Planning a Birthday celebration? Customize this DIY Birthday Invitation and print as many copies as you need! I’m including both a version with a border and one without, so you can use whichever you prefer.
All of the text is editable in Adobe Reader or Acrobat, with the exception of “Celebrate”, “the”, and “in the”. You can also refer to image showing boxes around the text to see what you can edit.
The line that says “25th Birthday of” is editable so you can technically use this template for multiple events including a graduation, baby shower, etc.
This listing includes PDF files that can be edited with the latest version of Adobe Reader, and flattened PNG files that can be edited with a program such as PicMonkey. None of the design elements can be moved, edited or deleted, and the colors cannot be changed, with the exception of the text color that you edit in Adobe Reader or Acrobat.
These are digital files only, no physical items will be shipped.
Be sure to view the tabs for additional information or visit our FAQ page. A “READ ME” file is also included in the download, which includes font links, editing tips, and printing information. (This template is similar to the rustic invitation template and uses the same fonts.)
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This is an instant digital download for a zip file that includes high resolution single templates in PDF and PNG format, and then 2 per page in PDF and PNG format. This way you can either print directly on the paper size you need, or print and then cut out the templates.
DIY Birthday Template
Single 5 x 7 Templates
Invitation without Border – PDF and PNG Format
Invitation with Border – PDF and PNG Format
2 Files Per Page on 11 x 8.5 Page
Invitation without Border – PDF and PNG Format
Invitation with Border – PDF and PNG Format
How to Download
You’ll be able to download the file on the order confirmation page and an email will also automatically be sent to you within a few minutes of your payment going through. Make sure you’re viewing the email as “html” to see the links, and if you don’t see the email be sure to check your junk/spam folder.
Aside from the “READ ME” file, the download will be a zip file, which you will need to unzip/decompress to access the folders inside.
Please download your files within 30 days.
How to Edit
The PDF Files included in this purchase 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.
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.
Prefer to Edit the PNG templates?
The PNG 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.
You can reference the FREE fonts I used in our rustic DIY invitation via this post. The download links to fonts used are also included in the “READ ME” file available to download after you purchase.
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. We purchase most of our cardstock and envelopes from Paper and More and love their products, prices, and customer service.
Plan to print 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.
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 MacMac 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 email me.
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.
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.
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