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Creative QR codes

QR codes have been around for a while now,

and perhaps some people don’t use them much anymore.


You know…

It was always about the quality of the link.

And the message behind it.



I think we should bring them back as Art.


you can too!


The other day I bought the QR code back.

And put it on a contact card for the lovely Miss T.

Who’s flown off to Northen Ireland for a Gap year.


Lucky her!

What an adventure?

I loved Ireland,

I went there twice.

Perhaps, I’m just a bit jealous.

Those accents get me every time.

And the craic!

The scenery and the people.

Alright, a lot jealous!


We had a party last weekend

and we watched her play the cups to “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.”

She can sing that girl.

And play the cups.

This was the card I made her (obviously I changed the details) to give to the guests so they could contact her.



I love that song like crazy.

Everytime I replay it,

it reminds me of a great night

And that gorgeous girl.

Playing the cups.

So, I took it one step further and made some art out of it.


This is not just a QR code


It’s QR Art.

It’s the message behind this piece.

My memory of that night.

Sometimes you have to look further at art to find the real meaning.




I thought you might like to know how to make your own QR code,
so you can link it to your own special QR Art.


Link to

Your wedding video?

A favourite song that reminds you of a fab time.

Or perhaps,

A message you’d like someone to read every day.

Here’s how.



How to make your own QR Art


Find a link that you love, or a song, or a You tube Video you want to embed in your QR code.

Copy the URL.

Then go to a QR code generator I use this one

Paste the URL in and follow the instructions to generate your code.

Don’t forget to select the data type, like a website URL, or You Tube Video, Facebook page etc.

Then download and save your code image.

Place the code into an A4 word doc or Indesign file.

Print out.

NB: To read the QR code you need to download a QR reader to your phone

I have an iphone so I use this one. (It’s free)


Frame and enjoy.


The possibilites are endless

What about this one…


Download the QR reader for your phone and see what this one says.



It’s all about the message in my art.


This one’s for my favourite aunty x,




I googled Clogher…

to find out where our lost baby sitter is. {lol!}


She’s more than that,

she’s a really great friend.


Did you know…

Clogher means “stoney place”.

Miss T, can you pop a few stones in your bag when you come back

so I can make some of these stone hooks?

You know how I love a good hook.





Look what else I found,

Guinness did this cool schooner glass with a QR code

(the link is broken, but it used to take you to their social media pages)






Miss T, have a toast for me,

on your days off

of course!

I’m sure you are going to have the most amazing year,

That lucky family will never want you to leave.



I’ll be practising the cups with your mum and dad.

{PS: Send pics it’s been 3 days, lol!}



Here’s to a fabulous adventure Miss T x

You’ve been Tomfo’d!



How about you?

Rememeber when your child left home for the first time?

Ever been to Ireland?

Think you’d make up some QR art?



Happy weekend guys


Live with Love,




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13 responses to “Creative QR codes”

  1. What an absolutely fabulous post! Imaginative ideas, beautiful layout and clear instructions. Happily shared on fb 🙂 Annette
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    • Sarah says:

      Thank you Annette, that just made my day, a post close to my heart, lovely to hear you liked it.
      Have a wonderful day. x

  2. This is the best idea!!!! The possibilities are endless, Thank you for sharing the how to, I can see some great anniversary and significant birthday ideas here xx
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    • Sarah says:

      No worries lovely lady, I love that idea what a great idea for a 40th wedding anniversary present? Love it!
      I’d love to see them if you make any. Happy weekend x

  3. This might actually be my favourite blog post ever! Just printed off and framed a bunch of codes that link you to youtube videos of dancing Spiders. Won’t tell the family, I’ll just wait for them to notice.
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    • Sarah says:

      Well that just made my day, darn it, exactly what I was hoping someone would do, so awesome, I can’t wait to hear how long till they noticed and what they thought.

  4. This is such an ace idea! How cool are those cards?! Do you know, despite living almost all my life in England, I’ve never been to Ireland? Go figure! It’s on my bucket list though! I think Miss T is in for a treat!
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    • Sarah says:

      I can’t believe you have never been to Ireland. I reckon you would love it especially if you love potatoes like me lol!
      I think she is too. I might even have to go visit Ireland again. x

  5. Bec Senyard says:

    This is so incredibly clever! The possibilities are endless… this could be a fabulous gift for anniversaries or Birthdays. You are so freaking creative! I love it. 🙂
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  6. This is so freaking clever!!! I love it. I am going to try it with a message to my sister in a sneaky YouTube clip perhaps. So good!
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    • Sarah says:

      Oh I love that, what a fab idea, would be a good one for mothers day too i reckon. thanks for your gorgeous comment x

  7. Grace says:

    This is so damn cool!!! I LOVE this idea! Might do it for our next wedding anniversary!
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