November 30 ~ Write It & Wrap It

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With all of this year’s Handmade Holiday gift ideas we’re sure you could also use some inspiration as you Write It & Wrap It!

One more thing: Don’t worry… The fun (and prizes & more) will continue through December! Have you signed up for Give-Away Day and Holidays at Home?

A gift for you: Enjoy our unique printable gift tags. Download the free PDF, print on card stock or heavy paper, cut and enjoy!

Make It

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You can use fabric to create holiday cards with the Patchwork Card Tutorial from Craft Apple.
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You’ll want to embellish packages, cards, the tree, a garland… Once you start making Paper Stars from Curbly you won’t want to stop!
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We love fabric, of course, and we like the idea of limiting our use of gift wrap a bit this holiday season. Print these fantastic PDF How to use Furoshiki diagrams from the Japanese government, and wrap with fabric!
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We know first-hand that kids love Paper Toys from The Toymaker. A small set would make a great gift, or the toys could be a nice way to buy a little time as you write and wrap (occupy those excited, little fingers!).
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Cassie from Bella Dia offers a wonderful resource with her Free Gift Tag Round-Up from 2007. It includes our printable PDF gift tags from from last year (pictured!).

Note: We edited this post after publishing to remove a pop-up tree card tutorial. It was brought to our attention that the original designer was not noted in the tutorial, and at this time we are not able to contact the original designer to request permission to include his work. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Don’t miss these related items from the SMS archives: Fabric Boxes, Embellish! & Drawstring Bags (perfect for “wrapping”).

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Meg’s choice Lara’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

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little brown pen sells ready-to-print PDF templates for printable stationary, calendars and more. Nichole passed along a link to their fun, new instructional video for you to learn more about the process.
spacer Custom Holiday Rubber Stamps from Sweet Papery
Buy your Custom Holiday Rubber Stamps from Sweet Papery for great designs and super-efficient holiday cards!

Mix It

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Give yourself a wrapping reward with the Thrifty Kitchen Molasses Crinkles Recipe (nibble, then tape, nibble and tie a bow!).

Don’t forget: We want to learn about your favorite recipes for Holidays at Home.

Share It

Holidays at Home and the Handmade Holidays photo pool!

Win It

Gift Certificate to SMS

Need some beautiful fabric or patterns for your projects? Perhaps you’ll be the lucky winner of a $20 gift certificate to the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop! Comment below for your chance to win.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
29 ~ Homebodies
28 ~ Holidays at Home
27 ~ Artists
26 ~ Science & Tech Lovers
25 ~ Cooks
24 ~ Whimsical
23 ~ Fit Friends
22 ~ Eco-conscious
21 ~ Holidays at Home
20 ~ Gift Exchange
19 ~ Grandparents
18 ~ College Students
17 ~ Girlfriends
16 ~ Dads
15 ~ New Parents
14 ~ Holidays at Home
13 ~ Multi-taskers
12 ~ Sports Fans
11 ~ Bookworms
10 ~ Elementary Kids
9 ~ Snow Fiends
8 ~ Teachers
7 ~ Holidays at Home
6 ~ Pet Lovers
5 ~ Crafters
4 ~ Music Lovers
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Travelers
1 ~ Tweens & Teens

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission.

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332 Responses to November 30 ~ Write It & Wrap It

  1. tango says:

    Thanks so much for these, esp the gift tags! Last year I gave up on commercial gift wrap when I saw how well my daughter’s stamped kraft paper came out. I didn’t want to buy tags this year and now I have a much better solution than names on the scrap of papers!!! Thanks!!!!

  2. Abbi Cobb says:

    Oh, I have enjoyed looking at your many, many gift ideas. We have been busy with making homemade gifts as well and I really enjoy seeing what others are doing and get new ideas to try. I would also love to win the $20 gift certificate.

  3. Hannah says:

    The fabric wrapping is a great idea!

  4. Beth M says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  5. Christine says:

    What great ideas! Thanks so much!

  6. Liz says:

    The whole month was just spectacular! Thank you!

  7. missknitta says:

    The patchwork cards are adorable!

  8. Kelly says:

    love the stamp!

  9. lesley says:

    this blog is such a fabulous place to get inspiration and get psyched for the holidays! i’m going to try to do all (well mostly) handmade this year! great ideas everyday! lesley

  10. Tara says:


  11. Beth says:

    Ohhh the cookies look terrific! Furoshiki instructions are good too πŸ˜€

  12. Ashley says:

    The patchwork cards are so cute! And those cookies. Well, all I can say is YUM.

