every tear I struggle with wrapping gifts, with a paper crafting twist. Firstly I love the feel of brown parcel paper it stronger than normal Christmas wrapping paper and lends itself to being prettied up with scrap booking papers and die cuts. The bottles are simply wrapped with brown paper and a red card stock border is added along with patterned paper from the 'home for Christmas' patterned paper line from kasiercraft
This is a close up of the boxes decorate with the same patterned paper but using die cuts to create a wreath on the box.
This shows that you don't necessarily have to use die cuts to get the best out of your old left over Christmas scrapbook patterned paper. Here I have used an older simple stories line and decorated the bottle tags with punched leaves and brown parcel paper and tags from the local post office
Theses boxes are made from vanilla card stock cut at 8inches x 6.5inches. The shorter side (6.5inch) is scored at 2,3,5 and 6inches the longer side is scored at 1, 6.5 and 7.5inches. Fold the scores, the bottom inch you cut out the half inch flap on the side and adhere the long tab. Snip each 2,3 and 5 inch score on that inch flap that then makes your bottom to the box. Then cinch in the top to make the top of the box. I have simply decorated with punched holly leaves, a paper flower, hand cut banner, and garden twine
Love the finished results Karen.
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