Monday, August 30, 2010

Easy Peasy Packaging

ETA: oops!! How could I forget to announce the winner of our last giveaway?....It's Saskia!!! Email me your address, Saskia...and I'll get your stamps to you!!!!

Ready for more new designs? Today's project features my Fuzzy Dog with a Wreath stamp (we really should come up with a name for him!!) . And the project is a really simple and fast gift wrap. I don't know how many times I've frantically searched for a box to wrap last minute gift (I KNOW I have one somewhere in this closet?!?!) When I can't find one, I usually improvise with something like this (actually, this first one is a gift card...I'll show you a gift wrap for a small gift later in this post):



To start, I cut a 4" x 7" piece of card stock...I placed my gift card a little lower than center and put a little mark just above and just below the card. I ran the paper through a crimper from each mark toward the edge of the paper(just a little bit)...it should look like the picture below:



This crimped section will act as the "hinge" for the wrap. Next, apply double stick tape to all 4 sides of center area:


Cut 2 pieces of tissue to 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"...attach as shown in the following pictures:





Wrap the gift card in one layer of tissue:



And then the other...hold it closed with a stamped seal:



Then I just wrapped a strip of paper around the whole thing to keep it shut. Now, here's the gift:



I don't know if you can tell...but, this holds a 6 month onesie, and the paper is cut to 5" x 12". Follow the same instructions as for the gift card (this time I'm holding it closed with a ribbon).



This stamp, "Expecting" was inspired by Yuki who's expecting her second baby in October...Congratulations and hang in there, Yuki!!!

Here are the stamps I'm giving away today:



Leave me a comment by midnight (Hawaii time) on Tuesday, August 31...give me some ideas of what to name my new fuzzy dog!!! I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Wednesday, September 1. Good luck!!!

31 comments:

ShaniKulani said...

Oh my goodness! You have the greatest ideas :) love how it was used for christmas and baby! Go yuki..hope alls well with mommy and baby. Also, that tag on the inside of the christmas one is so inspiring and cute!! I wanna make some now :) ummm...and for your fuzzy dog, I would say fuzzy wuzzy :) just cause you could sing him that fuzzy wuzzy song, but substitute bear for dog! TFS!!

Sue from Oregon said...

How about Wiggles?
Cute projects!

Chris said...

Hi Jean,

Cute stamps...as always! I think "Riley" is a cute name for him.

Janis said...

I love the new stamps. I say name your fuzzy dog, fuzzles.

Thanks for always sharing your ideas.

Anonymous said...

I say just call him (or her) Fuzzy. Fuzzy the dog. When people shop for the stamp they are gonna say "Where's the Fuzzy dog?" LOL!
Christy T.

Michele said...

You're a genius!! I love your wrapping! And your stamps are adorable too! Thank you for always sharing your great ideas with us!!

carpediem said...

those stamps are so cute!!! i'd name your little dog stamp "cuddles"!

Judy "jhj24" said...

I just love all of your stamps. Great ideas!!! Thanks for sharing.
I think "Little Rascal" would fit him.

tlcmom said...

I love the inspiration I get when I come to your blog!

I would name the dog "Trouble", I think he looks like the type that will be into all kinds of mischief!

Brenda said...

great gift wrapping ideas! my DD3 said to name him spot because he has a spot over his eye.

Jenny V. said...

How about Kirby. I love the new release they are all adorable. Thanks for always sharing your ideas with us.

Anonymous said...

What about Rags? He looks a little loved by the kids and I picture him being carried around everywhere. Eventually he'll look like a rag dog!
Jadee

Regina said...

What a creative way to make such a gift card! The stamps are so very cute!
My name for your fuzzy dog is Bello, it's a German name for a dog.

Regina

Jo said...

Hi Jean,

So clever I love your tutorial, I'm the one you're talking about when I need to wrap something I can't seem to find a box or wrapping paper! LOL!!! I love all your new designs. My suggestion for the dog's name... Scooby!

MsJay said...

Cute stamps and projects.

Saskia said...

WHAT??!!! Am I really the winner of your lovely stamps??? Whow, whow!!!!! Thanks a lot!!!!!

Saskia :)

Toots said...

Love your stamps and I'm looking forward to adding the new designs to my collection!

chris T. said...

Hi Jean,

Thank you for sharing your cute creations! How about Max for your cute dog...that's the name of my son's stuffed doggie...Thanks for a chance to win!

chris T. = )

Nikki said...

Cuddly Dudley looks like the little cutie. Your gift card wrap is genius and looks easy to do. Will give it a try.

Denise said...

I think Fuzzles would be a good name. I love the idea for christmas and a new mommy. What a great idea!!

Denise

nicky w. said...

Hi Jean... what a great idea for gift wrap... you make everything look so simple, but mines would probably not look as good as yours. How about Tobey!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean,

Your cute little puppy looks like a "Spike".

BJ

Happy Stamper said...

That little dog is so cute! How about Sparky or Scruffy?

Gina said...

I love your ideas! I'd name your fuzzy dog, Fozzie!
Gina C.

Kate C said...

Love this! As always, your ideas are so inspiring! I love all the help with packaging the little gifty things. These images are so darn cute -I can't wait to get them and play!

As for your little furry friens, my DD and I agree that you need to name him Freddie Bear - since he looks just like our puppy! He was named Fred when we rescued him, but he looks(and feels) like a snuggly teddy bear, so we nicknamed him Freddie Bear!

Lammie said...

Hi Jean,
I love your cute ideas as always. You're so creative!! I like the name "Patches" for the patch on his eye.

Barbie said...

your holiday stamps are so cute! here's a name i suggested to my friend a long time ago for her puppy: Dioji (D-O-G)...get it? :0)

Janet S said...

What great gift card holders! Love that idea. As for a name for the dog, when I first saw him, he reminded me of "Fozzy Bear" from Sesame Street. So I think Fozzy might work. I also like Danny or Dougy or Dooley or Henry or Spot. :D Thanks for a chance to win, too.

kg said...

once again thanks for sharing more cute ideas...... you have a lot of cute names for your new doggie. sorry, i am just not good at that. look forward to more sharing.

Berenice R. said...

Such a nice projects! The stamps are really cute. The name: "Feliz"
Thanks for sharing your ideas :)

Teri said...

Love these stamps too! Ooh, I love this GCH, might be casing you soon!!