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Post by rukristin on Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:21 am

Gift Wrap Challenge

My challenge for the site-warming crop is a gift wrap challenge!

So I love wrapping presents, I think its such a great way to be creative, and people love looking at beautifully wrapped presents! I keep all of my older holiday paper and embellishments in a cropper hopper containers, and when I’m wrapping presents, I bring them out to help give the gift a little handmade touch.

Here is an example of a gift that I wrapped on Wednesday:



I’m totally in love with those little crimped paper fan things! That was the first time I tried to make one! They’re really easy. Next time I make one, I’ll take pictures and try to put a tutorial in the forum.

What I’m challenging you to do is to use some of your scrappy supplies in your holiday gift wrapping! If you can use up some of your stash! Even better!! My thoughts are, hey, this stuff is gonna sit around for a while unless I use it on something! And what better than to dress up some holiday presents!

Some ideas to add in scrappy supplies to gift wrapping:
- Wrap something using patterned paper! (lightweight paper works a lot better than the thicker stuff)
- Cut up some of the thicker patterned paper (like I did above) to add some color and layers to your wrapping
- Make a To: From: tag out of your scrappy supplies
- Use rub-ons, stamp, or paint right on the packaging! (works great if you like to wrap in kraft paper or brown paper bags)
- Leave the tag off completely and use some of your alphas to write the recipients name on your gift wrap!
- Use some fun chipboard as a little hanging element!

There are tons more way to incorporate scrapping and art stuff into your gift wrapping! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! Please photograph your project, and make sure to add the link to this thread, and I will choose a winner on Monday when I wake up. This way you’ll have the entire weekend!

Thanks for taking on the challenge!

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Post by leslie on Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:24 am

Never thought about doing this before...
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Post by Cricket on Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:32 am

fun idea! Gotta find something to wrap! Laughing
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Post by KimL141 on Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:40 am

Great challenge K! I am going to a holiday party on Sunday and we are doing a white elephant gift exchange. I'm excited to try some of these tips to make my gift look cool outside so people will pick mine first!
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Post by Pooky on Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:00 am

what a great way to use up my stash! thanks K!
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Post by HappyStamper on Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:35 am

Great ideas! I've been meaning to try the paper fan flower thingy, too!
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Post by Mara on Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:53 am

Love this challenge and it will work perfectly with my "theme" this year! Im wrapping everything in brown kraft paper so this will be a great way to make them a little cuter!

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Post by ceekay on Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:54 am

what cute wrapping ideas K!

I plan on using some Christmas cards that I saved from last year to make some gift tags for this year!
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Post by rukristin on Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:50 pm

BTW lol, I'm not sure if anyone noticed. But the black wrapping paper is actually a ScrapFreak kit bag that I cut apart and re-used:D

I'm not buying gift wrap this year, as a way to save some money, and those kit bags are awesome wrapping paper!

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Post by Mara on Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:52 pm

rukristin wrote:BTW lol, I'm not sure if anyone noticed. But the black wrapping paper is actually a ScrapFreak kit bag that I cut apart and re-used:D

I'm not buying gift wrap this year, as a way to save some money, and those kit bags are awesome wrapping paper!

You are so clever! Sadly they don't match my theme this year or i would totally do that! I may save them for valentines. Ever try wrapping a present for a guy who's idea of adding color is to wear a grey shirt???

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Post by KimL141 on Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:54 pm

Mara, I get it! You should see the mound of black laundry! It's quite funny in comparision to the white and color piles!
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Post by monica on Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:56 pm

rukristin wrote:BTW lol, I'm not sure if anyone noticed. But the black wrapping paper is actually a ScrapFreak kit bag that I cut apart and re-used:D

I'm not buying gift wrap this year, as a way to save some money, and those kit bags are awesome wrapping paper!

That's a FABULOUS idea, K! I have tons if you need some more. Smile

Great challenge! Now if I would just buy some presents I could work on this one.

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Post by rukristin on Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:02 pm

Yeah Mon, that was one of the reasons I figured it would be good to wait until Monday to pick a winner, that way people would have more time to actually get gifts to wrap this weekend.

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Post by jessicabree on Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:03 pm

Fun challenge! I have bought all but 3 gifts so I can actually do this one! I think I will work on this tonight or tomorrow. I love all the ideas!


And I great tag idea Charlotte! I hope you post them so we can see what you make Smile
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Post by asarasota on Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:54 pm

love your example! the layered embellie on top of the crimped paper flower is awesome!

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Post by rukristin on Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:37 pm

asarasota wrote:love your example! the layered embellie on top of the crimped paper flower is awesome!

Thanks! I used the EK Success Real Estate Punch and punched out part of a kraft paper bag, then used Red Maya Mist on the back of a chipboard button, and then the top is a chipboard snowflake that I painted with gesso and then glittered Very Happy

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Post by Katie on Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:01 am

K-I love your your example! I am going to wrap some gifts today and this is the perfect idea for them.

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Post by Liz on Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:08 am

This is a great idea. I love what you did with the black Scrapfreak bag. I have kept all of mine and this is a great way to use them.
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Post by Tess on Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:17 am

superfun!
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Post by *Nikki* on Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:12 am

great idea!!
I have done this before and was actually suprised that people noticed!! Usually they just rip right through it!
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Post by Liz on Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:20 am

Here's a gift box I made. I covered an old box I had for chipboard alphas in black paper and then used carstock and patterned paper to decorate the front. I actually did this box last week so don't know if it counts for the challenge but wanted to share anyway Smile

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Post by jessicabree on Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:21 am

Very cute Liz!
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Post by sexymummie2005 on Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:57 am

Shocked never knew SF had such uber cute bags.....great way to recycle too..
great box liz, don't know how keen i would be to give my pattern paper to wrap a box, but u rocked it
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Post by Liz on Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:17 am

Thanks Ladies Smile
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Post by KimL141 on Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:49 am

Very cute Liz!!

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