Doodle Bird Printable

 

This birdie is very pretty and is easy to care for, unlike the real thing 🙂 No food, water or cleanup! It looks best when printed on kraft card stock. Just download the free files below and assemble your paper aviary.

 

 

Supplies:

 

Instructions:

  1. Print out bird pdf file on brown kraft card stock.
  2. Cut out the bird prints with scissors.
  3. Fold a 17 inch piece of floral wire in half and wrap tightly with brown floral tape.
  4. Cover the back of one bird with tacky glue, place the floral wire onto the center (as in photograph) and place the other bird on top. Press down to flatten the bird. Wait for glue to dry. Curl the bottom of the floral wire to make a base to support the bird.
  5. Cut out wings and beak. Either use the pdf files as a template, or cut out with die cut machine. Files for most machines are provided in the free download. Fold at fold lines and glue to bird.
  6. That’s it. Now wasn’t that quick and easy?
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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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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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Recycled Glass Halloween Candy Jar

Halloween candy jar is a speedy and easy Halloween craft, which you can do with kids. As you can tell from the photo above, we eat a lot of salsa in my house. I love re purposing the jars into storage and craft projects. The price is right, and recycling stuff that would otherwise be thrown away is always a good thing

The candy jars make excellent Halloween gifts and also be used as prizes for Halloween parties. Just have the kids try to guess the amount of candy in the jar, and the one who guesses closest wins the Candy jar as a prize. It doesn’t get any better than that 🙂

 

Supplies:

  • glass jar
  • glue stick
  • black glitter ribbon
  • black card stock
  • burlap fabric square
  • clip art and printables from download files

Directions:

  1. Take a glass jar that has a lid and remove the label.
  2. Fill the jar with candy and screw on the lid.
  3. Cut a square of burlap fabric and attach to the lid with a rubber band. ( I found cute Halloween burlap at JoAnn’s.)
  4. Cut glitter ribbon and tie around the lid to hide the rubber band.
  5. Download and print the label form the Halloween Glass Jar download files.
  6. Cut the label.
  7. Tie the label onto the ribbon, and tie the ribbon into a bow. Trim the ribbon at an angle.
  8. Cut the lettering and clip art with a die cut machine, or by hand with an Xacto knife. Files for most die cut machines can be downloaded here.
  9. Use a glue stick to attach lettering and clip art to the jar.

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Zentangle Inspired Bookmark Printable

OK, I admit it. I am way behind the times. In fact, I am a couple of years behind the times regarding doodle art.

 

I had no clue what Zentangle was until about a week ago. I was strolling through my favorite artist supply store and ended up in the book section.

 


I happened to notice a Zentangle book and was immediately drawn to  the beautiful Zentangle drawings on the books cover. These drawings looked complicated, beautiful  and mesmerizing all at the same time. Why did I not know about this? How come I hadn’t been told?

 

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As I browsed through the book , I saw the steps it took to make the complicated patterns and shapes.  It didn’t seem too hard at all. I bought the book, went home and started doodling. It was quite fun and relaxing, I was hooked!

I came up with the Zentangle inspired bookmarks pictured above. Feel free to download the pdf file and print your own book marks. One can never have too many bookmarks or books for that matter 🙂

 

My bookmarks were drawn and then scanned into the computer. I then used Adobe Illustrator to clean up the art. This however is not necessary. Often beautiful hand drawn works of art have character that can never be reproduced by computer software. The choice is yours!

 

Download the free printable here

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Free Printable Mother’s Day Poster

Celebrate Mothers Day with a free 11 x 17 printable. Click here to download.

I don’t get on my soap box often, but I do have a lot to say about the topic of motherhood. I truly believe the saying The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Being a mother and staying home to raise your children is often held as a lesser option to working outside of the home. I have worked, and I have stayed home with small children.

Believe me, it was easier to go to work, than it was to stay home with toddlers. Once you have children, however, their needs come first.

Raising children to be kind, loving, decent human beings is the most important job on the planet. There is nothing that matters more…

I have two daughters Erika and Catherine that are now grown. They are the lights of my life and have brought joy and happiness into my world. I want to thank them for coming into my life, and being the people they are.

So to all the mothers out there, I wish you all the best this Mothers Day. You deserve it!

Rita

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Halloween Mummy Printable

Celebrate the season of Halloween with a free Mummy poster printable download. If your printer is not able to take 11 x17 paper, you can get it printed at a quick print store such as Office Depot or Staples for less than two dollars.

 

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Halloween Owl Poster Printable

Whooo’s getting a free Halloween poster? Print out this poster and use it to decorate your door, window, classroom wall whatever!

It can be printed out on 11 x 17 paper. Just click on the pdf link and download the printable. Take it to your local quick print shop, or if your printer has 11 x 17 printing capabilities, print to out at home. Very cute and easy!

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Free Paper Princess Crown Printable

 

 

Now everyone can have a princess tiara. Let the world know just who you are 🙂

All you have to do is download the free tiara pdf printable, print it out on 8.5 x 11 sized paper, cut it out, and glue the ends to the center piece forming a crown.

 Strut your stuff and let everyone know who you are!

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