  13. Sara D. says:

    I want molasses crinkles immediately.

  14. Lynn says:

    Thanks for the link to the paper toys. That fairy furniture looks great.

  15. erin says:

    Don’t stop the ideas!!! This is the highlight of my day. πŸ™‚

  16. Sue says:

    I love the paper toys!

  17. Tammy :) says:

    These crafts are so cute!

  18. Bethany says:

    Thank you so much for all the great ideas this month!

  19. Tina says:

    The custom stamp is totally adorable. I have that furoshiki template already printed, and I’ve been using it to wrap gifts. I’m trying to go for 100% fabric (or at least no purchased gift wrap – using wrap that I already own is okay), and the furoshiki is a quick alternative to making drawstring bags.

  20. Lil' d says:

    November is over already??? darn

  21. Sarah W. says:

    I am sad to see this month go! There were so many great posts. I love the star tutorial too! My house will be glowing!

  22. Rachel says:

    I love the patchwork cards and the paper star!

  23. great ideas! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  24. Doris says:

    Sew many great ideas! Love this blog!

  25. Denneen Peterson says:

    The patchwork cards and the cookies! How much fun!

  26. Jocelyn says:

    Adorable patchwork cards!

  27. britt says:

    The paper stars might be bows for all of my gifts this year

  28. Emily says:

    OK – I’ve been exploring so many ideas – I haven’t been getting enough done! Thanks I think LOL

  29. wendy says:

    Love the tags, thanks!

  30. Holly says:

    So many good ideas this month! Thanks!

  31. MaryL says:

    What yummy gift cards!

  32. Lisa says:

    Those cookies look delightful! I am busily sewing for a truly handmade holiday and have challenged my family to a handmade gift exchange…and they have graciously accepted!! A new tradition is born. Thanks to SMS for sharing and inspiring so many ideas again this year.

  33. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the month of great ideas. Loved them all!

  34. catherine says:

    I’m eager to try the molasses crinkles – to see if they are as good as my Mom’s recipe!

  35. Caitlin says:

    I love to make those moravian stars using ribbon! Sometimes, if the ribbon is too flimsy, I use spray starch and a hot iron to make each fold stay put. They are so pretty, and I love to hang them above the island in my kitchen!

  36. Samantha says:

    I have a charm pack that would make such cute cards. I think I’m going to give that a try!

  37. Bridget B. says:

    Thank you so much for the printable gift tags!

  38. Julie says:

    The patchwork cards are really cute.

  39. Tjlut says:

    Love the fabric cards. So cute!

  40. Jenny says:

    Thanks for including the wrapping inspiration too! Sometimes I think that’s my favorite part! Our family has a wrapping contest each year, and one of these times, I want to win!

  41. Jayme L. says:

    Thanks for the gift tags! We’re going to try the paper stars too.

  42. Julie says:

    Patchwork cards! Too cute!

  43. Michelle says:

    We’ve made those paper stars with great success! (It’s a tradition at our house that my kids (all grade school aged) make ornaments for grandparents and special friends.)

  44. Liz says:

    What a great month of inspiration. Love the Furoshiki instructions, since my mother-in-law brought me a nice piece of Japanese Fabric for this very purpose, but no folding instructions.

  45. Jodie says:

    Thanks for the template for the gift tags – adorable designs!

  46. Lori says:

    Love the tags!

  47. erica says:

    Thanks for this series! It’s definitely been an inspiration and a money-saver, considering how many gifts I’m making from items and materials I already have. Keep up the great work! Your readers appreciate you!

  48. Tersea says:

    mmmm…I love molasses cookies!

  49. gonzomama says:

    thanks for all the great links!

  50. Karen says:

    I’m sad the daily gift ideas are over, but this list (and last year’s) is a treasure that I’ll mine for years to come! Thanks!

  51. Jessica says:

    Love the fabric cards!!!

  52. Kimberly says:

    Those patchwork cards are beautiful!

  53. Anne says:

    Yum, I love molasses cookies! Thank you for a wonderful month of tutorials.

  54. whitney says:

    Those cookies look delicious!!

  55. Ami says:

    Wow! I just stumbled onto your blog and I’m so happy I did. With drastic financial changes this year I’ve been so stressed about Christmas for my daughter. I now know that I’ll find some wonderful things to make for her. Plus, I can find things to make with her to teach her to sew and create. Thank You!

  56. Those fabric cards are great! I bookmarked the paper toys to look at again.

  57. Charlotte says:

    Furoshiki: Hooray!

