Hi there, MME friends! Lea here today to share some ideas for using your My Mind's Eye goodies when you wrap gifts! I LOVE to give gifts, and I LOVE to make the outside just as pretty as whatever might be on the inside! And I am always raiding my scrapbooking product whenever I have to put together a gift!
Supplies: Jubilee "Mint Julep" - "Ride" 12x12 paper; Market Street "Nob Hill" - chipboard elements, chipboard buttons, flair pins; Necessities Metallic - alpha & word stickers; Now and Then "Mildred" - "Today" accent stickers; Record It! "Charmed" - enamel dots; other: wrapping paper, glitter cardstock, twine, bow die.
Valentine's day is right around the corner, so I went with a love theme for my gift wrapped projects today! But, I didn't use the traditional red & pink. I actually used gold, black & white, pulling goodies from different My Mind's Eye collections to accent the boxes. These would be great for the man in your life because they aren't super girly, but he might not love all the glitter from the glitter wrap. :)
I started by wrapping the larger box with glitter wrapping paper. After that I added added a doily to the side of it, then tied twine around it. I threaded the gold chipboard button to the middle of the twine bow, then layered a heart sticker & polka dot flair piece underneath it (tucking them under the twine as well).
I added the chipboard piece to the lower corner, added the word love in letter stickers & then accented it with enamel dots. Are you wondering how I got everything to stick to glittered paper? HOT GLUE. It will be your best friend when embellishing gift wrap. It still makes the package easy to take apart, but everything should stay on perfectly until they open it!
Next up is the smaller box, which I wrapped in some 12x12 MME paper. After wrapping it, I diecut the bow from gold glittered cardstock, then assembled it & adhered it to the top. I accented the middle of the bow with a gold chipboard circle.
To finish the small box, I layered a heart sticker & word sticker to the front and then embellished it with some enamel dots. Easy peasy!
Be sure to make your valentines feel extra special this year by wrapping their gifts up in super pretty products from My Mind's Eye. They will for sure feel loved by added touch of beautiful packaging!
Thanks for checking out my projects, and I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your day!
'Tis the season of giving. I had fun creating unique gifts with the festive Sleigh Bells Ring collection.
I've combined some metallics & woodgrain from the Necessities collection with papers from Jubilee "Tangerine" & "Mint Julep" to give me that Thanksgiving feel I was going for. Aqua blue has become a staple Thanksgiving color for me...I think it pairs perfectly with the traditional reds, oranges & yellows of the season!!
To create the tags I diecut some of my favorite steel die tags that I have in my tool stash, but you can also use your Silhouette electronic cutter if you have one. After stamping the sentiment to the smaller tags, I layered them together, then added the ribbon hanger & bow. After that I diecut the leaves from the gold printed vellum in the Necessities line (you could also use your electronic cutter for these as well). I stitched down the middle of each one, then layered them together to the top of each tag. After that I accented each tag with decorative brads.
To give the clothespins a little extra something, I covered them in gold dotted washi tape. After clipping the tags to the front of the glassine bags with the clothespins, I felt like they were still a little plain. So, I cut a couple blocks of woodgrain paper, & tucked them underneath the tags. That definitely looked better to me, so I put a little bit of adhesive to the paper to make it stay in place!
I kept the tag removable, so the recipient can take it off the little bag, and put it somewhere in their house decoration if they so choose! I never expect it, but so often when I give a handmade gift or card...I will find it somewhere in the house of the person I gave it to!! That always makes me smile a bit.
I kept the bags empty in order to photograph easier, but there are so many little gift ideas that you could put into them. You could bake some nice sized cookies, wrap them in some cellophane & tuck them into the bag. You could create a flat notecard set with envelopes, or pick up a pretty notepad & matching pen. You could even slip a nice 4x6 frame into the bag (with a photo in it, of course). The possibilities are endless...as long as they are fairly flat.
I hope that you enjoyed my Thanksgiving glassine bags today! And I hope that you think to break out your MME goodies when creating for this holiday season!
