A Season of Giving - Crafting Ideas

UPDATE: Paperbag Studios stamps and Art Pops™ are no longer available, but many things can be substituted to make this project!
Get creative and have fun!

Need inspiration for some handmade gifts?

Look no further than this design team round-up.  These fresh, fun and clever ideas are sure to get your creative mojo going!

Ready, set, create!!!


Karen Gaunt

When was the last time you looked around the house, in the recycling bin or stopped yourself from tossing something that could be used in your art or craft projects?

Enter...the bottle cap!

Design Team member, Karen Gaunt got her “creative on” by upcyling some bottle caps for her Design Team project.

Now, fish those caps out of the bin, follow along and create your own magnets to adorn your fridge or gift to someone special.

You can view Karen's full tutorial HERE.


Sherry Canino

Design Team member, Sherry Canino not only considers the gift to be special, but the lovely packaging as well. Don’t miss her Artsy Gift Tag Holders tutorial as she guides you in how she created hers using Art Pops™ from the Laguna Dreaming Collection

You can view Sherry's full tutorial HERE.

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Jenni Zmuda

Design Team member Jenni Zmuda is sharing with us a special mixed media art box which is perfect for gift giving with us Design Team project.

She transforms a plain cardboard box into something really special which will be cherished just as much as the gift inside it!

See Jenni's full tutorial HERE.


Anna Friesen

Mail Art Rocks and Design Team member, Anna Friesen knocks this one out of the park! Watch as she shares her clever idea for making sweet Happy Mail Art Pockets in her latest video tutorial. It would be such a delight to see these lovelies waiting inside my mailbox! Create your own beautiful piece of "Art to Share" and send it via the good old fashioned pony express today!

See Anna's full tutorial HERE

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Ashli Oliver

Ashli Oliver is sharing with us some beautiful hand painted gift bags. Follow along with her video tutorial as she creates something which is sure to make you the hit of the party!

See Ashli's full tutorial HERE.


Kristi Nazzaro

Kristi Nazzaro is sharing with us how she has made this beautiful and empowering Positive Affirmations Mirror for her latest project. Create your own powerful piece for yourself or someone special in your life

See Kristi's full tutorial HERE