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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...

Recycled Magazine Gift Wrap

Before you toss your magazines into the recycled bin, cut out thoughtful words to create a custom message attached to your gift wrap. Hand torn strips of paper create an artistic touch to the...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Double Heart Card

I haven’t purchased a card since I realized how easy it was to create beautiful handmade cards. This one is fun to make and is sure to warm the heart of your Valentine. Some...

Strawberry Hearts

It seems that strawberries and chocolate have become the official treat for Valentine’s Day. I have decided to take it a step further and make chocolate drizzled heart strawberries to add that extra charm...