Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Handmade Christmas Wrapping Paper & Tag

Stamps can be used for so many things, it's easy to forget how versatile they can be. When I was thinking about what I could do next with my Tim Holtz Christmas Time stamp set for Creative Expressions I thought about pretty wrapping paper and a tag.  Homemade wrapping paper looks and feels so much better than commercial wrapping paper, and it gives such a unique personal touch too.

I stamped the Santa and the sentiment on TH Kraft Resist paper, coloured it with TH Distress Markers, used red Stickles on Santa's clothes and puff paint on his furry bits! I matted them onto black card and stuck the sentiment to the bottom of the Santa image to make a tag.

I've just used plain parcel wrapping paper and stamped it with the star burst stamps. In the centre of each star burst I've put some red Stickles glitter.

On the top of the parcel I have die cut some TH Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves from Kraft Glassine, scrunched them up and then distress inked them with, Festive Berries, Mustard Seed & Mowed Lawn.  To give them some festive bling I've rubbed them all with mica powder.

I stamped the star burst stamps all around the parcel.

There is actually a present in there, and my OH wants to know what it is, 
but they're just gonna have to wait!

Michelle x


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely gift wrap idea Michelle, I love pain paper stamped looks so cottage industry like. Great tag too and I love the touch of stickers/glitter. Tracy x

gayle said...

Lovely way to use these stamps :) liking the puffy detail on Santa!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful parcel it makes, much nicer than the commercial stuff :o)
Jackie xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow love this idea michelle ... I wonder what the best paper is to use ... I tried it once with wall paper lining paper but it was too thick ... must have a play before christmas ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Ruth said...

Fabulous ideas Michelle! - I had thought of using brown parcel paper this christmas - but what a great idea to stamp on it - another use for my Tim Holtz stamps that I felt a bit guilty buying!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic gift wrap, it should opened carefully to save the wonderful additions.

butterfly said...

I would be ecstatic finding this under the tree - but reluctant to open it - too beautiful!!
Alison x

inkypinkycraft said...

Great idea and beautifully done! Great festive colours too!trace x

Sandy said...

What a wonderful idea Michelle - and thanks for telling us how you did this. I have no idea what mica powder is but I intend to find out!!

Marjie Kemper said...

How festive and fun! Who wouldn't love seeing that under their tree? Love that fluff, too :-)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing giftpaper with the beautiful christmas colors.
Thanks for your visit and comment, I'm glad to found your very inspiring blog with fabulous art works. I'll come back soon. Now I'm your follower too:-)
Hugs Anja from germany

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Fantastic and beautiful Michelle. Amazing idea and gift box.The florals en leaves are marvelous.
Thamks for visiting my blog and be my follower.
Lovely greet

Gillian .... said...

Great idea and who wouldn't want to unwrap that pressie on christmas day, fab project Michelle. xx

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