Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bearing Gifts

This adorable bear is the perfect way to present a gift. I used a bear with long arms and I added Velcro to the paws so they would lock together to hold on to the gift. I made the gift box reusable by decorating the lid with a pretty bow and a tiny bear to make it even more lovable.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Reused Items Gift Wrap

This is my newest project I created for Scotch Brand for their website. A fun spring gift wrap design can be made with items found around the house. I cut the flowers from pieces of reused greeting cards — they have such beautiful designs it seems a shame to not reuse them. I also used spare buttons, a strand of yarn and leftover party streamers to decorate this gift.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Party Hat Gift Wrap

I always try and use something recycled when wrapping a gift. When a repurposed piece is added to a gift, it gives the present special character that you can’t get from using all new items.

This is a gift I wrapped for a friend’s 40th birthday. I like to incorporate part of the recipient’s interests into my gift wrap to give it that personal touch. The birthday guy loves music so I used a fun musical note scrapbooking paper to set the tone of the wrap. I reused a birthday hat and pieces of ribbon leftover from the holidays to accent the gift. It has a 3D effect that may not be apparent in the picture.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring Flower

Here is my latest gift wrap design I created for 3M Scotch Brand. Spring almost here and I wanted share this charming flower gift wrap that was inspired by the much anticipated season. To create this look, I layered paper flowers cut from scrapbooking paper, a fabric daisy and a butterfly to add dimension to this design. I love combining different types of materials to my designs for texture and to create the unexpected.

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