Wednesday 26 November 2014

Christmas gift wrap ideas - Stampin' Up Artisan blog hop

It's my favourite day of the week - Artisan blog hop day! This is when the whole team gets together to show projects we've made with products we've been sent by Stampin' Up. I'm always so inspired by my talented teamies and I know you will be too, so grab a cup of coffee, hold on to your ears and let's hop all over the world together!

I was so excited to see that Stampin'  Up had introduced wrapping paper into the autumn/winter catalogue - and love that it coordinates with DSP and stamps. With a new puppy in our busy household, I've had to be a bit organised with my Christmas planning so I've already wrapped some gifts. When I'd finished, I picked up the off cuts of wrapping paper and before you know it, this had happened:

Cards made with scraps? Well why not?! This one uses the leafy design - and you can see there is a slight crumply look. You could screw the paper up more to intensify that crumpliness if you like!

Here's one made with the striped design, using the same layout but a different orientation. The white, kraft and red colour combination always reminds me of spicy, warming gingerbread! Mmmmn!

The paper is so beautiful it needs little embellishment. I topped mine with ribbon and glimmer paper banners and a little snowflake embellishment made with the Trendy Trims stamp set, a snowflake sequin, a punched heart and some circle punches.

I based my cards on this fab sketch...

 ... which I found on the new-to-me SU-per challenge site, based in the wonderful Netherlands.

These cards coordinate perfectly with the presents I wrapped.

That gorgeous Cherry Cobbler linen ribbon is so easy to fold into elegant gift toppers - and can I also just say that Fast Fuse adhesive is the best thing to happen to gift wrapping EVER!

Gifts under the tree always look inviting but a present topped with a large sparkly bow really ups the excitement factor! This Gift Bow Bigz die will cut several bows at once and you can use it on a variety of materials including fabric, vinyl, or even leather!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my gift wrap projects today. Are you ready to see what fabulousness Allison Okamitsu has made to inspire you? Just click the button below:

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1" Circle Punch

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I would love to stay and chat but I've reminded myself about gingerbread now and can feel a spot of baking coming on...

There'll be more crafting fun here tomorrow, and you're welcome to join me then!


  1. The colours are perfectly Christmas and I just LOVE these cards.

  2. I love how you've used the wrapping paper on the cards and the gifts! So lovely that they are coordinated so perfectly.

  3. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card.... Cant wait for my lovely paper to come tomorrow... Loogs Stunning and the Bow fabulous....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  4. Very Lovely. Thanks playing with SU_per challenge.

  5. Just beautiful Vicky! I love your bows! Thanks for playing along at SU-per Challenges!

  6. You made some fabulous cards with the paper from su! Thank you for playing along with us at SU-per Challenges! Xx Erna

  7. Love your entry Vicky ! Thanks for playing along with SU-per Challenges !


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