Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Blog Hop - Create Your Own Gift Wrap - And Video!


{Gift Wrap Created w/ Decorative Papers & 1 Stencil}

"Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year."
- Victor Borge


Helllllloooooo & Happy Holidays!

I hope this finds you safe, warm and feeling incredibly loved. 

Speaking of which - love that is - I can't wait to share with you the latest from the Jessica Sporn Designs Creative Team: a Holiday Blog Hop using her ever-so-lovely Stamps & Stencils. . . .


Not only are we hopping along with Jessica Sporn herself, but also with the following Design Team Elves, er, Artists:


And in the spirit of the Season, there are presents to be had as well! That's right, a total of three (3) lucky winners will win one of the goodies below:

Giveaway #2 Smoochy Ornament handmade by Jessica Sporn

Giveaway #3 Gorgeous Wall Hanging by Denise Alloca
(It even has a little clip for hanging your favorite picture or notes!) 


How cool is that?! All you have to do is leave a comment here - and everywhere else you hop - to be considered. You have until next Monday (12/12, 9 am EST) to put your hat in the ring, and the winners will be announced on Jessica's blog the following day. Good luck!


So what did I do for the Holiday Hop?

I played around with making my own Gift Wrap using decorative papers and just one stencil. I tend to decorate my home in candy colors for Christmas, and this wrapping paper is no exception. I found that Jessica Sporn's Paisley Flower Repeat was the perfect partner for creating elegant patterns on a variety of old 12 x 12 scrapbook papers I had on hand.




Wanna see more? Here are a few detail shots:

Lime green Christmas wrap with a handmade fabric bow
{To make a smaller bow, cut the width in half and adjust the length to your liking}.

Oranges and pinks with Stickles glitter for an "embossed" look. . . .

Teal with Swarovski Crystals. 'Cause every Christmas deserves a bit of Sparkle. 


{Oh, and in case you're wondering. . . . yes, the boxes are all empty! I know, I know. Crazy, right? In the end, they will be for your eyes only}. Thanks for watching, hopping and playing along! 

I wish you much love, luck and magic this Season and always.

Kristin xo

13 comments:

Rebecca Tilinski said...

How fun, Kristen! Thanks for the inspiration! rtilinsk(at)mail.win.org

Kimberlye Richardson said...

This is so beautiful. I've never made my own wrapping paper, but this is such a unique and inspiring project that I may have to give it a try for those special gifts. I love the bright colors and the homemade bow. All of the glitter and stenciling truly made these so beautiful. Thank you for the ideas and for sharing your talent in creating these pieces. I love them all!

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Karen Barber said...

These colors are so great - and not something I would ordinarily think of for Christmas but they totally work. These are stunning!

Sherry Canino said...

What an amazing project. I just love how you created these papers!! Fab video as always my creative friend !! :)

Denise Spillane said...

Wow, so beautiful! I love what you did. And using them for decor is great rather then watching them be ripped apart after all that work. But u am inspired to make some too.

Christine said...

what a fun challenge!

Unknown said...

Darling Christmas ideas. Can't wait to get started. Thank you talented ladies. Now if only my black gesso would arrive in the mail.
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Jean said...

Such a fun idea! THese are so beautiful. Definitely better than store bought!

CLAUDIA said...

Oh I adore this. Thank you for your inspiration. Merry Christmas, Claudia, c21claudia@aol.com

Andrene Smith said...

These are so beautiful and festive! Love the handmade wrapping paper and embellishments! I now have a great way to use up all my bottles of Stickles too :) Thanks for the fabulous video!

Linda Kunsman said...

oooh that is the brightest and most cheerful packages!!! Of course I'd love something inside but truly it makes me so happy just looking at the packaging :)

Terri Corona said...

Oh my gosh - I want a pile of those wrapped gifts under my tree! How could anyone not be happy just looking at them. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Kristin...

Linda said...

Everything is gorgeous! Happy New Year to you and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)