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MORE M ORE On the Cover Whimsical Tree Card 50 Joy Tag 90 Picking Out the Tree Table Display 14


Editor’s Note .....................7 Home Décor......................9 Deck the halls with these fresh home décor ideas.

Photo Cards .................... 21 Show off your family photos with these jolly homemade cards.

Greeting Cards ................ 31 Get your bells a-jingling with this merry collection of holiday cards.

Wraps ......................... 103 One-of-a-kind boxes, bags, and gift card holders for everyone on your list.

Food & Treats ................. 117 A bounty of creative gifts and treats for all your friends and neighbors.

Simple Sentiments .......... 130 Find out how to download these free holiday-themed sentiments.

Tags .............................. 88 Festive finishing touches for all your holiday gifts.

A key to easy-reference icons found throughout this issue: ONLINE: Find projects, sketches, and bonus material online.

PROJECT LEVELS: = SIMPLE: Typically five steps or less with easy technique(s).

FRESH FACE: Made by a designer never published before in Paper Crafts.

= MODERATE: May be over five steps with moderate technique(s). = AMBITIOUS: Most likely five steps or more with ambitious technique(s). For more information on products used on projects in this issue, see our Product Guide online at

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Home Décor “Home decor is such a fun way to add a warm and personal touch to your home during the holidays. One of my favorite things about Christmastime is decorating my home with handmade items that either I've made or were given to me over the years by family and close friends. It's a rather eclectic mix of items, but each one reminds me of people I love and different times in my life.“ —Teri Anderson, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

DESIGNER TIP Use a glue gun to ensure the yarn stays glued to the cone.

Homespun Tree Designer: Teri Anderson 1 Adhere yarn to cone. 2 Thread buttons with floss and adhere.

Finished size: 2" diameter x 4" height

SUPPLIES: Accents: (assorted buttons) Buttons Galore & More Fibers: (white floss) DMC; (green yarn) Craft Warehouse Other: (chipboard cone) Darice

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DESIGNER TIP Try incorporating bits of nature, where possible and practical, into your holiday projects. Here, small twigs are used to make the snowmen’s arms.

DESIGNER TIP Search online for free chalkboard printables like this one, which can easily be printed on any inkjet printer. Or have it printed at your local office supply store for less than $0.50.

Comfort & Joy Frame

Rustic Snowman Garland

Designer: Karolyn Loncon

Designer: Katie Gehring

1 Print printable on photo paper; place in frame. 2 Die-cut holly leaves and berries from cardstock. 3 Adhere die cuts together; adhere to frame with foam tape.

1 Die-cut snowmen from patterned paper. 2 Stamp faces and buttons on snowmen. 3 Die-cut hats from patterned paper and cardstock. Ink edges and adhere to snowmen. 4 Adhere pompom trim. 5 Adhere ribbon and rickrack to snowmen. 6 Thread buttons with floss and adhere. 7 Adhere twigs and clothespins to snowmen. 8 Attach snowmen to twine with clothespins.

Finished size: 12" x 14"

Finished size: 24" x 5¾" SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Candy Apple, Sour Apple, Raven) Bazzill Basics Paper; (white) Neenah Paper Specialty paper: (white photo) Digital element: (sentiment printable) Dies: (holly leaves, berries) Silhouette America Other: (8x10 frame with mat) Hobby Lobby



SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: (The Best Impression from The Sweetest Thing collection; assorted from The Sweetest Thing – Lavender 6x6 pad) My Mind’s Eye Clear stamps: (face, buttons from Shape Up Snowman Accessories set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Chai, Chamomile) Papertrey Ink Pigment ink: (Slate) A Muse Studio Accents: (assorted buttons) Papertrey Ink; (clothespins) Darice Fibers: (natural jute twine) Lowe’s; (white pompom trim) Simplicity; (aqua rickrack; tan gingham, pink ribbon) Stampin’ Up!; (white floss) DMC Dies: (snowman, hat) Papertrey Ink Other: (tree twigs)

Greeting Cards “What I love most about making cards is that it enables me to share my passion for paper crafting with my friends and family. I've recently learned that the best part of holiday card making at the Robinson house is that it becomes an event for my whole family to share. This creates not only a wonderful holiday tradition in our home, but also fond memories for my children. As a mother, I hope that this experience will teach them to always be creative and to share the things they make.” —Windy Robinson, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Card Designer: Windy Robinson 1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Trim patterned paper panels, layer, and adhere. 3 Die-cut and emboss frame from cardstock and adhere with foam tape. 4 Print sentiment on cardstock, die-cut and emboss label, and adhere with foam tape. 5 Tie on ribbon. Adhere buttons and rhinestone.

