Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Digital Frames - Create a Gift Coupon for Christmas

I enjoy using digital frames in various ways and here at the Holidays they come in real handy.

Sometimes I don't know what to get someone for the Holidays but I want to do something a bit more personal than giving a store gift card, so I like to create a Gift Coupon that they can redeem with me.  This way it becomes more personal and depending on what the coupon is for, I get to have a great time with them as well.

It just takes a little time on the computer using a cool graphic frame and then it's up to you if you print it and color it by hand or colorize it by using a program like Photoshop.  You can also create your coupon in a program like Word and print it out on colored paper.


Here is an example of a Girl's Day Out coupon I did in Photoshop.

The great thing about these coupons is you can create them for all occasions and for whatever you want. You could even create a coupon book with a variety of favors, wishes... 
or fantasies if your more naughty than nice.

 This is the original digital frame I used for the above coupon.
Frame is by GraphicsFairy - HERE



Here are several more frames that would be great to create a coupon with.




All of the above Frames are from one of my favorite blogs to visit



Here is an assortment of favorite digital frame "finds" I have in my personal collection. 

Dover clip art - This one can still be found on Picasa - HERE
Sign up for free Dover samples - HERE
 
Dover Clipart - This once can be found on Photobucket - HERE

Another Dover clip art frame from - Dover's weekly freebies newsletter
Sign up for free Dover samples - HERE
 
Dover clipart - Can be seen on Picasa - HERE

This was a Dover clipart freebie I got from their digital email newsletter
Sign up for free Dover samples - HERE

 
This one can be found at www.fromoldbooks.org - click HERE
The above frame came from an amazing site by Liam Quin -  www.fromoldbooks.org
A large variety of vintage engraved borders and frames by Liam can be seen - HERE
 
 
Found at www.fromoldbooks.org - HERE

From www.fromoldbooks.org - found HERE

This one can be found at www.fromoldbooks.org - click  HERE

From www.fromoldbooks.org - HERE

Not sure where I got this one but probably available from Dover

Not sure where I got this one

Border Frame from www.fromoldbooks.org - HERE

Not sure where I got this one

Found at www.fromoldbooks.org - HERE

Found at www.fromoldbooks.org - HERE


Two Victorian Scrap frames in full of color
 
Dover - This one can be found HERE on Flickr

Dover - This one can be found HERE on Picasa
The two frames above are Dover freebies that were made available to
those who get the freebies weekly newsletter by email.
Sign up for free Dover samples - HERE


And here are some more vintage engraved border frames

Found on Picasa - HERE

Found on Flicker - HERE

Found on Picasa - HERE

Found at www.fromoldbooks.org - HERE

Found on www.clker.com - HERE

Found on www.clker.com - HERE

Found this one on www.clker.com - HERE

found on www.clker.com - HERE

Found on www.clker.com - HERE

Found on www.clker.com - HERE
 

You can even scan a real frame and use that image as a digital frame 


Grins and Giggles,
 Evelyn

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    1. Hey D Angell - The thanks really go to the original image creators and posters. There are sooooo many cool ones out there on the web so I hope you find lots more for your stash.

      Grins,
      Evelyn

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  2. Several of these are taken from my Web site at fromoldbooks.org -- see my image search page for the original high quality versions.

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    1. Hey Liam! Thanks for dropping a note regarding your awesome website and some of the great border/frames from it that I included in the above post.

      Back when I first started my blog, blogger allowed you to upload photos straight from websites so when viewers clicked on the image it would take you back to the source. I believe during one of their blogger upgrades, they removed that feature so now all you see is the image.

      I've gone back in and posted links to individual images so everyone can find them online. I believe I've got all yours tagged and linked correctly but if not just drop me an email and I'll be glad to make any corrections needed.

      Thanks again for posting great images we artsy types can use.

      Cheers,
      Evelyn

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