Let’s talk about how to use Christmas paper for a non-holiday card. Yes, it is possible! It’s one of the ways I love to get a bit more life from my paper crafting supplies. So that means, saving some moola!

And I want you to save some money too!

What am I talking about?

How to Use Christmas Paper for a Non-Holiday Card
Use “holiday” patterned paper for “out-of-the-box” cards!

Now, isn’t that the cutest?

How many of you have friends and family who have just moved, or are about to? Maybe they’re building or even renovating?

This is the ideal design to send along your congratulations on their new abode!

And they will never know you lifted the sweet mushroom dwelling from a package of Christmas paper! The Storybook Gnomes.

Storybook Gnomes DSP for more than just Christmas cards

This DSP is now on the Last Chance List which means it’s going to be gone for good…possibly right away! With one patterned side full of pretty snowflakes and the other full of whimsical gnomes, it’s one of the cutest in the holiday catalogue.

Be sure to pick up an extra package soon by clicking here.

How to Use Christmas Paper for a Non-Holiday Card

Here are a couple tips to help you get more life from your supplies.

  1. Choose colours without a festive feel. The Soft Suede and Calypso Coral are not, IMO, colours you see around the Christmas holidays. So anytime you can find a package with colours out of the festive ordinary, it’s perfect for every occasion crafting!
  2. Make your own greetings. While you can always search for a “congrats” stamp in your stasj, when you have an alphabet set like this Alphabest Bundle, there are no limitations! Make a “Happy Ugly Sweater Day” card, Or what about a “Eat a Cupcake Today” design? YOU have total control. Choose letters that are not too large for even more versatility.
  3. Pull in some summer elements. After all, how often do we see butterflies in the northern hemisphere in the winter months? Flowers, seashells, spring leaves…guaranteed to bring a bit of sunshine!
  4. Use your sense of humour! Think outside that traditional box. Like using this mushroom home for a congrats card. Perhaps you could also cut out all the little gnomes and make a “sorry you’re leaving card” for someone who’s moving on to another job. Or the little blue mountains? Perfect for a get well card for someone who breaks a leg skiing!
How to Use Christmas Paper for a Non-Holiday Card
Pull in some non-holiday colours and embellishments for variety and flexibility in. your supplies!

If you’re wondering where the cute little tags for the letters is from, it’s also from the Alphabest Bundle. You get a full alphabet plus numbers, symbols and cute little outlines. You will love the size of the punch that comes with it too – ideal for this kind of design!

If you’re thinking these letters and fun punch could be a neat addition to your craft room too. take a gander at this feature on how to make fun cards with paper punches to WOW your friends!

What Other Ways Can You Use This Paper?!

I’d love to hear from you. What other types of life events do you think this Storybook Gnomes paper would suit?

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But don’t limit yourself to just this one designer series paper! There are sooooo many to choose from. While some colour palettes will work better than others, when you take a glimpse at them with these tips in mind, you might be surprised how versatile some are!

If you’d like to pick up the list of the items I used, click here and you can pin, print or order from!

One final peek at the entire design to think about how you would make this card your “own”.

How to Use Christmas Paper for a Non-Holiday Card
Share your sense of humour with friends celebrating a new home

Now you know how to use Christmas paper for a non-holiday card, you’re going to be blown away with all the possibilities – have a ball getting creative!