I used tons of products from the Frightful collection to create my little treat containers! The little plastic holders are filled with candy corns, & they are super easy to put together. The boxes are filled with maple frosted pumpkin spice cookies. They require a little more time, but are definitely worth it!
The candy corn gifts were actually made from some of the plastic containers that MME washi tape comes in! Normally I put things like that right into the recycling bin, but for some reason I held on to them....and I am so glad I did! After filling them with candy corn, I added a strip of 6x6 paper & washi tape around the middle of each container. I hung chipboard ornaments from the top of each one, then tied a bow to the same side & covered the bow in a decorative brad. To finish I added diecuts & enamel dots to each one.
After baking & frosting the cookies, I assembled three cupcake boxes, & added the cookies into them (each box holds 7-8 cookies). I wrapped 12x12 paper strips around each box to start. Then I tied ribbon around each box, & topped the bow with a decorative brad. Then I added sentiments & accents to the front & top of each box using chipboard and diecut shapes!
Because the items I used are either not wrapped or homemade, these gifts would be best for family & friends that know you. But you can always switch out what I used to wrapped candies & baked goods if you want to give them to people you don't know as well.
The next two share another idea we use for the teachers/staff. My hubby gives all of the employees a gift card and we want the wrap to be unique and special because they ALL are so special to us. Here are just a couple that we will be giving this year.
And last ,but certainly not least, a gift bag idea. I love using my Cameo to create a background that could be layered with all the many elements in either the Vintage Christmas line or Mistletoe Magic lines.
Supplies: Vintage Christmas Paper Kit and MME Mistletoe Magic Paper Kit, chipboard elements, 12 x 12 cardstock stickers, decorative buttons, layered stickers; MISC: gift bag from stash, toilet paper rolls, trim from stash, Melissa Frances tinsel, jingle bells, twine, machine stitching, Cameo, glittered paper, Martha Stewart glitter, spray adhesive, decade stamp, jenni bowlin ink, berries from Michael's, Martha Stewart heart punch
Wishing you a very happy "wrapping" season this year!
What is sweeter than the feeling of giving a beautiful gift? Some might say it's the sweetest thing. And that's why our new The Sweetest Thing collection meshes so well with the spirit of giving. They are simply a match made in heaven!
Today Suzanne and Danni are hear to share some beautiful and elegant gift wrapping options using MME.
Gift box,Paper Box,and Gift Tag by Suzanne
Supplies:The Sweetest Thing-Bluebell: Bright Blossom patterned paper,Lively patterned paper,decorative brads,layered stickers, chipboard elements,stamps,'Best' die cut title,'Remember' die cut title,'Bright' journal card;All is Bright:sticker accessory sheet
Suzanne says:I decided to create a trio of items that would compliment any celebration! I love the Sweetest Thing collection, and used many elements to add festive touches to the gifts.
First,I covered the outside of a gift box with Lively patterned paper and used one of the diecuts along the bottom.
I created a trio of paper ribbons across the top with vellum, and added a border strip from the paper.
Lastly, I finished the border ribbon with a paper bloom found on the decorative brad package, and hung a small banner that I also stamped with the Happiness Stamp set,
Pillow Boxes by Danni Reid
pillow boxes gift supplies:The Sweetest Thing-Tangerine:Hello patterned paper,Sunshine patterned paper, decorative tape,stickers,decorative brads,doilies,buttons;Misc:twine, pillow boxes, machine stitching
I love to use scrapping supplies to wrap gifts! Whether I'm making gift bags or wrapping presents, it's so much fun to "dress up" a little package with my favorite supplies. I decided to "wrap" two pillow boxes for today's post because these little boxes are perfect for gift cards and money alike and are wonderful to have on hand.
I love every last detail of The Sweetest Thing Tangerine collection. From the patterns, colors, embellies, and crocheted doilies to the the buttons, it's all pure eye candy. This collection is perfect for wrapping little gifts because you can't help be happy when receiving such a summery, fresh,and airy little package.
Wow,ladies. These are absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your endless creativity today!