Gift Wrap & Tag in 3 Easy Steps
using scrapbook supplies for gift wrap goodness
Do you ever use your scrapbook collections to gift wrap gifts?
I LOVE to use my scrapbook paper stash and embellishments to wrap gifts and to craft gift tags. As a matter of fact, I have taught an online class with just that idea. It’s pretty straight forward, actually. For me, it’s as simple as transferring a layout or card idea onto the canvas of a wrapped gift.
This is how it goes:
First, start with wrapping the gift. If the gift box is not too big, then a 12×12 sheet of scrapbook paper will cover it. But here’s a little trick, if the gift box is slightly bigger, then wrap the front of the gift adhering the paper in place at the back. Then take another piece of pattern paper, trim it down to cover the open space at the back of the gift and adhere. Right?!?! Easy peasy.
Second, make a tag. Use card sketch ideas, come up with your own idea, or use this idea right here. But here’s my take on this: the tag and wrap is part of the gift. As a matter of fact, I always make a tag for gifts that I give my sister. She has saved all those tags through the years. She even has a tree that she puts my tags on and brings it out over the holidays as decor. You can do the same for someone else. Make the gift wrap part of the gift. It always means so much when we put ourselves into gifts for others.
Thirdly, remember a place for the sentiment. I made a little pocket behind the tag. Then I took one of the Art Walk 6×12 Stickers, backed it with cardstock, trimmed it down, and it will now hold my sentiment to my recipient inside the pocket. It’s all in one with that tag.
Wouldn’t you love to receive handmade like this too?
For this particular gift I used all things Art Walk Collection. But any collection will work. So have fun using these 3 easy steps to use scrapbook supplies to make gift wrapped goodness.
You can find all these Heidi Swapp Art Walk Supplies at JoAnn Stores
author: Jamie Pate