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10 things :: 10 Christmas Crafting Tutorials

10 Things :: 10 Christmas Crafting Tutorials
handmade Christmas cards by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
It’s the tenth of December, which brings a list of ten for 10 Things! This month, I’ve gone through the archives to find ten Christmas projects here that might be useful to your holiday crafting.

First up, the cards above plus a few more in this handmade Christmas card round-up from last year.

Christmas recipe box by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
An oldie but a goodie, this box just found its way to my kitchen again. It gets stored away with the Christmas decorations each year, and holds all sorts of Christmas recipes along with some corresponding photos and stories. This recipe box tutorial includes the simple printable recipe card too.

decorated Christmas window by corrie jones @ shimelle.com
Super-talented Corrie Jones shared this tutorial here last year, with all the details on how to decorate a Christmas window. It’s definitely one of my very favourites!


This post (and the video) illustrates how I made my page numbers for my 2010 Christmas journal, but this technique could be useful for any sort of small layered embellishment, and could be perfect for dressing up gift tags this Christmas.

snowflake gift tag tutorial by mindy miller @ shimelle.com
Speaking of gift tags, Mindy Miller shared this tutorial for custom snowflake gift tags last Christmas, and I love the modern look with just a touch of sparkle.

christmas scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
There are two editions of Sketch to Scrapbook Page (each with a video) featuring Christmas themes. This sketch features border papers and this sketch uses two 4×6 photos.

making christmas decorations with paper punches by sj dowsett @ shimelle.com
Fancy adding just a little something to your Christmas decor or table setting by just using what you have on hand? This tutorial by SJ Dowsett includes five separate ideas using your punches and whatever paper or cardstock you have on hand. It’s a perfect project for a day that’s too cold grey to get outside!


Or grab a few tags and dress up a window, mantel or frame with a Christmas garland. I love these made with the mini bingo cards from Jenni Bowlin Studio. I managed to keep the example in the video for a few Christmases as a garland, and the smaller pieces in the middle had finally had enough when I unpacked it this year, so I’ve separated the tags and hung them on the tree as ornaments. Not a bad track record for paper decorations!

christmas card tutorial by pam brown @ shimelle.com
If you’re feeling a little festive, let Pam Brown take you through a tutorial for Christmas cards in bright red and green tones with plenty of poinsettias!

christmas journal by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
And of course, there’s always my favourite Christmas project, Journal your Christmas! In the most recent Glitter Girl episode, you can check out one of my entries for this year’s book. It’s the third project in the video for this extended adventure! (And you can always join Journal your Christmas at any time – it’s not a project that has to be started on any certain day nor does it require daily entries. Just join in and enjoy!)



10 December 2012



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12 Comments for 10 things :: 10 Christmas Crafting Tutorials

  1. Kim Thomas Says:

    Thank you for all of the wonderful Christmas inspiration. I love it! Take care. :)

  2. Scrapdolly Says:

    It wouldn’t be Christmas without you xxx

  3. Tammy Says:

    Awesome Christmas inspiration. I love that decorated frame with the tags and punches. And your album this year is fab! :)

  4. Tizzalicious Says:

    Those are all so cute! I love the recipe box!

  5. Kirsty Smith Says:

    The windowframe is lush! Thanks for all this lovely inspiration (and I think you’re album cover is divine. I may have watched the video multiple times just to look at it :D)

  6. Kirsty Smith Says:

    I also know that I mean “your” album cover, and not “you’re” album cover. For purposes of clarification, I do not think that you are in any way an album cover.

    And I do know better.

    And I couldn’t ignore my error, although I did try for at least 12 seconds.

  7. Jemma @ Just-Jimjams Says:

    LOL @ Kirsty!
    Love to revisit some of these tutorials TFS

  8. paper writing Says:

    Grand Christmas motivation. I love that bedecked casing with the tags and punch. And your folder this day is fib!

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  11. Sandra L. Says:

    In the video for the 2010 tags, I have a couple of questions.
    1. Which adhesive runner are you using? I never had much luck with them. My stuff would fall apart later! :(
    2. Is it the 2” scallop circle you are using?
    3. Do you remember which Martha Stewart large snowflake punch that is?
    Thanks!

  12. tonerpals Says:

    Thanks for sharing such an interesting information.

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