Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Day 23 Christmas Post

With Christmas only days away, I'm sharing a gift packaging idea today.

The idea came from a pattern shared at the 2008 SU! Convention by Linda Hansen. It uses a 12"x12" piece of card stock or patterned paper. I used a sheet of the flocked designer series paper, Christmas Cocoa, out of the Holiday Mini Catalog.

The assembly is actually quite simple. Along one 12" side, score at 2", 5-3/4", 7-3/4" & 11-1/2". Turn the paper 45 degrees and score at 2" (score lines should be perpendicular to one another). Now, snip along the vertical score lines 2" up to the 2" horizontal score line. The small 1/2" x 2" piece in the one corner, cut off completely. Then fold along the score lines and adhere, using Sticky Strip, the 1/2" side to the gift bag and the bottom closed.

I folded the top down 2" and punched the edge with the Scallop Trim Border punch (available starting January 5th during Sale-a-Bration). It's amazing how well the new punches punch through a couple layers. Punch a couple of 1/8" holes for the ribbon, and tie a piece of Whisper White Organza ribbon through. I added a small tag made from the Scallop Circle and 1-3/8" Circle punches, Real Red and Whisper White card stock, Christmas Punch stamp set, and Real Red and Old Olive Stampin' Write markers.

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