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GNI: Christmas Wrapping Party

By  Jennifer & Kitty O’Neil 

Materials

  • WRAP PARTY INVITATION:
  • Photocopy of clip art from Full-Color Holiday Vignettes book (Dover Publications)
  • Manila gift tags, 2-5/8”x5-1/4”, two
  • Red ribbon, 5/8”, 6” length
  • Old Typewriter Alphabet stamp set (Hampton Art)
  • Old Letter Writing stamp (Hero Arts)
  • Green cardstock
  • WRAP PARTY KIT:
  • Craft box, 6”x6”
  • Photocopy of clip art from Old-Time Bird Vignettes In Full Color book (Dover Publications)
  • Light blue cardstock, 8-1/2”x11”
  • Old Typewriter Alphabet stamp set (Hampton Art)
  • Shaped sequins
  • Rhinestones
  • Silver foil pipe cleaners, 12” long, two
  • Clear light-duty vinyl, 8”x8”
  • WRAPPER'S DELIGHT GIFT WRAP - GIFT BOX:
  • Photocopy of clip art from Full-Color Holiday Vignettes book (Dover Publications)
  • Black satin ribbon, 1-1/2”-wide, 4 ft.
  • Red ribbon, 5/8”-wide, 18 feet
  • Red tinsel tree garland, 12”
  • Gold metallic bead strand
  • Shaped sequins
  • Red cardstock, 8-1/2”x11”
  • White doily, 4-1/2”
  • Gold wrapping paper
  • Brown kraft paper
  • WRAPPER'S DELIGHT GIFT WRAP - GIFT TAG:
  • Photocopy of clip art from Old-Time Bird Vignettes In Full Color book (Dover Publications)
  • Manila gift tag, 2-5/8”x5-1/4”
  • Metallic foil pipe cleaners, 12”
  • Adhesive hole reinforcement
  • Gold ribbon, 5/8”-wide, 6” length

Tools

  • WRAP PARTY INVITATION:
  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Black ink pad
  • Glue stick
  • WRAP PARTY KIT:
  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Black ink pad
  • Glue stick
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Mini stapler
  • WRAPPER'S DELIGHT GIFT WRAP - GIFT BOX:
  • Carpe Diem Crown stamp (Hampton Art)
  • Old Letter Writing stamp (Hero Arts)
  • WRAPPER'S DELIGHT GIFT WRAP - GIFT TAG:
  • Old Typewriter Alphabet stamp set (Hampton Art)
  • Black ink pad
  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Mini stapler
  • Transparent tape
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Glue stick
  • Wrap Party Invitation
  • 1. Stamp a manila gift tag using the text image stamp and black ink pad, covering it entirely.
  • 2. Lay the stamped tag face up on top of an unstamped tag. Tie the two tags together with red ribbon to create the card.
  • 3. Cut the green cardstock to 2-1/4"x3-3/4" rectangle with the decorative-edge scissors. Cut out a small piece of holiday clip art and adhere it to the green cardstock with the glue stick. Stamp the cardstock with "Wrap Party." Use the glue stick to adhere the green stamped cardstock to the front of the card.
  • 4. Inside the card, write the party details. Be sure to tell your gal pals to bring boxed gifts to wrap!
  • Wrap Party Kit
  • 1. Use the decorative-edge scissors to cut a 5-1/2"x5-1/2" square from light blue cardstock.
  • 2. Stamp your guest's name in the lower right corner using the alphabet stamps and the black ink pad.
  • 3. Cut out a large piece of bird clip art and glue it onto the cardstock with the glue stick.
  • 4. Hot glue the light blue cardstock to the lid and the sliver pipe cleaners around the edge of the light blue cardstock. Decorate the surface of the box with shaped sequins and rhinestones using dabs of hot glue.
  • 5. Wrap the lid with the clear vinyl and staple it inside the edge of the lid.
  • 6. Fill the box with materials from the Wrapper's Delight Gift Wrap project, and when the party's over, your guests will have a personalized keepsake box perfect for holding important items.
  • Wrapper's Delight Gift Wrap
  • 1. Cut the gold wrapping paper to fit the box, then stamp all over it with the crown stamp and black ink. Let dry.
  • 2. Cut a length of craft paper to wrap around the center of the gift. Stamp it all over with the Old Letter Writing stamp. Let dry.
  • 3. Wrap the gift with the stamped gold wrap. Cut the edges of the stamped craft paper with the decorative-edge scissors. Wrap the craft paper piece around the center of the gift like a sash and secure it in the back with tape.
  • 4. Wrap the wide black ribbon around the center of the craft paper sash. Staple the ribbon together in the back and trim the ends. Then wrap the red ribbon on top of the black ribbon and staple in back. Trim the ends.
  • 5. To create the embellishment, trace a doily onto the red cardstock and cut it out. Glue the center of the doily to the card stock with the glue stick. Cut out a piece of holiday clip art and glue it to the center of the doily with the glue stick. Hot glue a strand of metallic beads around the edge of the doily. Then stuff a piece of red tinsel garland between the doily and the cardstock. Secure with hot glue. Attach the embellishment to the front of the package with dabs of hot glue. Decorate with shaped sequins.
  • 6. To make the tag, stamp the phrase "Merry Merry" onto a manila tag using the black ink pad. Cut out a piece of bird clip art and glue it onto the tag with the glue stick. Hot glue a metallic pipe cleaner around the edge of the tag. Add a few shaped sequins to the design with dabs of hot glue. Place a reinforcement sticker over the hole in the tag, then tie the tag onto the package using gold ribbon. Wrap the rest of the packages with other color combinations to create a trio of coordinated gifts.
  • Stocking Up Tip
  • 1. Before you spend a bundle on wrap and supplies, hit your local dollar store. They not only carry items like glue sticks and stapler, they also have crafting basics like decorative-edge scissors and glitter. Jennifer & Kitty even found their wrap there!
  • Mix and Match Tip
  • 1. To coordinate present, Jennifer & Kitty used wrap and ribbon in green, red, and gold. They chose the Secret Passage Key stamp and the Flourish Fleur-de-lis stamp (Hampton Art) to create their fancy wrap. Give each guest one special stamp, then share and share alike.