Quick and Easy Gift Toppers | Storyline Chapters
Brown paper packages tied up with string…these are a few of my favorite things.
OK…well…so these are not brown paper packages. And they are not necessarily tied up with string. But, wrapping gifts with scrapbook supplies is truly one of my favorite things.
Today I want to share with you a few ideas I came up with for using the Storyline Chapters Project Pad, found at JoAnn Stores, to wrap and create toppers for these gifts for Christmas.
First up is this ‘Friend’ topper I made using the Tags and Pockets. Using one of the vellum envelopes for my gift enclosure, you can see it is tucked under the hemp string that wraps the gift. Inside I placed a piece of folded green cardstock from the Project Pad. I will add my sentiments to that folded card. The gold and green ticket-tag is left out on purpose as it ‘should’ go inside the vellum pocket. Instead I stamped it with the Minc Sentiments ‘friend’ stamp. A small hole was punched at the top with the WRMK Multi Punch, then tied to the hemp string. Finally, I die cut and paper punched from the gold glitter paper the stars that make for layered embellishing of this easy package topper.
For this Happy topper I went old school. I use to make rosettes all the time for banners and tags and even sometimes packages. Using the gold glitter paper from the Storyline Chapters Project Pad, I crafted a gold and glittery rosette. The other glitter paper included with the Paper Pad is white glitter. I die cut some holly leaves and tucked them under the center of the rosette. The ‘happy’ tag is from the sticker sheets found in the Project Pad. In an effort to keep a theme going, I used the same green cardstock as above to make notched banners to finish off this topper. Pretty easy, huh?
For the last package included in this set, I actually used a piece of the green cardstock in the Project Pad to craft a box. You can find cut files for your digital cutting machine at online digital cut file shops. Or even do a Pinterest search for making your own boxes. The green box was wrapped with black and white ribbon that was in my stash. That round piece? It was literally a pre-made cut off from a previous Minc project I had already done. This is a good example of keeping your pre-made items you may not use up. Keep them in a tin for the next time you need a something-something.
With the Minc Foiled vellum circle adhered to the wrapped box, I then cut two more notched flags using the gold glitter cardstock. Those were then stamped to a label found in the Project Pad Sticker Sheets. That label was stamped with Love You Designer Stamp Set. And all was layered over the circle embellishment to complete the topper.
And that is just three ways to add toppers to your gifts with your everyday scrapbook stash. Once you get started, I guarantee your creativity will come up with even more ways to make spirits bright with beautiful gift toppers. Have fun. Enjoy. And tag me up on Instagram if you are inspired to make some of these: @jamiepate
author: Jamie Pate