Wednesday, December 15, 2010

All Tied Up.....

......with String!! 

Hey People!!  The E-Team has another great hop for you today!!  In case you've missed my countdown, it is now NINE more days until the Jolly Ol' Guy comes knockin'!!  Daisy challenged the E-Team to come up with some quick and easy wrapping ideas using some yummy twine from the TwineryAnd to help you in those last minute wrapping moments of your own, on Friday, Daisy will chose a lucky winner to receive a package of some twine and other wrapping goodies.  Sound good?  Just leave a comment on each of the E-Team members blogs.  Daisy will randomly choose a winner from all the comments left on the blogs.  She will announce the winner on the eP Blog on Friday (along with some other sale goodies!!)


I actually have three different wrapping ideas to share with you today.  All are based on using brown paper.  I used brown wrapping paper and paper bags.  Grocery bags and lunch bags would work too.  To me, the twine is a perfect compliment to this more rustic look.

First up. 

 When the youngest kiddo went on his class field trip to the Mission San Juan Capistrano, I found a wonderfully illustrated book with a short history of all 21 missions.  I thought it would be perfect to give to his 4th grade teacher as a gift for her to use in the classroom each year when the students study California History.  The kids are also doing a book exchange among themselves as part of their Christmas party so this will fit right in with that theme!!

After wrapping the book, I had the youngest kiddo help me hold the Maraschino Red twine while I positioned it where I wanted it.  I used a smaller  piece of twine to wrap around the point where all the lines intersected to hold it in place.

I painted a piece of grunge paper on both sides using Jenni Bowlin's Chili Pepper paint dabber (I think it has found a permanent place on my desk top!).  I spritzed over the paint with a mixture of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Tuscan Sun and Candy Apple Red.  I then used Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals and cut out two of the largest flower and one each of the others (the daisy was not used).  I based it on Tim's tutorial on turning the Tattered Florals into a poinsettia ,but I made two large layers as I wanted a more full flower. I glued the petals onto a punched circle for my base.  I knotted more of the twine through one of his idea-ology accoutrement buttons and used a dab of hot glue to adhere it in the middle. 

The leaves were also done from grunge paper.  I used Distress Pine Needle ink directly onto both sides of the paper.  I then spritzed a couple of layers with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Meadow Green.  The leaves were cut out using the Tattered Leaves die.  I glued the leaves onto the back of the base, then used another punched circle over the top to help hold the leaves and to give the back of the flower a finished look, just in case the teacher would like to use it again.  The flower was adhered over the twine with glue dots. 



Next is my Boss's gift.  Now, in all honesty, he is not likely to appreciate the effort in making a poinsettia!  So, I decided to go pretty simple. 

I started by doing the wrinkle free distress technique on a vanilla tag using  Distress inks in Stormy Sky, Broken China and Faded Jeans.  Instead of misting with water, I misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl.  I then used the textured fade embossing folder Tall pines.  I used a sponge to go over the tree with a mixture of Distress ink in Pine Needles and Peeled  paint and the trunks were done with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo.  I used the Seasonal Salvage stickers for the wish and placed it on dimensionals for an added pop.  The package was wrapped with Cappuccino twine.  I snipped a bit off a garland that was in my stash and added the pine cone and used a dab of hot glue to adhere it to my tag. 


Last but not least!! 


 I decided to wrap all the ornaments (which can be found here, here and here) in brown paper bags.  I cut 1 1/2" strips from the music sheet from Tim's idea-ology Seasonal Paper Stash pack and cut them with the Rosette die.  I then cut out some small images from the same paper pack and matted it on a scalloped rectangle that I had cut with my Spellbinders die.  I used the Sakura Quickie Glue pen along the edges and sprinkled fine galaxy glitter along the edges.  I sandwiched the twine between the back supporting circle and another punched circle.




I hope that you got some ideas for wrapping those last minute gifts!!  Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning your own wrapping goodie prize!!

Thanks so much for stopping by again today!!  I still have a few more cards and gifts to wrap for the Kiddo's classroom parties!!  Till then.....................

64 comments:

Sandra said...

Yippee! Another E-TEAM blog hop - I love these!
Thanks for all the fun ideas - love the Poinsettia.
Sandra

Sherry Goodloe said...

I LOVE brown paper packages tied up with string. These are a few of my fa-vor-ite things :)

Thank you for all of the inspiration for wrapping our Christmas goodies! Love all of your ideas xo

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful packaging love how you gather the twine and added the flower . Thanks for some great inspiration
Marilyn

Joanna McDonald said...

How unique! Great job on the poinsettia. I love the tag with
the holly - it looks just like a
package! And the Rosette is stunning with the small tag and
I love the way you tied the string
through the sack! Amazing what you
can do with brown paper and/or bags!

Summerthyme Studio said...

All of your projects are simply elegant! Have a wonderful Christmas,

Vicki

Broni said...

Starla, these ideas are brilliant, girlfriend. LOVE that poinsettia and how you highlighted it by tying the twine in that fashion! Your boss' gift tag is gorgeous! (I may need that tall pines folder now.) And I ADORE your rosette of sheet music with the vintage glittered Santa picture in the center. Awesome 3 times over!!

Jane said...

Beautiful projects. Love the twine with kraft paper.

Lynda said...

Great ideas for packaging! Wonderful embellies.

Karen said...

Love you ideas. The rosette is really pretty and that twine is definitely a must=have!

Kay said...

I really, really, really love the twine wrapping on that first bag, it looks amazing with the poinsettia!

Elaine A said...

Starla -

Who knew that brown paper could look so beautiful? Well, you - obviously - LOL! What a wonderful job you've done with these packages, each is so special. The twine just adds a beautiful pop of color and design. I love your added treasures on each package too!