    Thank you for a great month’s worth of links and ideas.

  58. Amy L says:

    I love the gift tags and I believe I will start using these for any of my homemade items beyond Christmas.

  59. karin says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for all the ideas and freebies! It has been a wonderfully inspiring and practical month.

  60. Thanks for including our printable stationery! Honored to be among the other lovelies!

  61. Kate says:

    Ohhh Patchwork cards as my holiday cards. That is going on the list of to-do’s for next year!

  62. Stephanie says:

    I am in LOVE with the paper toys and printables! THANKS!

  63. Julie says:

    Love those patchwork cards…maybe if I start now I can have them ready for next Christmas πŸ˜‰

  64. June B says:

    We’re gonna make those molasses cookies this week, and the banana muffins look yummy, too! Thank you for the gift tags!

  65. Water Works says:

    I needed the link to the gift tags, so thanks very much. And paper toys to make…awesome.

  66. Joy says:

    This was such a great month! I’m bummed. πŸ™ But then again, I cant wait to see the December postings!!!!!!!!!!

  67. Monica Gee says:

    I love the ideas for wrapping presents, making cards, and tags – what fun!

  68. Karie says:

    Thanks for all the November fun!!! i JUST LOVE ALL THE IDEAS!

  69. Sandy says:

    Every year my sisters and I make ornaments for all the kids in the family under 21. A couple of years ago we made the paper star and then dipped them in wax and sprinkled them with glitter. They turned out great!

  70. Rane says:

    Everything is too great!!!
    Gotta go look!!

  71. Deb says:

    I love the Furoshiki, and I’ve been wanting to try the paper stars — thanks!

  72. Laura F says:

    I love the patchwork cards!
    Thanks for such a great blog and contests πŸ™‚

  73. brittany says:

    molasses is a favorite! those cookies look so good!

  74. Ellen B says:

    Love the patchwork cards and the cookies look yummy…

  75. Doreen says:

    Thank you so much! This is my favorite post yet!!

  76. buebau says:

    Those pritables are adorable

  77. Liesl says:

    Those paper toys are delightful. These are wonderful links again – thank you!

  78. Hannah says:

    The cookies look delicious!

  79. Jenny says:

    Thanks for the gift tag link! I always love them.

  80. Laura says:

    I just hope I can find some time to do some of these projects in December!

  81. Viv says:

    Thanks to everyone at Sew Mama Sew, I loved November and all the fantastic crafting ideas.

  82. Serena says:

    The Christmas Tree Card is beautiful!!!

  83. Michelle says:

    what a great month this has been! Thank you, SMS for all of these wonderful tutorials and resources. πŸ™‚

  84. Natalija says:

    Oooh, so many great ideas for wrapping. Thank you.

  85. Shellie says:

    I want to try the stars and the christmas tree pop up card. So cute!

  86. Jenn M says:

    These are such great ideas! Thank you!

  87. Teresa says:

    Thanks for all of the great ideas SMS! Love those printable gift tags

  88. Melanie O. says:

    Beautiful stationary!

  89. Robyn says:

    brown paper packages, tied up with string… these are a few of my FAVORITE things!

  90. Michelle says:

    Thanks so much for all you do, every month.

  91. JenO says:

    Late gift? Yesterday was my birthday.

  92. Beth Enniss says:

    I love $20.

  93. Dawn says:

    Count me in please!

  94. kelli says:

    The custom rubber stamp is a great idea!

  95. Libby says:

    I have never tried molasses cookies. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  96. Jen says:

    Ah, more gift tags!

  97. Michele says:

    I’m loving the custom stamp! The cookies look good too!

  98. Kristen says:

    What a nice ending to the month of gifts! Love the PDF stationery etc. So cute!

  99. karissa says:

    those paper stars look so cool!

  100. Harley says:

    Very cool stuff πŸ™‚

  101. mary says:

    What a wonderful idea for gift wrap! For my sewing mom and sister they would also get a nice piece of fabric to boot!

  102. I’m so so so excited for the furoshiki instructions. I’ve been wrapping my gifts in fabric for years, wishing scotch tape was stronger, or I was better with ribbons. This is absolutely brilliant and exactly what I needed. Thank you SO SO SO much.

  103. Sherry says:

    Thanks for the gift tags and all these wonderful ideas! I really like the patchwork cards. That’s a great way to use up all my scraps.

  104. brooke says:

    Cute ideas.

