I’m sure many of you can relate to this but I LOVE washi tape!! It seems to be the first thing I grab for when I’m in a pinch to make a cute card or quick packaging. My Oldest is Graduating on Tuesday and I am trying to put together some fun little packages to make his day Special! Even my boys like it when I spend time to make their packages fun. I simply made a little washi garland using some of my favorite Freckled Fawn black and white washi’s and wrapped it around my cig maker package. I stitched some silver stars into a garland and layered it for the finsishing touch. Add a stamped greeting and you are good to go. I planned today to share something a bit different but due to some technical difficulties not the computer kind… 🙂 It will have to wait to next week. I’m so glad it’s friday and I hope you have fun plans. I’ll be back next week with plenty of inspiration to start your summer off right.
Happy Weekend- Hugs
Hello Friends. Just sharing a little gift idea and card making today. I am obsessed with wood cuts. I love the natural element and versatility they bring to my crafting projects. I hope you will try this idea. I don’t feel like a picture does the cuteness any justice. This project doesn’t take long and the time is worth the results. Adding the miniature garland is the perfect pop of color to bring this plant to life:)
Supplies used | Wood cuts available in my shop | wood skewers | dk pink, lt pink, peach and gold tissue paper | sewing machine and thread |glue gun | friend greeting from hey hi hello stamp set
Step 1. Glue two wood skewers behind the hello woodcut
Step 2. Cut 2×3 inch strips of tissue paper in each color. Fold to 1×3 strips and cut open end to create fringe, I used the martha stewart fringe scissor ( a must have in my crafting supplies) Roll each piece up in a coil to create a small fringe pom.
Step 3. These are very tiny but you will then feed them through your sewing machine to create a little banner.
Step 4. Glue the ends of the banner to the bottom of the hello – where it meets the skewers.
SStep 5. Stick in your plant and you have a little piece of adorable.
The card is super easy too. I downloaded the cutfile. Available in my shop. I cut on white American Crafts textured cardstock. (in my opinion the best cardstock for the silhouette) love it!! I cut a standard card 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and stitched randomly in 4 different color using the sewing machine to create a colorful background for the happy birthday words. Stiched the diecut piece over the top and you have a unique and handmade card for a deserving friend. I will note that the sewing wasn’t super fast but worth the look for sure! If you haven’t tried this sewing technique before. Don’t be afraid, It’s fun and before you know it you will be sewing on everything you can find.
Have a lovely day and do something creative. XOXO, Amy
The gift giving season is upon us and I’m here today to share a few ideas to help you dress up those packages. I’m obsessed with gold…. I really thought this phase would pass and I’d already be onto something else but I think it’s here to stay a bit.
Let’s start with my favorite package
Supplies used: white wrapping paper, gold dot tissue paper, gold thread , mini bottle brush tree, wood cut greetings and a banner. (I cut mine from the silhouette) Other than the Silhouette , I found all supplies at my local Target.
This little package is simple and a little more sophisticated. Gold stripes will do that:) I am quickly becoming obsessed with these itty bitty boxwood wreaths. (I’ll be sharing a quick video how-to on those later this week. They are the perfect addition to these little presents and the “real” texture is such an fun little surprise! Supplies: Gold striped wrapping paper | metallic embroidery thread | American Crafts date stamp for the happy holiday greeting | Fresh Boxwood sprigs for mini wreaths
Grab a greeting stamp and some gold ink and stamp your own wrapping paper. Top it off with some ribbon and a mini ornament. Simple and quick! Supplies used: white wrapping paper | Encore metallic stamp pad in gold | gold ornaments from target | stamps from inspirationave
I’m always on the look out for little elements to add to my stash and when I saw these little wooden snowflakes I knew they’d be perfect. Layered on some gold confetti and tied with some ribbon.
Supplies used: gold polka dot paper unknown | wooden snowflake – target | Gold shred | Gold ribbon from Joanns
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you leave with a few ideas for your holiday gift wrapping. Hugs to you all. Amy
These little cards are sized perfect for your project life needs.
10 cards in printable jpegs and individual png files. Enjoy!
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