Saturday, November 19, 2016

DIY Gift Wrapping plus SSS Blog Hop


Hello and welcome. I'm sharing a few ideas to create your own gift packaging using new goodies from Simon Says Stamp. Simon has three new releases this week (I have links to each at the end of this post) and I've used a mixture of the products on today's projects...

First up is creating your own wrapping paper with stamping...

I like to buy basic kraft wrapping paper and create my own pattern by using stamps. I stamped the retro Santa image and the stars from the stamp set in THIS limited edition holiday kit using THIS ink. I also stamped the sentiment from THIS stamp set to fill in some areas.

I cut a piece of paper to the size I needed for my gift and tape it down with some masking tape. I used THIS stamp press to help me with placement. Once all the stamping is completed, I wrapped the gift and then added a bow. I used THIS white gel pen and traced a few of the images and sentiments to make them pop. I finished off the gift by adding a jingle bell to the bow.

Don't have kraft wrapping paper? No worries. Simon Says Stamp's Card Kits come in a large kraft bag inside the box that would perfect for turning into wrapping paper! :)

I also decorated a couple of gift bags using dies and stencils....

 
I started with a plain kraft gift bag and die-cut THIS die from it. The die is from Simon's previous Believe release and is great for this since it's symmetrical. I placed the die on the INSIDE of the bag and cut it out of the front only. I did not place the entire bag into my Big Shot machine. I left the handles sticking out from the cutting plates so there wasn't as much bulk in the machine. I also played around with shims to make it work. Never try to force anything through your machine. If it is resisting going in, try playing around with removing plates and adding shims. I backed the design with some glitter paper from the kit as well as some red stickles. I added one of THESE stars to the top to finish it off. 

For the second gift bag...
I used the Opaque Texture Paste in the kit and applied it over the tree stencil. While the paste was still wet, I added some of the kit's glitter on top for some sparkle. This tiny bag will be perfect for a gift card. 

Speaking of gift cards, I gift many of them during the Holiday season, so I wanted to dress up a few mini envelopes from the kit to make it a little more personal and special...

I used several patterned papers included in the kit with THIS die to create bows to place on the flap of the envelopes...
I heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set under the flap using the gold embossing powder from the kit. I hope this inspires you to use your craft supplies to create your own unique packaging. 

KEEP HOPPING
Like I mentioned, these projects are part of a fun blog hop celebrating a week of new releases from Simon Says Stamp. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the talented, Amy Rysavy. You can start at the beginning of the hop HERE

GIVEAWAY
How about a $50 Gift Card to Simon Says Stamp? Just leave a comment below to be entered to win. You have until Sunday (November 19th) at midnight EST. Good Luck! 

NEW RELEASES
My projects used a mixture of three new releases this week. Here are links to each new release in case you're interested...
Click HERE to view the Limited Edition Holiday Card Kit
(This kit is such a great value! It's a Limited Edition so once it sells out, it's gone.)
Click HERE to view the Advent Plus Release
(You can see a card I made HERE using the products from this release.)

Click HERE to view the 2016 December Card Kit
(You can see a card I created HERE using this kit.)
ETA: This kit has SOLD OUT, but many of the individual products are still for sale.

LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED:


364 comments:

  1. such a cute card kit, love what you created

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  2. Heather Clever struck gold! Love these ideas and am going to go bow crazy and also make my own wrapping paper this season! Thanks for awesome inspiration!

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  3. Oh my! So many creative ideas!! I love the die cut bag very very much! I will have to give this one a try - but honestly -everything here is amazing and that wrapping paper - oh my goodness - that looks like much wonderful fun work - TFS your creativity with us and for the hop - blessings

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  4. Love your own wrapping paper with cute images and Bow fun is absolutely crazy! Great gifting ideas!

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  5. Love your wrapping and package decorating ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. The wrapping paper is so cute. Love the tree on the black bag.

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  7. Thank u for your great ideas on creating wrappping paper.

