Questioning My Hearts: 5 Video Art Valentines to share plus some to make

Click on these videos to go to my Flickr site, then left click on the download arrow to get them in original format and view them large and to scroll down to see the music credits for each, if that applies. That will download them to play, not save. Be sure and link back to me, if you save and share the video. As God has gifted me with the ability to make these and the creative Make-yourself-Valentines, so gift I you. Please don’t sell them, but do enjoy and share them. Merry Valentine’s Day early!!!

Done mostly for Valentine’s Day, but I love hearts any time. Look for the sign of the fish.

If you like to make your own valentines – like I do – I can help with that. And my designs (linked here) create a little pocket for a sweet note or tasty treat!

New me, new heart card printables for any time a la Mimishareand here’s a video showing how I did mine

Note: Be sure and scroll down in comments, once you click on the image to go to my Flickr site for detailed pictures and written instructions for all the different Valentine cards I’ve created for you to make – and give – yourself!

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Digital Kisses and Warm Greetings

Done mostly for Valentine’s Day, but I love hearts any time

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God’s Winter Wonderland – free to color for Kids (Huh?)

I don’t know if anyone’s reading this. I very well may be “talking” to myself, but here goes. Not only did I design over 30 different heart cards-you-put-together-yourself-with-a-secret-pocket for free download for Valentine’s Day – or anytime!,

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

and I’ve started sharing cool heart videos like this one here,

← Hearts in a New Dimension 2014: Visual Art Animation

I did some things for winter – for kids and their parents to do. Here’s two cool color pages, acknowledging the Creator of the world and celebrating winter at the same time. They are on my Flickr photo-sharing account. Each click on the pics below goes straight to the printable page for that designed color page – totally safe to right click and download to your hard drive at original size and then fit to a page when you print.


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Video Art to Show the Love…Huh?


What’s in the video? I go a little artsy first, and then I demonstrate doing my
free, printable Card designs for Valentine or anytime that help you show the love. Why give this away?
Because He first loved me, and I want to share the talent I believe He gave me.

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! and the thumbnail links of my newest designs on my previous post:
← I’ve got Heart Design Cards – Not Just for Valentine’s…

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I’ve got Heart Design Cards – Not just for Valentine’s…

Just a little glimpse of the totally artsy little video I put on my last post. Check it out…
←Hearts in a New Dimension 2014: Visual Art Animation

But…I promised thumbnails and here they are! Each picture button links to the free, downloadable, printable Valentine (many are for any time!) card design page for download, currently residing on my Flickr photo stream – and there are more…but you’ll see that when you go there. Each design page links back to here, if you need to come back. But everything you download is on Flickr! It’s perfectly safe to do so, just right click and download the original size of the style you want and follow my instructions there on how to make the card(s). Take a look at some of what I offer…

goldamazingbloglovewire
peachparfaitcottoncandy
colorwheelfuschiaexplosion
aquawirefitforaqueen
loveyouJesuslovesme
beminepatchwork2
tweedmultihrtorangebrocade
patchworkredwithfabrichrts

You will notice I am posting only the printed front of the folded card. There is a back, plus a secret pocket in the back – which you can fill with small, flat items. Just check the instructions here or in comments on this Flickr page (which picture links all the Heart Cards) for my cool suggestions!


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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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