Hey everyone, I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas. I have been dying to share this project with you, my special co-ordinated gift packaging, but I decided to wait until after the big day, just on the off chance that the recipient were ever to visit my social media channels!
I go to a weekly garden therapy group and last session I was lucky enough to be able to make this ever so pretty mini-wreath from dried summer flowers. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them, and knew I was going to make it for someone very special.
And with a special gift, comes the need for special packaging. The second part of the gift was a book, called The Hedgerow Apothecary, because the person who I am giving this to enjoys walking and foraging – there’s some really great ideas in this book, I might even need to get one for myself one day!
I was incredibly fortunate that the book was the perfect size to be wrapped in a whole 12″ x 12″ sheet of Designer Series Paper from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration. The Dainty Flowers DSP is free with an order of £45 or more, so I didn’t feel any guilt in using them for this project! And it co-ordinates so beautifully with the Dainty Delight bundle from the new Jan – Jun Mini Catalogue.
If you have never seen the ‘diagonal wrapping method’ I would say it is worth searching for on google, because you can wrap a fair size gift with much less paper than the conventional method!
I made the box using a 12″ x 12″ sheet of White cardstock and another sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper, again from the Dainty Flowers Sale-A-Bration papers, simply scored the base at 2 1/2″ on all four sides and the lid at just under 2 1/2″ on all four sides, then cut a thumb notch using a retired circle punch.
I used some retired co-ordinating ribbon to tie the two parcels together, and created a matching gift tag to pop on the top. The tag, papers and wrapping matched perfectly with a card that I had already made in one of my recent YouTube videos, you can watch it again below if you would like to see in detail how I did the watercolour emboss resist technique.
I hope that my recipient will get as much joy out of receiving this co-ordinated gift packaging (and the gift, obviously!) as I did in making it. I absolutely love being able to create co-ordinated gift packaging to suit each individual perfectly, it makes my heart happy.
To watch the video, simply click on the YouTube thumbnail here, and you can head straight to my channel.
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Until next time, Happy Stamping and a wonderful New Year to you xx
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