"Useful" Coloring

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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I love coloring, but sometimes I would like to color and have it put to good use! Here are several options available for coloring things you can then actually use...

I so want these as I use a lot of file folders! Here are a few options...

Aren't these cute? They come in a pack of four designs (3 each) for a total of 12 files.

Or how about these?

Cityscapes File Folders

Another option is to color cards. I used to make cards with stamps, but I have kind of moved away from making them. Here are some alternatives for coloring cards and then mailing them out...

Creative Expressions- These are not actually cards per se, but rather one-sided cards you can color to put in with your correspondence or a gift tags. Note the size of these as they are about the size of a business card. Many of them contain Bible verses.

The Coloring Book of Cards and Envelopes: Nature- These are actually cards that come with envelopes. With the envelopes you color them and then fold them.

Animal Kingdom Postcards

Another option is planners and calendars...

Here is an example of a planner...Color Your Year.

A daily coloring page throughout the year.

There are also coloring journals out there now! Color and write!

Beautiful Botanicals Journal

And finally, here is a look at the supplies that I love to use for coloring...

Tools for coloring:

Here is what I use...

Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils-These soft core pencils are great for laying down color in large areas.

Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencils-These are what I use for detail work.

Sanford Prismacolor Colored Pencil Accessory Set, 7-Piece-Love this! The blender pencil is such a fun item to use to blend color. It also includes erasers, a sharpener, and a pencil lengthener.

LolliZ Gel Pens -When I don't want to go the pencil route I use these. Bolder colors.

Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gel Ink Pen Set-These are fun as the metallic shine really comes through!

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