Zentangle Inspired Valentine Card

If you have followed some of my previous posts, you know that I am a big fan of doodle and Zentangle inspired art. This art form is one of the best stress relievers out there and is so easy to do. Anyone can get beautiful results! Give it a try sometime; I promise you will love it!

If you want to learn how to create your own beautiful works of art, I suggest you check out the Zentangle site and read some of the Zentangle books such as this: Joy of Zentangle: Drawing Your Way to Increased Creativity, Focus, and Well-Being These sites have excellent instructions and design ideas.

I was in a doodle art kind of mood today and decided to work on what I consider an upscale type of Valentine card. I wanted it to be unique and different from the run of the mill cards out there, so I come up with this heart, pretty which I am offering as a free printable. I have also included die cut files for the petal/pochette envelope that surrounds the card. Make this card for your true love following the directions below!

 

 

Supplies:

  • 12x 12 sheet of red card stock
    8.5 x 11 sheet of cream card stock
  • double sided tape
  • scissors and or die cut
  • beautiful ribbon

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Download the free printable and die cut files here.
  2. Print the heart on cream colored card stock.
  3. Cut the heart on the outside lines. You should now have a square that measures 5.125 x 5.125 inches.
  4. Cut out the petal/pochette envelope from 12 x 12 red card stock.
  5. Attach the heart to the middle of the petal envelope with double sided tape.
  6. Fold the envelope using the above photo for guidance.
  7. Tie the envelope with a pretty ribbon.

Now give the card to someone you care about! Wasn’t that easy?

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Paper Reindeer Christmas Ornament

It’s a paper Reindeer party! I have included a pdf file for download, plus free cutting files for most die cut machines. These paper reindeer look lovely as a table decoration, or you can just poke a hole, add some string and have a paper Christmas ornament for your tree.

 

All you have to do is cut the deer parts out of card stock, glue together using tacky glue, and add a festive ribbon around the deer’s neck. Just watch that you don’t stick the bottom of the reindeer’s body together. You have to be able to spread that section open so that the deer can stand.

Hope you enjoy this very easy to make paper reindeer Christmas Ornament.

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Thanksgiving Parchment Luminary Printable

Make an easy and quick Thanksgiving decoration. This paper craft is very similar to the luminary project featured in this article (click here).Just download and print the thanksgiving pdf’s onto 9 x 12 paper, glue the edges and place over a puck light. Couldn’t get any easier and quicker than that.

This project can be done in less that five minutes if you have all of the supplies at hand. This craft is easy and fun for kids.

 

Download free printable here.

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Zentangle Inspired Christmas Card Printable

Download the free Zentangle inspired Christmas Card here.
Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. It is time to start thinking about Christmas crafting and hand made gifts for our friends and loved ones.

I have been fascinated lately with doodling and Zentangle. I feel this is a beautiful and natural art form that anyone can master. It is also fun and relieves stress. I wrote an article awhile back featuring Zentangle inspired bookmarks for download that you might find interesting. You can read it here.
I thought it would be fun designing a Christmas card featuring Zentangle art, and am quite pleased with my result. I am offering the free printable Christmas card download to enjoy during this holiday season. The card is an 8.5 x 11 layout, and looks best on cream colored card stock. Hope you like it!

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