Glitz Up Your Gifts

By | March 31, 2017

This is the last day of Sale-A-Bration!  I wanted to remind you, just in case there was anything you still wanted to earn for free.  (Some items have run out, so check availability.)

Today, I have a couple fun gift wrapping ideas to share.  The first features the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  It’s a gift I made for my Stamp Club yesterday as a door prize.  (And what’s inside is another Sale-A-Bration item that’s already sold out!)

I created a box out of Tip Top Taupe cardstock.  I measured my gift, which was 6-1/4″ square.  Then, I cut the bottom of the box 7-1/4″ square to allow for 1/2″ sides.  For the top, I did the same, but added an extra 1/8″ so it would be slightly larger and fit over the bottom.  Afterwards, I scored the sides, snipped one side of the corners and assembled with Fast Fuse.

For the belly Band, I cut two strips of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper 4″ wide and adhered them together.  Then, I finger pressed the band around my box to determine the folds, trimmed it down to size and adhered the seam on the side.

For the label, I used the Lots of Labels Framelites Dies.  I cut the largest one out of watercolor paper, and then stamped and embossed various flowers from the Avant Garden stamp set in white.  Next, I watercolored the background with Tip Top Taupe and Sweet Sugarplum inks.  Before it dried, I stamped the leaf and dot stamps on the slightly damp background with the same color inks.

I used the next two smaller Lots of Label Framelits Dies to cut out the frame, and the May Flowers Framelits Dies to cut out the flower and leaves from Tip Top Taupe cardstock.

I cheated a little because I used some retired lace to wrap around the box.  (Sorry, I had it in stock and needed to use it up.)  I do really like the way the multiple layers of lace turned out along with the doily.

Next, I have a quick little gift that I wrapped for my sister.  (Last week was her birthday.)  I used the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies and the Here’s to Cheers stamp set.  You might remember these from the Holiday catalog.  They were both held over and work great for birthdays.  The tags were one of my favorites, so I’m so glad Stampin’ Up! decided to keep them.

To stamp the sentiment, I used a Sponge Dauber to add multiple colors of ink to my stamp, including Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry.  Before stamping, remember to give the stamp a huff to re-moisten the ink.

Both the scallop circle behind my sentiment and the filigree underneath are cut from the 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack.  This was a very popular Sale-A-Bration item, and is already sold out.  Too bad because I LOVE the colors!!!  And, they went perfectly with my Costco wrapping paper!  Lol!

Supplies used on my gifts and available at my online store:

Have a great weekend!

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