Monday, December 14, 2020

Christmas Gift Wrap and a Card with Bella Blvd

Hey there! I hope you all had a nice weekend and you're enjoying the holiday season. It seems that everyone is working on their Christmas shopping and it made me think of all the different ways we package our gifts. So, that's where I got the inspiration for today's project.

I wanted to come up with a few ideas for wrapping presents using some of our scrapbook supplies and I had so much fun doing it!

Let's start with the Christmas card. I have a lot of people that I love giving a handmade card to. This one is so easy and it's like decorating a cupcake with lots of sprinkles on top! 
First, I used a piece of white cardstock to create the 5x7 card. Then, I layered the red & green patterned paper (Bella Blvd Fa La La, Deck the Halls & Daily Details). Next, I cut out a white 4" circle and ... here comes the fun part! Adding all the cute stickers!!

I began with the larger epoxy pieces from the Wonderland set. Can I just say ... these are my FAVORITE!! The cute Santa, the snowman, the reindeer, the adorable house, the gifts, the flowers, the tree and the snowflakes!!! Oh, just yes. I love them! The "merry" and the "25" are from the Christmas Words set from Bella Blvd's Santa Squad collection. Then, I simply filled in with some matte enamels, Hearts Christmas Mix and stars. (Links below)

To complete the front of my card, I added a lil tree from the Wreath Cut-Outs and used a pretty holly and red patterned paper (Candy Striper and Deck the Halls) on the back of it. To give it a little dimension, I used foam adhesive. The pink Fa La La is from the ephemera and ... Ta Daaaaaa!! Done! Come on ... that's cute. Even my sister who's not super into "cute and adorable", thought this one was good. Ha! 😉

Now for the reindeer gift bag! I used a cutting file by Lori Whitlock called Bag with Window (link below). This is a really good one that I've used for lots of other occasions. Just change the paper and use it for any holiday, birthday, gift or party favor!

To make this bag, I enlarged the file so that it took up most of the 12x12 red dot paper (Fa La La, Dear Santa). After cutting and gluing it together, I added a small piece of acetate behind the window, some colorful epoxy stars (Fa La La, Stars Christmas Mix) and a cute little reindeer (Fa La La, ephemera) with a red gem nose. Perfect! Rudolph looks adorable and he's ready for gift giving!

Last, but not least is the sweet mason jar that could hold lots of yummy treats! I added popcorn & trail mix, but you could add anything like homemade chocolates or someone's favorite candy like jelly beans!
So, for the how-to ... it's pretty easy. You just wrap a simple jar with different strips of pretty paper (Fa La La, Christmas Village), a border sticker (Doohickey), adhesive ribbon and twine to make it worthy of those yummy goodies inside. The scalloped cardstock sticker on the front is from Bella's Doohickey sheet. 
To embellish the top of the lid, I added the cute little "Snow In Love" Bella Pop snowman and the tree covered die-cut tag from the ephemera package. It was the perfect size to hang off the side for a special handwritten note!

I hope you guys get some fun holiday inspiration from these cute gift wrap ideas. I included all the links below so you can easily make these yourself!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you and your family are enjoying the season and staying healthy and safe! 

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