However, you will want to say no to the first two pop-ups during install asking if you want to install additional apps.

Making your Template Print-Ready on a Mac

Mac Option 1:

The easiest way to make your PDF print-ready on a Mac is to “Print as a PDF” from your printer settings screen. This will convert your file into a flat PDF that is no longer editable. You will know it worked when you open your file back up and can no longer make edits. For this reason you may want to save this as a different name then the editable version.

Mac Option 2:

Another way to save the file is using the Mac Application, Preview.

After you have saved the templates with your personalized information you will want to open the PDF documents in the application “Preview”.

From there go to FILE -> Export and then select JPG as the format. Make sure the Quality is set to “highest” and change the Resolution to “300” pixels/inch. You can then send the converted JPG files to the print shop and they will print as you see them on your computer.

This may seem confusing, but it’s actually easier than it sounds. However, if you have any questions about this feel free to contact us.

Help, I'm having trouble downloading or editing a file!

If you still have questions after reading this FAQ page, and referring to any “READ ME” files included with the download you can contact me here and I’ll be happy to help in any way I can.

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