Hello! Let's wrap some presents! I gathered my Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collection and Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden stamps and dies to decorate some gift boxes. Featuring happy yellow and soft, dreamy pink, plus tropical pineapples and flowers, these wraps are fun to make and will definitely put their recipients in a fantastic mood!
The first thing I did was wrap 2 boxes in white paper. The paper is nothing fancy, just legal size printer paper, but I did use 2 layers. Then I did some die cutting.
I started with the pineapples from the Stay Golden designer dies because I loved the idea of seeing them cut out in the bright yellow PS paper, 'Pinnacle.' I cut smaller ones in pink ('Dover') and then tiny flowers in blue 'Blue Valley.' With a small needle and metallic gold thread, I strung my shapes together. (*I used 2 strands of thread.)
Once I had all of my pineapples and thread strung, I tied the thread around the box, pulling it taught, and securing in the back with a knot and a dab of adhesive to keep it in place. After that, I spread the die cut shapes out. The flowers slide on the thread a teeny bit, but that's nothing that will take away from the overall look of the garland.
After that, I stamped a few pale pink flowers from the Stay Golden stamp set on the upper part of the box. It adds a bit of color, but the pale ink and small image don't distract from the fun pops of color and pineapples of the wrap.
When that box was done, I did the same with the flower dies from the same die set, utilizing all 3 sizes. I chose a complimentary but somewhat different color scheme this time, opting for mint ('Dover') in place of indigo. (Pink paper this time is 'Palisades' and yellow is, again, 'Pinnacle.')
Also this time, because the flowers themselves are smaller than the pineapples, and because the prints I chose don't look as bold with the diminutive florals, I added soft pink sequins to the floral garland and a strip of lace underneath, about an inch wide.
In the top right corner, I added a trio of tiny die cut blooms.
I almost always include a tag on my packages and these were no different. For the pineapple package, I decided to use a mix of Pinkfresh embellishments, Stay Golden stamps and flower dies, and some of my favorite staples (pale pink tulle, a handmade embroidery floss tassel, and a gold glittered clothespin). There is an indigo flower from the IH die cut pack, and yellow heart sticker from the Studio Puffs sheet. I chose papers mostly from some project scraps in shades of pink and yellow.
The tag on the floral wrap is smaller, so I used fewer embellishments, but they are similar--tulle, paper scraps, a glitter clothespin, the mahalo stamp (all of the brush-lettered sentiments from the Stay Golden stamp set are gorgeous!), and a tab sticker from Pinkfresh.
I hope you're inspired to make a few simple gift wraps like this...it doesn't take much time at all and these pretty papers and sweet dies (and stamps!) make it fun to create!
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