Over the Top Gift Wrap

By | May 6, 2016

I love to create pretty gift wrapping for special people in my life, especially my mom.  She loves stamping as much as I do, and so I know she appreciates the effort, and I love to surprise her with really great “over the top” gifts.  Hopefully, by the time she reads this, the package will have arrived at her house and she would have at least seen the outside of the gift already.  So, by posting this, I’m not messing up her Mother’s Day surprise:)

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I wrapped her gift in an old Paper Pumpkin box, so you can get an idea of the size.

After wrapping it with plain white paper, which you can purchase at craft stores like Michael’s, I created a 3″ wide belly band using Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  I had to piece it together with two strips of 12″ paper and another of 1-1/2″.  I used Fast Fuse adhesive to really make sure it held.  (That adhesive is perfect for gift wrapping, as well as making 3-D projects.)  Then, I finished the belly band with some 1-1/4″ White Jute.  Again, I used Fast Fuse adhesive to ensure the ends stayed put.

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Now, on to the fun stuff!

I used two different die cuts to make the leaves.  First, I used the Rose Garden Thinlits.  I trimmed off the triple leaf pieces from the rose.  Next, I used the Botanical Builder Framelits.  (These come in a bundle with the coordinating stamps for 15% off!)  I layered all the leaves on the belly band using dimensionals.

I also unraveled some mint baker’s twine from the Baker’s Twine Combo pack to swirl all over the background.  I used what was left of the dimensionals to tack down the pieces under the flowers.

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To finish up, I cut out multiple flowers from the Botanical Builders Framelits Dies.  These dies come with lots of layers to make flowers and centers.  It looks really pretty to cut the flower out of a lighter color, and then use a Sponge Dauber to shade the centers before adding a center cut out of a slightly darker color.  I added the larger flowers to the belly band using dimensionals and the smaller flowers using glue dots.

Afterwards, I added Iced Rhinestones and Basic Rhinestones to the centers.

The best thing about this package is that it’s still fairly flat.  All I had to do was wrap it again with packing paper and ship it off!

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Looking for great ideas on gift wrapping?  I have a whole Pinterest Board dedicated to pretty packages!

Tami Hewlett

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