It's that time of the month again...Papertrey's Blog Hop!
This month is all about wrapping it up using felt and fabric. Below are the inspiration photos.
I love felt and fabric but they don't necessarily love me back, haha. I always struggle with using them but I keep trying anyway because I love them.
I did 2 projects for this blog hop because after finishing my first project and reading Nicole's post again, I realized we actually have to use felt or fabric as the wrapping medium. But I like my first project so I am posting it as well :)
For my first gift packaging, I used felt for my bow which I made using the Loopsy Daisy die (love that die!). I wrapped my gift in kraft paper, tied it with hemp twine and topped it off with my red felt bow. I also stamped a flourish from Fancy Flourishes on the background.
Close up of the gift bow...
To make it look like a mail parcel, I added an address label (from Fabulous Frames) with stamp cancellation (from 2010 Holiday Tags) and some snowflakes (Martha Stewart punch). The "to" and "from" is from Fillable Frames #9. I like the look of this kraft and red packaging combo so I think this is what I'll use for my gifts this year.
Here is my second project which I think is more in line with the blog hop's theme.. actually using the fabric (or felt) to wrap the gift.
I got this pouch from my friend (and craftmate) Virna who makes beautiful fabric projects (recall fabrics don't like me and hence I try to stay away from sewing). I recycled it into a gift bag and decorated it with a tag I made using Tree Trimming Trio die, 2010 Holiday Tags, 2009 Halloween Tags (for the "to" and "from") and Limitless Layers die.
Close up of the tag...
Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!