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!