Brother Scan n Cut Valentine’s Day Bundle Pack – Free Download 12 Cutting Files

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February 14th is the day when lovers express their love for each by giving gifts of confectionary, flowers or simply presenting your loved one with a heartfelt greeting card.

In honour of this romantic day we are giving you 12 cutting files for you card making, scrapbooking or art journal projects – for free.

These files are in the format .fcm so that you can cut them out using your Brother Scan n Cut.

The shapes can be resized in your Brother Scan n Cut.

We hope you enjoy your free downloads and get as much joy from using them as we had in putting the bundle together.

You can download these files from our store – Valentines Day Bundle

There are  many myths surrounding the origin of Valentines Day. It’s true origins are obscure but it may be from the the time in ancient Rome when they celebrated the Feast of Lupercalia which was celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15. This was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, and also to commemorate Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.

An order of Roman priests, members of the Luperci, would start the festival by gathering at the sacred cave where Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. These  priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. These strips would be dipped into the sacrificial blood and the priests would take to the streets, slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide.  Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Also, according to legend,  the young women in the city would place their names in a large urn and the cities bachelors  would select a name.  The couple would pair off  for a year and often these matches would lead to the couple being  married.

This celebration was eventually deem un-christiona by the Catholic church and  Pop Gelasius declared February 14th as St Valentines day.

 

Flapper Bookmark – Free to Download

Like most bookworms I have bookmarks in any number of books at a given time.  I am one of those people who like to keep my books in pristine condition even though they are well read. So in other words I can never have enough bookmarks.

I recently came across this picture of a Flapper and thought she would make a great bookmark. I think  the red frame sets off the picture.

You can download this printable by clicking on the download button below the picture.

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Free Word Printables – Download

How often are you stumped for words for your projects?

I know we are often looking for words and phrases to enhance our designs so we decided that we would create some  word designs for our readers.

You can download this printable to your computer for use in your scrapbooking, card making or journaling.

 

Free Download Words Printable

These 4  FREE Word Printables are yours to use when you sign up to our newsletter – click here. There is no purchase required, our printables are free for our subscribers to download and use in their projects.

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