Beautiful Holiday Gift Wrapping with Cricut Explore® plus an Explore Giveaway

Last Christmas, my daughters and I decided to put more time and effort into making our holiday gifts beautiful – we added lots of large, handmade bows, sparkling gift tags, and all the extras. It was like taking a basic scrapbook layout from plain to special by adding attractive embellishments. We all commented on how much more fun it was to give our gifts, and I must admit that the presents under our tree were oh, so pretty! This year we’ve resolved to do the same, so I’ve been busy looking for gift wrapping ideas and found them in the Cricut Design Space. I love anything chalkboard, so these pretty chalkboard gift tags, designed by the talented Lia Griffith, really stood out to me.


Don’t you think they’d look so lovely on packages? I can picture these tags really standing out against my favorite red Christmas wrap! Complete instructions are available in the Cricut Design Space. Lia shares more information about the “Print then Cut” feature on Cricut Explore® here.

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Anna Rose shares her talent with this gorgeous to and from gift tag. Even though it looks elegant, it is surprisingly quick and easy to create using your Cricut Explore®.

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The coordinating snowflake die on the package ties it all together and creates a beautifully put-together package! Find complete instructions for this project here.

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I also loved these paper bows created by Lia Griffith. Although these are pictured in pastel colors, it’s easy to imagine them created with your favorite holiday patterned papers.

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We’re planning a large gathering at my home in December (can I really cook food for 40 people?) and I think creating these bows for the drink straws in red and gold will add a very festive touch to my holiday dinner tables. Full instructions are available here.

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You’ll find these and so many other great ideas to create with your Cricut Explore®. I hope you’ve been as inspired as I have been to create lovely gifts this year! I’d love to see pictures of your favorite gift wrapping, so please post pictures on our Scrapbook Expo Facebook page.

And speaking of Facebook, on November 14th the Scrapbook Expo Facebook page hit a milestone of having 150,000 followers. To celebrate this achievement, we are giving away a Cricut Explore® machine to one lucky winner. This giveaway runs from Nov.15th until Nov. 18th at midnight PST. Make sure and enter today! Good luck!

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