There is no doubt about it – I love Christmas and the holiday season. As we head for winter months, I always have great plans to hand make cards, gift tags, gifts for friends, family, neighbors and more. I start brainstorming in November. Then inevitably next thing I know it is mid-December, and I am just trying to hold on and get through the holiday with my store bought cards and generic, sticky gift tags.
So, this year I am making a plan (in my planner, but that’s a whole other blog post) to get started on my Christmas Crafts NOW! You know what they say, no time like the present! I thought I would share some of the inspiration that I’ve come across in hopes that it helps inspire you (and seriously, looking at Christmas Crafts makes me feel better in this hot and sticky weather we are having this week).
My first goal is to make handmade cards and gift tags, so I thought today’s inspiration would focus on that.
I love how they repurposed the mason jar stamp to make a little snow globe complete with sequins.
Kraft paper equals Christmas to me. I love the rustic feel and it makes me a little nostalgic. One of my mom’s favorite themes to wrap holiday gifts in is with classic kraft paper and fun accessories – ribbons, bows, twine, etc.
Kraft paper combined with white and bakers twine makes this card a triple winner in my book!
I love how this card combines holiday with the cutesy vibe of Avery Elle and Lawn Fawn (plus it may have made me sing a few bars of this song). Seeing this one little card opened up so many ideas in my head for using the “slider” dies too!
This card would be fantastic for using up scrap paper. Get busy cutting circles (by hand, with circle punches or with a die cutting machine), add some pop dots and boom - - you are in business!
You now know how I feel about kraft paper, so I just had to share these tags. Also, check out the tree one - - they made the little trees with heart punches. Such a light bulb moment (that I am totally going to use)!
Love the texture this tag has – use snow paint or texture paste (add glitter for extra sparkle) to create a similar look.
And just to keep the cool thoughts flowing on a day when the Heat Index will be 100+, here are sneak peeks from Photo Play Paper of their upcoming fall and winter collections.
Which one is your favorite? Have you seen any paper crafting projects you want to make for the holidays?
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