Friday, December 14, 2012

"Pin-Spired" Day #14 ~ Brown Paper Packages...

With Christmas almost here, it's time to get all of those gifts wrapped.  So today I'm sharing a few of my easy packaging ideas.  I love using kraft paper and cardstock because it goes perfectly with every color and has such a rustic feel.  I have a seriously HUGE roll of lightweight packing paper and I use it all year long to wrap gifts.  However, stamping for the holidays is my favorite because I like to pull out all sorts of trims and embellishments.

Here's how I made these super easy packages:
  1. Wrap your package in kraft wrapping or packing paper.  You can buy this by the roll a craft store or an office supply store.
  2. Cut a 2" strip of red cardstock the length of your package.
  3. With white pigment ink, stamp the swirling snow image form the Made of Snow stamp set on the red cardstock.
  4. Attach to the package.
  5. Use 1/8" double sided sticky tape and attach a strip to the top and bottom of the red cardstock.
  6. Attach white ric rac trim to the sticky tape.
  7. With the red ink, stamp the snowflake from the Holiday Seasons Sampler, on the white cardstock.
  8. Punch out the snowflake with a circle punch.
  9. Layer out a slightly larger circle in kraft cardstock & then a red scallop circle.
  10. Attach a red gem to the center of the snowflake.
  11. Attach snowflake image to the package using foam dots.
  12. Stamp the "To/From" sentiment (from the Love & Joy Labels set) directly on the package.

Here are a few more packages I came up with for under my tree...

Stamps: Gourmet Rubber Stamps ~ Holly Season's Greetings (single)
Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug Snowflake

My project today was "Pin-spired" by this Pin
{just click on the photo for the link}

Today my "Pin-spired" friend is Daisy Sparks!   Make sure you hop on over to her blog and see what she came up with for her "Pin-spired" project!
Don't forget ~ Weekly Blog Candy!  Each Friday {as in TONIGHT} I will be drawing a random comment from my blog to give away some cool blog candy.  You may leave as many comments as you'd like each week.  Then at the end of my "Pin-Spired" Celebration, I'll have more prizes to share with more lucky winners!  

Blog Candy Rules:  Comments that I deem unkind or look like spam will be deleted.  Winners will be posted on my blog each Saturday and must send me an email with your contact information.  Deadline for final blog candy drawing will be midnight (ET) on December 21, 2012.  If you fail to provide contact information to me by December 31, 2012, prizes will be forfeited.

See you tomorrow for more "Pin-spired" fun.


Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! Love your pkging!

Unknown said...

These packages looks so pretty! Truly love the splash of red against the kraft! TFS! ;)

Denise Bryant said...

Cool packaging ideas! I love the red, white and kraft combo!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Too pretty to open! Almost....LOL

lisa808 said...

Great gift wrapping idea. Can be used for all occasions.

Indy's Designs said...

I love brown-packaging projects! Especially with red...exactly like yours!

CraftyRia said...

Brown paper packages tied up with string... these are a few of my favorite things!

Debbie Corbari said...

Oh my word. Can I come and live with you? Will you wrap me presents like this? But don't show MY family b/c then they will expect this gorgeousness from me and that ain't happenin' (this year at least!). I am officially in AWE woman!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a great way to dress up presents. Love anything on kraft and your tags and gift wrap are just perfect.

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