BasicGrey Altered : Creative Gift Wrapping

The Season of giving is upon us and I am slowly getting on top of my gift buying preparations. I love to personalize my gift wrapping to make it a bit more special for those who will open them.

Of course I had to use pieces from the Aspen Frost collection to further emphasize the Christmas theme. For my first gift I created a homemade snowflake by cutting thin strips of Satin Sashes pattern paper, trimming them and folding them in half and stapling the end together. I then stretched it to the desired shape and glued the ends onto a small circle scrap to form the snowflake. I then layered on some punched circles and punched snowflakes to finish it off.

My second present I decorated a large glassine bag by wrapping Strudel pattern paper around the whole bag and then added a ribbon and envelope from the Mini Envelopes pack to finish off. Quick and simple!

Lastly I grabbed a large jar which I will fill with some homemade chocolates closer to Christmas. I created a tag using Copper Kettles and Cherried Noses pattern paper then layered over two envelopes from the Mini Envelopes pack. I added gold glitter to a mini peg to hold all the pieces together then attached it to the ribbon to finish off.

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and fabulous 2013!

If we reach 20,000 Facebook Likes before Christmas, we’ll select one lucky fan at random to win a $100 shopping spree to basicgrey.com. Spend it on yourself or by something special for those on your list – the choice is yours!

 

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