Finished size: 5½" x 4¼" SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Cilantro) WorldWin; (white) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Smile Grin from Collectable collection) My Mind’s Eye; (Snowflakes from Christmas Cottage collection) Teresa Collins Designs Accents: (green/white button, brown/white button) Teresa Collins Designs; (rhinestone) Doodlebug Design Digital element: (sentiment) Fibers: (red ribbon) Schiff Ribbons Dies: (frame, label) Spellbinders

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Peace, Love, Joy Card

Happiest Holidays Card

Designer: Betsy Veldman

Designer: Chunyuan Wu

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Trim cardstock panel and trim with decorative-edge scissors. 3 Stamp sentiments on cardstock, trim, and adhere to panel. 4 Trim patterned paper and adhere with foam tape. 5 Die-cut snowflakes from cardstock, stamp snowflakes, and adhere with foam tape. 6 Print sentiment on cardstock, trim, and adhere. Tie on twine. 7 Adhere rhinestones, chipboard banner, wood heart, and heart die cut. Adhere panel to card.

1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Cut cardstock panel. 3 Stamp sentiment on panel. Stamp chevron outline stack, solid chevrons, and triple chevrons. 4 Adhere panel to card.

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½"

Finished size: 4¼" x 5½" SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, white) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Pure Poppy Stripe) Papertrey Ink Clear stamps: (assorted from Jingle All the Way set) Technique Tuesday; (snowflakes from Snowflake Medley set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink Accents: (rhinestones) Zva Creative; (chipboard banner) Fancy Pants Designs; (wood heart) Studio Calico; (heart die cut) Pink Paislee Digital element: (sentiment) Fibers: (cream/silver twine) The Twinery Dies: (snowflakes) Papertrey Ink Tool: (decorative-edge scissors) Provo Craft



SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (red) Avery Elle; (White Linen) Ellen Hutson Clear stamps: (chevron outline stack, solid chevron, triple chevron from To the Point set) Avery Elle; (sentiment from Happiest of Holidays set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Viridian) Ranger Industries Pigment ink: (Provincial Gray, Strawberry) Impress Rubber Stamps

Tags “Tags are one of my favorite things to create during the holidays. They're like small canvases, just waiting to be embellished to my heart's content. With the busyness of the holiday season, I'm usually looking for quick projects, and tags are the perfect thing when I need a creative fix! I usually choose a theme for the year, then create a few different coordinating tags in that theme, making several of each tag. I like to use products that make it easy to make multiples—patterned papers, stamps, and die cuts are staples in my tag making. Seeing all of the pretty, coordinating packages under the tree (not to mention the recipient's delight!) makes it all worthwhile!”

Vintage Camera Tag Trio Designer: Betsy Veldman

CAMERA TAG 1 Fold cardstock and die-cut camera, leaving fold intact. Adhere bottom corners together to form pocket tag. 2 Stamp camera on tag. Stamp camera on patterned paper, fussy-cut, and adhere to tag with foam tape. 3 Die-cut insert from cardstock. Stamp stripes and pull here. Place insert in tag. 4 Punch hole and tie on twine. Adhere snowflakes.

HOLIDAY SPARKLE TAG 1 Die-cut and emboss tag from cardstock. 2 Stamp dots and stars. 3 Stamp camera and holiday sparkle. 4 Tie on twine.

BE MERRY TAG 1 Die-cut and emboss tag from cardstock. 2 Cut camera from patterned paper; adhere with foam tape. 3 Stamp sentiment and stars. 4 Die-cut “Be” from cardstock; adhere. 5 Adhere patterned paper strip. Tie on twine. Finished size: each 2¼" x 3¾"

—Betsy Veldman, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink Patterned paper: (Dreamy from Maggie Holmes collection) Crate Paper; (teal from Knee Highs 6x6 pad) BasicGrey Rubber stamp: (camera from Vintage set) Hero Arts Clear stamps: (camera, pull here from Shutterbug Special set; holiday sparkle from Holiday Sparkle set; sentiment from Trees With Trimmings set; stars from Nativity Silhouettes set; dots from Polka Dot Basics set; stripes from Candy Cane Christmas set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, True Black, Hawaiian Shores) Papertrey Ink Accents: (snowflakes) Pink Paislee Fibers: (red/white twine) Papertrey Ink Dies: (Shutterbug Special; tag from Tag Sale #3 set, Headline alphabet) Papertrey Ink



Festive Berries Peace Tag


Designer: Lorena Cantó Lavería 1 Die-cut tag from patterned paper. 2 Stamp leaves, berries, and sentiment. 3 Tie on twine.

