Holiday Packaging Challenge

Packaging is always something that I struggle with. I remember years ago I used to clean house for a lady and I was in awe over here Christmas present packaging! (Jill, if you are reading this, you know it’s you!). They were so beautiful, that they were holiday decorations in their own right. I on the other hand, have never been able to wrap a package without wrinkles, lol. So, I’m going to share with you the prettiest packaging that I was able to come up with. It is the Gifts Galore, Paper Pumpkin Kit.

These little treat boxes are so easy to put together and look so darn cute! The only note that I have to make about the kit is to be sure to have a scissors handy because the roll of tape that is included to put the boxes together is not Tear and Tape, but needs to be cut.

I did make a couple of tweaks on the projects. I embossed the words using clear embossing powder. To get the red color, I first inked the stamp in VersaMark and then tapped it into a Real Red ink pad and then I used a Blending Brush to add some Flirty Flamingo ink to the circle.

These boxes were SO EASY to put together and didn’t require an engineer to figure out how to fold! Yikes, sometimes I have a really hard time visualizing how to fold boxes.

The Christmas tree got an Old Olive embossed greeting.

I think I might have to make a batch of my homemade Carmel popcorn to fill the included bags! Yum, maybe even a double batch so I have enough left over for a snack!

I did try to make a couple of other ‘packaging’ items that were more creative, but alas, they were flops. The Keurig box covered in holiday paper was a struggle and not impressive.

TIP: If you use a Stamp Shammy and store it in a stamp case, you might want to try cutting an 11 1/2″ x 7″ piece of patterned paper and slipping it in the cover.

Looks much prettier covered, doesn’t it? I think it will also be easier to find in a pile of stamp cases.

Now be sure to click on the blue frog box below to see some more creative projects from the other STARS. I know I’m going to enjoy seeing their creations.

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  1. These are so adorable. I haven’t opened my Paper Pumpkin box yet but am now ready to after seeing yours. And, I love the tip on the Stamp Shammy case. I use the case and it is such an eye sore. I am thinking holiday festive DSP!!!


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