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.)
And one more, custom candy hearts, classic, if too low rez to be very useful
Have fun and Happy Valentines Day!
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.