Handmade Holiday Books

Gathering holiday memories in a mini journal or album is so much fun and very easy with Canvas Corp Cardstock Papers.  The quality and thickness of the papers make them the perfect base for your handmade book.   The Crew shares with us some very special holiday handmade books, using Canvas Corp papers, to inspire your own holiday memory book.  Make yours before the season is in full swing and use as a journal or planner.  Create a recipe book filled with your favorite holiday recipes for yourself or as a perfect gift.   Or wait until the end of the season then create a book to capture all the memories. 

Farmhouse Christmas Flip Book

Sue shows us how to create a Christmas Flip Book that isn’t only interactive, but the perfect accent to your Christmas home decor. Using the new Canvas Corp Farmhouse Christmas papers and some fun embellishments, Sue creates this fun holiday keepsake.


Materials Needed:

Deflecto Craft Frame 5” x 7” Black
7gypsies Binding Rings-Medium: Antique Brass
Canvas Corp Better Not Pout Tags on Kraft 12 x 12 paper; Red & Black Stitched Diamonds on Kraft 12 x 12 paper; Red & Kraft Ribbon Stripe 12 x 12 paper;  Farmhouse Christmas Patchwork on Kraft 12 x 12 paper; Snowflakes on Kraft Reverse 12 x 12 paper; Black & Kraft Damask 12 x 12 paper; Black & Kraft Cardstock
7gypsies Optical Lens: Antique Brass
7gypsies Studs: Pyramid Antique Silver
Canvas Corp Fluted Corrugated Paper: Black, Kraft
Canvas Corp Trims: Red Waxed Cotton Cord, Jute Cord Natural Twine
7gypsies Tickets: Journal
Canvas Corp  Mini Kraft Bags
Tim Holtz Kraft – Core’dinations Core Nostalgic Collection No. 4
Offray Charade Gold Ribbon
Decorative Trimmings Trim Aztec Gold
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Thin 3D Foam Squares Mix-Black
We R Memory Keepers Eyelets Cool Metal

Tools Needed: Drill; We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile; 1 11/16” Hole Punch; Paper Cutter; Double Stick Tape Runner; Craft Glue; Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac; Ruler; Jump Ring

Create you own book stand by drilling two holes in a wooden frame to hold your book in place with 7gypsies rings.


Decorate the cover with your favorite saying from the Canvas Corp Farmhouse Christmas Collection.


The added touch of the Optical lens brings a nice focus to a special icon or saying.  You can add as many pages as you like, simply add them to the rings on the stand.


Make little pockets to hold photos, recipes or holiday memories.


For more details on how to put this book together, please visit her blog!

Good Things Cookbook

We just love this book Sheri created with the Canvas Corp Holiday Baking Collection.  This flip book is filled with spaces to add recipes, photos and memories.  

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If you don’t want to make your own stand like Sue did, you can use this Vintage Photo Stand by 7gypsies.
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The touch of the vintage measuring spoon is just perfect to finish off the book cover.

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For more details on how Sheila created this book, stop by the blog.

Holiday Cocktail Recipe Book



Paper bags come together to create this bright and cheerful recipe book that is perfect for the holidays.  Stop by the blog to see how to create your own.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Book


Riikka created this rustic, vintage album for us last year, but we still know that holiday deer, rustic covers and vintage colors are so popular so we had to share it again.  See all the details on the blog.

Happy creating!



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This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.