Join us on the INKreator's 'Gift Packaging' Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I cannot believe that it has been over a month since I posted on the blog! Things have been chaotic - we have been away, I've been busy volunteering, we had our INKreator's Holiday Catalogue launch, a week and a bit of 40th birthday celebrations for Ash plus I just got back from the Stampin' Up! On Stage Local event in Melbourne.

I have lots of posts to share over the next few weeks including our launch, some of my favourite holiday products, some Project Life, all the On Stage Local goss plus some sneak peeks of the amazing goodies from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration! Get ready for some bumper crafty goodness! But before then, it's time to get in on the fun of the INKreator's BLOG HOP!

Let's get hopping lovelies! This month our theme is gift packaging, so important now we are heading in to the Holiday season. You may be joining me from the lovely Rochelle's blog, where she created some gorgeous products using the Gift Bag Punch Board. I am continuing on with the Punch Board theme - I have created all of my samples using the Envelope Punch Board! All you need to do is search Envelope Punch Board ideas online and there are hundreds of great tutorials! 


This is such a versatile tool, not only does it create gorgeous envelopes so that you can create envelopes, in our Designer Series Paper, so that they coordinate with your cards, but it has a great range of other uses! I have created a gift bag, a small gift box and a gift card holder. First up is the 'joy' gift bag.


I loved creating the 'joy' gift bag, it was so quick and easy to make using the Envelope Punch Board using the silver snow flake vellum from the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. I then adhered it together using snail, punched two holes at the top and then tied it off using the Silver Cording Trim. To embellish the bag I silver heat embossed the Joy sentiment from the Berry Merry Stamp Set on a Whisper White circle and then mounted it on a larger Silver Glimmer Paper circle. 


Next I created a small gift box using the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper - this little box is perfect to use with Designer Series Paper as you get to see both sides of the paper. Once I created the box (which is the perfect size for chocolate treats or lip stick for example) I punched a hole in the top and tied it off with the Real Red cotton ribbon and the Silver Cording. To embellish the box I used a Silver Metallic Foil Doily, Silver Metallic Thread (I love this look), a punched circle from the Merry Moments paper and a Home for Christmas enamel dot.


My final project is a gift card holder. This is so simple. I used another piece of the Merry Moments paper and then simply followed the Gift Card measurements and instructions that are printed on the Envelope Punch Board! How easy is that! To top it off I made a bow using the Bow Builder punch and a silver sequin! So easy! 

So there you have it - my take on gift packaging! Now you need to head over to our next hopper Michelle, so make sure you head over and check out all of her gorgeous creations! 

Now, if you've missed any of our hoppers here's where you can find them and their brilliant creations:



- Lauren (you are here!)



Have an awesome rest of November and thanks for hopping by! Now stay tuned for lots of blog posts coming up! I'm in the zone! Have a great week, love, Lauren xx

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