  105. Ani Hudson says:

    Another wonderful day of inspiration! Love the Furoshiki for wrapping as I hate the waste of holiday wrapping paper. Blessings, Ani

  106. emily says:

    oooo count me in for the giveaway!

  107. Carey says:

    Love the Christmas card tutorial!

  108. Christine says:

    I am having such a great time making gifts for my family and friends! Thanks so much for the compilation and thanks to all of the brilliant minds who have created the tutorials!

  109. laurel groh says:

    these are fantastic! I can’t wait to make these. thank you so much for the whole month of goodness – my list keeps getting shorter with all of your – and all of the contributors’ – great ideas! thank you.

  110. Meredith says:

    Love all these ideas!!

  111. MelissaB says:

    It’s already Dec and the month is over – eek! Those cookies look yummy!

  112. Wendy says:

    Oh, my boys are going to love those paper toys! I think I’ll get them to work this week. Thanks for the great ideas!

  113. Kathryn says:

    What a fitting end to the month, those tags are great.

  114. Cecile says:

    Thanks for the ideas ! I love the Christmas tree card…

  115. wow – that list of free gift tags was awesome! there are some really cute ones on there! thanks!!

  116. Malin says:

    I love this! Everyone will be getting patchwork cards from me this year! It looks absolutely awesome!
    Thanks for the link! πŸ˜€

  117. Abbington says:

    I’ve just been browsing the Paper Toys site, and the ‘Adventures of Florimel the Magnificent’ Puppet theatre is absolutely gorgeous!

  118. Shelley says:

    I love the fabric gift wrap idea!

  119. jill m says:

    So sad to have come to the end of handmade holidays…thanks for it all.

  120. Jessica says:

    Thank you for such a fantastic series of posts this month!

  121. Michelle F says:

    The patchwork card is inspiring. And, the cookies look delish!

  122. Jennifer says:

    I like the card with the Christmas tree pop-out…

  123. geek+nerd says:

    The gift tags are wonderful! Somehow I missed last year’s, so I just downloaded them both. Thank you!

  124. bess says:

    i LOVE the personalized stamps! i visited their etsy shop and totally drooled!

  125. Sue says:

    Gotta try the molasses crinkles.

  126. Dawn says:

    The gift tag resource will be very helpful. Thanks so much!!!

  127. Natalie says:

    Thank you for 30 days of creative, generous and inspired subjects>

  128. Hilary says:

    The cookies look delicious! I will make them for a swap next weekend.

  129. Hayley says:

    wrapping with fabric, what a good idea! and those cookies look delectable. my cookies usually turn out flat… maybe I’ll get lucky this time when I try those molasses cookies???

  130. Vanessa says:

    The fabric card looks like a lot of fun to make.

  131. Tracey says:

    I love the custom stamp!

  132. Betsy M says:

    Now to get all these cute projects finished so that I can use those cute tags!

  133. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the made by me Gift tags perfect for the homemade gifts…

  134. RachelJ says:

    The patchwork cards are wonderful!!

  135. Beth says:

    I think I need that rubber stamp!

  136. Leesa says:

    I don’t know what to try first, Iove al the wonderful tutes you share.

  137. Kara says:

    thanks for the tags! they are soo fun…and will be the perfect finishing touch for all my handmade goodies

  138. Sarah says:

    LOVE those patchwork cards! What a neat idea.

  139. Kimberly says:

    Thank you for this month’s ideas!

  140. Aileen W says:

    those molasses crinkles look delicious!

  141. Jacqui says:

    I love pop up cards, reminds me of the wonderful pop up books I had as a kid.

  142. Yetta says:

    THe printable stationary set is very charming. Great idea.

  143. Sarah says:

    Oh, how I wish I didn’t have a day job and I could just sew, sew, sew allll day long. There are SO many wonderful things in your daily posts! Thanks.

  144. amy says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  145. Sara says:

    I love, love, love all the ideas!

  146. Celeste says:

    So many great ideas here–thank you so much for a fabulous month!

  147. Rebecca says:

    what wonderful downloads!

  148. Tiffany says:

    I lived in Japan for years- and furoshiki is also a wonderful way to wrap those odd-shaped presents!

  149. Manouchka says:

    Great projects!

  150. Jenn says:

    you guys here at SMS are the GREATEST….EVER!

  151. julia says:

    molasses cookies are my favorite!!!

  152. jodie says:

    Love the patchwork post cards!

  153. Christy says:

    Love that pop-up card, I have added the curbly site to my favorites. Thanks so much for featuring it.

