One of my favorite craft room projects is to make gift packaging for special friends. It’s another great way to use up little scraps of paper and leftover embellishments from other projects. They work up pretty fast.
The big ‘pillow’ gift box was cut with Coluzzle by ProvoCraft, remember them? It’s fun to have the latest greatest die cutters, but I try to remember to use my old stuff too. If you don’t have the Coluzzle template, you can get a free downloadable template for the ‘pillow’ gift box at Crafticious. Elaine does a super job on a whole lot of tutorials there, check her out.
I always like to incorporate one piece of multi-colored paper. This allows me to use a wide range of embellishments. For example, this paper is a combination of mauve, peaches and aqua. It seems like a unusal combination.
I probably would never come up with it on my own. While it sounds a little gaudy, the results tell a different story. Suddenly a seemingly un-related hodge-podge of left-overs can come together into a little collage you can add to gifts, cards or tags. Here’s a view of what I used (click on collage to enlarge).
The Scalloped Oval die cuts are Spellbinder Nestabilities, The Dress Form die cut is Tim Holtz. All other embellishments and ribbons are bric-a-brac left over from past projects.
If they’re not personalized too much, the recipient can re-gift them to another friend.
As they say in the biz, “that’s a wrap”.
Why not come back on Friday for ‘That’s A Wrap – Part 2’ ? I’ll put the coffee on, see you then 🙂