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How to make the best and most affordable christmas cards and gifts

Well we are all not anticipating this Christmas to be this different were we? Wow I mean we are all inside more and we dont want to venture outside. Which is fine we have all accepted it and now we are left with how to fill our time or worse how to fill our family time. We have all exhausted all the normal things like youtube, workouts and baking. Oh my gosh, I love baking but how many more banana breads can one woman make. The answer is I can not make any more without the content sigh from my family. Even the dogs dont get excited about them. I have hit a new low in my baking. So we are in need of something new to fill our time, don't we? Enter my new obsession crafting.

Something you might not know about me is I love giving crafting. I  also love giving gifts. I just love spending time picking gifts and gift cards for special occasions. I just love putting the effort into things for the people I love.  I think giving a little something is just a nice way to remind someone you care and giving something you have spent time making make it so personal. So Christmas time is the perfect time to get crafting right.  This Christmas is definitely the time to get crafting as we have a lot more time on our hand and need to fill that time somehow and especially this year we are all going through a hard time.  

2020 is the time to tell our loved ones just how much they matter and that you will always be there for them.  This crazy world can be busy, Can't it?  We have all gone months without seeing the people I consider my closest friend and family. So I like to really show them I care about them and do something a bit special. 

Today I want to share with you a fantastic little find. Design bundles. This a fantastic market place site which provides digital products such as Graphics, Templates, Mock Ups, Patterns, Illustrations and Craft Files. You might already know this site as it has over 1million happy customers. They have over 150,000 products to choose from. They are experts at connecting talented independent designers with us, discount seeking customers. They have a complete focus on customer service. Which you know is one of my top priority when it comes to buying any product. I was in customer service for years and I really value good honest customer care. 

Let me show you some of my latest favourites Christmas  paper cut template templates I have ordered. .  I love to make these into templates. The following are three designs, I have used to make amazing cards and gifts. I love being able to use digital files to make my own cards and gifts. I love crafting me I am a complete newbie so this helps me so much.  This Paper cut templates give me the freedom to choose the design and style I want to use and  I also get to choose what card style and colour I used too. I actually used different coloured cards for these designs. I'll tell you more about below. The cards and gifts I made I never took photos of but I will show you the mockups I made. As I have already posted them. Oops my bad sorry. 

The Templates are super easy to buy. You just pay online and download the files. It's that simple. 

This is the Merry Christmas design. It is super easy to make this you just buy and download the file. choose the paper you want to use. Print it. Then it is so easy to cut out the design. Just make sure you have really good crafting scissors. It is worth investing in proper crafting scissors for this. They need to be sharp and precise to get the design looking really good. I used this as a Christmas card. I actually made a little mistake when I was cutting and because I have the template it was super easy to reprint another one and start again. This is a great one to get all the family involved to make all your Christmas cards. I used glitter on the inside of the card to make it extra sparkly. 

These are the Christmas paper cut tags. These are gorgeous when you printed on a red and green card. Well on any colour to be honest but these are so pretty. Before I cut out the designs I added glitter to these. I just added a little bit of glue and sprinted some glitter on it and hay presto. Glittery Christmas tags. That you know will up your gift wrapping this year. Thes are perfect if you are being a bit more eco friendly and using brown paper that can be recycled as gift wrapping this year as they really stand out and make it look so pretty and that you made a real effort with your wrapping. 

This is the perfect and most thoughtful gift. This is made using Forest layered paper cut template. All you need to do is print the three templates cut them out and piece them together. I did mine in a different colour to the ones above as I knew they were for a little girls room. It is so cute. Just make and pop it in a frame. It makes the most special gift for a loved one. It couldn't be more simple to make. Not to mention it is so cheap. Let's face it this year has been hard for a lot of us. So saving money is also a winner at the moment. Using this template to make a gift is not only thoughtful but money saving for you. 

The most important thing when giving a gift or a card to make someone's day. You dont have to spend a fortune to make someone smile. I think we can all get a bit caught up in the Christmas hype.  I like to really think of the person I am gifting and make them smile or laugh. 

I find these paper cut templates to be not only a great outlet for my creativity but they save me a fortune too. Once you have them on your computer, you can reuse them as much as you want. You can make anything you want from cards to nice framed prints. I really hope this has got your creative juices flowing and you will consider making your own Christmas gift and cards this year. 

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