With Valentine's Day only a few days away, we wanted to ensure you were well equipped with content creating ideas. Instasize gives you the ability to completely transform the photos you've taken with your smartphone into engaging content pieces that both your friends and followers will love.

Spice your feed up this V-Day with some border love. Create custom family collages to show the special people in your life just how much you appreciate them. Who said Valentine's Day was all about lovers?! We currently have two available border packs that contain a plethora of Valentiney backgrounds. Available to ALL users! Keep reading to find out how to utilize them to create various types of content.

Borders & Collages


Valentines Day Collage with Borders

You can find the Valentines Day themed border packs within our border editor. After selecting a photo to edit, click on the border icon (it looks like a square within a square) and from there you can download the "XOXO" and "LOVE" border collections. Here is the step by step breakdown on how to re-create the collage above:

  • Step #1: Open the Instasize App, download here if you haven't yet.

  • Step #2: Tap the "plus" sign to select which format you wish to edit.

  • Step #3: Tap the "collage" icon.

  • Step #4: Choose up to 6 images to be placed in a single collage. (we chose 3 to begin with)

  • Step #5: At the top, you may swipe left to see different layout options.

  • Step #6: Tap the layout option you wish to use.

  • Step #7: At the bottom of the editing screen, tap the “borders icon”

  • Step #8: Choose either the LOVE or XOXO border packs.

  • Step #9: Select Valentines borders of choice.

  • Step #10: Use the bar above to adjust border width.

  • Step #11: Next to the "borders" icon, tap the "A" icon, meaning text.

  • Step #12: Write your desired message (we wrote "XOXO") followed by the checkmark when complete.

  • Step #13: Swipe left to choose from an array of fonts. (We love "Cute Love" font)

  • Step #14: Pinch with two fingers to move or adjust size of text.

  • Step #15: To add another text, swipe right at the bottom until you see the plus sign and tap.

  • Step #16: Next type your family's name to complete your valentines card.

  • Step #17: Move Text to desired area on photo.

  • Step #18: Share with friends, family, and followers!

Create a Valentines Card with Text


Valentines Day Card with Text

These easy to make cards are the perfect addition to any Instagram Stories and/or Snapchat! Best part? You can make one in under a minute. LETS' GO.

  • Step #1: Open the Instasize app.

  • Step #2: Tap the plus sign at the bottom.

  • Step #3: Tap the "photo" icon to choose your image.

  • Step #4: Apply desired filter on top.

  • Step #5: At the bottom tap the "A" icon meaning text.

  • Step #6: Type your message "My Loves" and desired color of text.

  • Step #7: Choose font (we used Playlist Script)

  • Step #8: Position text on image.

  • Step #9: At the bottom scroll all the way to the left until you see the "+" sign to add another line of text.

  • Step #10: Repeat steps 6-8

  • Step #11: To create the lines on either side of your text like pictured above above, repeat step #9 and type -- side by side to create a "line"

  • Step #12: Create two and add to each side of text "My Loves"

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Valentine's Quote w/ Background


Valentines Day Quote with Background Pattern

Another great addition to any Instagram Stories, Snapchat, and/or feed. We've discovered that our themed borders (typically used with photos) make phenomenal backgrounds for quotes! Here's how to recreate the above image on your own device.

  • Step #1: Open the Instasize app.

  • Step #2: Tap the plus sign at the bottom.

  • Step #3: Tap the “photo” icon to choose an image (it can be any image, we'll be removing it from the frame so we can have full access to the border).

  • Step #4: At the bottom scroll to find the borders icon.

  • Step #5: Choose desired border from the "XOXO" or "LOVE" pack.

  • Step #6: Pinch your photo to make it small and slide it off to the side until you no longer see your photo.

  • Step #7: Find the text icon below

  • Step #8: Type out your Valentines message.

  • Step #9: Choose font (we used Blackout Midnight)

  • Step #10: Position text on border.

With 20 different border backgrounds to choose from there's really no reason why you shouldn't be posting some fun + engaging content this Valentine's Day! Make sure you tag us in all of your edits! We'll be reposting all of our favorites all week. Thanks for reading!