Friday, September 14, 2012

Quick Favors & Wraps

Welcome to the final day of the Papertrey Ink September Countdown and the second design team group post day. This time around we focus on creating party favors and quick holiday wraps using the new Do Me a Favor Tags stamp set, Essential Pillow Box die and Tissue Paper Favors #1 die.    

Let me share...
This holiday wrap features the Essential Pillow Box die, cut from rustic white cardstock.  I decided to switch things up this time around...  instead of my typical black or gray sentiment and colored snowflakes, I swapped them around.  
So, I stamped the sentiment first (from the Think Big Favorites #20 stamp set) in a minty color (my new Viridian Archival Ink Love it!). The snowflakes (from Snowflake Medley stamp set) were then stamped in combo of gray and black.  Loving this look!  Finished the box off with a wrapping of wide silk white ribbon.
This quick favor reminds me of a bouquet of fresh flowers.  Probably due to my color selection.
To wrap it, I began with a piece of die cut raspberry colored tissue paper, gathered it and tied.  Then wrapped and tied with two green pieces.  
Wrapping in the fashion I did above (wrap on the left) gives you a different look, verses wrapping all the layers at once (such as in the wrap on the right).  But both are cute!  It's really neat, the difference in effect you get just by making a small change in the wrapping technique.
The tag was attached by punching a small hole in the top corner.
Strung twine through the button and then through the hole in the tag.  Wrapped and tied around the favor.
Stamped the tag in wet cement and the sentiment circle in the new Hero Arts raspberry jam ink.  Then a quick wrapping of some limeade ice twill ribbon to finish it off.

Well, there you have it. I hope you've enjoyed! Just remember that the Do Me a Favor Tags stamp set, Essential Pillow Box die and Tissue Paper Favors #1 die will all be available for purchase beginning September 15, at Papertrey Ink. Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Wrap

So Glad Tissue Favor


  1. Ooh, Maile, fabulous projects as always! I especially love the colours of the snowflakes on the party favor box!

  2. Pretty snowflake box, like the 'reverse' effect!

  3. Oh my goodness, those tissue flower favors are so pretty! I would never want to open it - just look at it - lovely!

  4. I love, love these new favor die release. I love the color of your pillow box and the wrapping techniques shown in two ways.

  5. Your color sense never fails to amaze me. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Really love the color combination of tissue paper you used. The tissue flower looks just like a water lily....beautiful! Can't wait to order this die.

  7. I love that first treat box Maile! And what a gorgeous color scheme too! I keep on seeing all these neat dies...I have got to get a die cutting machine one of these days! By the way, how do you take such amazing photos of your you use natural lighting or do you use some kind of lighting around your projects! Thanks :)

  8. Waw beautiful projests Maile. Hugs! Mojca

  9. Oh my. Very elegant pillow box. Love your color sense. Just always perfect and the favor is precious, either way you did it. Lovely all around.

  10. Love the little pillow box. So cute! Thanks for sharing.
    -- Connie C.

  11. Gorgeous favours. I especially love the flowery tissue ones!

  12. Beautiful, Maile! Love the new limeade colour :)

  13. Beautiful fabulous job. they are so elegant and simple. Thanks for this post :).

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