Finished size: 2" x 3¾"

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: (white linen from Casual Friday 6x6 pad) Gina K. Designs Clear stamps: (leaves from Casual Elegance set) CAS-ual Fridays Stamps; (sentiment from Joy set) Kelly Purkey/Simon Says Stamp; (berries from Bells & Boughs set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (Viridian) Ranger Industries Pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko; (Red Currant) Impress Rubber Stamps Fibers: (aqua twine) Die: (Tag Sale #5) Papertrey Ink

Be Merry Tag Designer: Jeanne Jachna 1 Die-cut label from patterned paper. 2 Stamp flowers, leaves, and sentiment. 3 Punch hole, set

eyelet, and tie on twine. Finished size: 2¾" x 3¾"

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: (white graph from Moments 6x6 pad) My Mind’s Eye Clear stamps: (assorted from Big Blooms – Poinsettias set; sentiment from Seasons of Love – Tags set) Waltzingmouse Stamps Dye ink: (Real Red, Gumball Green, More Mustard, Pool Party, Pretty In Pink) Stampin’ Up! Pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko Accent: (jumbo eyelet) We R Memory Keepers Fibers: (red/white twine) The Twinery Die: (label from Labels Seventeen set) Spellbinders Tool: (circle punch) We R Memory Keepers

DESIGNER TIP Instead of butting patterned paper pieces right up against one another, leave a sliver of space between them to create a channel for the twine to sit in.

Merry Christmas Critter Tag Designer: Miriam Prantner 1 Die-cut tag from cardstock and

patterned paper; adhere together. 2 Cut patterned paper strip; adhere. 3 Trim merry Christmas sticker; affix. Affix raccoon. 4 Wrap twine around tag; knot. Tie on twine. Finished size: 2½" x 4½"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (White Daisy) Close To My Heart Patterned paper: (blue tree scene, red snowflakes from Fa La La 6x6 pad) Lawn Fawn Stickers: (merry Christmas from We’ve Got Your Border – Christmas set) SRM Press; (raccoon from Woodland Critters with Santa Gear set) EK Success Fibers: (brown/white twine) The Twinery Adhesive: Tombow Die: (tag from Art Philosophy cartridge) Close To My Heart/ Provo Craft

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Wraps “I love the lyrics to My Favorite Things, 'brown paper packages tied up with string'. It pretty much sums up how I love to gift wrap. I almost always start with kraft paper, then I add pops of color with paper, yarn, and gift tags. My kids tease me because every year it's a different theme, but the kraft paper always shows up!“ —Kim Kesti, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

Very Merry Gift Bag Designer: Kim Kesti 1 Adhere patterned paper rectangles together. 2 Stamp sentiment on cardstock strip. 3 Stitch

sentiment to patterned paper panel and adhere to gift bag. 4 Knot twine and adhere to gift bag. 5 Attach clothespins. 6 Stamp stockings on cardstock; emboss. 7 Trim and adhere stockings to gift bag with foam tape. Adhere buttons. Finished size: 4" x 5¼"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (white) Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: (gray polka dots, multicolored zigzag from Holly Jolly Christmas 6x6 pad) Echo Park Paper Clear stamps: (assorted from LJD Stitched Stockings set) My Favorite Things Dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Pigment ink: (Red Currant, Slate, Mojito) Impress Rubber Stamps Embossing powder: (clear) American Crafts Accents: (red, gray, green buttons) Papertrey Ink; (clothespins) Creative Impressions Fibers: (natural hemp twine) Hemptique Other: (gift bag)

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Believe Gift Card Holder

The New Nice Gift Box

Designer: Jennifer S. Gallacher

Designer: Laura O’Donnell

1 Make card from patterned paper. 2 Affix photo corners and adhere cardstock rectangle to card. 3 Affix scalloped border and adhere doily to card. 4 Stamp warmest wishes on bag; adhere to card. 5 Adhere floss behind ornament stickers. 6 Affix ornament stickers to card. Note: Adhere some with foam tape. Adhere floss inside pocket. 7 Trim cardstock strip with decorative-edge scissors; adhere with foam tape. 8 Adhere pennant sticker with foam tape and insert gift card inside bag.

