Christmas Printable: Cards and Gift Wrap

Christmas Wrapping Paper and Gift Tags

Printable Cards and Wrapping Paper

It’s less than a week till Christmas, and there’s no doubt you’ll be running around making sure the last finishing touches are ready for the big day. If you’ve got a couple of last minute cards to write or gifts to wrap, we’ve got you covered with our free printable Christmas Cards and wrapping paper.

 

Click below to download and print your cards now!

 


 

Why Should I print my own Cards and Gift Wrap?

Not only is this a great option for avoiding the last minute Christmas rush at the shops, it’s also a much cheaper and eco friendly alternative to shop bought Cards and Gift Wrap.

There’s nothing worse than someone having the same Christmas Cards as you; by printing your own, you can be assured that your cards are more unique and personalised.

Our free printable wrapping paper is ideal for those smaller gifts you might be sending this Christmas!

 

Click below to download and print wrapping paper and tags!

 


 

Saving The Planet One Card at a Time

Sometimes all you need is one extra card, not a whole pack! With our free printable card designs, you have the option to print as little or as many as you need; saving you money and saving the planet from wasted products, not to mention the plastic packaging that cards often come in.

Top Tip: Make your prints extra environmentally friendly by using recycled or brown card


Before your start printing, make sure there’s enough ink in your Printer. Need to purchase more? You can find the right ink for your printer by using our quick search bar.

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Make Your Own Christmas Gingerbread: Free Templates

Make Your Own Gingerbread House and Cookies: Free Template 

 

It's Gingerbread House Day! A special event that recognises the family tradition for many countries around the world. In light of this special occasion, why not have a go at making your own Gingerbread and get into the Christmas spirit?

Don’t fancy making a Gingerbread House? Download and Print our Gingerbread Men templates and create some delicious Christmas Cookies to dunk in your hot cup of cocoa.

Here’s an easy to follow recipe to use when creating your festive Gingerbread House, which is just as fun to make and decorate as it is to eat.

Top Tips before making: Make sure you have all the correct ingredients before starting. You will also need to ensure that your printer has enough ink, so that you can print the templates. 

 

                        

 

Click Here for Gingerbread Man Template                                   Click Here for Gingerbread House Template

 

 

 

Click Here for Recipe 

 

 

 

Once you’ve had a go at creating your own, take a photo and send it to our INKredible team or tag us in your pictures on social media, we would love to see your Christmas creations.

 

 

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Four Quick Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Four Elf On The Shelf Ideas To Try This Christmas

 

that time of the year again, the Christmas festivities are in full swing and that means one thing, it’s time for Elf On The Shelf. Sent by Santa to keep a watchful eye over children who have been naughty and nice, this cheeky elf’s mission is to bring joy and recruit more people for the ‘nice’ list.

Struggling to think of new and exciting Elf On The Shelf scenarios? We’ve put together 4 quick ideas for you to try this Christmas, to keep the kids (and adults) entertained. Not only are these ideas great for getting crafty, they also make fun Elf On The Shelf scenarios

 

Make Your Own Snowflakes

A great way to get creative this Christmas is to create your own paper snowflakes. This super easy craft idea doubles up as the perfect decoration for your home and is an easy option for kids and adults.

Download and print this snowflake template and create a fun Elf On The Shelf Idea. 

 

Snowflake making Elf

 

Elf Bingo

Bingo! The perfect way to keep the family entertained. Sit down for a family night of board games and Elf On The Shelf bingo. Photograph your Elf getting involved and upload your photo to Social Media and tag us in your photos.

 

 

Christmas Photo Shoot

It’s not all fun and games when you’re an Elf, sometimes you have to take a break and have a photoshoot. Create a mini photoshoot for your elf, or get the family together and capture the Christmas magic with these fun photo props. 

Download, print and share your photos with us on social media.

 

 

Letter to Santa

Haven’t sent your letter to santa yet? Don’t forget, or he won’t be able to deliver your presents. Your Elf On The Shelf can help with this. Print this letter template and get writing. What are you wishing for this Christmas?

 

 

Letter to Santa Elf on the shelf

 

If you’ve tried any of our free printables, we would love to see them in action. Take a photo of your Elf On The Shelf, or yourself having a go and getting crafty with these downloads and tag us in your photos on Instagram and Facebook.

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DIY: Metallic Effect Christmas Gift Tags

Make your own professional looking metalic effect gift tags this Christmas

DIY: Reactive Foil Transfer


Our resident 'craft expert' Tom shows you how to make some fantastic looking metallic gift tags at home using your trusty laser printer, a standard laminator and inexpensive reactive foil.

We’ve even put together some fantastic Free Gift Tag printables for you to download and use:

  • INKredible Gift Tag CollectionDownload
  • Merry Christmas (Light) Gift TagsDownload
  • Merry Christmas (Dark) Gift TagsDownload
  • It's Cold Outside Gift TagsDownload
  • White Christmas Gift TagsDownload
  • Merry Xmas Gift TagsDownload

If you're more of a 'visual learner' you can skip below to see the video of the process in action. If not, here's how it's done:

 

You Will Need:

  • Reactive Foil Transfer – We got Gold and Silver from Amazon here:
  • Laser Printer – A black only (mono) one will do, you won’t be printing in colour.
  • Your preferred stock – Paper, Card, we used our 130gsm Matt Photo Paper and some brown ‘Kraft’ card from Amazon:
  • Scissors / Knife– To cut the foil.
  • 2 sheets of plain paper – To protect the foil from direct contact with the laminator.
  • Standard office or craft laminator – The heating process is what transfers the foil to the toner and keeps it there.

 

How it’s Done:

1. Print your image in black onto your desired stock (card, paper etc.) using a Laser Printer.

For this process to work you must use a laser printer, images printed using an inkjet printer will not work.
As a work around you could print your image with an inkjet printer and then take this to be photocopied onto your preferred stock. Most large photocopiers use toner rather than ink.

2. Measure the amount of foil you need to cover the area you want to coat and lay it over with the ‘mirrored’ side up.

The foil will stick to any toner but not to any of the unprinted surface.
Any unused foil that goes through the laminator cannot be re-used so make sure to only cut enough to cover what you need.

3. Sandwich the Card / Foil between two sheets of standard copy paper.

This protects the foil as it goes through the laminator.

4. Send the layered assembly through the laminator.

The heat setting will depend on your laminator but we found a medium high heat worked best for us.
Too cold and the foil will not adhere properly to the toner.
To hot and the foil will ripple, and un-foiled toner areas will be damaged.
It is best to experiment with your laminator / card / foil combination before going for your final product.

5. Stand Back and admire your work!

You've done it! Now you need to resist the urge to foil everything that comes out of the printer!

6. Have Fun! Experiment with different styles!

Try different shapes, inverting the printed areas of your design or layering up different paper types.

Here’s The Video:


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Free Christmas Card Printables

Free Printables

'tis the season... FREE Christmas printables to print at home.

All cards come in a handy Pdf ready to print onto A4 paper / card of your choice and fold neatly into an A5 card.
To make it even easier why not pair them with one of our Greeting Card Kits and get that 'professional' look at home.

Want more free stuff?

Check out the Rest of our 12 Days of Christmas and see what's up for grabs.

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