The 2019 Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade

It’s the most wonderful time of year to create magical, inspiring holiday greeting cards! This year, has enlisted a talented team of crafty elves to help spark your creativity and inspire you to make beautiful Christmas cards.

Join in on the fun by checking out all the unbelievable inspiration in’s Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade blog hop. At each stop along the way, you’ll see amazing tutorials, photos, and videos showcasing fabulous handmade greeting cards made with’s extensive offering of exclusive products.

What are you waiting for? Start your holiday hopping (and shopping!) now!

Music-Themed Christmas Cards

Get ready to spread holiday cheer with the talented Jess Francisco of A Card Day’s Work. To get things started on the right elf-shoed foot, Jess made three beautiful cards showcasing the fabulousness of’s big, bold Christmas sentiments and nested star dies

Jess Francisco CardThere are also some wonderful pattern stamps and sentiments from Simon Hurley’s line for Ranger Ink. Each of these musical-themed cards would be perfect for the Christmas caroler or music lover in your life!

Handmade Christmas Cookie Card

Sometimes the magic of Christmas can be found in the snowy weather, the twinkling lights, the spirit of giving, or the embrace of a family member. And sometimes it’s found in the warmth of a freshly-baked Christmas cookie! Mona Tóth joined the blog hop with an absolutely adorable handmade cookie-themed card. 

Mona Toth Christmas Cookie CardShe used one of’s exclusive stencils in an innovative embossing technique, star-shaped cookies from our nested dies, and created custom confetti with a digital cut file. Each little detail of this handmade card has us wowed! 

Head on over to her blog post for a supply list and tutorial to make your own Christmas cookie creation!

Pink Christmas Shaker Card

Moving along the blog hop brings us to the talented Ashley Ebben who created a stunning holiday card in soft pink and sparkly gold tones. She used’s Hybrid Ink Collection and the revolutionary new Domed Foam Ink Blending Tool to create a delicately blended background for the base of the shaker.

Ashley Ebben Christmas CardThe combination of the die cut gold stars along with the heat embossed golden sentiment creates a touch of sparkling whimsy to this card. And each shake of the contained sequins and fluttering snowflakes is a magical little snowstorm!

Vintage Style Christmas Cards

Is it really Christmas if Tim Holtz hasn’t stopped by? We think not! Joining the Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade blog hop is the talented Juliana Michaels with a little bit of throwback charm.

Juliana Michaels Christmas CardsWhile Tim Holtz stamps and a Sizzix die are the stars on these two beautiful cards,’s exclusive stencils create unforgettable inked backgrounds on these two masterpieces. And there’s just something positively hilarious about this Christmas Fun Card Sentiment about Santa looking attractive. 

To see all the techniques Juliana used in these two stunners, head on over to her blog!

The Handmade Holiday Papercrafting Parade

To see all these cards and more, jump into the parade and get hopping. You’ll see amazing tricks, full card tutorials, supply lists, video walkthroughs and more. 

Amy Tsuruta   Nicole Watt   Ingrid Blackburn    Terri Burson   Lorene Caido   Laura Volpes   Daniel West

Make sure you stop at every crafty blog or video along the way for Christmas magic and inspiration!

1. Alexandra Stapleton-Smith
2. Jess Francisco
3. Nicole Watt
4. Mona Toth
5. Amy Tsuruta
6. Terri Burson
7. Anita Trippi
8. Laura Volpes
9. Laura Mooney
10. Brandi Mahon
11. Nanette Tracy
12. Daniel West
13. Ashley Ebben
14. Marie Heiderscheit
15. Erin Reed
16. Juliana Michaels
17. Justine Hovey
18. Heather Little
19. Ingrid Blackburn
20. Lorene Caido

Create your own handmade holiday cards with’s wide array of exclusive products. And for more holiday inspiration, you won’t want to miss 25 Festive Christmas Craft Ideas and How To Make Gift Tags That Dazzle.

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