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SVG Cutting File Set 26 Mix and match your way to some decorative pennants with this clever SVG cutting file set. This SVG cutting file pack includes the following goodies… 61 cutting file designs supplied in SVG, DXF, FCM, PNG, EPS, FCM, AI, STUDIO, MTC, SCAL file formats.

Build A Gingerbread Man Printable This Build a Gingerbread Man printable is a fun paper craft for Christmas and a great way to keep the kids entertained while they wait for Santa! Simply print the free paper gingerbread man template, cut the pieces out and stick together to build a cute gingerbread man!

Create Your Own Holiday Pajamas! In case you haven't gotten in on the fun yet, holiday pajamas are one of my favorite parts of Christmas morning. Even when we were kids, we would always get to pick out a new pair of pjs to wear to bed on Christmas Eve and that always made the Christmas morning scene feel extra special.

This Is The Easiest DIY Duck Tape Bow You Could Possibly Make I'm not kidding, this really is an insanely simple DIY duck tape bow to make. Your packages will be showstoppers this Christmas day!

Free Printable Snowman Christmas Card This printable is perfect for a bit of crafting with the kids and would be brilliant as a DIY card to give to family and friends, what's more we've even got a couple of different designs so you child can draw their own snowman's face if they'd prefer or you could even use a photo of your child's face instead!

3 DIY Hostess Gift Ideas for the Holidays Looking for a thoughtful hostess gift you can make quick and easy before headed out to holiday parties? Check out my list of DIY hostess gift ideas! If there's one thing I know about the holidays, it's that this is the busiest time of year for entertaining!

SVG Cutting File Set 25 This time it's personal with a set of monogram cards and SVG cutting files. This SVG cutting file pack includes the following goodies… 53 cutting file designs supplied in SVG, DXF, FCM, PNG, EPS, FCM, AI, STUDIO, MTC, SCAL file formats. 144 printable background papers.

A Wintry Scene with Snow Front Demonstrator Pootles - A Wintry Scene with Snow Front. How has it taken me 2 months to use what is possibly the easiest-to-use stamp set in our catalogue? I bought this stamp set when the catalogue launched and I just somehow only just got around to using it now, but oh my goodness, that was easy to make this card!

Sew a Felt Robin Brooch or Ornament for Christmas! This month subscribers to my free pattern newsletter will recieve not one but TWO free festive projects! Hurrah! The first tutorial?

Pop Out Panel Card - Still Scenes #2 Stampin Up Feels Like Frost, Still Scenes and Snowglobe Shaker Pop Out Panel card at THe Craft Spa, Stampin Up Uk. #stampinup #stampinupuk #thecraftspa #christmas2019 #stillscenes #snowglobe #christmas2020.

Santa Jack Skellington Ornament Craft This Santa Jack Skellington Ornament Craft is made with construction paper and is so easy to assemble using a free printable template! Turn a classic Mickey-Head shape into "Sandy Claws" and hang the ornament on your Christmas tree! This Nightmare Before Christmas craft is fun for all ages.

Christmas Wreath DIY If you love to craft your own Christmas, but you want to create something a little different to decorate your front door this year, then you'll love our latest Christmas Wreath DIY tutorial, created by the lovely Sarah Cawood!

A Design Kit: New Evergreen Collage +Pack! 'Tis the season for a new Collage +pack in our iOS app, A Design Kit! In case you missed it, we launched ADK 2.0 earlier this year and introduced the Collage section to the app. We've loved seeing so many of your amazing collages since, and we're super excited to introduce new scans for the holidays.

SVG Cutting File Set 24 Geometric design style is a go in this SVG Cutting File Set. This SVG cutting file pack includes the following goodies… 31 cutting file designs supplied in SVG, DXF, FCM, PNG, EPS, FCM, AI, STUDIO, MTC, SCAL file formats. 144 printable background papers.

Cheese-Stuffed Taco Meatballs Party Appetizer If you're looking for a tasty appetizer for Christmas parties, then these Cheese-Stuffed Taco Meatballs are it! Yes, you read it correctly, cheese-stuffed meatballs - oh my, so good! And you serve them on sticks, and we all know that food on sticks is where it is at when it comes to party food!

Things to Make with Cricut Note: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. Short answer - Anything! Long Answer - The Cricut Maker can quickly and accurately cut over 300 hundred materials, from the most delicate paper and fabric to the tough stuff like leather and basswood.

Pin the Nose on the Reindeer Free Printable Game! Set up this Pin the Nose on the Reindeer free printable game for the family, and see who can place Rudolph's nose back in the correct place! A festive twist on a classic game, this printable is easy to set up and lots of fun to play!

Video Tutorial: Easy Felt Dove Ornaments - Lia Griffith Love handmade decorations? Watch our quick 2-minute video tutorial to learn how to make these adorable felt dove ornaments for your Christmas tree!

Oui Fresh Beauty Box Unboxing - December '19 I'm so excited to share our December Delights box with you-it's valued at over $95 and has two full-sized products! If you're new to A Beautiful Mess, our monthly beauty box is a way to help "clean up" your beauty routine and help replace beauty, skin, and home products with more natural and safe options.

Making Christmas Throw Pillows Is there anything more festive than metallic star pillows during the holidays? But either way, these Christmas throw pillows are too fun to pass up. I've made plenty of DIY pillows over the years, but none as shiny as this one, until now. If you're into metallics, the holidays, or star shapes in general, this one is for you!

Holiday Gift Wrapping idea with Miniature Winter Scenes It's outside the box… literally! This holiday gift wrapping idea with miniature winter scenes is so charming I almost don't want to give the gifts away. I love this idea because it's half DIY project and half gift wrap inspiration. Not to mention the fact that anybody who gets a box wrapped up like this is probably going to love you forever.

SVG Cutting File Set 23 A brilliant collection of versatile curves and swirls in this SVG cutting file set. This SVG cutting file pack includes the following goodies… 31 cutting file designs supplied in SVG, DXF, FCM, PNG, EPS, FCM, AI, STUDIO, MTC, SCAL file formats. 144 printable background papers.

Storage Solution for DVD Size Embellishment Cases Demonstrator Pootles - Storage Solution for DVD Size Embellishment Cases. For the 6 years I've been a demonstrator, I've been sharing storage solutions for our craft desks. From framelit storage to desk tidies and pen pots and more. Large, small and all in between.

Craft Stash Giveaway - 10 No, not me, this weeks giveaway is theme around the victorian cameo. It's worth a click. Many thanks again to everyone that has taken part in these so far. I really enjoyed reading your comments and will take some time out soon to respond. The stash is depleting too!

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