Posts tagged ‘valentines’
I’ve got a new Yahoo group dedicated to the Teresa Collins (Photocentric) Stampmaker and it is growing in members and resources. Currently we have a Valentine challenge going on and members can download a packet of 14 commercial use OK images in negative form for easy stampmaking. A low rez preview is shown below. To get the high rez versions join the group!
There are some great online tools to take your custom text and “heart-ify” it. For starters, the following 3 sites make word clouds in the shape of a heart:
Festisite flows text into a spiral heart
Scrapcoloring lets you type in short text and then fill it with a heart pattern you can also customize. You can also generate high resolution background paper in various heart patterns.
Says-It generates circular text and a heart border.
And the software you already may have also has some cool text tricks for you to try. If you want to flow paragraph text into a heart shape, for instance, it is quick and easy to do in Inkscape. My one minute video is here. (Instructions for doing this in MSWord, PowerPoint, etc. are here, but I had little success with them.)
You can also flow text around the outline of a heart using Text>Put Text on Path in Inkscape or in SureCutsALot with the steps shown in this text on path video. Studio with the steps shown in this video. Make the Cut also has this capability.
And one more, custom candy hearts, classic, if too low rez to be very useful
Have fun and Happy Valentines Day!
1/14 update: This post was made before my Silhouette days, but I want to add this link for the Silh crowd.
I dug out some high resolution seamless tiles I created for Valentines Day 2001, and made them into printable digipaper for the new decade. If you just want a pattern, click on a thumbnail below for a single 300 dpi tile.
Please enjoy these files on your personal and commercial projects. I would love to see what you create with these.
Note that I am withholding the right to sell the files or include them in a collection for sale. Thanks.
Update: These files are no longer free.
I found a great source for free .scut files and information about Sure-Cuts-A-Lot software. Check out ScrappingTable.com for many great Valentine cuttables like the basket shown below.
I am predominantly a Mac user, so I don’t mess with Cricut Design Studio much, but I thought I would try out the pop up card technique so those without SCAL can play along. Here were the results:
and here’s a screen shot (colors are reversed…the outside of the card is on the right):
You can download the .cut file here. Cartridge is Plantin Schoolbook. The finished card is A2 size so you can just use a half sheet of card stock for the outside instead of cutting one with the Cricut as I did above. For instructions on how to assemble the card, check the references on my earlier post about pop ups.