The other day I was surfing Pinterest and I ran across this cute Valentine's Day card. Immediately I thought....I can do something like that. This is what I came up with....something that can sit on my husband's desk at work and him know we are thinking about him. You see, my husband is very much a tech guy. He could really care less if I make him some kind of frilly love note declaring 366 reasons why I love him (believe me, I only recently came to this realization). I thought this might be more suited to him and his love for technology---and the fact it is a little bit on the geeky side.
I started to do a little research because honestly, I'm not a techie in comparison to my husband. The first search was how do I make one of the QR Codes by myself. Let me tell you, Google is a wonderful tool! I'm sure there are many great QR Code generating websites out there, this happens to be the one I found first and it was user friendly enough for this girl that doesn't know enough about computers and tech stuff. I went to quirfy to generate my own code. Below are a couple screen prints showing how easy this process really is!
|Step one, type in the message you want to display with the QR Code.|
|Once you hit "qurify," the code is displayed to the right. You have the option to print the |
code from there or save it as a file. I chose to save the file that way I could resize it if I wanted to.
|I resized the image (careful to keep it a square). |
This resizing was perfect for an 8x10 frame.
|To be able to scan the code, you need an app to do it. ScanLife is the one I happen to |
have on my phone that I use for other codes I come across. Again, I think there are
SEVERAL out there to pick and choose from.
|I just cut a piece of card stock to fit into a 5x7 frame and cut out the |
QR Code to attach to the card stock.
|Here's the finished product. Here in an 8x10 frame.|
|Here in an 8x10 and 5x7.|
|My son scanning the code to see if it really works.|
|It does work! It says "We love you and hope you are having a wonderful day!"|
I think the next version(s) of this will have pictures and codes meshed together to make it even more meaningful. What a fun and pretty unique gift to make/receive! Have fun playing around! The possibilities are endless!