Hello! Welcome to our monthly team blog hop. We are nearly half way through November, which means Christmas is just around the corner! With that in mind, this month’s theme is gift wrapping / packaging – Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful cards and papers can be used for so much more than cards.
We are delighted to have Lorri Heiling as our guest designer. You can see her beautiful craft at Confessions of a Stamping Addict. Thank you for joining us Lorri, and congratulations on your achievements in sales, team building and leadership announced at OnStage last weekend.
My gift wrapping idea is a decorated envelope. Our kids will be getting vouchers for experiences and events for Christmas this year (they do not need any more things!) but opening a voucher envelope isn’t that exciting…
This envelope is for my daughter so I made it in her two favourite colours – purple and turquoise. I asked Miss 9 if Gorgeous Grape matched what she likes, ‘No mum, the lighter one – Highland Heather.’ I love that she knows the names of the Stampin’ Up! colours!
I used a sheet of paper from the Year of Cheer specialty paper collection. It’s sponged mostly with Highland Heather and Coastal Cabana, with small amounts of Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay.
There is a belly band wrapped around the envelope and a tag hanging from the rosette.
The band is made with a 1.5″ strip of Highland Heather and a 0.75″ strip of Coastal Cabana. The rosettes were 1.5″ and 1″ scored at every 0.5″. The white circle die and the tag die are from the gorgeous set Tasteful Labels. The holly is from Holly Berry Happiness and the presents from Nothing Sweeter (both retired). The cute sentiment is from Have a Hoot.
The decorated envelope was custom made using the envelope punch board – I took a guess with the measurements and they worked! (Paper 11″ x 11″, scored at 4″) A DL envelope fits perfectly inside.
I even used heat embossing in silver to carry through the element of shine from the pretty paper. Most of the time I stamp in colour but it really doesn’t take too much extra time to heat emboss – and the result is well worth it.
Next on the hop is my dear friend, Robyn Houston – I had a sneak peek of her project – it’s gorgeous!!
How are you going with your holiday season preparations? Started gift shopping yet?
Does your family describe colours the SU way?
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