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  8. WOW! You've been busy! Love the wrapping paper you created! And the snowy tree bag is stunning - so simple yet beautiful! I love quick and easy projects that look elegant!

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  9. Your customized wrapping ideas are amazing! I especially love the Kraft Christmas tree bag!

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  10. Heather, what great ideas! I'm so going to stamp my own wrapping paper and little gift bags! These are soooo cute! Fantastic blog! Just sub'd you! Thanks for the awesome ideas!

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  11. So many wonderful projects from this kit! I love the wrapping paper and the bag decorations! I do buy plain bags and decorate them myself! But those bows are so darn cute and really dress up the cards! What a wonderful idea!

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  12. So many wonderful projects from this kit! I love the wrapping paper and the bag decorations! I do buy plain bags and decorate them myself! But those bows are so darn cute and really dress up the cards! What a wonderful idea!

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  13. Lots of great ideas! Awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Love the wrapping paper....so cute.

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  15. This will be perfect for my holiday cards! Joy, Peace and Love to you this Holiday Season!

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  16. I love that you made your own packaging using the kit items! It is all fabulous!

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  17. Thank you for sharing your unique wrapping/packaging ideas. I do hope that recipients keep the wrapping to be reused or incorporated into a special 2017 Christmas project.

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  18. Great inspiration for wrapping and I love the envelopes for gift cards! Such great products! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Thank you for sharing so many darling ways to personalize gift wrap with our stash. Very sweet projects.

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  20. Ooh! I love your idea to create your own Christmas wrapping! I'm definitely going to try :)

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  21. Love love love your christmas wrapping ideas!! I'm going steal some, if you don't mind :D

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  22. WOW! Such beautiful wrapping paper you have created and your bags and bows are fantastic! I simply ADORE that Vellum Envelope--its soooo precious!

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  23. What a great idea! I always run out of paper and bows so this is perfect!

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  24. Oh my goodness these make perfect wrapping paper embellishments! Love

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  25. WOW - wonderful wrapping inspiration. I love the idea of the bows on the envelopes and am stealing that one, and the die cut tree on the bag is fantastic!

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  26. Ohhh what a wonderful idea! Love the paper and the bags!!

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  27. Great ideas for gift bags and wrapping.

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  28. Love creating my own gift wrap and packaging so seeing new ideas is always welcome! Kudos on yours!

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  29. I always love your projects, and these are to die for! Such a fun hop!

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  30. Wonderful ideas! Love idea of saving the packaging from the card kits. Thanks

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  31. Fantastic ideas!! Love them all..

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  32. Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  33. Really cute ideas here! Love the white stamp on kraft paper, and your die cut bag!

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  34. It's always a nice touch to create your own wrapping paper and bags! Well done!

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  35. Your wrapping ideas are just wonderful. I can't wait to copy LOL. Merry Christmas!

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  36. Love the wrapping paper! Fun idea.

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  37. Love the wrapping paper using that cute Santa. Can not wait till my kit arrives to try something like this.

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  38. Isn't that package tremendous! Gorgeous use of the bow die too.

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  39. I love your gift packaging! I think I will do some bags like you did! Fabulous!

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  40. Mind blown! Thanks for sharing ways other than making cards!! Love the package paper!!

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  41. Cute ideas. Everyone focuses on cards. It's refreshing to see ideas for packaging and envelopes. Thank you.

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  42. Great ideas! Something different than just cards.

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  43. Genius!!! Now I can use my kraft paper roll and decorate it with Christmas stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. What a heap of great ideas! Thank you. So pretty too!

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  45. Awesome ideas! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  46. Beautiful extra special packages

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  47. Love seeing something other than cards... i mean i love all the cards... but this really got my creative juices flowing and now I have a ton of ideas.

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  48. What great projects! Love the wrapping paper! Such a creative idea!

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  49. great inspiration! you actually make me want to wrap things, and i do not like wrapping things! ;)

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  50. Wow what great ideas! I love the wrapping paper so fun and pretty and the Christmas tree gift bags are beautiful. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  51. Love your christmas wrapping ideas , thanks for the inspiration.