1 Adhere cardstock rectangle to box. 2 Print label on presentation paper, trim, and adhere to box.

Finished size: 3¼" x 2¼" x 1"

Finished size: 4¼"x 5¾" SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Teal) Bazzill Basics Paper; (white) American Crafts Patterned paper: (Postage from Well Traveled collection) Carina Gardner/Carta Bella Paper Clear stamp: (warmest wishes from Holiday Sayings set) Hero Arts Dye ink: (Real Red) Stampin’ Up!; (brown) Michaels Accents: (doily) Wilton; (striped bag) Whisker Graphics Stickers: (photo corners) Canson; (scalloped border, believe pennant, ornaments) Carta Bella Paper Fibers: (white floss) DMC Tool: (decorative-edge scissors) Provo Craft Other: (gift card)



SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (silver glitter) Michaels Specialty paper: (white presentation) Epson Digital element: (naughty label from Hipster Holiday kit) Mommyish/ Other: (box) Michaels

Food & Treats “One of the things I look forward to most during the holidays is getting together with some of my closest friends to create handmade Christmas treats. I live in the same small town that I grew up in, and many of us have been crafting and baking together since we were little girls. Now that we have families of our own, it’s even more fun getting to share this experience with our children.“ —Julie Campbell, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

Gingerbread House Kit Designer: Julie Campbell 1 Die-cut house gable box from cardstock; assemble. 2 Adhere

patterned paper to box. Note: Trim and adhere some borders as needed. 3 Stitch and adhere string around windows. 4 Stamp images on cardstock, color with markers, and fussy-cut. 5 Spritz door with shimmer spray and adhere all stamped images to box with foam tape. 6 Tie graham crackers with cord. 7 Fill glassine bags with candy and secure tops with clips. Affix stickers to bags. 8 Place candy bags and graham crackers inside box. Finished size: 2¾" x 4½" x 2¾"

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Desert Sand) Close To My Heart Patterned paper: (Remember from Seen & Noted collection) Pebbles Clear stamps: (assorted from Sweet Christmas set) Lawn Fawn Dye ink: (Jet Black) Ranger Industries Specialty ink: (Shine shimmer spray) Studio Calico Color media: (assorted markers) Copic; (white gel pen) Uni-ball Accents: (red, green, blue clips) K&Company Stickers: (gumdrop, candy canes, peppermint) Martha Stewart Crafts Fibers: (white iridescent string) May Arts; (red/white cord) Lawn Fawn Die: (house gable box) Samantha Walker/Silhouette America Other: (glassine bags, graham crackers, candy) H o l i d a y C a r d s & M o r e : Vo l u m e 8


DESIGNER TIP This is an easy design to mass produce, which is perfect for your holiday baked goods gift giving.

Happy Holidays Bread Wrap Designer: Rae Barthel 1 Adhere patterned paper rectangles together. 2 Affix sticker. 3 Place bread in pan and adhere patterned paper panel. 4 Tie on ribbon. 5 Tie on button with twine.

Finished size: 4½" x 12"

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: (Christmas Countdown, Holly Berries from This & That Christmas collection) Echo Park Paper Accent: (green button) Hobby Lobby Sticker: (happy holidays) Echo Park Paper Fibers: (red ribbon) Hobby Lobby; (natural hemp twine) Wal-Mart Other: (small loaf pan, bread)



Festive Celebration Treat Jar Designer: Kim Kesti 1 Mat patterned paper rectangle with cardstock. 2 Zigzag-stitch seam and adhere panel around jar. 3 Fill jar with candy. 4 Tie on twill. 5 Tie on tag with twine and button.

Finished size: 3¼" diameter x 6½" height

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (black) Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned paper: (red knit from Wonderland 6x6 pad) Studio Calico Accents: (button) Jenni Bowlin Studio; (sentiment tag) Fibers: (white twill) Maya Road; (natural hemp twine) Hemptique Other: (jar, candy)

Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More, vol. 8 Sneak Peek  
Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More, vol. 8 Sneak Peek  

Making handmade holiday projects just got more fun and creative with Paper Crafts magazine’s Holiday Cards & More. Once again, we bring you...