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Pillow boxes

Pillow Boxes

Reused paper towel or wrapping paper tubes can be used to make pillow boxes accented with household items. Small items or candy can be placed in these adorable and easy to make treasures. I...

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Reused Items Gift Wrap

This is my newest project I created for Scotch Brand for their website. A fun spring gift wrap design can be made with items found around the house. I cut the flowers from pieces of reused greeting cards — they have such beautiful...

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Cookie Express

One thing I love to do is give people homemade cookies. I bring them to my daughter’s school, give them to friends, make them for my pediatrician’s office, and have them to offer whenever...

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Party Hat Gift Wrap

I always try and use something recycled when wrapping a gift. When a repurposed piece is added to a gift, it gives the present special character that you can’t get from using all new items. This...

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Spring Flower

Here is my latest gift wrap design I created for 3M Scotch Brand.  Spring almost here and I wanted share this charming flower gift wrap that was inspired by the much anticipated season. To...

Victorian Valentine Bag

Victorian Gift Bag

I love texture and using different elements on my gift bags. For this design I layered paper, ribbon and lace to make this beautiful Victorian gift bag. The materials I used are easy to find...

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Bearing Gifts

This adorable bear is the perfect way to present a gift. I used a bear with long arms and I added Velcro to the paws so they would lock together to hold on to the...