  154. Cheryl says:

    I absolutely love that star! And thank you for the gift tags and other items you’ve given us to help make the holidays more stress-free!

  155. Alana says:

    The tree card is fantastic. I think I’m going to try to make it in green and maybe use some stickers to decorate. So cute!!

  156. Lesley Stenning says:

    oh, i love the new fabric in the shop…I want to win!

  157. Judy says:

    i love furoshiki!

  158. Regina says:

    Fire up the oven – those cookies look delish!

  159. Colleen says:

    Those cookies look so good – I definitely will trying the recipe!

  160. Betsy says:

    Only 24 shopping/sewing days to go!

  161. Christy says:

    Awesome! I love all these cute ideas!

  162. Jennifer says:

    I’m trying those cookies out tonight! Thanks for the great ideas!

  163. Courtney says:

    love to win!

  164. Krista Walker says:

    Oh boy, I have had that patchwork card tutorial from Craft Apple on my list to try for ages. Maybe I should make some for my Mom…hmmm πŸ™‚

  165. Rebecca S says:

    Those cookies have my mouth watering! And I love the idea of wrapping with fabric!

  166. Dawn says:

    I am delighted with the Furoshiki instructions…thank you so much!

  167. mara says:

    The pop-up Christmas tree is a design from reknowned pop-up artist & children’s book author, Robert Sabuda. The original pattern (and many more) can be found on his website: The Curbly site took it from Wiki-how, which credits Sabuda but Curbly did not include the credit to him. Folks need to be careful about crediting the original designer/artist whenever they copy something to their own sites, as I’m sure all SMS crafters would agree!

    I’ve used several of Sabuda’s patterns to make cards for family and friends, and they are always a big hit.

  168. Josiane says:

    Thanks for sharing your printable gift tags! I love the idea of a personalized holiday rubber stamp, too!

  169. debra says:

    Love the fawn stationary. I would be super excited to see that in my stocking!

  170. Becky says:

    I am printing out the recipe for those molasses crinkles RIGHT NOW. Yum!

  171. joy newman says:

    the deer stationery is too cute. and those cookies look delicious!

  172. Sue Cahill says:

    Thanks again for so many great ideas, I look forward to checking out what you have going every day.

  173. Suzanne says:

    I love these idea’s!

  174. Sarah AJ says:

    The Christmas tree card is adorable! Thanks for all the great ideas this month.

  175. Desiree says:

    The pop up card is amazing and so easy! Thank you!

  176. Mama K says:

    I really enjoyed all the great ideas this month.

  177. Stacey C. says:

    The patchwork cards are a great idea!

  178. 2hippos says:

    I love the patchwork cards.

  179. Christina says:

    I like the idea of a customizeable stamp for holiday card stamping. I love the tags, too!

  180. Louisa says:

    I am so happy to hear that the fun will continue through December!

  181. Ann says:

    So many inspirations for gifts to give. I wish I didn’t need to sleep!

  182. Alyssa says:

    the toymaker is awesome!

  183. kristine hanson says:

    love the tags

  184. Anne says:

    Great ideas – must try those molasses crinkle cookies.

  185. Christine Bolin says:

    Ooh! I love the patchwork cards.

  186. Katie Mitchell says:

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to do a pop up card. Now I have a tutorial to teach me!! The molases cookies are making my mouth water.

  187. LisaAlso says:

    Love, love, love the paper stars! Might be more than I could do without a live demo, though!

  188. Linda says:

    Thank you for sharing!

  189. Victoria says:

    Thanks for all the ideas and giveaways!

  190. Sara says:

    Thanks for remembering tags – I always start wrapping or getting packages together and realize I never have tags…

  191. georgia says:

    Wow, fabric as wrapping paper! Awesome!

  192. B says:

    Me, me! Pick me. Of course I’ll be spending more than that, but I’m sure I can handle it.

  193. Martha W says:

    Just started back reading your site to get some holiday spirit & I do believe I have found it. Thanks.

  194. mojoandco says:

    I love the simplicity of the pop-up christmas tree card.

  195. Ramona says:

    You think of everything. I just so happen to need gift tags. I often make mine from old cards but these will be fun too. Thanks for a great month. I can’t wait for December.

  196. betsy says:

    more cute ideas

  197. love all this! the stars and the paper toys are great

  198. Toebi R says:

    I love the popup card and the patchwork cards.

  199. Kelly says:

    Love love love “Homemade for the Holidays”!

  200. Geri says:

    Thanks…going to print out the gift labels now! Love all the fabric choice today!