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  52. I just love your wrapping paper and those beautiful gift bags. What adorable creating!

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  53. Well it looks like I need to buy some kits, lol. Beautiful projects, Heather 😊

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  54. I love kraft, red and white together--that's a go-to combination for me, too! This blog hop has been so fun!

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  55. great creations! i'm creating holiday gift tags.

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  56. Love how you used these products for your gift wrapping--you are inspiring!

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  57. Thanks for the great wrapping ideas!

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  58. I love how you took the products and used them for gift wrap, bows, etc. Very inspiring!!

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  59. Beautiful projects! Love the wrapping paper!

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  60. WOW... Heather, you know how to gift with joy and in beautiful ways. THANKS for the inspirations!

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  61. The die cut tree on the gift bag is amazing, but I'm in love with the beautiful bows on the envelopes!

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  62. AWESOME projects! My projects this year are Shaker Christmas cards!

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  63. Love the clean lines of all your designs.

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  64. Love all of your projects but gift wrapping is my favorite. Merry Christmas!!!

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  65. Wow your ideas for Christmas are so creative and shows me how versatile this new kit is. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  66. Heather I love all your gift packaging!! Everything is so adorable. And it's great to get inspiration for extra items to make with these kits.

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  67. Your projects are all lovely and they make me want to go craft.

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  68. I love to make my own paper and your is so nice and all the bags just a wow thank you so much for sharing

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  69. Your packaging is so amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

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  70. Great projects! Love your packaging and the mini envelopes are so cute.

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  71. Your projects are fantastic! I have made my own gift wrap in the past and it really does give your gift a great look! I am going to try this on gift bags too, thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. I love all the projects you made. It gives us some great inspiration for our presents.

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  73. I love to make my own wrapping too! So cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. Fabulous projects!!! Love the wrapping paper!!

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  75. you made wrapping paper, so cool. I want to do that.

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  76. Love your projects. I love to make my own Christmas boxes.

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  77. I love to create packaging, so this stop on the blog hop was really special!

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  78. Your projects are wonderful, especially that wrapping paper! I love to create pretty presentations as well and I'm defiantly making some nice bags/boxes with this kit!

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  79. Oh awesome! I love seeing the different uses besides using the gorgeous product on cards!!! Great job!

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  80. What an awesome idea to make wrapping paper! I love it :)

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  81. Love your ideas for creating beautiful and unique gift wrapping. I'm always looking for a different way to give a gift card and I love a kraft background on paper. Very special ideas!

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  82. Such a good idea! Love the gift wrap and bags!

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  83. I adore your creative packaging - thanks for sharing!

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  84. I love the wrapping paper, and the giftbags. What a great idea!

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  85. Oh my goodness!! I LOVE that idea to make your own wrapping paper and/or decorate kraft bags!! I've never done that before but I totally am now!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  86. love these gift wrapping ideas!

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  87. This reminds me of my girl scout leader days. We decorated wrapping paper using a stamp we carved out of a potatoe. So much fun. Thanks for hopping and Merry Christmas

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  88. So nice to see a project other than cards, and I really love the gift bags!

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  89. Fun and fabulous ways to decorate and wrap gifts and gift bags. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  90. Somehow I never think of stamping wrapping paper. You have encouraged me to try it. I love that Santa.

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  91. I also love kraft wrapping paper, how cute that turned out! I'm also a sucker for bows, I already have a few, but will have to get this one too!!

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  92. What fun ideas for wrapping gifts!!! TFS

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  93. So many great ideas! Can't wait to get the kits.

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  94. what beautiful packaging ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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  95. I love the idea of creating your own packaging. Just beautiful!

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  96. Great packaging ideas with these cool new releases

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  97. Great inspiration! love how you created a totally different project!! Thanks for sharing:)

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  98. Ooh great packaging ideas. I've never thought to use my dies to make a gift bag. :)

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  99. So cool! I love the white images on the kraft wrapping paper, really pretty! What a neat idea, thanks for sharing!

