Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Oh, goodness. Here we go! Its the CHRISTMAS season guys! You know what that means?? Tons and tons of Christmas DIY projects! So, here's another one. Probably the best one you will see all year! Okay, maybe not. I'm a nerd.

Okay, so when the theme Christmas came up in the Stampotique DT, I didn't want to just make another Christmas card. I wanted to think a bit outside the box. First I had thought about making my own wrapping paper, and that WILL happen, but I couldn't find just white paper so I went with the next best thing: a gift bag!

I created my masterpiece on Bristol smooth surface paper, to later be attached to the bag. Of course, I went with my go-to background technique. Someday, I want to make a line of papers using this technique.
I am not traditional with Christmas colors. I really, mostly, don't like red and green together as a general rule, so, reds and blues and oranges ruled this project. I stamped "ho, ho, ho" all over the tag portion of the bag. For the bag itself I stamped Stampotique circles all over the background and then doodled tops and hooks on them to create ornaments and Holly Wally then took center stage.

I love how this turned out.Such a whimsical take on Christmas. Outside the box (literally?) Maybe this will inspire you to create some gift-wrap options of your own for that special someone (and I don't mean the ELF idea of that special someone hehe)

Be sure to check out the rest of the team's creations! The entire team is participating for the Christmas holiday so there will be a LOT of inspiration! All of the links are to the left side of my page here. <3 Be sure to give them some love! Also, be sure to participate yourselves for a chance to win a 30 dollar shopping spree in the Stampotique shop!


Circles Cube (Stampotique)
Holly Wally With Sentiment (Stampotique)
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Ranger Archival Ink
Paper Gift Bag
Bristol Smooth Paper
Adhesive Enamel Dots
3L Adhesive, Home and Hobby Adhesives (Extreme Double Sided Tape and E-Z Squares)