Friday, June 27, 2014

It's Time to Celebrate Canada Day!

Canada Day Colouring Poster
We're gearing up the Independence Day here in the US, but there's just as big a celebration that's coming along with our neighbors to the North - Canada Day.

Here's a maple leaf and bubble letters poster design or Canada Day colouring sheet that can also be used to make patriotic signs and for other crafts including die cuts and DIY iron on transfer.

Happy Canada Day Colouring Sheet is printable, in black and white PDF. Free for any noncommercial use or by use in camps, schools and clubs.

Monday, January 27, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Toppers

St. Pat's printable sticker or cupcake topper
I designed two different St. Patrick's Day cupcake toppers using my own Irish clip art; they're also handy to use as stickers. One design has a green shamrock, the other bears a jaunty leprechaun hat.

Download and print out a sheet of your favorite St. Patrick's Day design - you can cut them into small squares, or use a circle punch to make round toppers or stickers like the sample show here.


Find both styles plus a nice collection of Irish clip art at my web site (LeeHansen.com).

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Diamond Heart Clip Art Graphic

Heart diamond graphic
The most enduring gemstone is our symbol of eternal love - the diamond. Here's a heart-shaped diamond photo graphic clip art you can add to greeting cards, scrapbooks or to use as a very sweet gift tag.

Heart shaped diamond clip art is suitable for many occasions, from Valentine's Day to weddings or bridal showers, anniversaries or even Mother's Day crafts.

Get a larger image at ClipArtandCrafts.com - this heart shaped diamond graphic is one of many free clip art freebies you can download for noncommercial use, or share with social buttons.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Winter's Here - Let It Snow Coloring Sheet


In Vermont and most of the Northeastern USA and Canada, we're hunkered down for the first big snowstorm of 2014. This is a true Nor'easter, with frigid cold sinking in from the Arctic and a big, moist coastal storm pushing up from the south. I've already measured 2.5 inches in my front yard this morning.
Snowman family coloring page

In Vermont we expect snow totals from 3 to 12 inches or more from this two day snowstrom, with the most snowfall in the central and southern parts of the state.

It's perfect ski snow with the near-zero F temperatures and for most of us will be easy to shovel or plow on Friday or Saturday. By the end of the weekend we're due to have a "warmup" to mid-thirties for a day or so. That will make the snow sticky and just perfect for, yes, snowmen!

Our state depends on tourism and winter sports enthusiasts for a significant part of overall income, so when it snows, Vermonters do the happy dance and say, "Let it Snow" ... then just get on with life.

If you're trapped indoors from the storm or any reason over the next few weeks, print off this snowman family coloring page and make some art. Little ones will like coloring the snowman hats and sticking cotton balls or silver and white glitter on the snow people.

You could experiment making paper crafts using this snowman line art (printable available from my web site  winter coloring pages). Use the trace, print and cut features with a craft cutter to make a cutout for a mobile - combine with snowflakes and hang in the window.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Wear your lucky charm today - Friday the 13th!

Friday 13th Calendar Sticker
It's Friday the 13th! Watch out for misfortune or wear a good luck charm to ward off the bad stuff. This black cat won't cause a problem - he's an official Friday the thirteenth clip art good luck symbol.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Finding my clip art making others happy makes me smile

Every now and then I spot my clip art in use by a non-profit, school or club to make flyers, posters or newsletters.

This week I was at a charity crafts fair in the lobby of Reading Hospital and spotted one of my favorite holiday clip art images, Christmas clip art of pies in a country pie carrier, on a flyer from a local orchard offering to take orders for fresh baked pies for the holiday. I sampled the cherry pie - YUMMY!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Sweet Holiday Design Template Candy Canes Mandala

Christmas Sweets Mandala Adult Coloring Page
My latest craving for holiday sweets is, yes, peppermint candy canes.

I just finished this new holiday wreath /  mandala coloring page design for my main web site's new and popular adult coloring pages section.

I created this design using a favorite candy cane heart line art image from a few years ago. The basic design has two candy canes and a bow. The finished mandala design has 24 candy canes with lots of ribbons and of course, twinkling stars.

If I have the time, this candy cane heart wreath line art design may become the centerpiece for my holiday tables, embroidered in white on white.  But if you'd rather just color it in, have a sweet time!

Friday, November 22, 2013

New Look, More Clip Art and Borders in 2014

I've decided to expand this blog in 2014, to include all my thematic clip art, borders, die cuts, digital stamps and craft projects in one place - here! I'll be creating pages on this blog for each of the holiday clip art collections I've shared in my single-holiday blogs. I'll also be making special sections on this blog with downloads for digital stamps, die cut templates and scannable shapes you can use with popular craft cutters.



Saturday, November 16, 2013

Turkey Thanksgiving Card Craft

Turkey Paper Craft Card
Gobble up this funny Thanksgiving turkey card craft sheet. It's easy to make a paper craft die cut card for Thanksgiving using this printable template from LeeHansen.com that includes the full color turkey and feathers plus a calligraphy quote for the inside flap.

I used my Silhouette Cameo craft cutter to trace and cut out the turkey and his feathers. He can also be cut out using a craft knife.

Print, cut out and glue Tom Turkey onto your own sheet of card stock. Add some ribbon (I used raffia on mine) and then hand letter a sentiment for the inside or use the presized quote word art (printable also included for this). I printed the quote on vellum, trimmed it with craft edging scissors, then top-glued it on the inside flap of the card.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Oak Leaves Printable Paper Sheet

Oak Leaf Border Paper
Write letters or recipes, make a poster or flyer, design a fall scrapbook layout or create a menu for Thanksgiving using this oak leaves border stationery, print free for non-commercial use.

Our popular oak leaf labels are a nice companion to go with this printable leaf border paper.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Card Templates

Birthday Card Template
- Cupcake and Bubble Letters
Design your own color scheme and theme with this bubble letters and cupcake birthday card template.

Print, decorate, fold and add a greeting to the inside of this printable card and you've created an original design all your own.

This is one of several printable birthday card templates with outline letters and pictures for you to customize. Print free for any noncommercial use.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Oak Leaf Border Frame Labels

Oak Leaves Border Label
My newest fall border frame design features pretty autumn colors of gold, green and orange. Oak leaves decorate all around the edges of this small label or gift tag. These harvest stickers are just the right size to make food or cubbie labels, name tags and place cards (Thanksgiving is coming!)

You can use these oak leaf frames as clip art borders.

Printable fall leaf labels sheet is free for non-commercial use.