Handmade Gift Wrapping
Hello all! It’s Ashlea here, and I’m thrilled to be with you on The Stamp Market blog today. The holidays are so close I can smell it (literally. I’ve already bought an evergreen candle) and I can’t wait to start giving out my handmade cards and gifts this year. I know you’ve probably already started your Christmas card making so I thought I’d focus on another aspect of crafty Christmas — handmade wrapping!
I started with some white “paper bag” wrapping paper (I found mine on amazon). It’s important that you find this “paper bag” variation because stamping on traditional wrapping paper will cause lots of smudging and the ink won’t dry completely due to the finish of the paper. I pulled out the new Merry and Bright Stamp Set and used all of the evergreen bough stamps in different shades of green to create a random pattern on a piece of pre-cut wrapping paper. The colors I used were Leafy, Cactus, and Mossy, all from the Color Crush ink series. These colors work so well together and give the wrapping a little more interest than using just one color. I used my heat tool and quickly ran it over the paper to make sure my ink was completely dried through and then wrapped my present.
I wanted to make sure this gift stood out under the tree, so I created the focal flower on top of the box with the Small Blooms Dies. For the red petals I used the Cherry Kisses Color Crush card stock and made sure the center stood out by using some gold glitter paper topped with a medium sized white enamel dot. I gave dimension to my flower by gently rolling the petals with a pencil and only adhered each layer from the very center with just a dab of glue.
Finally, I needed to create my tag. I did this with the “Merry” die from the Candy Cane Christmas coordinating die set. This die cut out the word “merry” but I was able to use the negative of the letters by trimming around the word to create a rectangle “tag”. I adhered it to a piece of white card stock cut to the same size so that I could write the recipients name on the back side. Finally, to complete the message on the front of the tag, I stamped the word “Christmas”, used the coordinating die to cut it out, and adhered it to the word “Merry” and called it done!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing how I used some of the new products to create this homemade wrapping paper, embellishment, and tag! I love that it gives a handmade feel while still looking classy and put together. I would love to see what you create this season, so don’t forget to #thestampmarket on Instagram! Thank you for stopping by, I’ll see you again soon!
Candy Cane Christmas Stamp
Candy Cane Christmas Die
Merry and Bright Stamp
Small Blooms Die
Enamel Dots in White/Clear