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Creative Gift Packaging Ideas

Creative Gift Packaging Ideas

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Do you struggle at this time of year with creative gift packaging ideas?

Today the Creation Station team has a blog hop filled with creative packaging and gift gifting ideas.

Creative gift packaging can mean all sorts of things.  A few things that come to mind are tags, bows, and boxes.

I thought I would show you a little of each today and one is a fun project you can create in no time that can serve as an ornament and a pretty embellishment to a package.


Wreath Ornament 

Every year my mother places a new Christmas ornament on each of our packages and they are so pretty hanging from the gifts.

I wanted to use her idea as my inspiration to get started.  Then I found a fun idea on Pinterest and ran with it.

A simple wreath created using Ball Jar Lids. It’s SO fun and EASY!



Creating the Wreath 

You only need a few supplies to get started and embellishing the wreath can be very simple.

Here are the supplies you will need to create the wreath:

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How To Create the Wreath

  1. Simply take any burlap ribbon or in my case the Kraft rope ribbon, and begin by placing a little hot glue inside the jar lid to hold your ribbon in place.  Once you have gone around the entire lid, wrap a few more times to create a finished look.  Hot glue will keep the ribbon in place.
  2. Wrap a piece of Bakers Twine or Gold thread so you can hang your wreath from a Christmas tree or your gift packaging.
  3. Be creative with embellishing.  I used the Pretty Pines thinlits to create the pine needles at the top of one the wreaths.  Then I finished off the wreath using Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim to create the bow.

Creative Gift Packaging, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!


I used the Holly Builder Punch to create the holly leaves for the other wreath.  Very simple, yet elegant.

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Quick & Simple  Gift Tag

One of my go to products from the Holiday Catalog this year has been the White Gift Boxes.  They are the perfect size and easy to embellish.


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The best part of these boxes are the clear belly band that comes with each box.

The boxes measure 3″ all around.  I took a 3″ x 12″ piece of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate and wrapped inside of the clear belly band.  It was a perfect fit and gave this box a little more fancy.

Creating the Tag

  • Adhere a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3″ x 3″) to the top of the box (over the clear belly band).
  • Stamp a few pines onto the Whisper White using Garden Green and Pear Pizzaz inks using the Christmas Pines stamp set.
  • Create pine needles using the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Attach to the Whisper White cardstock using a glue gun.

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  • Create a tag by using the Lots of Labels Framelits with your Big Shot.
  • Stamp the greeting from the Christmas Pines stamp set using Whisper White Craft ink.  Heat emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Punch a small hole at the top.
  • Wrap the Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta ribbon into a bow a few times and attach to box using a glue gun.
  • Attach Gold thread to the tag and thread a few of the Mini Jingle Bells to the thread.  Attach tag to box with a glue gun.

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What Will You Create?

While I’ve only given you a few ideas for creative gift packaging I hope these inspire you to be creative when it comes time to wrap those gifts.

As always… enjoy the process.  It’s the love behind the packaging that means the most.


Time to Hop Along

Now enjoy a few more packaging ideas from the Creation Station Designers. Simply click the next button and hop along!

Is there anything better than enjoying a Sunday of inspiration?  As you enjoy these, I’ll be putting up the Christmas tree with the family.  We will blast the Christmas music, I will sing loudly…. and the kids will put ornaments up FASTER.  Works every year!

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Creative Gift Packaging, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!



End of Year Close Out Sale 

Click the photo below and see all the GOODIES on sale.


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New Tutorial Available

The December Tutorial is now available.

Purchase $50 in my Online Store in December and get the tutorial FREE.

SUBSCRIBERS: Tutorial was emailed on Saturday, December 3rd. Email me if you DID NOT receive it.

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Document Your December 


Hello December Online Class, Stampin' Up!

Are you ready to document the most wonderful time of year through memory keeping?

You may remember last year I offered a Hello December Online Class sharing daily photo, journaling and title prompts to help you create a magical keepsake for years to come.

I’m excited to offer this class again. YAY YAY YAY!!!

Before you click the link to read more about it… I want to tell you a few things….

If you purchase the following products from my Online Store you can receive the tutorial FREE.

Click HERE to learn more about the Hello December Online Class!


Happy Sunday!



Do You Think Outside the Box?

Do You Think Outside the Box?


As a crafter it’s not always easy to think outside the box.  We see the product, we use it for it’s purpose and BAM…we are done! 


Or maybe you get stuck in a crafting nightmare (or RUT whichever you feel best describing it) and do the SAME thing over and over.

Today I want you to think outside of the box using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  Jump out of your comfort zone and create with me something that we can use in a few different ways.  


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Stampin’ Up! continues to bring innovative products that we can use to create amazing gifts for friends and family.   One of my favorites this past year was the Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags.  Then this year our newest addition is the Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bag.  I love that you can use these in the traditional use of a treat bag OR get creative and create a different size bag to fit your special treats in.  


I went a step further with the Chevron bag and created a pouch.  


Create with Me!

  • Using the Scallop Circle Framelit in your Circle Framelit collection, cut a scallop circle using one Chevron Bag and your Big Shot. 
  • Place a treat in the middle between the two scallops.  Make sure that you are not going to over stuff the bag.  
  • Place ribbon at the top so the treat can hang from something or you can skip this step. 
  • Using a sewing machine, sew the two Scallop Circles together. I used a zig zag stitch to make it more noticeable.  
  • Using Hello Honey cardstock, stamp the large sunburst image using Hello Honey ink.  Cut the image out using the Big Shot and Circle Framelits.  
  • Using a piece of Whisper White cardstock and Mossy Meadow ink, stamp the leaf image and fussy cut the leafs.  
  • Using another piece of Whisper White cardstock stamp the greeting with Hello Honey ink and then cut the image out using one of the Chalk Talk Framelits. 

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  • Using Whisper White cardstock stamp the dotted word image using Blackberry Bliss ink and cut the image out using the Project Life Cards & Labels. 


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Kinda Eclectic stamp set, Think outside the box, Stampin' Up!, Display Stamper Conventionåç

  • Using dimensionals adhere all of the layers onto scalloped treat bag as shown in the photo.  
  • Now it’s time to give away your beautiful treat bag. 


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Ready to create your own? See the supplies for this project below and order them today in my Online Store!

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After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

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