  201. Junglewife says:

    Do you have any idea how many new bookmarks I have because of these gift guides??? Thanks!!!

  202. Marguerite says:

    (Tried to post this earlier, but guess it didn’t go through.)

    The cards are great — I made them myself this year — but they should be credited to Robert Sabuda (, as they are on the WikiHow page, but not here or on Curbly’s page.

  203. amanda says:

    And so many ideas already! Thanks for the great posts.

  204. Kathy says:

    Paper Stars-yes!

  205. Violet says:

    I’ll have to try that pop-up Christmas card. Very nice.

  206. Shari says:

    I’ve been throughly enjoying all the ideas here! Thank you so much for taking the time to find nad organize it all.

  207. Krista says:

    Great ideas! I love making the paper stars – a few years ago I made one for each person at work (over 30!) I also have already made my little brown pen 2009 calendar order!

  208. Limor says:

    So many ideas, so little time.

  209. Joan says:

    Absolutely LOVE the Fabric Cards! I’m definitely going to try those! Thanks for all the wonderful tutorials.

  210. Rebecca* says:

    Since I have about 35,000lbs of fabric, I think wrapping with it is such a great idea!!! It’s two gifts in one!

  211. Tabitha says:

    I’ve always loved the Toymaker. Thanks for all the great ideas this season!

  212. Kelli says:

    ooh, I am clicking on all the links today! Thanks again…can’t wait to see what you’ve got left to share with us!

  213. Karen says:

    Through December too! We are the lucky ones! Yummy cookies!

  214. Charissa says:

    I love those gift tags!!

  215. anja says:

    love the paper and gift tag ideas–as well as fabric wrapping. thanks for that!

  216. Southern Gal says:

    I love the paper folding and cutting crafts. Great inexpensive way to add charm.

  217. Lalli says:

    Love all the ideas!! Thank you.

  218. Michelle says:

    I love the free gift tag pdfs….thanks! And the molasses crinkle cookies look delicious, can’t wait to try those!

  219. aSprinkling says:

    Oh I like to win! Pick me! Pick me!

  220. BethieB says:

    I’ve been looking for more information on the Furoshiki diagrams, thank you so much for posting this! Those cookies look amazing and I love the patchwork cards, I plan on making a bunch of these for my friends. Thanks for the inspiration!

  221. Ms. Cleaver says:

    The Furoshiki is so much fun!

  222. Amy says:

    i love the pop up card!

  223. Alayna E says:

    Molasses Crinkle cookies are super yummy! Thanks for the great idea! I look forward to making them again real soon!

  224. Rita says:

    thank you for another great month of handmade fun!

  225. Rebecca says:

    We’re starting the Christmas crafts around here – thanks for some more ideas!

  226. beth says:

    i’m so sad to see november over! thanks for the great tutes and ideas this month!

  227. Stacy says:

    All great ideas! I love those paper toys and I think that they will be useful way past Christmas!

  228. Catarina says:

    I love the site TOYMAKER for years! I have done very funny things for my son though that site.

  229. Roxanne says:

    Woo hoo! Just what I need – more fabric!

  230. Beth H says:

    With a baby due in January I wish I was motivated to do all these cool Christmas cards, but I might just opt for the Happy New Year/New Baby ones.

  231. gardenymph says:

    So many cute ideas! I love the gift card round up.


  232. jen says:

    i lOVE coming here to see all the ideas πŸ™‚ thank you for the inspiration and for growing my list of things i want to make πŸ˜‰

  233. Liz says:

    Love the fabric cards! Thanks for sharing!

  234. Amy says:

    love the idea of wrapping presents with fabric!

  235. Avlor says:

    I just discovered furoshiki a few months back. They are so fun to use as gift wraps!

    Very cute projects today! πŸ˜‰

  236. Laine Odle says:

    those cookies look so yummy!

  237. kathy h. says:

    This was my favorite posting of the month!

  238. Christy says:

    Thank you for all the great ideas!! I love them all

  239. Dawn says:

    I love the printable stationary. Thank you for the wonderful month of ideas and tutorials.

  240. Marissa says:

    Fabric cards and paper stars, great ideas thanks so much.

  241. Jennifer H. says:

    I have enjoyed all the ideas from this month! Now if only I could find all the time I needed.

  242. Michelle says:

    Thank you for the all the tutorials and inspiring all of us to get crafting!

  243. Margaret says:

    oh, what I would buy with that gift certificate…

  244. Deon says:

    I’ve been making a variation of the molasses cookies for years, and everyone loves it.

