Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pretty Packaging- CCMC-HM8

It's week 8 over at the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition and that means that last week :( and that means this is the last Saturday Challenge for me too. I have really enjoyed my time as a Guest Designer for their Holiday Edition. Thanks to Connie and Mary for asking me to be apart of their Design Team. If you have not checked out their blog, do so now!

This week we have been creating using the Tags will Christmas, Calendar Kit, Jolly Jingles, Designer Fabric and the level 2 hostess Peaceful Seasons stamp set and the Saturday Challenge is for the Design Team only this week is Pretty Packaging.

Here is what I made, my own wrapping paper using the Tags till Christmas stamp set! I stamped my images on Kraft Paper (you know the stuff that comes in a roll like wrapping paper but is not pretty until you make it that way!) and then tied it up using some raffia and added a stamped tag to to package.

I used Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Early Espresso ink to stamp on the Kraft paper with. I also sponged a little bit using Soft Suede ink. Making the paper really did not take that long, I was surprised how quickly it was done! Here is a picture so you can see the paper better.

Here is a close up of the tag I made for the top of the package. You can also see that I sponged the edges of the package using the Soft Suede ink. I think it gave it a vintage-y look.

Making your own wrapping paper is a very easy way to make you gift unique and impress the person who is receiving it before they even open it! Give it a try this holiday season!

Be sure to check out the other design team members "pretty packages" this week too:

Connie Babbert- Inkspired Treasures
Cristena Bagne- Gettin' Crafty
Jenn Picard- A New Ink on Life
Mary Brown- StamperCamper's Corner

Thanks for looking!


Carol Matthews said...

This is just adorable! I love it!!

Sylvia said...

I love your paper, Rochelle! I love the way you wrapped your gift. Paper sacks would be ideal for this! I love to recycle! Thanks for sharing!