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. I love the simplicity of the card. Really makes the tag stand out. And the package wrap is a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing! 25th & Pine is one of my favorites. Maybe after the hustle and bustle (and expense) of Christmas is over I can stretch my budget and buy it! :3

  2. I just love the traditional papers of this set too. Just loved what you did and great idea about wrapping your presents and embellishing it. Everything came out so pretty.

  3. What a fun collection to play with! I love your ideas too, especially the gift wrapping! Super cute!

  4. Love you gift package – gorgeous! I enjoy your fish-tail banners on the card – love that!

  5. I love my 25th and Pine paper, but now may have to rethink ordering some of those great accessories. I just got the paper. You made those wood veneers look great. Love the card and the brown paper package tied up with string. One of my favorite things.

  6. These looks super cute. But I have a ?…how did you do the red/pink banner on the card. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Can’t go wrong with these colours at this time of the year. I like the card and the wrap gave me some ideas to fancy up mine!

  8. Love your card and how you used the wood veneer piece. The packaging is a great idea and adorable. Thanks for sharing! I love your work May!

  9. Very cool card. Love the gift wrapping tip. That will definitely come in handy. You have such great ideas!

  10. I love 25th and Pine, adore the colors and the whimsy. I enjoyed the peek at some fun crafty ideas.

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