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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Welcome back friends! Today’s PTI celebration is all about 2013 and I am working with the Cupid’s Arrow Stamp Set:

The Vault - Cupid's Arrow Stamp Set

I absolutely love making Valentine’s Day projects and little gifts for my kiddos so today I put together a tag and baggie set for some treats.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Cupids Arrow Valentine's Day

I started out by creating a few different patterns on cardstock by stamping the hearts and arrows over and over. I also layered a doily on top of one of my tags and trimmed it down for a little added texture. After die cutting the Framed Heart Die from white cardstock, I then trimmed it out of the frame so I only used the “love” portion.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Cupids Arrow Valentine's Day

There is something so fun about love and Valentine’s Day sets that just never get old to me. I love how you can use them over and over again from year to year and they always seem brand new and still so fun!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Design Team Cupids Arrow Valentine's Day

LOVE VALENTINES TREAT BAG:

STAMPS: Cupid’s Arrow

DIES: Cupid’s Arrow Coordinating Dies, Delicate Details, Framed Love Die, Tag Sale #7, Journal Card #6

INK: Smokey Shadow

PAPER: Stampers Select White Cardstock, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush

OTHER: White Twine, Gold Sequins, Doily, Glassine Baggy, Glitter Tape

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Much love everyone!

Xo, Stephanie

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Edited due to change in blog hop! – You should have arrived here from the sweet Jessica Frost-Ballas’ Blog!

It’s the last day of the Lil Inker Designs July Release Blog Hop! The latest release is LIVE and you can find the entire thing here. Ok!! I have one more project for you which if you have been following along the past few days, you probably saw it on the Lil Inker Blog on Day 1.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs So Happy For You Box Die Doodled Daisies Pillow Box Treat Box - Golden Simplicity

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs So Happy For You Box Die Doodled Daisies Pillow Box Treat Box - Golden Simplicity

I put together this super fun pillow box by stamping the whole thing with the Doodled Daisies Stamps and accenting it with the Doodled Daisies Stamps & Dies, some twine, and of course, this SUPER FUN Boxed Up: So Happy For You Die.

Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs - Prize Badge

So that’s it for me for this release! Thank you so much for hopping along! Don’t forget to leave some love for a chance to win! You’re headed off to the lovely Joy Taylor’s Blog again… Much love!!

Xo, Stephanie

LID_Doodled Daisies StampsLID_Doodled Daisies DiesLID_Boxed Up So Happy For You Greeting Die

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by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Tribal Print Anytime Tag Die Greetings and Salutations - Golden Simplicity

Helllllloooooooo my dears! I have what I believe is the cutest pocket tag to share with you today! I made this sweet little thing for my babygirl. She LOVES making little envelopes and “mailboxes” and leaving special drawings and notes for each other. So I put together this tag and added a little pocket to it, to hold a secret note for her.

I started with the Tribal Chic Pattern Papers and one of the Anytime Tag 2 Dies and cut out 2 of them. I sliced one in half and adhered it to a couple pieces of kraft cardstock that are acting as accordion buffers between my two tags. once I was ready to put them together, I added little mini staples as extra embellishments. The sentiment at the top is from the Greetings and Salutations stamp set. (which is on sale right now!!)

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Tribal Print Anytime Tag Die Greetings and Salutations - Golden Simplicity

Inside the handmade pocket I slipped a little piece of kraft cardstock that I stamped with hearts and a little mini sentiment. Just something extra and fun for her.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Tribal Print Anytime Tag Die Greetings and Salutations - Golden Simplicity

Cute right???! You may have noticed my stamping slip up on one of the hearts!! Luckily my sweet daughter is gracious in my stamping mistakes haha. Sometimes, I just need to let the imperfections go!! 🙂

Much love to all of you this weekend! I am grateful for you all! <3

Xo, Stephanie

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