Dig Out Those Punches!

By | August 8, 2015

I have another gift wrapping idea to share with you today.  While my gift box last Thursday used more expensive die cuts and framelits, my project today focuses on using simple punches as accents.  Additionally, I used the darling Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags to wrap my gift.  You can buy 10 of these bags for only $4!!!  If you haven’t already looked, page 151 of the Annual Catalog has some great, and very reasonably priced, products to use for wrapping small gifts.

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The Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags are see-through, which can be a great advantage if you want to give a little peek at what’s inside.  For my gift, I wanted to keep it a secret, so I cut a couple sheets of Delightful Dijon card stock measuring 4-1/4″ X 5-3/4″ to stick inside the bag on both sides of the actual gift.  This gave the bag a little muted color.

I secured the bag closed with some Bohemian Designer Washi Tape.  (Love the colors of that tape!!!)  I also used one strip of tape on the Delightful Dijon banner.

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For all the stamping, I used the Watercolor Words stamp set and Delightful Dijon ink.  I inked up the stamps, then used an Aqua Painter to brush clear water over the stamps before stamping the image on Whisper White or Delightful Dijon card stock.  This technique really makes the words look like they’ve been watercolored.

Next, I used a 2-1/2″ Circle Punch to punch out the greeting.

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For the two banners behind the greeting, I used the Triple Banner Punch.  This is such a GREAT punch!  It works just like the tag topper punches, in that you can make any length of banner you want.  Simply cut strips of paper measuring either 2″, 1-1/2″, or 1″.  (In my case, I cut a 2″ strip of Farmers Market Designer Series Paper and a 1-1/2″ strip of Delightful Dijon card stock.)  Then, slip them in the punch and punch out the “V”.  Afterwards, trim the top of the banner to the desired length.  It’s that easy!!!

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To finish off my gift, I added some pretty 1″ Dotted Lace Trim in Delightful Dijon, a gold clothespin, and three Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy Stickers (colored with Bermuda Bay Blendabilities Markers — I know … I cheated since those are no longer available to purchase, but I just couldn’t help it!)

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Supplies used on my project:

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Fancy gift wrapping doesn’t have to be expensive.  Use your punches to make great accents.

Tami Hewlett

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