Cute DIY Die Cut Holiday Gift Boxes

DIY Die Cut Holiday Gift Boxes from K.becca

Christmas is less than two weeks away (how did that happen?!) and, if you haven’t started wrapping gifts yet, then you’ll probably at least start thinking about it soon. Or you might just wait and have a last minute gift wrapping session on Christmas Eve. Hey, whatever works!

My newest collection over at k.becca is just the thing if you’re looking to add a seriously sweet touch to small gifts, stocking stuffers, and party favors. These cute little cylinder-shaped holiday boxes include a reindeer, elves, a snowman, and the head honcho himself, Santa Claus. Each box kit comes with all of the cut files that you’ll need to create the box, and I’ve linked to step-by-step tutorials for each design right here. The examples in these photos were all cut with a Silhouette Cameo.

These fun boxes are large enough to fit smaller gifts, candy, and cookies but small enough to tuck into stockings. And you could even use them to decorate fireplace mantels or tabletops. So many possibilities!

Head on over to k.becca to find out more about this festive holiday box collection, and you can also purchase the die cuts over in my shop at Silhouette.

DIY Die Cut Santa Holiday Gift Box Paper Craft

DIY Die Cut Elfie the Elf Holiday Gift Box Paper Craft

DIY Die Cut Elvin the Elf Holiday Gift Box Paper Craft

DIY Die Cut Sparkle the Reindeer Holiday Gift Box Paper Craft

DIY Die Cut  Simon the Snowman Holiday Gift Box Paper Craft

photos by Kristen Magee for k.becca

Happy New Year Cards

More and more people have started sending Happy New Year cards over the past several years, and more people sending cards for ANY occasion is a great thing in my book. Let’s face it. Sometimes, in the holiday season chaos, we simply run out of time to send Christmas cards. It happens. Heck, it’s happened to me on a couple of occasions.

New Year cards are a fantastic alternative if you just aren’t able to squeeze Christmas cards into a tight schedule. You have more wiggle room with the timeline and can send them after the more intense part of the holiday season is over without worrying about your cards being late. Or, maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas but still want to send greetings to friends and family at this time of the year. In this case, New Year cards are the perfect choice.

Thankfully for us, more and more stationers have started adding New Year cards to their lineup, so we have many more beautiful designs to choose from than we did even a few years ago. Today, I’ve put together a little roundup of some of my favorites, and I hope that you’ll spot some designs that strike your fancy in this festive bunch!

Happy New Year Cards

1. Forage Paper Co. 2. Hennel Paper Co. 3. 9th Letter Press 4. Egg Press 5. DeLuce Design 6. Jamie Shelman 7. Smock 8. Driscoll Design

images from their respective sources

Quick Picks : 12.10.15

Free Printable Punny Holiday Food Labels

My latest project in collaboration with Damask Love is punny-licious! Head on over to download these free holiday food labels and add a little funny to all of those yummy baked goodies that you’ll be sharing this season.

This Week’s Picks

Giant paper snowflakes = awesomeness.

♥ I’ve got my eye on this playful, new font duo. What else is new, right?

♥ This paper jewelry from Taylor Twigg Designs is absolutely stunning.

♥ Lovin’ this copper foil letterpress ornament card from Blackbird Letterpress.

image from Damask Love

25 Totally Craveable 2016 Calendars

This year, I decided to do my calendar roundup a little bit differently than I have in past years. Instead of a series of smaller posts, I’m doing one big, huge, mega roundup of totally craveable 2016 calendars. These are the designs that made me do a double or triple take when I first spotted them, my absolute favoritest for the coming year … of the designs that I’ve seen. I’m sure I’ll spot 25 more immediately after I post this. Always happens. Every single year. Anywho, I hope that you’ll spot some designs in this bunch that instantly catch your attention, too!

25 Totally Craveable 2016 Calendars

1. Plane Paper 2. Becca Stadtlander for Anthropologie 3. Wild Ink Press 4. Fox & Fallow 5. 1canoe2 6. Rifle Paper Co. 7. Pei Design 8. Idlewild Co. 9. Eva Black 10. Lettered Life 11. Telegramme 12. Mr Cup 13. Becca Cahan 14. Deborah van der Schaaf for Flow 15. Paweł Jońca 16. Fox & Fallow 17. Papio Press 18. 55 Hi’s 19. Julie Cone 20. Driscoll Design 21. Katharine Watson 22. Sugar Paper 23. 1caone2 24. Oip’s Store 25. Lauren Hom for Abrams

images from their respective sources