All crafters know that it’s all about the finishing touches, and that’s no different when it comes to decorating for Christmas! We’ve produced our very own Santa Stop Here signs ready for you to print out at home so that the big man himself definitely turns up during the night – that’s if you’re on the nice list, of course. There are so many different things to do with this printable: laminate it and attach onto a wooden stick, stick it onto your window or place it on your front door. The grey background version is made to be cut out and if you fancy a bright background, then keep the green one as is! Now, get the mince pies, carrots and milk ready, and wait for Santa to arrive…Download now »
Stencilling has become very popular in the craft world, especially when used with cardmaking and also for home décor. It’s easy to get started, a thin sheet, usually made from mylar with a design cut out, is laid onto a surface, then ink or paint applied using a brush or sponge. I have chosen a stencil with bold bauble images and teamed it up with bright, punchy colours to create a decorative background. The stencil uses an ingenious wheel, so that only one image is exposed at a time, meaning you are less likely to go over the edge and ruin your work. A simple sentiment is then added to create a bright, jolly card for Christmas.Download now »
Picture the scene: it’s Christmas Eve, all the shops are shut and you’ve just realised that you haven’t got enough tags left for the last ten presents. What do you do? Well, Crafts Beautiful is here to save the day with a whole selection that you can print out. Simply print them out onto thick card and no one will ever know of the last-minute panic that occurred the night before – it’s our little secret!Download now »
A festive dinner table just wouldn’t be complete without the crackers, so why not make Helen Fitzjohn’s simple Scandi-inspired set in red and blue this year? Use our free designs on craft foam to create little handmade stamps to decorate them, then fill with treats and paper hats for your guests – and don’t forget the groan-worthy jokes!Download now »
Christmas is all about sitting down with the family and spending quality time with everyone. First comes the indulgent Christmas dinner, then comes the fun and games! We’ve made our very own game of bingo that you can play with the whole family. There are six sheets to download so you can have a maximum of six people/groups playing, then you’ll also need one person to pick out the cards (remember to cut out the final sheet into individual cards). The first to get five in a row wins – it couldn’t be easier!Download now »
Struggle no more to wrap awkwardly-shaped Christmas presents! These fun boxes, which feature charming penguins, simplify your gifting and mean no last-minute wrapping. Ombré effects work so well in the festive months, and combined with simple silhouettes and block colours this trio of projects makes for a spectacular set.Download now »
Who doesn’t love a photo booth? They’re the perfect ingredient to a festive bash and produce such hilarious photographs and memories. We’ve created our very own set of props that you can download and print right away. Mount them onto a sheet of card, then pop a stick onto the back and use them for years to come.Download now »
There’d be no present deliveries on 25th December without those trusty reindeer and Corinne Bradd’s pretty couple are raring to take flight! Sewn from dainty floral prints in dark blue and dusky pink, our intrepid pair may not have shiny red noses but they make up for it with gold and silver antlers! Find the templates for the reindeer hereDownload now »
Paper is such a versatile craft material – all you need is a flat sheet to create something that can be incredibly detailed. This pretty floral wreath is one such example, featuring multicoloured blooms that are scored and folded to create a 3-D effect. The technique takes a little while to master but once you’ve cracked it, the results are fascinating.Download now »
Snow is certainly falling this month as we challenged Tracey Daykin-Jones to make five fantastically festive greetings using just a small selection from her craft stash. Taking classic snowflake dies and vibrant card, you too can whip up incredible designs in just a few simple steps!Download now »
Cosy up under the mistletoe with all your loved ones at Christmas with this pretty cushion and decoration set by Amanda Walker. You can switch up the ‘Noel’ sentiment to anything you like: personalise it with your family name, your favourite Christmas quote or leave it empty if you’re going for a more minimal look. Made mainly from felt, this delightful set is super easy to whip up and will make for a festive keepsake for many years to come – you won’t want to put it away come 1st January!Download now »
Handmade advent calendars are so popular at the moment; you can create them to suit your Christmas decor and fill them with little goodies each year. Designer Colette Smith fell in love with a 3-D advent calendar on the Silhouette Store which is made up of tiny little milk cartons and there’s also an optional tray to stand them in. Each box has a numbered tag made up from two layers, the first having the numeral cut out and the second is a background layer which makes the number stand out.Download now »
These adorable fairy doors and gingerbread houses by Ellen Kharade are the perfect addition to your Christmas décor. Not only do they look good enough to eat, but they are also bright and eye-catching so children will love them too. Polymer clay is easy to work with and once baked and coated with varnish, you will be creating a beautiful decoration that you can use every year!Download now »
There’s no business like snow business, so step in from the cold and start crafting yourself this fun collection of classic winter scenes by Cathie Shuttleworth, which includes decorative pine trees and a magnificent trio of table decs. You’ll be walking in the air once this collection is finished!Download now »
Lighten the load of your Christmas crafting with these fab printables designed by Stephanie Thannhauser! Featuring iconic motifs such as a candy cane, robin, wreath, bow and ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment topper, there’s sure to be something for any project! Simply download the designs, then print them out and attach onto your designs! You could even try colouring some of them in if you aren’t after a monochrome look.Download now »
Give your little majesty a regal doll of her own this Christmas! Stitch Amanda Walker’s pretty in pink creation complete with a gorgeous gown, vibrant hair and of course, a gold tiara to finish things off.Download now »
Top-up your Christmas paper stash with this penultimate set of free papers from Trimcraft! Taken from the Simply Creative Hope & Joy range, these patterned papers are perfect for all of your winter and Christmas creations, adding a unique personality to your projects.