  245. Brenda says:

    I am so glad you will be doing this through December as well! I look forward to the new projects everyday! LOVE the patchwork cards — I may have to try those this afternoon.

  246. Tammy Wittig says:

    Thanks for the gift tags! I used them last year. I love the white pop-up card – so neat looking. πŸ™‚

  247. Aison says:

    This is the best entry so far! Love all the gift tag and card ideas. It’s such a help for someone who’s not really a paper crafter to get some help with a few first projects like these. Thanks again for everything!

  248. Sarah says:

    Intriguing ideas. Please sign me up for the drawing.

  249. Audrey says:

    These are all wonderful ideas! I love the idea of wrapping in fabric.

  250. craftytammie says:

    Crackles are my very favorite cookie! and I love the gift tags, I used yours last year on my hand knit dishcloth gifts!

  251. Laura says:

    LOVE free printables! Thanks for the chance to win!

  252. karen says:

    Thankyou for all the wonderful ideas this month, they are keeping me busy!

  253. Shellyfish says:

    I was just kicking myself (verbally) for not working on my holiday cards and still playing around on my computer…

  254. bird says:

    thank you so much for the gift tag pdf! i love the home made touch.

  255. Anja says:

    Molasses Crinkles, mmmmm.

  256. Melissa says:

    Thank you! Thank you! I was looking for a cool card to make.

  257. Leah says:

    I am so glad that I stumbled onto this blog! I love all the homemade gift ideas, and can’t wait to explore some of the older posts that I haven’t read. Thanks for pulling all this together!

  258. sherral says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas this month!

  259. pam says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas this month. You have had terrific ideas.

  260. Tammy says:

    Those cookies look so tempting!

  261. Shawna says:

    I want to try almost all of those things. I do not have enough time in the day!

  262. Janet says:

    Thank you for the many wonderful ideas for fast, easy projects this season! I look forward to visiting your site every day.

  263. Sam says:

    The molasses cookies look so yummy, and I love those custom stamps!

  264. SarahB says:

    Love the patchwork cards!

  265. MegVS says:

    Love the patchwork cards!

  266. Erica says:

    The gifttags are very pretty. I really need to get working.

  267. Kim D. says:

    mmmmYUM! mollasas crinkles! thanks again for all the wonderful tuts!

  268. Jordan Durbin says:

    i’m so glad you’re going through December!

  269. Heather B says:

    Thank you for your hard work. The tutorials & other information give me inspiration for a handmade holiday.

  270. i love the patchwork cards! perfect for all my scraps!

  271. Joanna says:

    Thanks for all the gift tag links!

  272. Kate M. says:

    Thanks for the month of crafty gift ideas and prizes! I’m so glad you’ll continue into December.

  273. Christina says:

    Those patchwork cards are genius!

  274. Lisa says:

    Fabric cards…cool! Great way to use those scraps.

  275. Katie says:

    This was my first experience of Handmade Holidays. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas! I looked forward to the new category each day, this is such a wonderful idea. Thank you for all the work put into it.

  276. Kat says:

    mmm… cookies! Those look delicious!

  277. Elle Doughty says:

    The fabric cards are a great idea for using small scraps ~ and I love the paper stars and tree pop-up cards! Thanks to SMS and everyone for sharing these great ideas πŸ™‚

  278. Deanne says:

    I grew up with the paper stars on our Christmas tree – now I can make some for my tree.

  279. Amy says:

    I love the pop-up Christmas tree card. I have printed out so many ideas and am running out of time to complete them all! I guess some will have to be for next year.

  280. Cathy says:

    Those molasses cookies look yummy!

  281. Liz says:

    oh good, the pattern for that star! i used to have it, and i made the stars with fabric strips (with interfacing in between the strips), then strung them on hangers for the tree. they would make a great garland too, strung end to end.

  282. Julia in MI says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas. I look forward to this series of posts every year.

  283. These are wonderful ideas, today! I think I’ll try every one of them! Thanks again!

  284. Jill A says:

    I can’t believe it’s the end of November already. Thanks for the great ideas throughout the month!

  285. Christina W. says:

    Yum! Those cookies look good!

  286. Just discovered your blog and LOVE all your ideas and links as I add sewing to my knitting time. Thanks!

  287. Whistlepea says:

    The gift tags are fantastic! Thanks so much!!!

  288. Alice S says:

    Thank you for this month of ideas and for the free gift tags! I’m using them. I’ve looked forward to seeing this blog everyday.