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  100. Wow! Such adorable and festive creations!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas!!!

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  101. I put all of my presents in gift bags so I'm
    happy to get ideas for embellishing them.
    Love your bags. the wrapping paper is so
    pretty - I'm just not adept at wrapping.
    thanks for sharing.

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  102. I use kraft paper a lot to wrap presents. I love the look of the retro images stamped in white ink!

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  103. What a fun way to give gifts!

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  104. Oh my! Your black bag and white tree is a stunner!

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  105. I love the gift wrap idea and will use this! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  106. Wow, these are awesome... love the black bag, that is so very cool.

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  107. Wow! I just love these! The kraft wrapping paper looks great with white stamps and the gift bags are awesome. Love the little gift card envelopes, too :)

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  108. Holy moly, these are all spectacular! Talk about Christmas preparation to the fullest and in every detail - I love it that you are showcasing the new products on projects other than cards - your little gift bags are simply adorable! Love them all! Thank you for the amazing inspiration!

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  109. Wonderful projects. I like all of these ideas. Thanks so much for awesome ideas.

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  110. How wonderful to find gifts so beautifully presented under the tree on Christmas morning, Heather ... they're gorgeous ... such a treat! Anita :)

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  111. Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas! 💙 I just adore that little black bag!

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  112. Great gift wrapping ideas. I am in awe over your stamped Kraft paper!

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  113. Love your ideas for using it for tags, bags, and wrapping paper....you have inspired me....Thank you!!! Awesome job!!

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  114. Such creative, great ideas. Love the wrapping paper and gift card envelopes. Terrific. Thanks for the great project design ideas.

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  115. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas for gift wrapping.

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  116. Your gift card envelopes are adorable. Thanks for the reminder that we are not limited to cards!

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  117. I love everything!! The holiday projects are all just Beautiful!!I love the gift cards & gift bags too.

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  118. Fabulous creations, every one! I especially like how you dressed up the gift bags!

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  119. Love your gift packaging idea! Making pretty parcels is half the fun for me.

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  120. I love this kit. The paper is adorable

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  121. I like the Kraft paper and the DIY wrapping. I saw you used the new Corbel tree collage. I just got that in and can't wait to play with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  122. Great ideas for the finishing touches!

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  123. Love the decorated Kraft wrapping paper!

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  124. Your handmade projects are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  125. cute projects. I love the die cut gift bag and stamping the kraft wrapping paper. super idea. can't wait to get my goodies.

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  126. Great ideas for fabulous gifts!

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  127. I love all your hand made gift projects!! I especially like the DIY kraft gift wrapping paper. So wonderful.

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  128. Heather I love your wrapping paper. I always stamp my own and this set is perfect for it. I buy large rolls of parcel wrap at the Dollarstore and it is thicker than expensive gift wrap AND it looks better! Your gift bags are wonderful and the little gift card envelopes are seriously adorable with the bows. Love that idea!

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  129. I've never thought of creating my own wrapping paper, and I love this idea! I can't wait to try it out this holiday season.

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  130. Love that you showed wrapping options, that wrapping paper is the bomb!

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  131. I love creative packaging and you did a fabulous job on these. Love the little bows you put on the mini-gift card envelopes too. Great idea.

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  132. Very clever gift wrap! I love all your examples! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  133. OMG, great ideas! Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to give this a try.

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  134. Great gift wrapping ideas! Love those little bows!! So much talent here on this blog hop today. I am totally enjoying every minute! Awesome SSS releases! Thanks for sharing!

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  135. Great ideas! I may have to borrow some of them!

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  136. Love the gift wrapping suggestions...I'll be trying those. Thanks

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  137. Stamping the bag that comes in the kits is such a good idea...thanks for the tip! Ill have to use that till I buy some kraft wrapping paper. The gift bag stencils was also a great idea. You are very creative...thanks for sharing

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  138. Wow, the wrapping paper is genius! I love the kraft paper stamped with white ink. And the gift card envelopes are terrific! Thanks for the great ideas:)

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  139. Brilliant ideas!I love the gift wrap!Thank you for sharing.

