Free Gift and Card templates

screenshotOver on Paper and More they are sharing a number of envelope, box and card templates that you can use as small gift boxes or for special invitations, gift cards etc.

Included, is a pentagon petal card template, a pyramid box a square petal card, and a a triangle petal card. On the same page there are also a number of instructions for small gift boxes including a puffy box, a bon bon box and a candy box.

Instructions include the folding and scoring instructions, as well as recommended papers and card stock.

Sites worth bookmarking: Scanned Images, Engravings and Pictures From Old Books

screenshot of siteScanned Images, Engravings and Pictures From Old Books is definitely worth browsing and bookmarking so make a cuppa and take a look there are some real gems to be discovered.

These images are not only a wonderful design source but they will be of interest to anyone who prints images on fabric, are interested in the book and paper arts or do mixed media collage pieces.

The site houses over 3,000 high-resolution free images which have been scanned from old out of copyright books. Images are tagged and described so it makes for interesting browsing. Take a look particularly at the decorative initials and borders as I am sure many stitchers will find these great inspiration and sources for designs.

Friday freebies is a regular series in which I highlight free resources online, free patterns and links that are of interest to fiber folks.  All posts in the series are in the  Friday Freebie category I hope you enjoy them.

Two tutorials to play with

It was Australia Day on the 26th but it is a public holiday today so happy holiday to all my Aussie readers.

Poking around Youtube I have discovered a couple of video tutorials I think readers might enjoy.
In this first video from LittleCanvas demonstrates how to make an art journal from paper scraps. I also like her storage system!

This second video tutorial also from LittleCanvas demonstrates a layered altered paper technique which produces a rich visual texture.