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I’m super excited to share my Zentangle Meets Stampin’ Up! post today!

In the past couple months, I’ve taken several Zentangle classes with Linda Fulton, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) here in Central Alberta.  Linda is a wonderful and inspirational instructor with loads of lovely Zentangle samples.  She was wondering if a Big Shot might be a neat addition to her business.  Suffice to say, that question really got my creative juices flowing!

So I designed a Christmas themed workshop for Linda and a few of her best buddies.  And we had a ball!

But we didn’t just play with the Big Shot.  We played with the Big Shot, the Envelope Punch Board, punches, and the Scoring Tool!   For every Stampin’ Up! project the ladies created, I also made a Zentangle inspired idea.  These are the ones I want to share with you today!

zentangle meets stampin' up!

With your tangle already made, these cards really go together quickly. I tangled with a traditional black Sakura Pigma pen on white paper.   Then I used a framelit to cut out my Zentangle for almost all my designs, which is fast and fun!  Since we are nearing that pretty important December holiday, I focussed on Christmas shapes for Linda’s workshop.

Here I’ve made a Christmas bauble suspended with silver metallic thread from a cutout frame.  In addition to packing a punch with just the black, white and a touch of silver, it’s got movement!

The numbers were fun to cut too.  While you could just cut out the numbers once, I cut two.  One is my tangle and one is in Basic Black which I glued together just slightly offset for a shadow.

Rather than detract from the tangle patterns, I used clean and bold colours to really create a WOW focal point!  Just a couple details like the holly and silver bow create a pretty exciting card!

zentangle meets stampin' up!

Here another example where the Lots of Labels Framelits highlight the snowman cutout.  With five different label sizes, it’s easy to make perfect mats for any project you design! I stayed with the same bold colours: Basic Black, Whisper White and Real Red to add a pop of Christmas spirit.  My snowman wears a matching Real Red Scarf from Stitched Satin ribbon and a bit of bling with the silver metallic enamel shape.

I used the Cheerful Tags Framelit for the gift tag.  With two stepped sizes of circle punches, I created my image and matting in only seconds!  Your projects can’t get much quicker than that!


zentangle meets stampin' up!

I dressed up one of our Glassine Gift Bags too!  I ran it through the Big Shot with the Festive embossing folder to make a fast and fun package!  And I inserted a piece of Basic Black cardstock to enhance the embossing and give the bag a bit more substance.

You can create these cutouts yourself quickly with the Layering Squares framelits.  Since the framelits include a scalloped square that is a teeny bit bigger, I used these to frame my tangle!

Want to see some close-up photos?

zentangle meets stampin' up!
zentangle meets stampin' up!
zentangle meets stampin' up!
zentangle meets stampin' up!
zentangle meets stampin' up!

You can contact Linda here to find out how easy it is to try your hand at some Zentangle inspired items. To learn more about Zentangle, the official Zentangle website is a wealth of information.

To recreate any of my items yourself with Stampin’ Up! products, click on the images below to take you to my online ordering page!

I hope you enjoyed my Zentangle Meets Stampin’ Up! post!  It was really fun to combine these two fantastic hobbies!

I’d love to know if you liked it too!  Please enter a comment below to let me know which one was your favourite project!  (mine is the snowman!)


‘Til next time, Happy Stampin’


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