How to avoid Christmas shopping stress

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get your Christmas shopping done today? No problem! Until tomorrow evening you can get any of my printable posters for 25% off the regular price. Just use the code “EARLYBIRD”. There’s something in the shop for everyone 😀. My newest poster is available in English and German:


Look how pretty it can look in your home, too:


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By the way – the code is valid for font licenses, too… 😉

My Christmas Cards 2015

Even though some of my postcards are rather naughty, I can be nice as well 😉 – these are classy and a bit vintage, some of them were inspired by this card:

While I was at it, I made these greeting cards as well:

Do you like them? I’m happy about your feedback 😀

Easy, fast and beautiful Advent Calendar

Surprisingly enough, Christmas is coming again this year 😉

As I’m going through some (positive) changes in my offline life, here’s a little tutorial I had published some years ago.

Time flies, and it’s only a little more than a month until Christmas. If you need a last-minute advent calendar which is easy to make, looks great and doesn’t cost a fortune, go on reading:

You need:

  • a sheet of Scrapbooking paper (12″x12″)
  • a piece of sturdy carton in the same size (old vinyl record covers work great!)
  • Paper Glue
  • scissors, cutter knife, cutting mat
  • a 3/4 inch circle punch or stamps/stickers with numbers
  • thin ribbon
  • hole punch, for example the Crop-a-Dile
  • 24 printedstories/recipes/quotes (I can’t offer mine for download because I don’t own the copyright).

The basis for each calendar is a simple 12×12 sheet of scrapbooking paper glued to a 12×12 piece of sturdy cardboard. I used a 3/4 inch circle punch to create numbers in matching colors. If you like, you can download my numbers-in-circles design, print and punch (3 color schemes on one sheet).

Beneath the numbers, I used my crop-a-dile to punch small holes through the calendar. If you don’t have a crop-a-dile, you can use an eyelet tool or a hole punch out of daddy’s toolbox. Punch two extra holes in the upper left and right corner, so the calendar can be hung to the wall.

As you can see, I chose to stamp the numbers directly on the dots of this beautiful paper.
I chose 24 short stories, poems, recipes etc. and printed them on high quality paper. I folded and/or rolled the sheets, tied them to a pretty ribbon and threaded the ribbons through the calendars’ holes. A square knot on the back – that’s it. I used a small IKEA Allen wrench to push the ribbons through the holes. If you give the calendar to a couple, you can use two different ribbon colors for them to take turns in opening the gifts.

Here’s another version …

… with a tinted mirror snowflake as an embellishment.

This tutorial was first published in 2009.