Handmade Wrapping Paper

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Being a full time papercrafter means I always have stamps on hand—in all types of styles themes and sizes. So, it’s only natural that I make my own wrapping paper for Christmas, right? One thing I absolutely love about making my own things is they're so original and OOAK; and, homemade things can’t be found anywhere else. I bought this brown Kraft wrapping paper at the dollar store, and I already had the stamps, ink, and twine on hand. So I’m super excited that this entire project was only $1.00.
The stamps I used to create these two types of wrapping paper are made by the awesome, Martha Stewart. One of the sets is a year or two old, and the other is brand new for X-mas 2012. I was lucky enough to find these in the store—and when I find Martha Stewart stamps in the craft store I ALWAYS buy them; namely, because I can use my 50% off coupon and get it cheap. Plus, Martha Stewart stamps are basically like collectors’ items because once these items come out they don’t come out again, and they end up being sold for double or triple on ebay. To view the stamp sets I used click here and the other set is so rare that I couldn't even find a link for it online :/
I had a lot of fun making this Christmas wrapping paper—I think I’m going to make a few more designs and pass them out to my loved ones. I’m sure they’ll like that. 

20 comments:

  1. Hello!!
    I do the same! Your stamps are amazing! I have some handmade ones, aleo very pretty, but quite small.
    And I have gone even further - I saved all the brown wrapping paper from IKEA that I used for wrapping the glass items before taking it home safely. It is not completely straight, but I think it gives it some personality :)

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  2. Simple but elegant - I really like your style.

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  3. Love this, such a great way to save on wrapping. Great tutorial. Looks great and is easy to make :)

    Catriona
    xx

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    1. Thanks Catriona! for sure--simply and easy!! :-D

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  4. Love this idea! I would never even think to do this, thanks!

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  5. Such a great idea!! I would totally do this if I wasn't lazy and actually wrapped gifts, but instead I put them in gift bags. lol

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    1. Actually putting them in bags is a great idea, LOL. Perhaps if I'm super busy by the time I need to wrap, I'll just shove them in bags too. hehe. Thanks for commenting Sara!

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  6. Gr8 eco wrapping paper :))
    So beutiful ♥

    xx Brabora

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  7. This is such pretty paper! Almost a shame to rip up,

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  8. Love this, Nicole! I've never thought to make our own wrapping paper with stamping. I've had the kids finger paint draw for wrapping paper art, but they'd love to do stamping too. =0)
    Thanks for yet another great post.
    ~Kim
    PS - I'm excited that you're the featured blogger for this week's Meet & Greet hop!!!

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  9. Your wrapping paper is awesome! What a great idea to use stamps!

    I'm your newest follower from the Blog Hop!
    http://printablewisdom.blogspot.com

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  10. This is really beautiful!!
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hi, I'm a new follower from the hop and I love your blog! It's so pretty and filled with awesome goodness. :) This wrapping paper is so cute, I totally want to try this.

    xo,
    Kristin
    aboutagirl.ca

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  12. That is very creative and I can make as much as I need for each holiday or birthday. Perfect! I'm so glad I stopped by from 2 just B you.

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