Non-Fiction Review: Christmas Paper Crafting

Christmas Papercrafting by Thaneeya McArdle
Christmas Papercrafting: Holiday Cards, Gift Tags, and More!
by Thaneeya McArdle

4 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

This crafting book contains templates and cut-outs for gift tags, postcards, holiday greeting cards, decorative envelopes, bookmarks, small posters to frame, and scrapbook paper. The illustrations come in many different styles and colors, all with festive patterns, snowmen, gingerbread houses, Christmas bells, Santas, reindeer, mittens, and Christmas trees. There are even a few postcards you can color!

I love the colorful illustrations and styles. Each page is so bright and merry! The paper is thick and heavy, making it perfect for mailing the post cards or using as background for a photo book. Each page is double-sided, so for some things you would have to choose which side you wanted to use. The pages also have perforated lines that make it easy to tear out and use!
I guess I had expected that there would be more “crafting” involved, but the only thing to do is cut or tear out the pages. There is a craft tutorial for making tassels to attach to the bookmarks, and some instructions on how to fold the decorative envelopes. There is also a tutorial on how to make a fridge magnet with Mod Podge. But other than that, there is not much “crafting” to do. This is more of a book of useful holiday-themed paper to use in other crafts, rather than a book of craft lessons.

I can’t wait to send out some of the beautiful cards, and create tassels for the bookmarks! I will definitely be using the little 8×10 posters to decorate the walls of my office for December!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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