Friday, 24 July 2015

CTC#40 Gift wrap and Packaging

I can't believe another week has gone by already! But her we are hopping around the CTC crew looking at how many different ideas we all come up with from the inspiration pictures in the Gift Wrap and Packaging section of the catalogue....So Welcome! I'm at the end of the hop since I was late getting organised so you will have seen some beautiful projects on your way here. You may have arrived from Julia's blog.

Gifts and Packaging are always fun to paper crafters, and especially so with all the beautiful papers/ tools/ embellishments and fun products availalble.

I started with a CASE of a CASE when I fell in love with a little handbag on Bronwyn's Blog from the stamp review crew using the Petite Petals stampset some weeks ago. The instructions originally come from Scrap and stamp with Frenchie  (here)  and it is a quick little project.
My first little bag is made with some of the gorgeous English Garden DSP using old olive and blushing bride as the trims.

However, I also fell in Love with the All Boxed Up stampset when I first got the Catalogue and I have used it extensively already. It has the perfect little verses to decorate the inside of all manner of cards.  The project on page 53 demonstrates how easy it is to use,  so I have modified Bronwyn's little bag to a bigger bag so I can use that closure

 I wanted to see if I could make a little packet for holding 4  3x3 notecards and envelopes and this is what I came up with.

the Prototype

These are the 4 little notecards using some more new toys- the leaf framelits, gold buttons, and gold ribbon, and the hostess set A Whole Lot of Lovely.

To make the bag I used a piece of DSP 6 x 10 and scored at 11/4" and 43/4" along the long edges, rotated and scored at 4 1/2" and 5 1/2" and made it as per the basic fold pattern.The tag is stamped using the little stamp from a Whole Lot of Lovely. It makes a sweet little  gift.

You can see the complete list of participants at the CTC blog here , and don't forget you still have a week to create something inspired by this section and post your comment to the blog page so we can add you to the circle.

thanks for looking, hope you get some creative time for yourself this weekend,


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  1. WOW! Those bags are amazing, and I do love the little cards inside the last one. What a lovely gift they'd make.

    1. Thanks Rachel, have already given them away in fact!!

  2. Love your bag and the gorgeous DSP. The second project is fabulous!! Love the colour combo as well.

    1. Thanks Rebecca, but I do love you paper box and white paper flower - would love to try one of those next.

  3. WOW again! Such amazing gift bags and your final project is simply beautiful! :)

  4. Thanks so much Alison, I do love a set!

  5. Gorgeous projects, Elizabeth. Love the colour combo on your card set and all the little details on the tag closure.

  6. What an amazing gift packet with all those beautiful cards to match.

  7. Thankyou Judy and Kathryn I really appreciate your comments.


thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz