Picmonkey is my top choice for making scrapbook printables as not only does it do easy photo editing
but also has heaps of pre-made templates suitable for scrapbooking embellishment and a large variety of fun fonts. It's beginner-friendly and I find it really easy to move the components around as I need them.
You can try it for free for seven days but after that, when you are ready to download your amazing scrapbook printable, it requires you to sign up for a subscription.Canva
is a popular choice to make printable cutouts because you can use it for free
but they also sell exclusive templates. I personally think Canva is great but I am just so very comfortable and used to PicMonkey that I find it hard to swap.
Much like PicMonkey, Canva has tons of graphics suitable for scrapbook printables and they are referred to as "elements" in the Canva menu.Adobe Illustrator
is the industry-leading vector graphics program and there is no denying it does amazing things. However, it's not an intuitive program for those of you not used to Adobe and it requires either some training or time spent researching resources on how-to videos on YouTube before you can make printables.Microsoft Word
is great for quickly printing out text but not so great to make printables. It just doesn't drag, drop and layer components in the same way the other programs do as let's face it, Microsoft Word is just not designed for this.
Of course, there are many more programs out there, but in the examples and tutorial below, I'll be using PicMonkey. You should still be able to follow along with Canva as they are quite similar in many ways.