Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gift Wrapping with Quilling Paper

I've always loved to wrap gifts, even when the item doesn't really require packaging. Case in point... a store or restaurant gift card. I'd be very surprised if I'm the first person to think of this idea, but dressing up a little plastic rectangle makes it a lot more festive and present-like... not to mention less likely to be overlooked in a stack of presents at a wild and crazy party... because what's a party without wild craziness? I kid.

Gift card wrapping

Quick and easy... score and fold cardstock around the gift card (and menu, in this case), close it with a sticker (kindly provided by the restaurant, yay), tape a few strips of color-coordinated quilling paper all around, and finish it off with a bow.

loopy-fringed-flower

Another idea... this loopy fringed flower reminds me of a gerbera daisy and takes the place of a bow. I used a sheet of handpainted TerraSkin to make it, but any medium weight paper or light cardstock also works well. Staying in all-paper mode, I taped a few strips of quilling paper on the diagonal instead of ribbon.

The complete how-to is on Craftzine.

15 comments:

  1. beautiful, Ann; & a clever idea!

    xoxo
    steph

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  2. Lovely idea. The fringed flower looks so pretty.

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  3. wonderful what a beautiful creation!
    Greetings Baukje

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  4. I love the loopy fringe flower! (I especially love the words "loopy" and "fringe" next to each other to describe something so pretty.)
    Hope you are well. xxoxR

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  5. Thanks everyone! R, your sense of humor is just like mine... I couldn't resist calling it that. :)

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  6. Great ideas. I love the loopy fringed flower

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  7. Awesome idea! Doesn't hurt that gerbera daisies are among my top 3 flowers!

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  8. so clever! i like the idea of using paper strips as ribbon. and congrats on the craftzine feature - very legit!
    oh! i also ran across a paper artist that i'm in love with! her name is brittney lee, and her stuff is SO CUTE: http://britsketch.blogspot.com/
    isn't it??
    have a great week! hopefully all the crazy weather is done with out east!

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  9. Thanks Bells! Yes, crazy weather is over, but regretfully so are temps in the 80s... oh well, can't have everything. Brittney's work IS cute. :)

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  10. These are fantastic, Ann! I love unusual packaging that will get someone's attention. These will! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. So gorgeous. Loved checking out your tutorial on Craft.

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  12. The loopy fringed flower is very charming. Your works are so inspiring! I am going to make one by myself! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Very effective ideas, I especially love your orange gerbera, how the centre graduates downward, inviting the viewer to look in.
    Licia

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