Free Printable DIY Holiday Gift Packaging

Linnette from Paper Glitter, Amy from Living Locurto, and I had lots of fun creating this trio of santa and handmade-themed free printable goodies, and we’re so excited to share them with you today!

Free Printable Santa-Themed DIY Gift Packaging (download at,, and

The freebies include Linnette’s adorable Santa Claus gift box, Amy’s super sweet Santa-themed gift card holder and matching label, and my handmade gift-themed tags and labels.

Click on the links below to find out more and to download these Santa-themed goodies, and please share them with your handmade holiday-loving friends, too!

Santa Gift Box (Paper Glitter)

Santa Gift Card Holder + Label (Living Locurto)

Santa Gift Tags & Labels (direct link to the PDF download)

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For Personal Use Only

Below are additional images of the Santa Gift Tags & Labels:

Handmade Gift Labels (Free Printable) |

Free Printable Holiday Tags |

Free Printable Holiday Tags |

images from Paper Glitter, Living Locurto, and Paper Crave



Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Card | Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Card by Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate, and safe travels to everyone who will be traveling today and over the holiday weekend!

Quick Picks will return next Thursday, and I’ll be taking the day off on Friday to rest a bit before the holiday season really kicks into gear. Stay tuned next week for more holiday paper goodies and some fun freebies, too, and be sure to check out my sales and events page for the latest holiday season stationery deals.

See you back here on Monday!

image from Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Silhouette 2013 Black Friday Sale

Before I head off to spend some time with family this Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to share a great sale that Silhouette has going on starting today and running through December 8th. They have several bundle deals on die cutting machines, as well as a 40% off sale happening in their shop. Click the image below for more details, and use code CRAVE during checkout to receive your discount.

Psst … I’ll also be updating my sales and events page with some fantastic deals from stationers around the web for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond, so be sure to check it out!

Silhouette Black Friday 2013 :: Use code CRAVE to receive discounts and deals

In addition to the big sale, I want to share a holiday card project that I made using my Silhouette, and you can pick up the die cutting files for this project for just $1.00 over at k.becca.

Joy to the World Die Cut Card as seen on

I love the look of white on white, so I experimented with the look by die cutting the “joy to the world” phrase from white cardstock and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder (you can’t see the effect very well in the photo, but it gives the words a nice, glossy look).

I then ran the die cut words through my Xyron so they’d be easy to adhere, and I layered the words over the same white cardstock, this time embossed withe Lifestyle Crafts’ triangle embossing folder to give the card some depth and texture. Silhouette sent me some of their fantastic adhesive cardstock, and I used the warm gray color for the die cut scalloped border. Finally, I added dots of Christmas Red Stickles in the center of each scallop for a little bit of color and texture.

card photo by Kristen Magee

Personalized Holiday Card Favorites

Holiday photo cards are wonderful, but what if you want a little non-photo personalization in your holiday card this year? I’ve got you covered with this roundup of personalized holiday cards from around the web. You’ll find lovely hand lettering, chic typography, and touches of golden glitter and shimmer in this festive bunch, plus a little cuteness, too.

Personalized Holiday Card Favorites as seen on

Above, clockwise from top left : Festive Reindeer | Griffinbell Paper Co. for Minted; Gingham Noel | Cheer Up Cherup; Vivid Print | Love vs. Design; Starbright | Sarah Brown for Minted; Plaid Fox | Pear Tree Greetings; Glittery Sketch | Stacey Day for Tiny Prints; Tis the Season (letterpress) | Seaborn Press

images from their respective sources

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