12.08.2010

handmade christmas gift wrap...

hello! hello! and HAPPY hip hop thursday!
i REALLY hope you have had a FANTASTIC week - isn't this time of year just CRAZY busy!?!?  i've had lots of fun crafting and coming up with handmade gifts for everyone this year {however, i think my niece & 2 nephews will be getting a little of both!} so in preparing for the holidays i decided to create some HANDMADE GARLAND and use it as an embellishment for my GIFT WRAPPING!  so i decided to show you some EASY PEASY gift wrapping using your {ippity} by unity stamps!

BUT first...DID YOU START at the UNITY BLOG????  be sure to head back that way if you didn't...we have TONS {as in THIRTEEN} NEW releases today and they are absolutely GORGEOUS....AND as a release week special we are offering them all for just $19.99!!


to create my gift wrap i used kraft paper that i had purchased at the dollar store {i LOVE a good deal!} BUT you could also always use your unity/ippity kraft packaging paper that we wrap all of our product in! i stamped the music notes from music of my heart randomly {think of ALL the cute ippity stamps you could use for this!!}...i actually wrapped the gift and then used my tim holtz distress ink to give it more of a vintage feel. EASY, huh!


then i created this tag using the ticket from here and now.  i actually used one of my american crafts stamp markers so that i could just ink up the parts that i wanted to stamp {i omitted a few words and the 5} and then put my CHRISTMAS SPIN on this ticket to create the PERFECT GIFT TAG.

i had a BLAST making this garland and already have started some more strings of it.  i will share once i find the time to snap a photo or two! :)

LOOK i used that music background on my garland TOO!  i just can't seem to get enough of that stamp!
also...DID YOU KNOW? that you can just sew NOTHING and it creates this awesome twine look...YEP, you can. 
i created this garland by first cutting all of my felt circles using my cuddle bug so that they are perfect circles. i then created my smaller circles by stamping the music note background, distressing the paper, and then punching small circles.  THEN i went to my sewing machine and started sewing...you sew through the circle...and then just KEEP ON GOING to get this twine look - every so often i stuck another felt of paper circle in there to get the garland look - no rhyme or reason just whenever i felt like it needed one.
you should give it a try...i think you'll have FUN with it...
AND if you do, please share your photo's with me. i would LOVE to see what you create!

remember you can get ANY of the kits that i used to create these projects from an
IPPITY CHICK!!
we have some FABULOUS ladies ready to HELP YOU OUT!

okay...i guess i am pretty CHATTY today, huh! :)

so i better GET YOU MOVING...
NEXT UP is our FABULOUS FULL of ENERGY girl
ANGIE!
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38 comments:

Eva said...

Eryn, both your wrapping and your garland are just fabulous!! So fun!

jmahugger said...

Gorgeous Wrapping Paper & Your Garland is Cute Cute Cute!

jennifer mitten said...

Great projects!

Debc06 said...

Love the gift wrap idea.

Lisa H. said...

oh, my! Eryn......love this and your garland is the most fabby thing EVER!!!! tfs.

Emily Leiphart said...

WOW!!! I LOVE that garland! You are so creative, Eryn. I'm going to have to try that. It looks superb on the wrapping!!

The Trash Collector said...

love it! thanks for sharing...

Maria Gurnsey said...

OMG!!!! It's shabby, it's vintage and it's PERFECTLY imperfect....AND I LOVE IT!!!! Gonna be making some garland because this ROCKS :)

doris said...

Great wrap! Love the garland. :-)

Lacey said...

LOVE both the wrapping and garland!

the whimsical butterfly said...

What DARLING gift wrap! That is such a fab idea and totally puts the perfect touches on a heartfelt gift. Love that! <3

2Bis2DO said...

oh i love your garland and wrapping.
Thanks for sharing. Need to try that.
olsond_d at digis dot net

StampinCathy said...

Eryn, I look forward to your creative and inspiring MOJO! What fun gift wrapping, tag and the garland. I just love the colors, stamps, and all the details and embellishments. Thanks for some fun ideas.

lynn said...

really awesome garland, eryn!! and love the xmas tree on the ticket-too cute!

Shemaine Smith said...

Just lovely! You need to do a tutorial on how to create that felt bow!!

Bogner's said...

So fun and creative! Love how you did the tag image for the present!

Purple Princess said...

I really need that music stamp! Love it!!

Martha said...

wow, what a great idea, love it!

Erika said...

This is fabulous Eryn!! Love it

{jennie} said...

LOVE the garland. Such a fun idea!

Jennine Chambers said...

WOW!! absolutely beautiful

JPScraps said...

Beautiful wrapping paper!

Karen said...

beautiful gift wrapping Eryn and I'm really loving all those red and green feltie circles..so cool!

Julie Campbell said...

You are sooo crafty! I LOVE this... and thanks for the tip on the 'twine'! That's brilliant!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg Eryn I love this what a great idea!!!!Love the felt flower!!!!

Pamela said...

Fabulous idea! Love it! :)

Brooke said...

super cute Eryn! I bet your family is going to LOVE all your handmade goodness!!

Carisa said...

omg, stop it! i absolutely LOVE that garland. you gals are certainly going to cause me to get behind that intimidating sewing machine at some point aren't you?! LOL

Angie Blom said...

oh I just love this.. totally awesome with the felt.. Amazing project Eryn.

marilyn said...

LOVE this--wonderful!

sharon g said...

NO WAY!!!!!!!!! I love love love your work. How creative!!!

Linda said...

What ideail for card and wrapper I and just thik that so cute!

Lisa said...

I looooooooooove this! What a fabulous idea!!!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Crazy awesome Eryn!!! CRAZY! I just adore this idea.

lisa a.

Becky Dunham said...

I love that garland idea! How easy is that? The wrapping paper is great - I love dollar store kraft paper! I love all of the new IOD stamps - they are just so beautiful. I can't wait to play with some!

catnap said...

Really love this. Stitching looks great. Love the garland. Thanks for the tips.

Luciana Kajiura said...

Great idea! I love christmas and cards!
Hugs, Luciana.

Lucy Newton said...

Lovely garland!!!