American Crafts | DIY Inspiration Christmas Gifts

Christmas is near and I'm sharing some last minute DIY Christmas gift inspiration with you today.  I made a notebook with an accetate cover and a very merry Christmas gift bag. It holds a handmade key-chain and some fun flair buttons. The Hey, Santa Collection by Crate Paper comes with a charming Gift Wrap Kit. It contains gift bags, twine, paper clips and ephemera pieces. It's perfect to create adorable gift bags. Let's have a look at the projects:  

Christmas Gift Idea #1: decorated gift bag for small gifts, cards, and vouchers.

Christmas Gift Idea #2: notebook with accetate cover for Christmas notes, to-do-lists, and photos.

Supplies: American Crafts | Crate Paper Hey, Santa Collection | Gift Wrap Set (373221), Thickers Phrase and Accent Puffy Gold Foil Very Merry (373208), Confetti Set (373224), Charms (373212), Sticker Book (373217), 6 x 12 Cardstock Stickers (373211), Pine Branches (373226), Vicki Boutin Let's Wander Collection | 12 x 12 Paper Pad Mixed Media with Foil Accents (355331)

I hope you like today's Christmas gifts inspiration. And now make sure to stop by the American Crafts Blog to find out a little more. Wishing you a lovely day, yours Sandra ♥.

Paige Evans | 25 Days of Christmas Cutfiles | Gift Tag with Foil Quill

Cute Ugly Sweater Christmas Gift Tags

[Ad] Hi everyone! Christmas is just around the corner! I am excited to share a Christmas gift tag using Paige Evans' Ugly Sweater cut file from the exclusive 25 Days of Christmas Cut Files. You can purchase them here: I used the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers, baker's twine, a hole punch, and black cardstock to make the gift tags.

Black sweaters with gold pattern

Gift Tags made with black cardstock and gold foil

Ugly Sweater Pattern in gold on black cardstock

I also created a giant Ugly Sweater card. And I used three fancy colors:

Baby Blue on Pink Cardstock Ugly Christmas Sweater Card

Baby Blue with Pink Christmas Sweater Card

I hope you like my gift tag inspiration with the Foil Quill and the Ugly Sweater Cutfile. Have fun creating awesome Christmas projects. Wishing you a merry day! Xoxo, Sandra

Christmas Gift Tags with Foil Quill Accents

WRMK | Christmas Cards | Embossing Punches Photo Corner and Sequins

Welcome to a new post on my blog featuring the Embossing Punches 'Photo Corner' and 'Sequins' by We R Memory Keepers. Are you wondering how to use these embossing punches? If yes, look no further. Because I'm sharing some fun and creative ways to use these punches. Create fun patterns not only for Christmas! Here is my inspiration for you:

Do you see an X OR an O ??? Whatever... Isn't this AMAZING?

The 'Photo Corner' Punch offers a lot of possibilities. Like this one ...

Combine the photo corners and the sequins - and you get XOXO !!!

Or just create a nice pattern like this one:

You can even make a fun Christmas tree:

Different patterns created with the Embossing Punches WRMK

I hope you like my inspiration with the Embossing Punches by WRMK. Have fun creating great things with your punches! Wishing you a lovely day! Xoxo, Sandra.

Paige Evans | Three project ideas with the Garland Cutfile

Garland made with the Foil Quill by WRMK

[Ad] Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog. I am excited to share three project ideas using Paige Evans' Garland cut file from the exclusive 25 Days of Christmas Cut Files. You can purchase them here:
The first project is a Christmas Tree Ball Ornament. I simply wrapped the garland around the ball ornament. That's it! Isn't this the most simple project?!

Christmas Tree Ball Ornament with Garland Cutfile

The second project is a Christmas card. I glued three garlands onto a blank card base. That's it! Isn't this another simple yet fun project?!

Card with Garland Cutfile Merry Christmas

The third project is a Christmas gift wrap. I used the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers and the garland cutfile on black cardstock. That's it! Isn't this another simple yet pretty and glamorous project?!

Garland made with the Foil Quill by WRMK

I hope you like my three project ideas with the Garland Cutfile. Stay tuned for another cutfile inspiration coming to my blog very soon. Happy crafting! Wishing you a lovely day, yours Sandra.

A DIY Christmas tree ornament with a garland

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

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.


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.