Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Holiday Gift Packaging

There are lots of options for creating hand stamped gift packages. I've shown just a few here...

1) Gable boxes - These versatile boxes can usually be purchased in bundles and are packed flat. They can be painted, stamped, or as I've done wrapped with a belly band. The belly band option is a super quick solution. I created this in just minutes! And guess what I just purchased? Stickles! OK - love them, new favorite product! You can just see a bit of stickle shine on the flower - fabulous!

2) Boxes - This is a standard jewelry box that I simply covered with pattered paper. The bottom section of the box is covered in a solid color-coordinated cardstock. I then used a few stickers (stamped images would work just as well) to decorate the top and added a piece of ribbon. This was the box I used to house the necklace, shown in the post below.

3) Tins - I think Nichole Heady of Papertreyink has made famous the round and square tins with the clear tops! I have a few of the Papertreyink tins - love them - but this is a tin that I picked up at Wholly Scrap. Another super easy project - got to love that during the holiday rush! I simply covered the bottom and top lids with lovely Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper. I then decorated the front of the tin with a scalloped circle and some stamped images, purchased from Wholly Scrap. I used a Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the top of tin so I could tread a ribbon through the top. During my class this month we filled these with note cards but wouldn't these be perfect filled with peppermint patties covered with a custom stamped label! And once they're empty, they can become a wonderful Christmas tee decoration! Speaking of stamped candies...thought I'd share a few nugget covers that I created as a sweet handout during my last class, another idea made famous by Nichole. The stamp image was one I purchased from Wholly Scrap. I then stamped on Avery 8160 labels and colored the image with Copics, then wrapped the labels around the nuggets. Voila, easy peasy nugget wraps! ;-)

Any other ideas you'd like to share? Feel free to leave a comment with a link back to your blog or gallery...I'd love to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by and....

Happy Wrapping!

1 comment:

esther said...

Gorgeous- each and everyone! What inspiration to cover dull packaging, a great way to recylce too! I will be looking out for boxes this christmas rather than the presents! Wonder jewellery too! just going to look at the ladies blog now... thank you for sharing!