I've had a sudden need for small gift packages to hold smallish items that are easy for gift giving. I wanted these packages to be attractive too. I think that a handmade item is always wonderful to share, especially when I know that the recipient will appreciate the love and care put into creating it.
I have spent a great deal of time creating tangles that resulted in a piece of Zentangle-inspired wall art. This framed artwork has become invaluable to me in so many ways. I immediately felt the wonder of relaxation while tangling. Seeing the progression of my artwork, by my own hands, was amazing to me. Having completed a framable piece of artwork was incredibly satisfying. This particular work continues to make me feel such accomplishment.
Again my wall art has come to the rescue. I've scanned my Zentangle-inspired art work then printed it to both sides of a sheet of Bazzill Smooth cardstock. Yes, this is my own pen and pencil to paper handwork and with the help of technology, as well as the Sizzix Big Shot Pro die cutting system, I've been able to create these small gift packages to meet my needs.
This photo shows my Zentangle-inspired matchbox. I've added a strip of Bazzill Black bling to the match striking area. A Tim Holtz alterations sizzlits rosette and Spellbinders flourish adorn the top.
Here's a view of my Zentangle-inspired carry all box. The only embellishment needed was a bit of fun fur for the handle.
This photo shows my Zentangle-inspired candy-shaped box looking lovely with simple bows tied to each side . . .
Now I'm ready to add my little gifties! Sweet and simple is good.
I encourage you to find a Certified Zentangle Teacher in your area and experience the wonder of Zentangle for yourself.
I'm entering one of these projects into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft's "DIY Background Paper" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Charisma Cardz "No Cards" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Anything Goes" (here)
Moving Along With The Times "Last Minute Christmas" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Tis the Season" (here)