Hearts in a New Dimension 2014: Visual Art Animation

Just a few hearts doing a few fun things. I just love hearts! View this here or bigger on my Flickr photostream. You can come back here right away. I added a link back on the video page – or you can visit there awhile first. Your call…

Be sure and view my post on how to make your own pre-printed Valentine-or-any-time Cards with a secret pocket for a treat!
← My Heart Card Valentines: Here’s how to make them!

Samples to show:


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My Heart Card Valentines: Here’s how to make them!


After reading through the how-to blog to do my Valentine-or-any-time free, downloadable printable Cards with a secret pocket, click here or on the pic above to get started!

I decided a how-to for my make-it-yourself Valentine Cards was a good thing, and where better to do it than my blog? As I stated before, the actual downloads are on my Flickr image sharing account. That’s where you will go to get them.

Here’s the How-to-do-it:
Instructions if designs are printed on acid-free, white cardstock:


Print to fit to a page on white, acid-free cardstock.

Use inkjet or laser printer.

Use paper cutter to cut out the cards in 2 rectangular shapes.

Before the cards are cut apart

Then fold end to end and lightly press the folded edge down with the heel of your hand or a Craft Bone (found at a Craft store), with the printed front side up for your fold.

Using sharp craft scissors, cut out the curvy line that forms the top of a secret pocket.

Now you’ve cut everything you need to. Next step is done with a pushpin.

Using a pushpin and laying your card on something that gives (like carpet or a foam-filled arm of a fabric-covered chair), make two tiny holes in the middle of the designated circles printed on the design.

From the printed side, push the prongs of two matching decorative mini-scrapbook brads (one through each hole) and through both layers of the folded card and extend the prongs lengthwise on the back of the folded card.

Once you do that, you have a pocket on the back of your card for a nice Valentine treat for the recipient!
Lastly, insert a small, flat treat (edible or non-food item) in the pocket. These folded cards fit in a computer-size envelope (available at most office supply stores to be bought in bulk). Suggestions for the treat? Tea bags fit great. When I give these out to family and friends, I wrap candy hearts in cellophane or a fold-lock top sandwich baggie sealed and folded to fit. Other suggestions are flat lollipops, sticks of gum, wrapped, flat mints or a couple of bite sized cookies! Non-food items work great, too, – like a wallet-sized photo, a small bookmark, a card with a fav scripture or poem or a gift card. The list can go on and on! These are made of acid-free white cardstock. Make sure you don’t overload them.

Samples to show:

Next post, I link all the Valentine Card designs with thumbnails. Be sure to comment/ask if you have any questions! I’d love to hear from you.

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So many Valentines, So Little Time

I used to have a home business digitally designing custom gifts (I call it Scrap-Looking), but quickly found out that was not my niche. You will see my Flickr feed to viewer’s bottom right, and you will see 6 of my latest designs – and you can click to see more! I’m in Valentine’s Day Mode, and have come up with a card design that anyone with a printer, paper cutter, and access to their craft store can do. The card designs come with complete instructions, even picture ones and have a pocket in the back for a treat for your Valentine. So, shop around. It’s totally free for personal use by right-clicking and saving the original size file to your hard drive off of Flickr. No worries as the downloads on Flickr are safe. Bye the way, my name on Flickr is mimitalks, married, under grace. You can call me Mimi…

Here’s my set of Valentine printables – mostly cards, but you may find other stuff you can use. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mimitalks/sets/72157625856260805/

Here’s one card design to show you – up close and personal. Check my feed for more, or go to this page with pic links and instructions to get started!


God gave me the abilities to do this, and I’ve been sharing them on Flickr but decided it was time I got an online blog to help get the word out to more people. It remains to be seen whether that will work or not. So, here goes… Oh, and I’d love to hear from you. Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

Next post, I share my instructions for making these, complete with pictures. Be sure to comment/ask if you have any questions! I’d love to hear from you.

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