Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Brown Paper Packages

"Brown paper packages, tied up with string... these are a few of my favorite things!"

I like to keep a roll of brown craft paper on hand to create my own gift wrap.  I'm sending out some of the baby bibs to a friend who just had a little boy, and I used my Stampin' Around Jumbo Handle with the Baby Tees Wheel to stamp the images onto the paper.  I finished it off with some white satin ribbon.

Stampin' Around Wheels are fun to play with - here's a little video I came across on You Tube that shows how to use them (no idea who this gal is but she's very cute and I love her "wheel" puns!)  

Note that if you're using a wheel for wrapping paper you'll need to use a cartridge and not an ink pad (she demonstrates both).  Also note that the ink cartridges come un-inked, and you need to use an ink-refill (I used chocolate chip) to color them.  If you're interested in picking up some wheels for the first time, drop me a line so I can make sure you have all the stuff you need!  You can order everything you need right on my demonstrator website.

Oh, and I'm thinking I'd like to start trying to flim some short video tutorials - what do you think?  A video tutorial would work great for projects like this wrapping paper - it wouldn't be very clear in step-by-step pictures...

Happy Tuesday!


Maiden Jane said...

So adorable! Where do you get your brown craft paper? We are simply too cheap to buy much wrapping paper. It sure looks cute with your stamps!

Oh, My Darling said...

Wow, what a great idea!!! I'm quite impressed with your precision in stamping the paper.

AVinNYC said...

OOoooooh- sweet wrapping!!

Anonymous said...

oh man i just love this idea, joanne! i am in love with simple craft paper wrappings, and this would be such a sweet present to receive!