  289. Clara says:

    I love the furoshiki tutorial. Thanks for all the gift ideas.

  290. Linda says:

    I love the patchwork cards. What a great way to use up all of the scraps I now have after all the crafting I have been doing thanks to these tutorials.

  291. Katheirne says:

    Oh man now I see more thing I want to make. Along with more great blogs I can read :0)

  292. anne says:

    I love your blog. Thanks for all the good ideas.

  293. anna says:

    such fun ideas, the whole month long!

  294. Marie Greene says:

    Quilted cards are always a favorite!

  295. Debbie says:

    Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas…I wish I had time to make everything!

  296. Joy says:

    Great ideas as always! Really excited about the Furoshiki diagrams!

  297. Lindsey says:

    My kids will love decorating those pop up Christmas tree cards. Very cool.

  298. Asa says:

    Ooh, gift tags… my problem is deciding, I want to use them alllllll! That pop-up tree card is fabulous, we’re going to be working on some for sure around here – thanks for posting!

  299. Julia says:

    Oh, those Christmas cards tutorials are fabulous!
    Thanks, Julia

  300. Nadia says:

    I was just thinking about molasses cookies: more chewy than gingerbread, and better with a cup of tea. Thanks for the recipe!

  301. Megan says:

    Thank you for the new gift tags, I use the ones from last year all the time. I think I’ll try the furoshiki this year, too. What a great way to use up some of the fabric that I was thinking of tossing.

  302. Jessy Roos says:

    Yet another day of fabulous ideas! Those molasses crinkles look delicious – thanks everyone!

  303. Sally says:

    Great ideas! I love December on Sew Mama Sew!
    I’m not sure where to share it, but I have a great tip for using mis-matched shirt box pieces on my blog. (my name takes you there)

  304. Debra says:

    That cookie recipe sounds yummy!!!

  305. Andi says:

    Wow! What a way to end a fantastic month. Thanks so much for all the amazing ideas you have shared this month – it has been one of the highlights of my day to check the SMS blog!

  306. Anya T. says:

    I love all of the ideas, especially the paper star. Thanks for the chance to win!

  307. Julie says:

    I make a very similar cookie every year for my cookie trays. So good!

  308. alisha says:

    I love the paper dolls from The Toymaker! There are so many cute paper toys on that site. Thanks for sharing!

  309. jenni says:

    thank you for ideas!

  310. Shawna says:

    Love the fabrc gift wrap idea!

  311. Ashley Ann says:

    That pop up card looks fun!

  312. Rina says:

    Thanks for the gift tags!

  313. Ang says:

    The Furoshiki looks so neat – so useful & reuseable!

  314. Holly says:

    Ooooh these are fabulous ideas!!! I love the tree card! πŸ™‚ xo!
    Holly (

  315. Alissa says:

    Oh those paper stars are the best! I’m gonna have to make a bunch of ’em.

  316. Gail says:

    I have been looking for a molasses cookie recipe! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks

  317. Kristin says:

    so pretty!

  318. Lorene says:

    Those are some great items! I love the fabric cards.

  319. Shannon says:

    thank you so much for all of the inspiration this month!

  320. Sara says:

    I love the card ideas!

  321. Terri says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you I absolutely love these! This has been a wonderful month! Looking forward to a great December! Thank you again! Sew Mama Sew is the BEST!

  322. Ellen says:

    Lovely, inspiring blog!

  323. Amy says:

    I loved all the ideas this month. My to-do list has grown leaps and bounds.

  324. rebecca says:

    I love the toymaker! such cute stuff!

  325. Sonicka says:

    I have to try the furoshiki… what a great way to use (an reuse) beautiful fabric! Thanks for a wonderful month- I am sad to see it go!

  326. Kirsten says:

    What sweet sweet ideas! Thanks so much.

  327. Anna says:

    Gift tag roundup – perfect! Also like the patchwork cards. Thank you so much for the work that went into Handmade Holidays 2008!

  328. Jennifer N. says:

    I have furoshiki from Japan – how nice to have a tutorial. Thank you. You have given excellent ideas. Now I just need to find ideas for gardening gifts you can make.

  329. Katy says:

    Thank you so much for a month of wonderful ideas… They were all so much fun!

  330. Stephanie says:

    I am so thankful for all of the ideas that you’ve shared throughout November. It’s a perfect day for crafting around here (cold and rainy!) so I think I’ll make some molasses crinkles and craft!

  331. Carrie says:

    Those cookies look yummy!

  332. Sarah says:

    going to check out the custom stamp right now!

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