Cute Ideas for Wrapping Kids Pressies

I have had such a busy crafting week making boxes and matching cards etc for two wee ones who have turned 1 year old recently…

First up is my dear friend’s daughter Natalie who turned 1 a few weeks ago and I was unable to make the birthday party…

These boxes are created witha 12×12 sheet for the lid and 12×12 sheet for the base, using the simple method of scoring First 5cm in on each side for the lid and then 4.8cm for the base so that it is slightly smaller and sits inside.  The basic idea comes from this box template from Artee Supplies – I’ve just adapted the size

For this box I’ve used the lovely Rose Red from SU and rolled my Very Vintage wheel across in versamark ink for a subtle pattern.  Pretty in Pink DSP from the hostess pack of DSP made the perfect contrast for my scallop flower which I have stacked with 10 scallops (yes 10!) I’ve learnt this trick from a fellow demonstrator over East who also suggested I slice into each scallop for extra shape AND IT WORKS!

  

The label for the box is half a whisper white topnote with Happy Birthday from Outlined for fun stampset, stamped in Rich Razzleberry and watercoloured with Pretty in Pink and my Aqua Painter.  Pink Pirouhette Grosgrain and an embellishment from my hodgepodge hardware finishes the look…

 

And as you can see there is plenty of room inside for these cute penguin PJ’s and Dora Colouring in Pencils – tied in Rich Razzleberry Polkadot Grosgrain ribbon.

 

And for Natalie’s card I have started with a base of Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant strip punched with my Eyelet border punch, and a lovely big bloom from my Playful Petals whcih I have coloured with inks and my Blender Pens – Rich Razzleberry, elegant Egglplant and Opulent Orchid, with a healthy dose of glitter glue to boot!

And of course the Polkadot embossing folder and my Big Shot are responsible for this great texture – it really makes something special out of a VERY clean layout!

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And now a blue version for Alexandar whose 1st birthday we are attending tomorrow morning…

I’ve made a similar box for Alexandar using the colours Ballet Blue, Pacific Point DSP and ink, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise and Baja Breeze…

  

The stamp set I’ve used is one of the new ones from the Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue called Fox and Friends – I chose the clear mount version of this set and my kids LOVE stamping with these cute animals – and what’s better, there is no mess as the acrylic blocks clean right off!

The little Night of Navy “brads” on my tags are actually just circles created with my hole punch out of Night of Navy Scraps!  Can you see the Classic Stars on the box? These have been rolled on with my wheel and versamark…

And the contents of the box? Yep jarmies and pencils again! And for a close up of the gift tag attached to the box:

 

And for Alexandar’s card, I’ve followed the same basic layout as Natalie’s card above:

Now after I photographed this one I added three mini love hearts under the Strip of Pacific Point DSP which finished it off nicely…

It’s probably a good time to mention that all the birthday sentiments are from my new fave stamp set On Your Birthday there are so many different ways to say HB in this set as you can see even from this collection of projects!

I hope this has inspired you to gift wrap your next birthday present – it give such a sense of satisfaction and the matching card is just the perfect finish to such a personal gift.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jan xxx

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