DIY Paper Christmas Decorations

DIY print and make decorations

It’s one week until Christmas! And by now everyone should have their tree up and it be bursting with decorations. To help anyone who’s tree looks a bit bare, or an office that needs festivising, I have designed some print-at-home paper decorations.

Free to download, just print the template and have your scissors and glue at the ready! Merry Christmas :)

Papercraft xmas template

Click here to download Paper Decorations

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11 Rugby Road Open House

Brighton Open House 2014I’ve been working hard on getting our Open House in Brighton to open its doors to the public. Myself and Adam have produced a whole range of gifts and treats which can only be found here. I have built a website so people can get a good idea of what’s on offer, which can be found at 11RugbyRoad.com

If you are unfamiliar with the Open House concept, their website describes it well as..

Christmas Artists Open Houses create a special atmosphere, where you can chat to the artists and have a sneaky peak around some of Brighton’s most interesting homes, whilst viewing an amazing selection of individual, unique arts and crafts. What better way to do your Christmas shopping than by sipping mulled wine, eating mince pies before blazing hearths, whilst selecting gifts for family, friends and the odd treat for your self!

Visiting the Christmas Artists Open Houses is a great way to discover the diversity of creative talent that exists in the city and offers work from some of the country’s top makers in the fields of ceramics, jewellery, print-making and home-wares, as well as handcrafted Christmas cards, wreaths, tree decorations and foodie gifts.

We are open every weekend between 29th November and 14th December 11am-6pm and hope to see you there!

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Christmas cards 2014

Selection of my Christmas card designs 2014

Selection of my Christmas card designs 2014

I have been working on Christmas in some shape or from since July, and am really proud to finally show the designs I have made for Christmas cards this year. Including geometric winter animals, typographic jolly songs and and old favourite from Christmas past. I would love to hear what people think! They’re finished in various ways, including hand hole punched boarders and special pearlescent paper. These are available to buy online at danmackey.bigcartel.com and also in person at the Brighton Artist Open House where I’m selling at 11 Rugby Road weekends from 29th Nov – 14th Dec. They’ll be lots of posters, prints, gifts and festive treats! Also keep an eye on the website as it expands in the new year. Good Typography Christmas Card 2014 Cool xmas design Christmas animals by designer to buy

I’m supporting Just a Card, for encouraging independent designers and card makers.

Just a Card Button
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Ohh Deer Competition: Call for Likes!

Pixelated graphic animal

I’ve been busy preparing for the Artist Open Houses in Brighton where I’ll be selling all sorts of pieces. From candles to mugs, prints and cards. But most recently I’ve found time to enter Ohh Deer’s latest competition to get my designs printed and sold in stores (they can be bought online now from the website!) I chose to make clean and colourful geometric graphics of classic stag and rabbit shapes.

Bunny Hare print 2014

Facebook likes and tweets count as votes! So any I could get would be hugely appreciated.

British designer modern Spring 2015 colour bright

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I’m Hot: Saucy modern seaside postcards

Suck Me Fab

The sun looks like it might actually make a few appearances this summer! So in celebration, I’ve made a few postcard designs of classic British ice creams. Slightly more hot and steamy than hot and sticky. Possibly both.

Long live saucy seaside postcards, just with less fat ladies in swimsuits on these ones.

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SURVIVE LONDON

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Travelling in London is hard. Overcrowded buses, tubes and trains, plus conflicts between commuters and tourists make it a battle ground.

These short and sweet graphics serve as a warning and advice to those travelling to the capital. Life is hard enough, lets not make it more annoying…

Keep Left

Keep Left

Stand Right

Stand Right

No Stopping

No Stopping

Wheelie Suitcase Owner

Wheelie Suitcase Owner

Can You Move Down

Can You Move Down

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#Sound familiar?

Facebook poster design

Inspired by the original Sh*t Girls Say and a realisation that everyone is obsessed with the same things in relation to social media, I’ve designed a series of Typographic posters with phrases we don’t even realise we say. Any suggestions for more unintentional catch phrases people use daily?

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Royal Baby Papercraft

Just as Kate Middleton begins to bow out from public appearances to prepare for her due date, I thought I would craft a paper souvenir in the style of my other Royal event memorabilia.

William Kate baby souvenir

Remembering that William & Kate’s new arrival will one day be King or Queen, I have made a simple paper rocking horse which celebrates our new royal! (royals and horses go hand in hand) The free pdf template is available to download, catering for both baby boy and baby girl scenarios. Just print out on A4 card or thicker paper (photopaper is fine) and have yourself a memento of a little bit of history.

paper rocking horse

Royal baby craft

Paper baby gift

Why not place your bets on these horses of when our new royal will be born by writing on your prediction? (My guess is  the 11th July). Both pdf downloads are linked at the bottom of the page. I hope you enjoy the download. I’d love to see how people get along with making it up and feel free to share this page. To see more of my Royal papercraft, click HERE

baby craft game 2013

Kate Middleton baby present

Download and print 

Rocking Horse_King
Rocking Horse_Queen 

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