Hello! Tegan here! Christmas is right around the corner and I wanted to decorate some gift boxes for my family. I love the personal touch that handcrafted packaging adds. And it just looks pretty while it’s sitting out! I wanted more of a romantic and vintage Christmas look so I grabbed my new favorite Carta Bella collection, Yesterday! The equally adorable A Perfect Autumn coordinated well too and I figured I couldn’t go wrong with adding in some of the festive Christmas Time collection!
I first wrapped the little boxes with kraft paper and then wrapped a wide band of patterned paper around the middle of the box. And I then wrapped a thinner strip of coordinating patterned paper and some twine around the middle of the box. I used the Small Doily Designer Die to make doilies for the main designs on my packages. To keep my gift wrapping of a Christmas theme, I stuck with the golds, greens, teals, and reds. I had fun mixing up the different collections!
I used the banner stamp from the Thankful Blessings stamp set that coordinates with A Perfect Autumn. The banner stamp just happened to be a perfect name plate for my gift box! I simply stamped the image onto white cardstock and trimmed around the banner. Tip: Just make sure that your ink isn’t too dark so that the recipient’s name is easy to read. I also die cut a couple frames using the Designer Dies Frame Set. I cut the smaller frames in half and tucked them inside the wide bands so you would just see the round tabs.
This box very well might be my favorite because somehow it reminds me of my favorite Christmas movie, Elf! Maybe it’s because of the green and yellow wrapped bands and the leaf stickers. I have to watch Elf multiple times every year I love it that much! “Buddy the elf, what’s your favorite color?!” Cracks me up every time!
To make sure the thick patterned paper wrapped nicely around the box, I pinched it just a little bit so I wouldn’t damage the box.
I then pulled the paper away from the packaging and pinched it just a little bit more to make a nice crease that would wrap around my box. I repeated this for every edge on the box.
Thanks for joining us today! I hope you are inspired to grab a few different collections for your next project!
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