Holiday Crafting with May Flaum: 25th & Pine Style!


Hi All! May Flaum here. I’m back with some more holiday craftiness – today I’m playing with BasicGrey 25th and Pine! I just love how they’ve got traditional Christmas colors, lots of fun accents, and patterns I am loving not just for my scrapbook, but on my cards, tags and more.

Editors note: For even more fun add some of your favorite dies into these designs! Happy Die-Cember™!!


First up, I made this simple card with the wood veneer joy tag in the kit. I love that a bit of stickles brings dimension and sparkle in a subtle way. Then as long as everything was out, I figured I’d decorate a package!


I just love using scraps of paper (here I used a 2″ strip of patterned paper), some twine, and of course some wood veneers as well as a tag from the 25th and Pine line to accent my brown paper package.


Here’s a tip – don’t worry if your strip of paper doesn’t fit all the way around! Either use two pieces of paper, or just cover up the gap as I did here. I hope you’ve enjoyed my quick ideas here today! Blending my crafty stash with my holiday to-do list is always such fun.



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  1. This year I started to hand create tags and this is a great way of showing more inspiration on how to!

    thank you

  2. Can’t choose a favorite between the card and the package. Both are so very lovely, and each is very artistic and a gift in and of itself! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I decided to wrap all my Christmas gifts in brown paper this year. You’ve given me some wonderful ideas for decorating my packages.