Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Beautiful Packages...

I love beautiful packages & I like making my own wrapping paper too. However, I really don't enjoy wrapping gifts. I know it sounds odd doesn't it?

I had a ton of fun with today's project because I didn't really have any paper at home to wrap these gifts except for a roll of Kraft paper from Michael's. I was too lazy to go out, so I decided to make my own (and get another Lizzie Anne Design Team project done while I was at it).

I used the Glad Tidings set from Lizzie Anne Designs ~ it's perfect for this project! So here are my tips for making your own gift wrap.

1) Unroll a good amount of paper and tape it to a large flat surface. (Did you notice all my unfinished projects in the background? You have probably seen all of the finished projects on my blog by now.)

2) Select 2 colors of ink and stamp a random pattern all over the gift wrap. Make sure you stamp them close enough together & make sure you go in all different directions.

3) Coordinate your gift tags and ribbon ~ I like using fabric ribbon rather than normal gift wrapping ribbon. It gives it a much richer feel. This new ribbon by Stampin' Up! was perfect for this project.

And there ya go ~ a pretty & inexpensive package! It will be a big hit with the recipient!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Glad Tidings); Ink, Ribbon & Scallop circle punch ~ SU; Kraft Gift Wrapping ~ Michael's.


whoistracy said...

Cute Kendra! I love making my own wrapping paper, it's so much fun.

CreativeMish said...

I love making my own wrapping paper. It makes it seem so vintage. Very nice!

Angela said...

Nice wrapping paper. Thanks for showing how you make it. Also, I would love to see your scrap space. Have you ever thought about showing your area? That would be fun. :)

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