- YOU WILL NEED a completed Zendala
- A blank A7 card (Want to vary the size? see *)
- An A7 envelope
- 2 pieces of cardstock cut to 4.5 x 6.5 inches, one scrap as a test piece and one in a coordinating color for your finished card
- A craft knife and cutting mat
- Adhesive of your choice
Turn it over and adhere to your card base, centering it on the front of the card (do a double check that you have the card face up before adhering....it happens). Note, if your Zendala slides out too freely, don't panic, just put a touch of repositionable adhesive on the card to keep your Zendala in place.
You or your recipient should be able to easily remove the Zendala. They can choose to keep it as a card, or keep just the Zendala, so be sure to sign and date the back of your Zendala just like you normally would. Feel free to embellish the card further from there. You can have a few of these made up in advance too, just awaiting your completed Zendalas.
*Although these instructions are for the A7 card, you can easily change it up for other sizes. As long as the card is larger than your Zendala, it should work. Just slightly reduce the size of the rectangle from your card size. If you are going to make your own envelope, you might want to consider trying to make the envelope from a standard sheet of paper. I've found that I can make an envelope from an 8.5 inch square piece of paper that fits a 4 7/8 by 6 1/8 inch card (if you have the Ultimate from Crafter's Companion and the envelobox insert, score on "F" and "I" ). And my mat cardstock is 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches. I still make the slit no closer than 1/4 inch from the right edge and it works great for me. I also have the grand nest abilities circle dies from Spellbinders. Although I don't die cut the slit, I do use the die as an edge to cut against with my craft knife. It makes for a nicer cut vs trying to follow a pencil line. You could also try using the edge of the Zendala tin, but you may need to shorten the cut as it is larger in diameter than the Zendala.
Here are some examples I've sent out in the past couple of months, these vary in size as you may be able to see.
I used a balloon stamp from Penny Black with a stamp positioner on the following Zendala. I also used a Mini Mandala Designer for the segments. And the idea for the curved Hillibaugh came from a student. Thanks Akiko!
this post. The paper I used for the envelope in the background is from Paper Parachute.
That's a freeform Huggins on the very first photo inspired by Sandy's video over at cloudtangle. Watch it here if you haven't seen it....it's awesome!
Have a great week!