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Make Easy Gift Boxes and Tags with Kim Kesti

Kesti_WF_Gift Wrap Hello everyone! Kim Kesti here! Super excited to be part of Waffle Flower Crafts Twelve Days of Gift Giving event. Christmas is one of the rare times that I really think and plan ahead for my gifts AND my gift wrap. In fact, I quite often will buy the majority of my wrapping paper and tissue during the After Holiday sales. Hey, you can’t beat 50-75% off! I also choose a “theme” each year for my gift wrap. I don’t stress about matching everything, but I love coordinated packages under the tree. This year, I am going with a navy blue and silver theme. I also love anything with feathers lately, so I am determined to use the adorable Waffle Flower Crafts Feather More Stamp Set on a lot of my Christmas projects! For my first project, I used the Feather More Stamp set to create my own patterned paper. I stamped feathers from the set all over a basic piece of white cardstock, then I added the little confetti dots from the Holiday Labels – Merry Stamp Set. Can you spot them in the bottom corner of the set? I love little “extras” like this on my sets. The dots really add depth to my patterned paper. Kesti_WF_Gift Wrap2 To create the tag for this little box I stamped the round label from the Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp Set using Silver Delicata ink. While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled extra fine glitter on the stamped image. Kesti_WF_Gift Wrap3 When the image was dry, I die cut it and layered it with a blue cardstock circle. I love how simple and easy this is! I plan to recreate this tag many times for my different packages. (Love that is has space to add my own greeting, too!) Kesti_WF_Gift Wrap4 I used the handy We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board to create my boxes. This punch board is super easy to use, just follow the sizes printed right on the board to make your own adorable boxes. Love how this feather paper turned out! Another tip: try using inexpensive library rings to attach your tags! Cute! Kesti_WF_Gift Wrap5 My second box was also created using the Gift Box Punch Board. This time, I punched glitter paper from Teresa Collins and added some feathers for accents. I stamped and glittered the feathers using the same technique as my first tag. Then, I stamped my cute sentiment and die cut it using the Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp Set and coordinating die: Holiday Label 1 Die. For the outer circle, I used the adorable pierced circle from the Flower Circles Die Set. Thanks for taking a peek at my gift boxes and tags. I’m very inspired by the whole design team and can’t wait to see what else will be shared during this Twelve Days of Gift Giving event! Kim Kesti