Well, hello 2013! It’s off to a bit of a slow start at this house. I did manage to finish and upload a new printable calendar to the shop! It’s a 4×6 size, perfect for these cute IKEA frames. Easy and inexpensive gifts for teachers, coworkers, neighbors, and friends…makes a great January birthday gift! You can find them here.
Ok, so the idea for this one hit me last night. I was working on some other stuff and happened to be using my QR code. QR codes are those little black pixely boxes that you can scan with your smart phone and it brings up a website, text, etc. I made one for this blog and I try to include it on the printables for download. These little codes are popping up everywhere…magazines, at the mall, I even saw one on the garden stake in my last batch of potting flowers I bought.
So bear with me on this idea. It combines the cute printable subway art idea with the qr code idea with a Valentine’s Day theme. With me so far? This may be totally out there, but I decided to give it a try. It appeals to my geeky side. I can picture it framed on someone’s desk at work…maybe a teacher’s or the school secretary’s, maybe even the dentist’s front office desk…for all to see. If someone is curious (I would be), they can pop out their smart phone, scan it with an app like QRReader (that’s the one I have), and a cute little animated message will appear. It’s a secret message, hidden in cyberspace for your friends to find.
Fun? Wanna try? Try scanning this to see the secret Valentine message….
I made both a 4×6 inch and 5×7 inch size. I framed them in inexpensive frames I found at Target this morning.
Let me add a little disclaimer…I tried this many times. I scanned from my phone, from the computer, from the printable. It works for me. I can’t guarantee that it’s gonna work for everyone and every phone out there. And I did try a red heart, but it seems that my scanner didn’t like the red. Pink works much better. If you’re ready to give it a try, here is the printable.
If anyone is interested in a custom qr code that goes to a personalized, animated Valentine’s message? I’m thinking these would be cute as Valentines for classmates, too….hmmmmm. Email me or go to the ‘contact me’ button at the top of this page. Have fun with this! Happy Valentine’s Day!
I did a little video today about the different ways to score your printables and why it’s important. Check it out!
I’ve been writing some articles for Tip Junkie and sharing some of education background, too. I’m loving it! I’ve done three articles so far…be sure to check them out (and download your freebies)! The pictures are linked.