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How To Use Canva To Create Coloring Pages and Printable Wall Art
My daughter went back to college last week which means she needs textbooks, paper, lab supplies, notebooks, and money. 😉 She’s also moving into a new dorm apartment next month which means she’ll need just about everything.
Since the bank of mom doesn’t have unlimited funds, we try to be practical and budget-friendly when it comes to decorating her space. One of our favorite ways to brighten up her space is to print out coloring pages, color them, and hang them on the wall with washi tape.
To celebrate her fifth and final year in college (she’s pre-med, what can I say?), I decided to surprise her with two things: 1) coloring pages designed by me and 2) a new printer.
The HP AMP Printer I bought is beyond amazing. It does the usual (print and scan) but it also plays music through its Bluetooth speakers. Music! As if that wasn’t awesome enough, the printer also allows you to make and take phone calls. 😯 Keep reading to find out more about the HP AMP Printer and check out my tutorial on how to design coloring pages.
Since I’m a huge fan of user-friendly Canva.com, today’s tutorial is specific to their platform. Due to a large number of screenshots needed for the tutorial, I decided to incorporate the screenshots in a slide format. This allows you the reader to scroll through and learn at your own pace.
Let’s get started!
Note: This post was originally published in 2017 so the layouts in Canva may have changed. Be mindful of this while reading through the slides.
Now that you’ve watched the tutorial, you can see that creating coloring pages and printable wall art is not as complicated as you thought, right?!
Even though this HP AMP Printer is for my daughter, I just had to try it out. I mean seriously, this thing plays music! All I had to do was link my phone to the printer (via Bluetooth) and within seconds the printer’s speakers were blaring out my favorite 80’s music. And while I was jamming out to Duran Duran, I received a phone call. Do you know what the printer did? It paused the music so I could answer the call using the printer’s built-in microphone and audio control panel. I felt like a rock star! LOL
To explore the printer’s other features, I downloaded the HP Smart app. The app allows
me my daughter to scan documents and images on the go, order ink, and print photos from social media. I see a lot of Snapchat pics in my kid’s future!
Even though these coloring pages were made for my daughter (and contain her favorite quotes), I decided to print them out for myself and get my coloring game on. I’m certain my daughter will add her own artistic touch to these and make them look awesome!
If you’d like to see the HP AMP printer in action, give your local Walmart a call. They’re having in-store demos through January 2018. If you’d like to buy the HP AMP printer, it’s available exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com.
Because I like to share the love, you can download (for free) two of the coloring pages I designed for my daughter.
Pretty cool, right?
What features of the HP AMP printer are you most impressed with? What features would help you be more productive?