Hello, Sharyn Sowell here to share a striking way to present a gift to someone special using the Border Flower Etched Die Set from my Joyous Celebration Collection. Everyone loves a gift. But a gift that’s wrapped beautifully is even better, don’t you think?
In just a few minutes, it’s easy to go from that boring gift bag and plain tissue to die-cutting a fabulous dimensional gift wrap. Here’s how!
1. Wrap your gift box with a plain colored gift wrap. I usually use a two piece box (lid and base) and wrap only the lid. My family loves these pretty boxes so much they save them to use for gifting later, or sometimes use the boxes for storage – nice enough to leave out all the time.
2. Cut a stack of Border Flower Etched Dies. The amount you need depends on the size of your box. In this sample I used a big sheet of lightweight metallic poster board from a craft store. It’s the same thickness of card stock and cuts easily, but I often choose two colors of card stock that contrast with the gift wrap color.
My favorite accessory for die cutting always makes an appearance for tasks like this: the Tool N One™. It makes getting all those tiny bits out and clearing the die lightning fast. A real must have for your tool kit!
At this point I’m known for pulling out the chocolate! Doesn’t everyone eat chocolate while crafting?
3. Next lay the cut pieces on the box and rearrange until the pattern looks nice. Then use thick glue dots to stick the leaf pieces into place.
4. Shape the flower petals a little with fingers to add more drama and dimension to them. Use glue dots to add a flower to the center of each leafy piece.
5. Time to make someone feel very special. What an easy way to make a package pretty
Sharyn is an author and teacher. She teaches worldwide which gives her the opportunity to meet and share her expertise with a wide range of people, while getting inspiration for her own work from around the globe.
A proven professional with a long track record, Sharyn designs for diverse companies like Midwest CBK, Sunrise Greetings and York Wallcoverings. She's designed Mrs. Grossman's laser cut stickers, Paper House Productions craft supplies, textiles for Henry Glass, dies for Spellbinders and rubber stamps for Clearsnap. Sharyn’s original art can be seen in the British National Portrait Gallery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Orlando Waldorf Astoria. Her covers for Amazon’s Kindle have sold over 2.25 million units and she was twice awarded the Louie Award, the Oscar of the greeting card industry.
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