All good things …

come in pretty packaging. Right?

When this collage paper from Tim Holtz came into the store awhile ago, I had to have one (well, one of each, but I am only showing one right now). I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I knew that there would be lots of options.

timholtzcollagepaperThis past weekend, I found out what one of those options would be, and I love it. I also realized how much fun this product is going to be to work with, and the ideas started spinning in my head. For today, here is the first idea I have tried.


As you probably could have guessed, it has to do with gift wrapping. It was so easy to jazz up this package using the collage paper with some diluted matte medium. I simply cut the collage paper to size, started covering the package in the matte medium (just with a cheap paint brush) and then spread the collage paper onto the wrapping paper, doing a section at a time.


I covered a tag with the wrapping paper, heat embossed one of our LIITD chipboard pieces, added it and a few other decorations to the tag and attached it to the gift.


I finished off the package with some red tulle … and voila … one spectacular wrapped gift!

I am very impressed with how easy this collage paper is to work with, and can’t wait to try it on another project.

Posted under Christmas

This post was written by Lori on December 10, 2018

The Countdown is on….

Only a few more days till the biggest gift-giving day of the year!  Maybe you’ve remembered just a couple more gifts you want to give, or you want a nice home-made touch to take a completely average gift up a notch to special or even spectacular.  Well, here’s a quick and easy way to do that.  Cute, home-made tags.  With minimal supplies.


It’s as simple as taking some ready made tags (or make your own if you don’t have any on hand), and use your punches, dies or electronic cutter (like a Silhouette or Cricut) to cut negative shapes from your tags.


I used some of my sentiment stamps to write the “to” and “from” but you could just as easily typewrite or hand print that part.


Then, a little bit of bakers twine and you are good to go, with a super simple but cute gift tag!


I hope you’re not too stressed with the coming holidays and are able to enjoy all the comforts and joys of spending time with friends and family!

Posted under Christmas, Design Team Inspiration

This post was written by Norine on December 21, 2016

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