Last week I shared a quick behind-the-scenes snapshot of a project that I was working on using the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living as my inspiration. Well it took me longer to put together than I expected, but today I’m happy to share the results with you: a set of free printable geo heart patterned papers…and a few ideas on how you might want to use them!
Download the GEO HEARTS PATTERNED PAPER SET
I used the MS cover to inspire the geometric shape and color of some watercolor hearts. Once my painting was dry I scanned it into my computer and created patterns using the designs, and then added a pop of periwinkle blue into a few of the designs (because I’m just in love with coral + periwinkle combos right now). I know it’s not really true to the magazine cover anymore, but I’m happy with the results. I hope you will be too!
Paper Lined Envelopes
Create this giftable stationery set with pattered lined envelopes and geo heart note flats in just a few minutes.
Print the geo heart patterned designs onto regular copy paper. Trace the outside edges of an envelope (with the flap up) and cut out. Insert into your envelope and use a ruler to mark a .5″ line on each outer edge of the flap. Remove patterned liner and trim along your pencil lines. Curve the top point of the liner if you’d like (optional). Re-insert liner into your envelope and fold just the liner forward over a piece of scrap paper. Apply glue stick to the backside and adhere to the top of your envelope.
To use as a gift: tie a completed set of lined envelopes and note flats together with twine or ribbon, attach a gift tag (optional), and you’re done!
Paper Wrapped Soaps
For this easy project I picked up a handful of affordable soaps from Trader Joe’s and gave them a quick makeover by wrapping them in geo heart patterned paper. Now they are pretty enough to give as gifts or keep out on display!
To make: cut paper to fit the size of your soap and wrap as you would with a gift box and seal edges using double-sided tape. Top with ribbon, twine, or a gift tag. Give individually or as a pretty set!
Geo Heart Garland
All you need to create this festive garland is your patterned printables (printed onto cardstock), scissors, a circle craft punch (optional), double-sided tape or glue stick, and twine. Cut out hearts and/or punch circle shapes out of patterned paper. Apply a small strip of double-sided tape (or glue stick) onto the back of one shape, place your twine in the center, sandwich another shape onto the back, and press together to seal. Tip: when using the heart shapes, adhere the twine onto the upper portion of the heart so that it will hang in the correct direction. Repeat steps until your garland is the length you want it to be, hang, and enjoy!
Source note: the envelopes used in this post are from Paper Source.
These printables are for non-commercial use only. Please link back to this post if you’d like to share. Thanks so much for your support! xo Ez
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