I'm back with a project using Papertrey Ink supplies inspired by Rebecca Luminarias' beautiful packaging samples.
Over on the Papertrey Ink blog, Rebecca talks about her new role as Packaging Ambassador for Papertrey Ink and her love for pretty packaging. Our challenge was to choose elements from Rebecca's inspiration board to create a pretty tag or packaging product.
Whether it's creating gifts for friends or mailing out an order from my Etsy shop, I think packaging makes all the difference. It's a little extra step that makes the experience of receiving a gift or product feel even more special. I like to keep a drawer of all kinds of packaging products I pick up from craft stores that are ready to go when I need to put together an order or a special gift. It includes:
- Tissue paper
- Glassine Bags
- Small paper sacks with cute patterns on them
- White and kraft colored gift bags
- Ribbon--black gingham is my favorite
- Washi tape
- Various card boxes
I also like to keep a lot of tags on hand--either handmade or ones I pick up from the store that I can embellish. A decorative tag is a nice addition to a gift not only as a finishing touch, but also as another small gift the recipient can reuse.
For my project today, I made a tag inspired by the doilies, scripty sentiments and resin flowers that Rebecca included in her photo.
The sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Calligraphy Classics, was stamped on a die cut from the larger Limitless Layers Oval set. The tag itself is cut from Basic Bookmark #3. I love using this bookmark set for tags because there's plenty of surface area for embellishments. I have a big bowl of resin flowers that I've collected over time. Some are from Hobby Lobby, others I think I got from Peachy Cheap. I was able to part with one for this tag, LOL! I love my resin flowers!
Underneath the sentiment, I layered a couple of doilies from my stash and then wrapped some pink chiffon ribbon I found in my ribbon drawer.
This is my ribbon drawer. I try to keep it organized, but it inevitably becomes messy over time as I look for that perfect color. In the back basket to the left, I keep all kinds of loose ribbon I get from packaging or excess trim. I think I actually use items from that basket more than anything, so save that packaging!
I also keep more ribbon as well as gift bags and wrapping paper on this great organizer I found at Michaels. I have a little bit of printed wrapping paper, but I've been phasing that out for plain kraft and white. It's a lot more versatile and there's less clutter from too many paper tubes.
Here's another photo of my final project. Definitely check out Rebecca's post over at the Papertrey Ink Blog for more inspiration and packaging ideas.
Thanks for joining me today!
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