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Crate Paper – Willow Lane Gift Tags

Hello, CP friends! Today I’m sharing a set of tags created with the gorgeous Willow Lane collection by Maggie Holmes. Saying I adore this collection is an understatement; the colors, patterns, and unique embellishments are just perfect and suitable for any paper crafting project.

One of my passions is gift wrapping and pretty packaging. I think there is something extra special in adding a personalized touch to your gifts. Today I’m bringing you three gift tags, and I’m also going to share the finished wrapped presents using the new Gift Wrap Book that comes with the collection.

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts
One thing these tags have in common is lots of layers. I started by choosing a background patterned paper, on which I then adhered several other tags and embellishments. The specialty vellum paper with its gold foiling details worked perfectly to bring in some sparkle and soften the overall look of the tags, also adding a more feminine touch.

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts
Don’t you just love those cute little thread bows? I would use them on everything! Same with the gorgeous butterflies from the Flutter patterned paper.

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts
Here I stitched them together to bring in dimension and texture, and arranged them around a sentiment I fussy-cut from the cut-apart sheet.

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts
The third tag was inspired by the pockets that come in the Journaling Ephemera pack. I cut patterned paper to size, created a scalloped edge, and machine-stitched it to the bottom tag to create a pocket, which I then filled with a couple of die-cuts. I also used the Rub-ons to complete my sentiment, and finished it with the lovely sequined flower.

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts
Now onto the finished wrapped boxes. The paper in the Gift Wrap Book is thick and durable, and it comes in gorgeous patterns and colors. All I had to do was choose a ribbon that coordinated with the tags.

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ll feel inspired to personalize your gift wrapping with papers and embellishments from the beautiful Willow Lane collection.


Supplies: Willow Lane – Daydream (344444), Kind Heart (344467), Happy Times (344463), Adore (344445), Friendship (344446), Flutter (344450), Willow (344462), Frolic (344451); Thread Bows (344470); 6×12 Sticker Sheet (344485); Rub-ons (344474): Specialty Foil on Vellum (344468); Gift Wrap Book (344493).

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Crate Paper – Gift Wrapping Idea

Hello, crafty friends! I’m back today with a gift wrapping idea for Crate Paper.

Gift wrapping idea by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Flourish collection. #cratepaper #giftwrapping #1-2-3punchboard #handmade #box

This little box came together rather quickly. Nothing complicated about it. You just need the right tool and a gorgeous collection, such as Flourish. I’m in love with the pretty pattern and soft colors!

I started by making the box with the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board. This tool is all you need if you want to add a special and personalized touch to your gifts. It is also very easy to use, which is definitely a plus, if you ask me 😉

Gift wrapping idea by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Flourish collection. #cratepaper #giftwrapping #1-2-3punchboard #handmade #box

For the box I used the Songbird patterned paper, as I wanted something subtle and delicate. I then picked a teal colored ribbon to close it. The base of the box measures 4”x4”, so it’s pretty big, and the shape would be perfect to wrap cookies or a cupcake, candy, or party favors. I added flower chipboard stickers and some foliage to the top, trying to match the colors to the ones in the patterned paper used for the box. All the embellishments were added to the flaps of the box, so when the recipient opens it everything will stay in place.

Gift wrapping idea by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Flourish collection. #cratepaper #giftwrapping #1-2-3punchboard #handmade #box

Using a craft die from my stash, I also cut out more leaves and just adhered them here and there under the flower clusters. As a finishing touch, I fussy cut a butterfly from the Charming patterned paper and used one of the puffy stickers as my sentiment.

Gift wrapping idea by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Flourish collection. #cratepaper #giftwrapping #1-2-3punchboard #handmade #box

Gift wrapping idea by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Flourish collection. #cratepaper #giftwrapping #1-2-3punchboard #handmade #box

Do you like creating special packaging for your gifts? I would love to hear what your favorite way of wrapping presents is.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

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Altenew – Gift Boxes with Washi Tapes

Gift boxes by @enzamg with @Altenew washi tapes. #washitape #giftboxes #giftwrapping #diy #handmadegiftsEnza here and today I am sharing a fun project featuring the gorgeous Altenew Washi Tapes.

The versatility of this product is amazing; cards, scrapbook layouts, home décor – the possibilities are endless.

Today, I want to show you how I used the Floral Flurries, Dotted, and Monochrome Washi Tapes to decorate handmade gift boxes.

Gift boxes by @enzamg with @Altenew washi tapes. #washitape #giftboxes #giftwrapping #diy #handmadegifts

I started by adhering the washi tapes onto plain cardstock. I picked a pink textured cardstock for the Floral Flurries Washi Tape and a smooth lavender one for the Monochrome design. I then used a cut file to create the boxes.

Next, the flowers for the lids. Again, I used a cut file, but any type of flower would work for this as long as you can create multiple layers to give it dimension.

Here you can see the same plain colored cardstock, the cardstock with washi tape on it and some fussy-cut leaves.

Gift boxes by @enzamg with @Altenew washi tapes. #washitape #giftboxes #giftwrapping #diy #handmadegifts

I created the labels with the Dot Labels Stamp Set and cut them with the coordinating dies. The Crisp Dye Inks I used are Razzleberry for the pink label and Soft Lilac for the lavender one. The sentiments come in the Layered Cupcake Stamp Set.

Gift boxes by @enzamg with @Altenew washi tapes. #washitape #giftboxes #giftwrapping #diy #handmadegifts

The smaller box is almost exactly the same as the bigger one. The only difference is that I used the Dotted Washi Tape for the center of the flower, instead of the same washi tape that I had used for the lid.

Gift boxes by @enzamg with @Altenew washi tapes. #washitape #giftboxes #giftwrapping #diy #handmadegiftsI really enjoy personalizing my gifts. What do you think? Is it something you do or would love to try?

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have a lovely day!