Hello again and welcome to the second part of my "Crate Scraps to Gift-Wrap!" I'd like to think that embellishing gifts just happens to be my specialty as it's always a little bit of a competition around here, come Christmas time, as to who will create the prettiest present of all! I've found some new uses for Crate's pretty Peppermint Collection that goes beyond scrapbooking and takes a new look gift adorning!
What could be prettier than vintage map paper and the subtle pops of color from the Peppermint Collection? Here, I created a mosaic look on the top of this gift overlapping cutout gift tags from the Present paper and adding a small handmade punhed garland. I think my all-time favorite way to use Crate's Accent Cuts is to use them as journaling/gift cards. They really are the perfect size! For this gift, I sewed a little collection of white buttons onto an Accent Cut, added a glittery Snowflake Stand Out and finally, a stack of buttons tied on with bakers twine finishes the embellished part of the gift-wrap.
Pillow boxes are my secret go-to for the giving of a gift card, because lets face it, few things are as boring as a gift card in a little, tiny envelope! To recreate this look, start with sheer garland. I made mine from tissue paper circles delicately sewn together. Next, wrap another smaller, but sturdier (cardstock) piece of garland around the gift. I made mine from scrap paper with the assistance of my favorite paper punch. Use a glue dot to secure the garlands to one another. You can also use ribbon, tied in a bow, to secure the garlands for a girly touch. I created a quick gift tag by using various sized Peppermint Chipboard Accents layered between foam pop-dots for added dimension.
Petite sized gifts need petite sized boxes. My favorite ones to use are found in the baking aisle of the common, everyday craft store. Truffle & Cupcake Boxes are at the top of my favorite's list! Because they're small, you can get extra creative with whatever you choose to wrap the box with. For this present, I used pink comic book paper and wrapped strips of the Mistletoe paper (trimmed with pinking sheers) around it. I then wrapped Peppermint border stickers around it and twine. An Accent Cut was used as the base for my gift tag. Use pop-dots to layer a combination of Chipboard Accents and Standout Embellishments to create an easy, yet striking gift card.
Here, a simple shipping size tag was transformed into a no-fuss place card for the dinner table. To recreate a set of your very own, you'll need only a few basic supplies: cardstock paper, letter stickers, border stickers and the Peppermint chipboard accents. I used a template to cut out my tag, layered two pieces of border stickers along the bottom and then added a Chipboard Accent secured with a glue-dot.
To create this flowering bow, I started by simply cutting the Embellish paper into 1" strips, and lightly misted them with water. Shake off any extra water, gently crinkle the paper in your hand and let dry. Once the paper is dry, overlap the strips, turning some of them over so you have two different patterns showing. Using a stapler, secure all the papers together in the center. Add a few foam pop-dots to a Pin Wheel Standout and place it in the center of your bow!
Thanks so much for letting me share some of my holiday gift-wrap ideas with you! Tis the season for lovely gifts! ~ Tara