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Zentangle inspired free bookmark printables
Download the free printable here
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?
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!
Dollar Bill Paper Flowers
June is the month that celebrates graduations. We often give graduates bouquets of flowers as a gift to mark the occasion. Flowers are nice, beautiful in fact, but most younger people would like the gift of cash flowers better! You know this is true! :)
Give a bouquet of flowers that is made out of dollar bills (or fives, tens, twenties, fifties or more). The graduate will truly love these!
Instructions for these easy to make paper flowers are in the video below.
Special thanks to Steph from Curbnotes.com youtube channel for sharing this informative rose money tutorial.
2013 Graduation Money Card and Envelope Project
It's that time of year again! Many of our children are graduating, and it is time to honor their achievements with gifts and graduation parties. This card is very easy to make if you have a die cut machine. Just cut it out, glue the silver foil and card stock backings, and there you have it! There is even a template included to make a matching envelope. How great is that?
There is also a pdf file included if you have no machine. Just cut it out by hand.Use an xacto knife and take your time, and you will have an easy to make graduation money holder card in practically no time!
- Card Stock Paper
- Silver Foil Gift Wrapping (this is much shinier and cheaper than scrapbook paper )
- Glue Stick
- Download free die cut and pdf graduation card template files here.
- Cut the cut out using on an 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock.
- Turn the card over, and glue squares of silver foil paper to the top on bottom sections of the card. Make sure the shiny side of the foil paper is visible on the front side of the card.
- Fold the bottom flap, so the the front of the card is visible as in step four of the above photo. Glue the side edges of the card down.
- Cut a square of card stock the same size as the top flap. Glue the square cardstock onto the back of the top card flap to hide the silver wrapping paper square.
- The card itself is now finished. It is always nice to make a matching enevelope so I have included a template to make an appropriately sized envelope for this card. Download the envelope template here.
- Cut the envelope out of a piece of 12 x 12 matching cardstock.
- Glue the edges of the envelope and let dry. When dry insert the card (only after you fill it with cash :) ) and give it to the lucky graduate!