Elaine Allen

Janet L. said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!! I love all these ideas. I have some of the twine and will get to using it now! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Beautiful packaging! Love the twine against the kraft paper!

Shirley Fread said...

The brown paper looks great with all of the embellishments...who'd of thought it would look so good?
What an amazing transformation.

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful job and I really like how tidy the string makes the packages

SusanK said...

What awesome ideas for wrapping packages...holiday or not!

sharon d said...

Adorable packaging. The string and embellishments pop against the brown kraft paper. Thanks for sharing.

Louisiana Belle said...

Amazing wrapping ideas! I could never think of this... Thanks for sharing.

Latrice said...

I love that first wrapping idea. The twine is gorgeous on it. The second is just as pretty. Great work.

Barbara Mason said...

I love your ideas--brown paper packages never looked so good-love the rosette & the twine used on the flowered bag!!!

Vic said...

I'm glad I don't have to choose a favorite! They are all fantastic. TFS

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Crystal Case Kelsey said...

I love how 'simple' they look, but also stunning and detailed at the same time. Beautiful!! Thanks for a great final stop on my way through the blog hop. :)

okienurse said...

Very Nice! These bags are awesome. thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Awesome packaging!!! You did a great job...love the poinsettia...
Thanks

Lin said...

Such lovely packages! I almost wouldn't want to break into them......almost :) Love your innovative ways with the beautiful twines! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love your package ideas. Almost to pretty to open..

Rose said...

Beautiful rustic look. Love that poinsettia, beautiful work and decorating ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne said...

Great projects!

Playing with Paper said...

Just lovely!!!

Naomi said...

Love your projects- all of them. Couldn't possibly pick a favorite. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Karen Denson said...

I love your tags, Especially the one with the Rosette die. It is very simple but very elegant, Thank you for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas.

Linda said...

I loved all of your projects. You did a fabulous job. I especially liked the Santa Claus tag/ornament, too cute. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

Sandie said...

Oh, Starla, your use of the twine with the poinsettia is simply delightful! The music paper rosette with the vintage santa tag looks so fun! This twine is so versatile!!
Christmas blessings.......~Sandie

Yelowflower said...

WOW....talk about COOL! I love that rosette idea too, will most definitely use that one! Thanks much

Peggy said...

Wow, love the packaging on all three. Medallions have been my thing lately. Have a Merry Christmas.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Dee in N.H. said...

These are great!! I love your poinsettia and the two tags are beautiful!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love the simple beauty of your packages.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These creations are lovely! I especially like the way the twine looks like it is radiating from that lovely and ornate poinsettia.

Jessica said...

Great job. I love how you wrapped the Twinery around your package on the first gift. Very pretty.

Barbara said...

Who could resist packages wrapped like this? Not me!

Patty said...

Love the idea of the poinsetta package and tying up packages with twine. Thank you for being so inspiring!

Kim C. said...

Very old fashion and vintage. Love the brown paper package wrapping. Nice work!

Helen said...

Lovely packaging for the gifts. Loved all the techniques you used.

Cher said...

oh how very very pretty! luv your projects and the way you present them...isnt that rosette to die for???? luvvvvvvvvvvv!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Starla, these are beautiful! I really love how you used the rosette, and your take on TIm's poinsettia is brilliant! Great job!

Iris said...

Very creative gift wrapping. Iris Soscia

CuddlyBunny said...

Classic, beautiful gift wrapping!

And the rosette added to the twine ... OUUUU! ... cool!

Shannon Sawyer said...

I love your packages, they are so professional looking. They are really beautiful and I love how you spread the red & white twine out like you did with the package that has the poinsetta on it.

Ola said...

These are beautiful!!! Your poinsettia is gorgeous!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Great job on the flower! I love everything, but I knew I would. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Auntie Em said...

Love all your wrapping ideas! The poinsettia is so pretty and what a nice gift for the teacher(although she will probably hate to open it!).
The masculine one is pefect and I love the distressed tag. The little brown bag is so cute embellished with the rosette and trim.
Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing your awesome ideas! :o)

Mickie said...

Oh yes, lots of inspiration here. These are all just perfect and I especially love Tim's trees.

JMK said...

The simplicity but beauty of the wrapping ideas -- love them all!

Renee said...

Starla, your wrappings are so very pretty. It almost makes you not want to open the gifts. It is so pretty to look at. I loved the way you used the twinery and other elements! Happy Holidays!

Shawna, kiyakgirl@yahoo.com said...

Lovin' your gift wrap!!!

connie said...

I love wrapping in Kraft! thanks for sharing.

kaiandkristi said...

Awesome!! Gives me some great ideas for wrapping some special presents! Thanks! :-) P.S. Can you email me your address so I can get your Christmas card to you?

Anonymous said...

Loved the bag with the rosette! Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy C.

Amber (bambi64) said...

EEEEKKKK!! I love how you wrapped them. Love the rosette. Too sweet.

Plume said...

Love that look of christmas-simple packaging in kraft paper with twine! And as a bonus we have Tim's inspiration!Bravo!

Lynne said...

The poinsettia was my favorite. The twining was awesome

ntsisterz said...

Tim and twine- aperfect pair every time!

KindredEsprit said...

Wow! These are *superb*!!! I love ALL of them! The first one would also make for a great card, the 2nd is traditional and I LOVE it! And the third is sooooo lovely with that rosette! Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia said...

Starla, these are such wonderful ways to wrap gifts. I am so stingy with my baker's twine! I am sorry I missed the blog hop. I had a husband in tow and his trip to get ready for!