Gift Wrapping with Lorena Cantó

Hi everyone! Lorena here to welcome you to Day 7 of Waffle Flower Crafts Twelve Days of Gift Giving! Hope you’ve enjoyed all the fantastic ideas that have been shared so far. For today, I have two different projects to share: a Christmas gift box and a decorated mini bag that will be perfect for giving away year round. Let’s get started! Lorena PIC 1 I die cut the box and the side panels with my Silhouette Cameo, but it’s a model simple enough to be easily found on stores like The Container Store, the dollar store, crafting stores and such. Just a plain square gift box. Lorena PIC 2And now comes the fun part: decorating it! On the panels I stamped the stars cluster from Bowtiful stamp set in a light mint color and then went in with the holly image from Holiday Labels: Merry stamp set. I wanted to stamp it in two colors, so I performed a little surgery to the stamp to separate the leaves from the berries. This really fastened the stamping a lot! Lorena PIC 3 Next, I tied jute string around the box and finished it with a tag die cut from patterned paper with Surface – Tag Die – Starter Kit and the rectangle from Surface – Tag Die – Scallop Add on. The white embossed sentiment is from A Homemade Christmas stamp set. Lorena PIC 4 Oh, and as a final touch I added a star die cut from Tiny Star die. Lorena PIC 5 The second project is a mini bag embellished with a tag. The round tag with those super cute debossed dots was die cut from Flower Circles die set and layered on a bit of patterned paper. I’m a woman on a mission to stop hoarding pretty patterned paper… Lorena PIC 6 The Feathered More stamp set is perfect for personalizing gift tags! I used the “Friend” sentiment, but you also have Mom, Daughter, Sister, Son and Cousin. Lorena PIC 7 I embellished the tag with the Tiny Star die layered over the Tiny Circle die and finished it with a couple enamel dots and twine. Lorena PIC 8 There you go! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll be back tomorrow to find out what the amazing Katie Gehring has created! Lorena