Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wrap It Up!

Hi everyone! Ron from Club Scrap here with another last minute Christmas idea - last week you'll remember that I was busy working on my Christmas cards. I'm happy to report that those are done and finally in the mail! So this week, I'm wrapping a few gifts. I only have a few gifts to wrap this year, but I wanted to make sure that they look nice and sort of match my Christmas cards (hey, I'm a paper crafter and those things are important to me - but then, I really don't have to explain that to you folks, right?!?!). This idea will work for Christmas, or any other time that you need to wrap a gift quickly!

So first up, home-made gift tags - really easy with a sheet of CS paper, a pair of scissors and a hole punch! I used a sheet of Full Circle Green, but any color will do, really. Here's how I cut my tags:

These tags are 1.5x3, so you can get 32 from 1 sheet of 12x12 with no waste! Start by cutting a 12x12 at 9, 6 and 3. Then stack 2 strips and cut at 10½, 9, 7½, 6, 4½, 3, and 1½. Repeat with the other 2 stacked strips. Quick as a wink, 32 rectangles!

Once you've got all the tags cut, use your scissors to cut the corners off of 2 edges so that it resembles a manilla tag - don't fret over it being perfect, these are small enough to just 'eyeball' the cut. Next, punch a hole in the tag.

I stamped a snowflake on the tag (making sure to stamp partially off the tag, just for interest), using the CS Pigment White ink pad.

To wrap my gifts, I decided on plain brown kraft paper this year - it matches my cards and I really like the look - I buy it by the roll at the office store and use it as wrapping paper all the time! For ribbon, I went to my trusty baker's twine - just enough of a holiday look for me, but really - grosgrain, satin, twine, raffia, yarn - they all work and I've used them at various times in the past. The kraft paper really goes with anything - one of the reasons it's my 'go to' wrapping paper in a pinch!

And here's the finished gift - simple, but elegant, I think!

Okay, it's time for another "12 Days of Giveaways!" We'll give away a Club kit to one lucky winner, chosen at random, from those who write comments on today's post, through midnight (CS/Central time), each day.

Today's prize is a Bon Appetit Club Stamp Kit with Project. To qualify for this giveaway, simply leave a comment below, by midnight tonight (Thursday, Dec. 20th). A winner will be chosen at random and will be announced here tomorrow morning.

Now go and create something wonderful - then wrap it up and give it to someone you love! Happy Holidays!!!

54 comments:

  1. I love the simpleness of the wrapping. It is elegant and beautiful at the same time. That speaks volumes of how you feel about the person you are giving it to. Shows caring and love. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Great idea, never thought to use Bakers twine!

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  3. Ron, love the tags. Thanks for the cutting directions. Fast and easy, but very good looking.
    Merry Christmas, Stef

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  4. Really cute! I made my cards and will post them in Julie's thread in the next few days - Thanks Ron!

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  5. Clean and simple, with the personal touch

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  6. Ron, LOVE it simple and beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  7. So very simple and elegant....thank you for sharing!!!

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  8. Ron, your tag making process is a lot simpler than mine, which involves cleaning off a large surface,then hunting for my Sissix and dies! I think I'll use your method this year - heck, I could even assign tag making to my kids. Thanks for the ideas!

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  9. Ron this recipe is terrific - thank you so much for sharing.

    AnnetteD

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  10. Ron
    TERRIFIC POST!! It is a great reminder that handmade doesn't mean that you have to take HOURS to do something. This can be done much quicker than it would take one to run to a store to buy gift tags!
    A couple of things things I might add to your post. To make the process even faster - and to satisfy anyone who wants to be sure everything is perfectly matched - one could use a corner rounder on two ends. I have some holiday themed brads that I bought some time ago that would be perfect for use in the "hole". And finally, while browsing thru Walmart the other day I found a skein of yarn that reminded me very much of bakers twine. It was white, red and green. I picked it up to use to wrap the candies that I make at holiday time, but it would also be perfect for use in wrapping gifts as you have shown here.
    Merry Christmas, my friend.

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  11. I planned to do homemade tag for homemade kitchen-y type gifts and then never got around to doing the kitchen-y gifts (who really needs more cookies anyways right?)

