Heart Frames

Show & Tell… “picture frames” png files with heart “cut outs” so it can be laid on top of a photo, with a variety of backgrounds. Yes, I’m playing with a purpose. I’ve been asked to design a card with a heart shaped photo. It took me awhile to learn how to crop circles instead of squares and rectangles (so easy in GIMP, not so easy in OpenOffice Draw) and sometimes, you want to move things around, crop it over a little bit… so an easier way is to make a “frame” clipart in the shape you want, then lay it on top of the photo. Then both the photo and the frame can be individually scaled, stretched, moved, or whatever before you flatten the image for exporting.

Here are the results:

Plain White Heart Frame


Plain Black Heart Frame

Cool Green Frame

You can save any of those three for your own use, if you want… consider it free clip art. To download, click on image to view full size, then right click and select save. Please keep in mind that I am still schooling myself with graphic design software, so it is not perfect.

Here are examples of heart frames in use… I applied filters for special effects on some just to see how cool one basic simple heart frame could look.


frosted, scaled wider

frosted, scaled taller

white frame

white frame

blue, marble filter

blue, marble filter

The possibilities seem near endless as far as color choices and special effects go, so I can see this as something I could use for photo button designs. I could do some other shapes… ovals and rectangles, for sure, maybe stars or free-form. And definitely, most definitely, remove the black line from the white heart as it will look better without.

Thanks for reading!


All Smiles (printable)

allsmilesAll Smiles… download: allsmiles.pdf

Print actual size for 1″ stickers.

 Circles are 1.1″ diameter to make sure that the background color covers the entire 1″ sticker. Layout pitch is 1.125″ center point to center point for OL1025 adhesive back label paper from OnlineLabels.com so check your label paper to see if the layout is the same.

This is a free printable… please do not sell it as a download or collage sheet. Thank you!


Star Eye Smiles (free printable)

StarEyeSmileStickersMy first ever “Printable” sticker sheet!

Download: stareyedsmilestickers.pdf

Print actual size for 1″ stickers.

Yes, I am learning. I was making my own “smile” clipart for buttons and the idea popped into my head that I should learn how to make printable sticker sheets just in case someone wants to be able to print stickers to match their custom buttons someday. So I went to OnlineLabels.com to see how to layout 1″ stickers so they will be spaced properly and downloaded a sizing template for their #OL1025 adhesive back label papers.

Still, I was a bit paranoid… I wanted to make sure the background colors print over the entire individual sticker circles, so I stretched them a little bigger than 1″ diameter, then had fun picking colors. There are 21 different colors, including white and two grays, one for each of 3 smiles – happy, indifferent, and not happy.

I hope you like my smiles!  This is my first one, so it’s not perfect… if you print on sticker paper, please let me know if it printed okay.

This is a free printable… please do not sell it as a download or collage sheet.

As for smile buttons… I should have some made before my next sale date, some with different colored stars in the eyes and some with fancy backgrounds in bright colors that pop when printed professionally. Oh yeah… it is good to share but also good to keep some things just for YBWorks.

Thanks for reading… feel free to share!