Pretty Packages.

Hi, friends! Emily here with you today to share a festive holiday card. I have always loved those photos on Pinterest of packages that have been lovingly wrapped and decorated with pine boughs, berries, ribbons, etc, and have great plans for doing something similar with my own holiday gifts, but somehow I am always rushing to get the gifts wrapped and out the door, so the most “extra” I usually get on there is a bow and usually a store bought tag. (I know, I’m awful.) As I was looking through my older sets from The Ton, I saw the Grand Bows set and thought, now that we have the Holiday Cones set, why don’t I whip up a little card to look like one of those beautifully wrapped, Pinterest-worthy packages?

I started by stamping the tone-on-tone “wrapping paper” background using the Poinsettia Garden background stamp and Lipstick Red ink. I added a little ink blending around the edges with the same ink color to make it look a little less flat. Next, I cut two strips of the Green Foil adhesive backed paper and laid them perpendicular to each other in the center of the “gift,” trying to make sure they crossed each other somewhere near the center.

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Next, I stamped the berries and pinecones from Holiday Cones using  Crystal Garden     inks, Red SangriaLipstick Red, and Cocoa Collection trio  inks and the spruce sprigs from Holiday Cones Outlines using Everglade Moss. I fussy cut all of the images out, but you can certainly use dies. Mine just haven’t arrived yet. 🙂 Next, I stamped that beautiful, fluffy looking bow from Grand Bows using the darker two shades of the Crystal Garden trio inks and fussy cut it, as well. I arranged all of the foliage in a nice little cluster beneath my bow, removed the bow, and used Press ‘n Seal to pick up my arrangement to add adhesive. I then laid it back down and added the bow over the top with dimensional adhesive.

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For the greeting, I die cut the “Christmas” from Holiday Word dies three times, once from Silver Glitter paper, and twice from cheap watercolor card stock that I don’t want to use for actual watercoloring (haha!!). I glued them all together, then stamped my “merry” from Mistletoe Kisses (actually part of the “merry & bright” stamp, but I just cut off the portion I didn’t need) using Lipstick Red ink.

And that’s it! Typing it out makes it seem more complicated than it is, but I promise it’s not, especially if you have the dies to make the process go more quickly. But isn’t it so pretty? Would be so nice to package a gift card for someone for Christmas!

Well, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! (It’s Thursday, so I can talk about the weekend, right?) Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

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