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  140. Love this super cute Santa Gift wrap!!!! Thx for sharing and Merry Christmas

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  141. fantastic set of projects... love the wrapping paper!!

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  142. Wow! The custom gift wrap is so great and I REALLY love the bows on the embossed envelopes. What a clever way to dress up a simple envelope. Love it!

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  143. Love your gift wrapping ideas! Especially cool is the textured tree. Thanks for sharing!

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  144. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  145. Thanks for giving me different ideas on using my stamps and dies..love the Santa paper. Thanks

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  146. Great projects !! Love the idea of the paper bags !!

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  147. Such great ideas. thank you so much for sharing

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  148. You have created some really beautiful packaging Heather! Love your ideas. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win one of the generous prizes from Simon Says Stamps.

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  149. Such pretty packaging! Especially love the glittery tree on the side of the bag. Those bows are lovely.

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  150. Fab projects. Love love love your wrapping paper.

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  151. I love the Santa face wrapping paper.

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  152. You are so smart to make wrapping and packaging.

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  153. Awesome idea for the kit, makes you want to keep the packaging too

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  154. I love that you've showed projects other than cards. My brain is now full of a ton of different ideas!

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  155. Love the idea of creating your own wrapping paper. The white ink looks great on the kraft paper. What fun!

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  156. What a wonderful way to present special gifts!

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  157. What fabulous, inspirational ideas! I especially like the bows on the envelopes, they look awesome!

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  158. You. Can tell your creations are done "with love." FANTASTIC

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  159. Love the idea of creating my own gift wrapping. We have such a large extended family, and wrapping gets expensive. especially if you want the gifts to look special and unique! What a great way to accomplish that!

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  160. SUPER JOB HEATHER! I LOOOOVE the tree die you've used & the stencil too!!! I LOOOOVE to create my own wrapping paper sometimes! TOO MUCH FUN with this VINTAGE SANTA!!! I LOOOOVE this image!!! And the envelopes look WONDERFUL TOO!!!! SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will be starting my Christmas Crafting this week!!!! YOUR inspiration, came JUST IN TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL ;) THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  161. Oh wow, these are so cool! I especially love the stamping effect on your fab wrapping paper :)

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  162. Wow I love all of the different packaging you created! The bows are gorgeous and the gift bags look incredible with the beautiful trees on them.

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  163. Love your beautiful bags, tags and wrapping paper, the white on Kraft is a favorite combo.

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  164. Love these projects!! I am definitely going to be using your idea to stamp with white ink on kraft wrapping paper! Thanks for sharing!!

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  165. Lots of festive decorations for the holidays.

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  166. The wrapping paper with this kit is a super idea! Love the retro look. Will definitely give it a go! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  167. Very creative packaging ideas, thanks for the inspiration!

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  168. Wow! You made so many wonderful projects! Love the wrapping paper

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  169. These are some great ideas for gifts and gift cards. Love it.

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  170. Everything is so cute. Love your bags.

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  171. Really love these gift wrap ideas! Really makes the presents special, especially loving the white on kraft stamped paper!

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  172. I love all of these fab packaging ideas, Heather! I also stamp my own gift wrap (but appreciate your tips!) and love the idea of embellishing the gift bags and envelopes - thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  173. Wow those are amazing bags and the bows are darling! Love it all!

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  174. What wonderful ideas for dressing up your holiday gifts! So very creative.

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  175. Wow these are great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  176. Love the idea of making my own wrapping paper, didn't see where to buy plain paper rolls though.

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  177. What a great idea! I love how the Santa paper turned out.

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  178. Love these ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  179. Beautiful projects! LOVE those pp/die cut bows!!

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  180. So cute! I'm going to have to try making my own wrapping paper this year :o)

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  181. Oh my! I love that wrapping paper!!!

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