Don’t forget that we have plenty more Trimcraft papers on our website! Simply type ‘Trimcraft’ into the search bar…Download now »
You don’t have to be a stitcher to make the most of everything felt has to offer. With a Christmas die-cut in one hand and your papercraft kit in the other, you can make wonderful gift toppers, decorations and greetings in just a crafternoon.Download now »
Christmas is in full swing and we’ve teamed up with Trimcraft to offer our readers five festive papers to help you out amongst the chaos of the holiday season. This month’s offerings are taken from the Dovecraft Winter Blooms, enriched with traditional Christmas imagery, patterns and colour, these papers are a delight to craft with.
Don’t forget that we have plenty more Trimcraft papers on our website!Download now »
Welcome in the most wonderful time of year with your free gift, and craft a collection of 16 charming co-ordinated greetings to send to your loved ones. Colour, layer or jazz up stamped motifs for quick and easy standout greetings, then finish them off with one of the heartwarming sentiment stamps for a final professional touch.Download now »
Our 25-year celebrations are still going and Trimcraft is very kindly offering five FREE papers every month for our readers to download and enjoy! This month, they are gifting you with five papers from the Simply Creative Jolly Christmas collection. Filled with a vibrant colour palette full of Christmassy designs, this brilliant collection will help you achieve a fun look on your crafts, while still adding a sense of festivity!Download now »
Embrace the craft of the moment with a pot of ink, a nib and these free calligraphy downloads
Calligraphy is a hot trend that isn’t going anywhere fast, so why not embrace it, challenge yourself, and work the technique into your festive projects? Kirsten is kindly offering Crafts Beautiful readers the opportunity to learn the topes with goodies from her new book Secrets of Modern Calligraphy. Click the link above to download Kirsten’s quirky script alphabet both in upper and lowercase, plus templates for a whimsical ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment, which is perfect for decorating your festive greetings and parcels.
Check out Kirsten’s video tutorial on how to create angled letters below!
Secrets of Modern Calligraphy by Kirsten Burke is available now (£12.99, bonnierpublishing.com)Download now »
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Take a bumper pack of beautiful woodland themed clear stamps and create cards for all occasions. We show you how to make a simple moonlight forest card in minutes. This pack is available FREE with the December issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine.Watch video »
Christmas simply wouldn’t be the same without an elf in tow, which is why we’ve gathered a fabulous selection of stitch and papercraft projects to help you create an army of these adorable festive helpers!Download now »
Use our fabulous star maker template to rustle up an incredible festive display. Cut, score and fold metallic cardstock, decorate with embossed motifs or die cut shapes before gluing together to make 3D stars. This pack is available FREE with the November issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine. Visit https://www.crafts-beautiful.com/subs... to subscribe today!Watch video »
Who loved our digi stamp feature in the Christmas Special 2017 issue of Crafts Beautiful? You lucky readers get two free festive digi stamps to download thanks to
craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk. How will you use yours? You simply download the designs, then re-size to the size you require, print, then colour-in and attach to your card projects – easy peasy!
Happy Christmas, crafters! To celebrate the festive season, we’ve compiled a selection of quick and easy designs you’ll love to create. This will be your go-to guide for years to come, so download, print and keep it safe in your stash - and see if you can make all 100!Download now »
Within this download, you will find all of the craft templates and motifs needed for the makes within the Elf Crafts Christmas mini magazine that came with the October 2017 (issue 310) edition of Crafts Beautiful magazine. Print the downloadable document as a whole or select the page number of the template you’d like, then print it individually.Download now »
Have your elf a merry Christmas with Helen Fitzjohn’s fun yuletide papercraft makes – they’re perfect for all your festive parties!Download now »