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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!

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Crate Paper – Easter Party Favors

Easter is fast approaching, and like almost every year, we’ll have the family over to celebrate. One of the things I love to do is make party favors for our guests to take home. It is a way to thank them for coming and let them know how grateful we are they are in our lives. Today I am sharing a simple note card/envelope bag set and an embellished paper cone to fill with chocolate eggs.


I started with the flat envelope bag. I used a gorgeous patterned paper from the Flourish collection to die-cut the template. You can achieve the same look by adhering patterned paper onto a glassine or paper bag. I decorated it with a card from the cut-apart sheet, which I layered with dark patterned paper to separate it from the background, and an adorable mini tassel and some twine. I also added a pink paper tassel to the top right corner, and a fussy-cut flower as a bottom layer. Before adhering everything down, I placed a piece of gold floral washi tape all around the envelope for extra interest.


The coordinating note card is slightly smaller than the envelope. I layered a few patterned papers and secured them with some stitching. Again, I used elements from the cut-apart sheet; their size worked perfectly for this. I finished it off with decorative trim and pink ribbon, which I doubled up to make it more durable.


I tried to keep the same color scheme for the cone. I used gold patterned paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad, and embellished it with decorative trim all around the top edge. To bring in the same patterns, I cut three banners out of the papers I had used for the note card, and layered them with pop dots for dimension. I covered the top portion of the banners with a fussy-cut butterfly and sentiment stickers, and added twine underneath it.

I can’t wait to make more of these for our Easter celebration! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to give it a try.

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Altenew – Gift Tags with Our Family Scrapbook Collection

Hello, everyone!

Enza here and today I am sharing a couple of gift tags featuring the beautiful Our Family Scrapbook Collection.

I love making tags; not only because they can be a lovely handmade addition to any gift, but they are versatile enough to be used as an embellishment on a scrapbook page or a card. I always start by choosing the patterned paper for the background and collect all the possible embellishments I can use.

For the first tag, I went with a floral patterned paper, which I backed with heavy white cardstock to make it more durable. I watercolored the same image from the Build-A-Flower: Coral Charm Stamp Set twice, trying to match the colors with the ones in the background. I also cut some banners to use as a layering element. The “love” chipboard sticker included in the collection fit perfectly on top of the flowers. I adhered everything down with foam adhesive for dimension and finished the tag with enamel dots and blue ribbon.

The second tag is very similar to the first in terms of design but has a different color scheme. The background is more neutral and allowed for some stamping. I used the little flowers from the same set, which I stamped with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Moon Rock color. Very subtle but still noticeable.

I layered one of the stickers from the Our Family Collection with patterned paper and adhered it down with foam adhesive. The floral embellishment came from the same sticker sheet, and I also used washi tape to create some separation from the background. I finished the tag with twine.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope these tags have inspired you to use the Our Family Scrapbook Collection in a fun way.