Handmade Holidays Hop

Happy Sunday, Friends! So glad to have you stop by today as we celebrate Handmade Holidays! Today you’ll see inspiration from many Twinery DT members, all with absolutely stunning projects (no, really. I saw them, they’re AWESOME)!

Christmas came early for me – I was fortunate enough to receive some goodies from Fiskars to play with! I simply LOVE punches! They’re  easy to use, portable, and usually create many cuts quickly. I used a Snowflake, Ornamental squeeze punch and Tag Lever XXL punch and the Lacy Doubles border punch to create a homespun card that is as simple to create as it is festive.

Remember covering books with brown paper bags? That was my inspiration as I wrapped a gift with a grocery bag and tied with twine in the perfect winter color combo – Shore and Cappuccino. I used scraps from the left over bag to create a scalloped panel using the Lacy Doubles punch cartridge (I love the cartridge system – so smart and easy to store!).


 After adhering my “paper bag” panel, I placed a strip of washi tape for interest and pattern. I then punched out my snowflakes, and added a bit of Martha Stewart carrara marble glitter glue and MS coarse gliter to give it some sparkle and shine! After that, I added my tag, stamped a cheery sentiment from “Essential Holiday Elegance” and topped it off with some Cappuccino twine to tie the package and card together. I had a sheet of cardstock stickers with this fun little tree that worked perfectly to finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed the inspiration shared today! Be sure to visit The Twinery’s Blog for even more projects and details on how you could WIN your choice of three spools! Enjoy your day! xo Angelica

About Angelica

I'm Angelica - a young mom, business owner, coffee lover, mind wanderer and mess maker with too many interests to count. Although I lead a busy life, I still find time to create everyday. If my hands aren't stained with ink, I'm cruising along in Illustrator or doodling in a sketch book. Visit me on Twitter or Facebook to follow my latest obsession. I'd love to get to know you!


  1. TracyM #6773 says:

    Fab card – love your colour combo and punchy layers!!!

  2. Angelica, it’s so good to see one of your creations! Your card and package match perfectly. I love that you used someof the grocery bag on the card. Love it! ~hugs

  3. A gorgeous card! I love it!

  4. Pam Spradlin says:

    I got distracted from the blog hop…I love your idea. I would have never thought in a million years to bring a piece of the bag into the design of the card. What a very unique idea. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I always love your projects and this one is perfect! And in all my favorite holiday colors! I love the little bits of interest in there – the texture with the paper bag, the music notes pattern, the glitter, the dimension, and of course the Twinery twine! It’s all in the details and you nailed it my friend! :)

  6. lovely card… perfect in itself… <3

  7. Kerry farmer says:

    Awesome!! tfs you so Rock <3

  8. Cute card, and I really like the way you coordinate it with the packaging!

  9. Love wrapping packages in brown paper, but never thought of using the twine. great idea. Your card is so cute. Love how you incorporated the brown paper bag and twine on the card,

  10. I really like to see presents wrapped in “brown paper bag”. The card ties in nicely.

  11. Patricia Molnar (artjunkie2) says:

    Great card! Love the idea of using paper bag on the cards!! I love the look of twine on my cards also!

  12. Very pretty card and gift–i like how you used the brown paper.

  13. Great card and gift. Love the colors!!

  14. Debbie Eslinger says:

    what a clever idea thanks for sharing

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