The theme for this week's Paper a la Mode challenge is gift bags, tags, boxes and gift card holders. I had a really hard time deciding what I wanted to make so I made 2 projects. The first one is a gift card holder.
I scrap-lifted the design from a StampTV video on You Tube. You can see the video here. It's an excellent step-by-step tutorial presented by Gina K and I just love the way mine turned out. I'll be making lots more of these in the future.
I just love the way it turned out. Here are the details:
Card base - Best Occasions textured cardstock in royal blue
Mats - DCWV Shimmer card stock in bright gold
DP - DCWV Royal Garden (6.4"x4.5" mat stack)
Mat for message spot - DCWV Glitter cardstock in turquoise
White cardstock for message spot - Recollections
Page Pebble on belly band - MakingMemories (extra large circle)
1" circle punch
Martha Stewart corner punch from one of her Punch Around the Page sets
Super strong double sided adhesive tape
My second project is a little gift box set. Each box is 2" square and is made of double-sided cardstock. I made a double gift tag to attach to the ribbon from the same cardstock. These are a cute size to hold some small sweet treats or little small gifts like bracelets, earrings, etc.
I'm afraid these pictures don't do it justice as they're prettier in person but at least they give you an idea.
And the recipe:
Double-sided patterned cardstock - Stampin' Up! 6" square Designer Series "In Color" stack
Ribbon - purchased from Michael's
Martha Stewart small butterfly punch
tiny pearls for butterfly thorax - Recollections and colored orange with Copic marker
Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue to adhere the folded corners of the boxes
There ya go! Two projects in one day. I had a lot of fun making these and I hope they inspire you to make some of your own gift packaging. I can picture lots of variations on these designs in my mind. It's all in the papers and colors you choose. I'll be posting a mini album on Monday and it's one I think you'll really enjoy so I hope you'll stop by again to see it. Until then...