December Daily - Day 19 - Gift Wrapping
Gift wrapping is a one-night job. I like to get it all done at once. I grab all the empty cardboard boxes that I've been saving all year; shoe boxes, paper boxes, shipping boxes, etc, my wrapping paper, bow, ribbon and tape and go to town.
Sometimes I wonder what my gift wrapping "regime" will be when I'm older. Will I use a table instead of the floor? Will I only have 3 rolls of wrapping paper instead of an entire rubbermaid bin? Will I stop using bows and ribbon? Will I use only one color? Will I be able to use only "3 pieces of sticky tape?"
My entire page. I only had one picture that I really wanted to showcase so I kept it at one.
I had fun with this one. I added a bunch of embellishments to this one that I thought fit the "wrapping paper" theme. For instance, the red striped paper looked like wrapping paper to me.
Left side of the top of the page: I used a couple different embellishments here: a circle die cut (I can't remember the brand) that I stamped with a stamp from Ali's kit, a "Do Not Open Before" tag, a plastic star from Ali's kit and a circle puffy sticker, also from Ali's kit.
It was so much fun to layer these embellishments together. I just happened to find something that fit together like a T and fit the page so perfectly.
I put my journalling directly on some empty space on the wall. Then I added an Ali stamp in the corner with a red-striped sticker with a red puffy heart in the middle (all Ali's kit).
I wasn't originally going to add anything on the page but the black interior of the cardboard box was distracting so I added some embellishments to it to fill the space.
I also ended up adding the red glitter tape to the corners (simulating ribbon on a package.
I didn't really intend on making the page look like a wrapped gift but it ended up going in the direction.
I love when that happens. I love when it all turns out and ends up being something that I think is cute and proud of.