From time to time I like to do something a little different. Sometimes it's fun to mix it up! One of those things is to use my supplies to create things like tags, bows, and matching gift wrap. Here's my technique for making these fun sets.
To start try using a set with really clean and simple graphics. I am using this floral set by My Favorite Things. I am using a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" piece of printer paper. You can use what ever size you want, but I usually use this technique for smaller packages (mostly because Momma ain't got time for a stamping a shirt box size wrapping paper!) LOL. I'm using these fun products.
When you start your looking at this giant piece of paper thinking "Where the heck do I start?". I always like to start with sets of 3 in a triangle pattern. It is a great way to space things out evenly. Make a triangle like this . . .
You can use the same stamp or change the stamp out for something new. Keep repeating this pattern in the blank spots like this . . .
Then you'll have this!
Next lets create a bow! I used double sided patterned paper for my bow. For a normal size bow you will want to cut 8 – 1 x 6" pieces, 4 – 1 x 5" pieces and 1 – 1 x 3". For this tiny package I halved the sizes to create a smaller bow so you'll need 8 – 1/2 x 3" pieces, 4 – 1/2 x 2.5" pieces and 1 – 1/2 x 3".
First fold the edges together like this . . .
Next you are going to glue them together to create an X shape. Now I have seen other tutorials where you just glue the bottoms together, but I really think it's easier to glue them to a small piece of scrap paper in the center. Also I highly recommend using double sided tape because liquid adhesive are hard to use sometimes with this technique. Basically you are creating X shapes and then stacking them on top of each other. The last step is creating a loop with the last remaining piece and glue it in the center.
I created a really simple gift tag by stamping a couple of flowers and mounting onto a tag.
That's all there is to it! You created the perfect gift wrap, tag and bow for a wonderful gift package that's one of a kind. With all the stamps sets most of us own you can just image all the different themed gift wrap ideas that you can come up with!
Spunk Rock Crafting . . . reminding you
there are no mistakes only embellishment opportunities,
to take time out for you because you're worth it,
and to keep it Spunky & Fun ; )