American Crafts | Three DIY Christmas Gift Ideas


3 Great DIY Xmas Ideas with Color Pour Resin


[Ad/Werbung] Are you looking for some DIY Christmas gift inspiration? If yes, you are going to love this post. I'm sharing three Xmas gift ideas with the Color Pour Resin Collection by American Crafts and the 'Hey, Santa' Collection by Crate Paper. I also used the Button Press by We R Memory Keepers to make some fancy buttons and flairs.

I want to share the following three DIY ideas:

  • handmade resin paper-clip holder + gift bag for paper clips
  • cute stationery set including a handmade notebook decorated with a tassel embellishment and a flair + a lovely Xmas button
  • resin key-chain holder

Handmade Notebook with tassel and flair Sandra Dietrich


The first project is a resin hand that holds paper-clips in style. To make the resin hand, I used a couple of things from the Color Pour Resin Collection by American Crafts. It's fun to create projects with resin, because you can add glitter, colors and also small embellishments. Just the perfect way to create handmade gifts. But now back to the first DIY project! This gift comes with a handmade gift bag that holds paper-clips. I decorated the vellum gift bag with embellishments from the 'Hey, Santa' Collection by Crate Paper. In addition, I added some patterned paper at the top of the bag--doesn't it look as if you bought it from a DIY shop? What do you think?
Tip: To make the vellum bag, use a sheet of vellum, fold it to make a pocket and sew along the edges with a sewing machine.
 

Handmade Resin Paper-Clip Holder Color Pour Resin


Handmade Resin Paper-Clip Holder


Cute storage bag with decorative Xmas embellishments


The second gift idea is a cute stationery set, which includes a handmade notebook (made with the bookbinding machine Cinch by American Crafts) and a cute Xmas button (made with the Button Press by We R Memory Keepers):


DIY Notebook with Crate Paper Hey Santa


DIY Xmas gifts with American Crafts


Cute Notepad with Hey Santa by Crate Paper


Cute Flair Button with Peace Love Paper by Crate Paper


The third project is a resin key-chain holder, also made with the Color Pour Resin Collection by American Crafts. Originally, it is intended to hold rings. However, I thought that using it for key-chains is a great alternative! By the way, did you know that you can make key-chains yourself with the Button Press? The collection also has a key-chain set, which makes it easy to create pretty presents.
Tip: The Color Pour Resin collection includes fun accessoires like gold glitter stars and mini lights too. It's so easy to play around and create unique gifts.


Resin Key-chain holder blue with golden stars


Fancy Xmas set-up with Resin Key-Chain Holder American Crafts


Pink is sweet Key-chain holder blue with stars


Key-Chain holder made of resin blue with little stars


Cute Christmas gifts Notebook Key-chain holder


Supplies:
American Crafts Color Pour Resin Collection | Resin and Hardener (359703), Mold Hand Dish (34002256), Mold Ring Holder (34002263), Glitter Set Galaxy (356715), Crate Paper Hey Santa Collection | Sticker Book (373217), Pine Branches (373226), Confetti Set (373224), Button Press Collection | Button Maker Kit (660524), Beaded Tassels (373214), Button Backer Keychain Kit (661074, The Cinch Bindery Tool Heidi Swapp Edition (662789)

I hope you like my Xmas gifts inspiration. To find out more, please also check out my post on the American Crafts Blog. Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely day, yours Sandra.


DIY Inspiration Christmas Gifts


WRMK | Holiday Gift Card with Nesting Punch Circle




[Ad] Welcome to a new blog post featuring a Holiday Gift Card inspiration with the Nesting Punch Circle by We R Memory Keepers. I created cute Xmas circle ornaments. These can be used on presents too. Furthermore, I created an embossed card background with embossing paste, embossing powder, and the WRMK heat gun. If you are looking for a fun way to enhance your Christmas papercrafts, this is THE right post for you! Also check out my video tutorial for my Christmas card embellishments on my YouTube channel.