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  12. Ron, your tags turned out great. Thanks for the idea.

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  13. These are so pretty! Thanks for the idea!

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  14. You guys have been posting the funnest ideas these last couple weeks! I'm so inspired! Thanks, Ron!

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  15. Love the simplicity of them! They look terrific!

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  16. Ron, I love the look of your gift! Thanks to my snow day, maybe I can get the tree up AND my gifts wrapped. But wait, that would be assuming that I have my Christmas shopping done. :(

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  17. Love the cutting charts that CS offers. Thanks Ron for a great tag idea.

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  18. Ron! I love it! So simple and elegant. Thanks for the tag formula, too...you can be sure I'll be using that in the future. Merry Christmas!

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  19. Great idea, Ron! Very elegant! I love the idea of matching the tags, cards and wrapping paper. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!

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  20. Such an easy way to spruce up the Christmas packages. If I start now, I might have them done for next year. I actually have everything wrapped for this year.

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  21. Very cool idea, Ron ... and to be even thriftier... any time my GHM purchases come in a box with kraft paper stuffing, I save those pieces! Never have to buy kraft on a roll... These sheets are already "pre-crinkled" for me, giving them an automatic distressed look! Running an ink pad over the crinkles adds a bit of color to the package...

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  22. Great ideas for the tags and wrapping

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  23. Beautiful and elegant Ron - I am a firm believer in less is more! You did say that gift was for me, right?

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  24. So simple and so CUTE! CS, if you decided to stock big reels of red bakers twine, I would totally buy one. Just sayin'.

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  25. I mean red and white bakers twine.

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  26. Thanks for the tip on the tags, I'm going to stop searching for mine and go with you suggestion. It has to save time since I've wasted 2 days trying to locate mine, LOL.

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  27. Great job Ron! You can never go wrong with brown kraft and baker's twine!

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  28. Great idea for easy, wonderful gift tags. I may never have to buy gift tags again. I also would buy red and white bakers twine.

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  29. What a great idea...going to put this on my to-do list for next year. :)

    Deb in Hawai'i

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  30. I just started wrapping today, so this is a perfect idea as well as timely for me.
    PS I LOVE the Bon Appetit project, hopefully I will get picked for this one!
    Cathy Gray

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  31. Love it Ron! I need to do my wrapping this weekend, so I'm stealing this idea!

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  32. Thanks for the great idea!
    Lisa K

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  33. I've been rubber-stamping on Kraft paper for most of my wrapping paper this year. Snowflakes, Santas, trees, etc.... it's turning out very nice. Tying it with the twine is a great idea.... I haven't put ribbons on them yet. :)

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  34. I must finish my wrapping this weekend, so your idea is timely as well as inspired! It did occur to me that one could stamp the white snowflakes, say, randomly on the 12"x12" sheet before cutting to really save time. If you use a dark pen for the To/From, it wouldn't matter where the snowflakes were.
    Beth Moran

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  35. Thanks so much Ron for the idea. I love it when there is a formula with little or no waste. Perfect timing too.
    Marian Biegel

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  36. Simple but beautiful. Love this.

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  37. Great idea Ron - I think I'll CASE it!

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  38. Good Idea and Quick to make!!

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  39. Nice idea for any plain paper!

    Marilyn

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  40. You're so clever Ron! Thank you for sharing another great idea. I think I'm going to have to stop buying those cute layered tags that Costco sells and make my own.

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  41. I love the cute tags! what a great way to use extra paper. thanks!

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  42. Great idea for tags and twine.

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  43. Way to go Ron, love the tags idea. I also like the look of kraft paper wrapping. Nice job.

    Pat Czaplicki

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  44. Love it Ron! I use kraft paper for wrap all the time! Mostly by recycling paper grocery bags :) Love your tags too!

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  45. Love the tags Ron.

    Beth Corn

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  46. Great share! Thanks so much for the easy Tag instructions as well.

    Blessings,
    Melitta

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  47. Thanks for the directions and measurements. What a great idea and how fast. Thanks for all the ideas.

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  48. simple, but beautiful. Love it! Thanks for sharing Ron!

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  49. very nice and simple idea Ron. Thanks for sharing!

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