Forget helping Santa – the busy elves at PaperCrafter HQ have helped us in putting together this selection of Christmas makes inspired by the cheeky fellows themselves. From quilled figurines to gift boxes and cards, they really have pulled out all the stops this year. Whether you’re after a calming session of quilling or in a hurry for some last-minute greetings, we have it all! Plus, it’s the perfect time to get your very own elves involved, too – the kids are guaranteed to want to get stuck in!
1. Elf companions
Make your very own Elf On The Shelf and invite whimsical touches into your home with Claire Willis’ quilled versions. When it comes to adding facial features to the finished designs, apply your marker pen gently against the paper to avoid any breakages.
2. FREE elf papers
Low on Christmas papers? No problem! This speedy elf card is made using your FREE Santa’s Workshop papers – simply download and print them out as many times as you wish. Bursting with classic festive motifs, these papers by Alice Potter will add plenty of cheer to your Christmas crafting this year.
3. Bumper project
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Got five minutes to spare? Whip up these festive designs in next to no time. Don’t you just adore the cheeky yet traditional look? They are truly perfect if you’re after the cute factor. Why not craft coordinating gift tags for a full gift set?
4. DIY gifting
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Get ready for the festive season by crafting charming characters that double up as a brilliant way to present small gifts on the big day. It couldn’t be easier to get started with Cathie Shuttleworth’s selection of simple crafts. Download the basic templates, then start embellishing. Give every box and card it’s own unique character by diving into your craft stash and using up scraps of decorative paper, thread and all manner of adornments.
5. Christmas quilling
These capricious elves are super cute and are bound to raise a smile; it's the little details like the googly eyes and the bobble hats that make it look as if they're about to jump from the card and get to work. Using basic coiling techniques, you’ll be amazed at how incredibly quick and easy they are to make.
6. Simple shadow card
Shadow cards will not only enchant your recipient but will take your crafting kudos through the roof. They may look tricky to make, but let Sarah Jackman Read guide you and whip one up in just three simple steps. Your basic shaped dies will really come in handy here, but if you’re low on die-cutting supplies, simply use a craft knife instead.
Want more from these cheeky Christmas characters? Download your FREE Elf digi stamps here.