Eeeeeeeeek!!! I have been waiting for today! I finally get to show you this card that I made a week ago using Lizzie’s new Dash Away All set. Now I must preface this card with the fact that it’s officially my favorite from this release, which typically means its one of the least favorites from everyone else haha. I don’t know why, it just always works out that way! It cracks me up. So here it is:

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Dash Away All mix and mat Snowflakes

So I went veryyyyy clean and simple with this design. I began by die cutting two deer, one from white cardstock and one from True Black cardstock – I wanted a very stark difference. Next I stamped the “believe” all over the white deer in black ink.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Dash Away All mix and mat Snowflakes

Once dry I adhered them together offset and used dimensional adhesive to place him on the white card base. And of course a little red bead on the nose for some added whimsy and a mini color pop. 🙂 I’m obsessed.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Dash Away All mix and mat Snowflakes

To show off the gorgeousness (totally a word!) of the intricate snowflakes in the latest Mix & Mat dies, I die cut them from the birch pattern paper from the Wonderland kit and layered it on top of a panel of Smokey Shadow cardstock.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Dash Away All mix and mat Snowflakes

Using a sentiment from the newest Travelers Journal: December stamp set, I accented the top of the card with the “let it snow” saying – perfect alongside those snowflakes. 🙂

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Dash Away All mix and mat Snowflakes

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Dash Away All mix and mat Snowflakes

Thank you all so much for stopping by my blog! Don’t forget to check out all of the other creations from the design team on Nichole’s Blog and I will see you all tomorrow! Much love friends!

Xo, Stephanie

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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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