Be Merry Week!

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Experience the festive fun of snow days, gift giving and baked goodies with Be Merry from American Crafts. Holiday cheer abounds in the palette of this merry collection: candy cane red, toffee brown, and holly green are accented by delightful shades of winter blue and bright, snow white. Classic icons of trimmed trees, pretty presents, and tasty treats complete this magical collection. Be Merry includes 24 double-sided patterned papers, themed stickers in a variety of finishes, and delightful wood veneers. Complete your collection with fun photo overlays, ephemera, and a convenient label sticker roll and tags for labeling gifts.


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Overlays tags



Heather Leopard (Blog: Heather Leopard | Instagram: @heatherleopard | Pinterest: @heatherleopard | Twitter: @heatherleopard) kicks off this sure-to-be-festive week with a fun DIY project:

Heather Leopard


Christmas Countdown by Heather Leopard American Crafts
Supplies: DIY Shop collection: 369012 Color Framed Boards, 369056 Gold Glitter Tape; Be Merry Collection: 368920 Candy Cane Lane Paper, 368931 Cardstock Die Cuts

How to: Cut an 8.5×8.5" block of wood and paint it black. Distress the edges. Cut your background paper to 8×8" and adhere to the wood block using ModPodge or the adhesive of your choice. Apply glitter tape around the border of the paper to serve as a frame. Next, add a colored frame from the DIY Shop collection and embellish around the frame with die cuts. Cut the words "Days 'til Christmas" in a bold color that will stand out against your background paper. I cut my words to fit into a 3×6" space. Last but not least, start your daily countdown and enjoy!

Christmas Countdown Details by Heather Leopard American Crafts

Lots more fun in store for this week so come back again tomorrow for a cute tutorial!