Advent Calendar Day 1 - Free Christmas Themed Papers with Craft Tutorial


It’s the Day 1 of The Craft Blog’s Christmas advent, and what better way to introduce our latest free papers?! As we start our countdown to the big day, it’s only right that we have some fabulously festive designs for you, featuring bright colours, on-trend llama, cactus and flamingo characters and adorable sentiment toppers!


Today, Maxine is going to show you how to use our free paper download to make some creative Christmassy makes, including a stunning shaker card! We’ve also added some extra craft ideas for what you can make with these fabulous festive designs.


Download our Free Christmas Papers Here


What you Need

Free Papers

Dovecraft A4 Acetate Sheets, Mirror Card, Glitter Card, Snowflake Die, 6”x6” Card Blank, Cardstock, Sequins


How to Make

1.Start by cutting a 15x15cm piece from one of the free papers and adhering this to the card blank. We also cut a strip of the tassel paper and adhered this to the top of the card.


2.Cut a circle 10cm in diameter from the cardstock and adhere this to the centre of the card.


3.Cut out the snow globe topper from the free papers and fix this to the centre of the circle.


4.Next, cut a circle 10.5cm in diameter from the clear acetate and silver mirror card. Take the silver mirror card circle and, leaving a 1cm border, cut another circle from the centre.


5.Adhere the acetate to the back of the mirror card circle. Then, add foam tape around the edges of the back of the circle in order to fix this to your card.

6.Die cut some snowflakes using glitter card. Place these loose on top of the snow globe sentiment topper along with some sequins.


7.Remove the backing from the foam tape and carefully place over the circle on the card blank.

8.Cut the sentiment from the free papers and adhere to the card to finish.


There you have your finished shaker card! With its bright colours and cool sentiment toppers, this is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of anyone who receives it!  

advent_2017_day_1_free_papers_14.jpgWe love the bright colours and contemporary design of this gorgeous card made with our free papers. The acetate on the front of the card makes this a super eye-catching design!


You could also decorate a gift box with these designs! How funky are these Christmas Flamingos?


Or you could make a matching gift tag by layering the papers, toppers and sentiments to create this festive design!


How will you use our free paper download? We’d love to see don’t forget to #tcxmas2017 when uploading to social media and to share your makes in the Inspiration area!

Trimcraft design these templates to aid your crafting projects, so we are always happy to see them being used and enjoyed. However, we just ask you credit Trimcraft for the template design when you publish your crafty makes online and on social media.



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Love these...thankyou



Thanks sooo much for these amazing papers here, they´re beautiful.


Kathy Crafts TV

Gorgeous papers again! And I do love a shaker card! Love this.