Hello there! It's Tara here to introduce Crate Papers newest monthly post "It's a Wrap!" We wanted to devote the very last day of each month to showcase a new gift-wrap tip, trick or just a simple idea - accompanied by a few pretty photos. I can't think of a better way to wrap up the month!
When it comes to gift-wrap my motto is always: I want the gift recipient to feel special when I hand over their gift.
I think when we spend extra time choosing the perfect present for a loved one that the gift-wrap (presentation) should deserve just as much of our time. Gift-wrap, in my mind, is very much a part of the actual gift that we are giving.
Just like gathering scrapbook supplies for my color-challenge, I typically gather my supplies for gift-wrap based on a color combination. This time I went with soft Spring inspired colors; white, creams, light pinks, sparkly golds and a pop of coral red. With the help of some vintage trims mixed with re-purposed papers and a couple of StoryTeller journal tags, I was able to create a trio of gift-wrapped boxes perfect for a fanciful baby-shower.
When attending a baby shower, I love wrapping small gifts into multiple boxes. I like the look of smaller stacked boxes.... it reminds me of a 3-tiered cake! A cozy baby-blanket fits into a box wrapped with vintage tissue paper, petite onesies are placed inside a box wrapped with weather/atlas pages and a few baby toys find a home inside a box wrapped up with textured wall paper and over-the-top embellishments.
I try to choose one main accent to adorn the gifts, here it is a cream silk yo-yo and plastic leaves covered in gold glitter. These StoryTeller tags were a perfect match for the top of my gifts! I used a typewriter to type a greeting and left a larger tag for a handwritten sentiment, I tend to pair different size tags together for visual interest. Plus, the map print ties into the atlas pages I used to wrap with!
I hope you enjoyed our first installment of It's a Wrap! I'll be working each month to bring the Crate Blog a new and hopefully exciting way to wrap those everyday gifts! See you next month ~ Tara