First, grab different papers. I used gold, pink, baby pink, and lilac glitter paper. Second, punch nine circles with the Nesting Punch Circle. Tip: Stack three papers to punch the circles. This will save some time! Now, cut the circles with scissors. Don't go all the way! I made eight cuts into each circle. Next, layer the circles with foam pads, starting with the largest circle at the bottom.




Third, grab a white card base and a star stencil. Apply translucent embossing paste onto the stencil. Fourth, pour rose gold embossing powder over the paste. Remove any excess powder by shaking the card and/or by using a small brush. Fifth, heat emboss the powder and paste with a heat gun. Next, adhere the ornaments with foam pads onto the embossed card base.






Furthermore, add a title with the Word Punch Board. Tip: Use tweezers and liquid glue to adhere the title 'merry xmas'. Last but not least, add pine brunches and paper stars.








Supplies:


And here is my video tutorial for you:







Thank you for stopping by today. And now hop on over the WRMK blog to see my post over there. Wishing you a lovely day, yours Sandra.



American Crafts | Trick or Treat Scrapbook Layout with Witch Hat Cutfile by Paige Evans


 

Welcome to a new blog post featuring a Trick-or-Treat scrapbook layout with a fun witch hat cutfile by Paige Evans. The cutfile is from the '13 Days of Halloween Cut Files'. Paige designs 10 cut files every week for Silhouette. She offers "# Days of Cut Files" for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Spring and other occassions. And now she has a set of Halloween cut files. I picked the witch hat, because I had a special photo in mind, which I've wanted to use on a layout for a very long time. It shows me on my very first Halloween back in 1993.




First, I cut the witch hat with my cutting machine. I picked a colorful background, because I wanted to use colors that are different from the traditional black and orange Halloween colors. Second, I cut the witch hat again, this time using a blue color. Third, I backed the bright background with a blue patterned paper.




Then I arranged the photo and embellishments from "Go the Scenic Route" (also by Paige Evans) onto the layout. For the title, I picked alphas in fun colors and placed the alphas onto the layout. Last but not least, I added journaling to finish off the layout.








Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you like my Halloween-themed scrapbook page. Have fun creating today. Wishing you a lovely day, yours Sandra.



American Crafts | Gifts with Halloween Tags by Paige Evans

4 Gifts with Halloween Tags


[Ad] Today I'm sharing a fun Halloween gift inspiration with you. I used super cute Halloween tags cutfiles by Paige Evans. The cutfile is from the '13 Days of Halloween Cut Files'. Paige designs 10 cut files every week for Silhouette. She offers "# Days of Cut Files" for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Spring and other occassions. And now she is offering a set of Halloween cut files. You can purchase them here

I created cute Halloween gifts in bright and happy colors with the tag cutfiles:

  • a card,
  • a handmade notebook,
  • a treat bag, and
  • a simple Halloween card.

The first project is a treat bag. I attached a shaker tag. First, I covered the tag with acetate. Then I sewed around the edges with my sewing machine. Did you notice that I added sequins for a glitter effect?!:


Treat Bag with Shaker Tag Halloween Treat


The second project is a handmade notebook that has a tag on the cover. I used the Cinch to create the notebook. Then I attached acetate and sewed along the edges.


Fun handmade notebook with tag on the cover


The third project is a simple Halloween card. I used a spider web patterned paper and just simply attached the 'trick-or-treat' tag.


Simple Trick or Treat Card with tag cutfile


The fourth project is a clean Halloween card with three pumpkins. First, I cut the tag with my cutting machine. Next, I cut the pumpkins with a circle punch. A ribbon at the top and a title: ALL DONE!


Happy Pumpkin card with cutfiles by Paige Evans


Halloween Gift inspiration with cutfiles



Happy Gifts with Halloween Cutfiles Tags

I hope you like my Halloween gifts inspiration. Have fun creating awesome Halloween projects! Wishing you a lovely day, yours Sandra.