Monday, December 14, 2009

It's a Wrap

Anyone started their Christmas wrapping yet? I'm lucky that my daughter loves wrapping and is helping me out this year. I'll just be wrapping her gifts and a few other special ones. I thought I'd share some wrapping ideas that I've created in the past to hopefully inspire you for wrapping your special gifts this year.

This first project is a paper mache box that I've stamped and trimmed. It appeared in Paper Crafts magazine, Holiday Cards and More released August 2009.

This is a fun and easy project that is also stamped. To stamp on glass, you need to use a solvent ink. I used Blue and Opaque White Stazon by Tsukineko.

Canning Jars make fun packaging for little gifts as well. Fill with Candy or a tissue wrapped treasure. This project was created for Home and Heart Summer 2008 issue.

White Stazon ink works fabulous on tin as well. Stamp the snowflakes and fill the tin with your gift.

If you're giving gift cards this year, why not make a special card to give them in? This card uses a trifold design and tucks a card into a little pocket inside.

If you have a super tiny present, this sweet little box makes a fun package. The Printable template for this box can be found here and printed as many times as you wish.

Here's another sweet way to gift a gift card. The tin is from Michael's and then embellished and personalized.

Handmade tags look beautiful with wrapping paper or a parcel wrapped in canvas, burlap or brown paper wrapping.

Are you creating any special wraps this season? Happy wrapping!


This post links up with Red Writing's Twelve Week's of Christmas Gift Wrapping Link Party


  1. Julia, those packages and cards are so beautiful. Love your creativity.

  2. What beautiful wrapping and such lovely projects! You're such a creative girl! Love that your daughter likes to wrap with you--really lightens the load, doesn't it? Hope you're having a wonderful December day--stay warm & cozy!

  3. these are all fantastic ideas - so gorgeous, love that first box :D

  4. Hi Julia,
    I happened upon your blog a few days ago and wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed visiting. I'm also a papercrafter who loves home decor so I will be visiting on a regular basis. TFS! Sheila

  5. okay I need to get in the swing of things ! You have some beautiful ideas and great crafting skills.


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