Author: Gina

Victorian Covered Box

Here is another design I created using the soft color palette. I just love the muted tones. This beautifully decorated paper Mache box would make a great addition to any gift. This box not only serves as stylish gift wrap but also doubles as elegant reusable container. This design would… Read more

Recycled Gift Wrap Card

We’ve all been there when you needed a card but the stores were closed or you just didn’t have a time to stop and buy one. Or maybe you just wanted to make something personal that is an original and you don’t feel like spending money on a card that… Read more

Brown Paper Bag Card

A great way to recycle a brown paper bag is to create a beautiful card. I cut two pieces of brown paper bag the size of the card and glued them together to stablize the paper. I attached a piece of torn cream paper on the front and inside of… Read more

Decorated Reusable Gift Boxes

Here is another design I created from the soft colored double-sided scrapbooking paper. I bought some beautiful candles from Anthropologie for my daughter’s kindergarten teachers. The sales girl gave me these really nice reusable gift boxes that opened in the front. I thought it would be nice to cover the… Read more

Muted Tones and Double-Sided Scrapbooking Paper

I love working with muted tones and subdued colors — they make such elegant designs.  I found some double-sided scrapbooking paper in a cardstock weight with a beautiful pattern on one side and a coordinating solid on the other both in soft shades.  It is so much easier… Read more

Where It All Began

Gift Decorating Origins My first experience with paper design, other than gift wrapping, was ten years ago when I created my own handmade wedding invitations. I wanted something simple yet elegant that not only reflected my style but was created from the heart. I decided to try my hand at… Read more

Wrapping the Wrap

Here is a quick way to wrap a pretty gift with things you have on hand. A band of yarn wrapped around the box is a fast way to add interest with texture and dimension. This gift took less than 10 minutes to create and didn’t cost a thing. Look… Read more

Yarn Bow

This gift design is easy and very inexpensive to create. The top lid of a jewelry box is decorated with scrapbooking paper and yarn to create a reusable box. Adding a yarn bow to a gift will amaze people and leave them wondering how it was made. Click here to… Read more

Lotus Blossom Gift Wrap

  This is one of my favorite designs for summer. Its exotic look is very easy to create and can be given for almost any occasion. Scrapbooking paper is accented with coordinating sheer, metallic ribbon and ceramic beads. I bought all of the items used in the design at a… Read more

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