Noted – 2/7/18 I understand if you don’t want to scroll down to see all my images. But…if you don’t, you will miss who I really am and what motivates me to do what I do. Still, seeing any of my images anywhere may tell you that as well. I am an amateur graphics designer. I offer downloadable printable images totally free for personal use to make custom paper craft items and ornaments for all seasons. What is it about my pouch designs? They have a little pocket in the back for a small, flat gift and beautiful heart designs on the front. For anytime, please check out my NEW! Give Your Heart Card pouch designs with templates that print as 6″ x 4″ photos – find them here: flic.kr/s/aHskXosggY Also, avail yourself of my Heart Card Pouch printables that you print yourself on white, acid-free cardstock at www.flickr.com/gp/mimitalks/211eY7See a glimpse of these in my showcase. All the designs are under a Creative Commons license, for personal use only. Please check the licensing on each one. If you use, enjoy!!! and to God be the glory!
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!,
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.