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 Twinery. And 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.
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.....................