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To get more life from your framelits why not combine them into Zentangle Stampin’ Up! cards?”  Last week we had a great Zentangle class with Linda Fulton, a CZT here in Central Alberta.  I was the lucky winner of one of Linda’s fabulous and original Zentangle calendars!  So I knew I needed to create a thank you in keeping with her wonderful art.  Take a peek at the Stamp’n’Tangle I came up with!

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Once again, I used my own Zentangle tiles to create my “TX!”   Pssst!  Timesaving Tip!  I photocopied some of my previously created Zentangle art to cut these out with the Stampin’ Up! Large Letters framelits.  They reproduce super well because of the black on white tiles.  (Just make sure it is your original work in case of any copyright laws!)

I love Stampin’ Up’s! Large Letters framelits dies for this technique.

  • They are a breeze to use.  You can see right through the framelit die to find the exact placement you want. I used the Magnetic Platform so it didn’t move around once I was ready to run it through the Big Shot!
  • There’s no end to the words you can create!  Multiple languages even!
  • It’s super quick to create shadows for your Zentangle letters!  Here I’ve used Basic Grey rather than Basic Black for a softer effect.

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The Layering Ovals framelits dies create a super base for this short word (is it really a word?)!  The monochromatic colour tones work against the bright Island Indigo.  Although you can’t see it in this shot, the Pop of Pink washi tape perfectly grounds the card.  And it’s so easy to use!  Tear it off and adhere.  I took an extra long piece so I could wrap it completely around the card.  That way there are not untidy ends.


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The bold simplicity is repeated on the inside.  A little more washi tape on a matted panel coordinates and creates your writing surface.

So if you’ve never Zentangled before, WHY why would you want to start ANOTHER hobby?  Because it’s very relaxing!  Time just flies by as you are working on a tile!  It’s a perfect way to unwind after a stressful day and be creative at the same time.  In our hectic world, a little mindfulness practice can yield immediate results.

Creators Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, promise it is “an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.”  Your work of art is built with pen strokes, one at a time.  There’s no pre-planning (you actually aren’t officially “allowed”) and “there are no mistakes, only possibilities”!  When was the last time you heard that?

With permission like that, pull out your tools and start to create Zentangle Stampin’ Up! art today!

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I love how simple tangling is: a pencil, marker, paper and NO eraser.  Then it’s just up to my imagination in how I combine it with my love of Stampin’ Up! framelits dies.  I hope this sparks a Zentangle Stampin’ Up! project for you too that you can turn into your own Stamp’n’Tangle!

Please leave me a comment below to let me know if you enjoyed this project!

Here are all the supplies I used to create this card.  To make it yourself, click on the images below to take you to my online ordering page!

You Can Make It Too

Large Letters Framelits Dies


Layering Ovals Framelits Dies


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Island Indigo 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Pop Of Pink Designer Washi Tape


Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments


Stampin' Dimensionals


‘Til next time, Happy Stampin’


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