Unique Holiday Gift Wrapping

Hey everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog for another Design Team Tips with Papertrey Ink. I was having such a great time getting into the holiday spirit during this month’s release that I just HAD to keep up with the festivities!! So today I am going to show you a few unique ways to wrap a gift by using fun tags, a special embellishment, and even a fun little paper piece to add tons of texture. 😉 Let’s dive in!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink design team tips christmas holiday gift wrapping

Monogram Tags

My first idea came by Christmas-ing the Botanical Letters stamps and dies to make the flowers look a bit like holly. I love putting initials on tags at our home since we all have different first letters, but if you have lots of one letter, try using a smaller alpha stamp and putting full initials. It’s a fun alternative to the standard “to/from” stickers from the wrapping store! 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink design team tips christmas holiday gift wrapping

I dressed this tag up with a lot of texture by putting the letter on top of a circle cut from kraft corrugated cardstock, and then tied it up with a Big Bitty Berry Wreath Tag. And of course to finish it off, a doily folded in almost-half to add even more movement and fun.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink design team tips christmas holiday gift wrapping

***See the Project 1 Supply List at the bottom of this post for specific supply details***

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink design team tips christmas holiday gift wrapping

Unexpected Embellishments

For my second idea, I used something we all have just laying around the house… a woodland creature figurine. Just kidding. But they do have some on amazon!! 🙂 And they are soooo cute too!! You could leave them as is for a fun rustic/nature look, or to give them some spice, do what I did and spray paint them with metallic gold! These are super fun and kids especially will love playing with them after opening their gifts. (And you can set them out as reindeer decor!)

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink design team tips christmas holiday gift wrapping

The tag is made from the Simply Chartreuse Big Bitty pattern paper set and the Beautiful Berries: Winter stamps and dies. The tag and the “to/from” cutout are made from the Holiday Tag Along Mini Kit by Betsy Veldman.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink design team tips christmas holiday gift wrapping by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink design team tips christmas holiday gift wrapping

***See the Project 2 Supply List at the bottom of this post for specific supply details***

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink design team tips christmas holiday gift wrapping

Holiday Fringe & a Vintage Touch

Ok now bear with me on this one… holiday FRINGE!! I am obsessed… this may be a love it or hate it idea but I am all over it right now haha. I used Big Bitty Pure Poppy, Big Bitty Simply Chartreuse, and True Black Cardstock. Now in the past to make fringe I sit down for about 20 minutes and I tediously slice the paper over and over… but my life has officially been changed!! I was introduced to the American Crafts Fringe Scissors (there are most likely many types of these scissors out there) and this whole piece took 3 minutes tops! Each stripe is about 4 x 1.5 inches and I scored the top of each of them to give the fringe a bit more oomph. I used 0.25 in scor tape to layer these down on a piece of scrap cardstock and then I had my very own fringe paper!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink design team tips christmas holiday gift wrapping

To give this gift a vintage touch, I added a torn out piece of an old book in the background, used natural twine to wrap it all, and placed a lone feather in the mix just for fun. I love mixing old and new, especially on gift wrapping.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink design team tips christmas holiday gift wrapping

***See the Project 3 Supply List at the bottom of this post for specific supply details***

Alright friends… have I inspired any of you to get crafty and creative on some holiday packaging?? Hopefully I have given you some ideas of your own and I truly can’t wait to see what you all put together. Happy wrapping!!

Xo, Stephanie

 

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Hey there! Our family is getting back from a really fun Easter weekend with great friends AND a big ole illness for my youngest. It’s been a crazy week but I am so glad to be here and give you a little more inspiration for this month’s Papertrey release.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink grans garden mix and mat botanical letters

For this first card I die cut the Mix & Mat: Scallops lace die twice from watercolor paper and then watercolored it with a few coordinating inks. I mounted the lace piece into a Soft Stone cardstock card base and stamped the “hugs” sentiment from the Lowercase Botanical Letters stamps. The flowers are stamped from the GORGEOUS Gran’s Garden stamp and die sets.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink grans garden mix and mat botanical letters

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink grans garden mix and mat botanical letters

For my second card I went with a dramatically simple style.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink quoted start again

I really wanted to show off the quote on this Melon Berry Cardstock so I stamped it once in black ink right onto the card base and then again on white cardstock. I cut out the top portion and mounted it directly on top of my card base using extra dimensional adhesive to really pop it up.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink quoted start again

Well, that’s it for today! As always, make sure to check out all the other designers wonderful creations on Nichole’s Blog!

Xo, Stephanie

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Hey hey hey!! Inspiration overload yet?? Today I am revisiting the Nesting stamp set and coordinating Nesting Cover Plate die as well as the lovely and beautiful Botanical Letters stamp set. All new products are available for purchase in the Papertrey Ink store now.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Botanical Letters Mix and Mat Flourishes

I have 3 projects for you today, starting with one of my favorites. I used multiple colors for the letters and then kept the florals in the centers all in black. The “with” was actually a sentiment from the Ways To Say: Thank You stamp set that I masked off and of course the Smokey Shadow cardstock layer was created with two of the dies from the Mix and Mat: Flourishes die set.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Botanical Letters Mix and Mat Flourishes

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Botanical Letters Mix and Mat Flourishes

SUPPLIES

STAMPS: Botanical Blocks, Ways to Say: Thank You
INK: Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, Smokey Shadow
PAPER: White, Simply Chartreuse, Smokey Shadow

DIES – Mix and Mat: Flourishes
OTHER: Natural Twine, Make It Market Mini: Bloom & Grow

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By Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Nesting Cover Plate

My next card uses the Nesting Cover Plate die. I kept a lot of the colors in this card white to sort of make it look like birds in a nest in snow. 🙂

By Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Nesting Cover Plate

By Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Nesting Cover Plate

SUPPLIES

STAMPS: Nesting
INK: Black, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Brown
PAPER: White, Kraft
DIES: Nesting, Nesting Cover Plate

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By Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Nesting Cover Plate

My last card is an almost one layer card with the exception of the two little birdies. I decided to stamp them with leaves instead of the birdie stamps for a completely unique look.

By Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Nesting Cover Plate

By Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Nesting Cover Plate

SUPPLIES

STAMPS: Nesting
INK: Black, Brown, Limeade Ice
PAPER: White, Kraft
DIES: Nesting

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Click here for brief instructions on how to create these cards! 🙂

Thanks for continuing on with our festivities!! We will be back with even more tomorrow!! 🙂

Xo, Stephanie

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