Wednesday, November 21, 2012

{it's a wrap}

It is back to back days for me on the SRM blog!  Today I have a couple "out of the box" gift wrap ideas to share.  :) 
The first is a fun  birthday GC holder! 

I backed the embroidery hoop with cardstock. I then cut 2 circles of different patterned paper for the front.  I cut them in half and adhered the zipper to the bottom half and then cut the top part to fit and adhered that to the zipper.

I decorated it with the Birthday We've Got your Border set and some sentiments from the Birthday Stickers By The Dozen and a double bow of twine from the Twinery.  I backed the top half of the circle with cardstock to make it somewhat heavy. This is so the top will stay flat against the hoop without any adhesive.
I then applied permanent adhesive to the bottom circle and adhered it to the hoop.  The zipper opens to reveal the GC inside.  :)


My second "out of the box" project, is well...a box.  :)
I spray painted a covered paper mache' heart shaped box with some glitter paint (awesome stuff!). I added the pretty polka dot scalloped border from the  Valentine We've Got Your Border set to the outside of the top. I added some ribbon, another border sticker and the scalloped circles with a heart sticker on top. 

The wand was left over from a previous craft project so I thought it would be fun to add to this box. 

I added some borders to the ribbons for some color and texture.  
Next time you have to wrap a gift look no further than your crafting supplies!  :)
Happy Wednesday and Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!



  1. Love, absolutely love the gift card idea. Fabulus idea and I am going to make a few for christmas.

  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! These are amazing!!! I am IN LOVE with that embroidery hoop idea!!!

  3. So clever! Love them both!! You are so creative!

  4. Jan, your projects are absolutely gorgeous and so very clever. I think the zipper on the gift card holder is amazing.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
    Melinda :)


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