Friday, December 4, 2009

day 5...wrapping it up!

well...now I see photos...

GEEZ...

That wasn't an earthquake...

it was me saying BAD words...
My parents are probably flipping around in their graves wondering where I ever heard those nasty words...

Anyway...I know for sure I don't need a stress test...
the OLD ticker must be OK!
and..
Persistence pays off...
FINALLY...success!!
she said with her fingers crossed...


So day 5...wrapping it up.
I hope you've had fun...I sure have...
well not this morning, but you guys are so worth it!!

THANKS for all the comments...
I appreciate each & EVERY ONE OF them & YOU!

Tieing into the title of this post...

today's offerings are altered wrappings...
simply done & very cheap...inexpensive...

no...cost effective...
I like that much better...
and you can use up those scraps in the process.

Hobby Lobby has their holiday wrappings on sale this week...
50%off...
perfect timing for me!

So here's one little gift container...
it's generic...
but it has huge potential...





By adding just a few scraps of Maya Road crochet trim, left over stamped polka dot cardstock, a black cardstock scrap, some Maya Road gingham ribbon and a tim type charm...


it can easily be transformed & personalized to this...




Next, I picked up these cute boxes @ HL too...
50 cents each...
I LIKE that!
Again...they're OK, but they need some help...



So, for a December birthday gift...

I added a scrap of wide polka dot ribbon,
a Maya Road felt beaded flower, which I covered with rock candy distress stickles,

a stamped stem, some leaves(on grungepaper) & the NEW tiny heart trinket pin from Maya Road.

The leaves were added with the cutie tiny attacher...

ah...
Much better...



And here's another...
a generic square box...
but with a great base color for inking & stamping...

I pulled this out of the archives, but I think Michael's & Hobby Lobby always have them in stock...



I started by lightly inking the lid with brushed corduroy, then I stamped the polka dots with fired brick distress ink.

I used the gold paint dabber to edge around the top of the lid...

a little touch...
but the details do matter...a LOT...

The holly is stamped with jet black archival on grungepaper, cut out & inked with peeled paint & fired brick, then covered with rock candy distress stickles...

Next, using jet black archival, I inked the text stamp, layed it flat on my table & pressed each edge of the box lid onto the stamp.

It's so easy to get your stamping straight that way.

Next, I checked to see what scraps were available...
the red is jillibean & the black is graphic45....

I added those to the top of the lid, stamped a few scrolls...

and added my holly.

There wasn't room for the whole saying, so I chopped it apart & used just the words that fit...

A little pen stitching around the edge...
some accent dots...

I LOVE the Sakura glaze pen in black...

The finishing touch is a row of black pearls...
from Hero Arts.

Pretty quick & easy too...




Here's a look @ the stamped sides of the lid...

another small detail, but that makes it look more finished, I think...




So there you have it...
3 simple gift presentation ideas...
wrapping it up....

Drumroll...the winner chosen from yesterday's comments is...

pooky said...

Yummy!!!!!!!! What a cool idea! I have a jar just like that but no candle.......hmmmm...could use for buttons or something? thanks for the chance to win some goodies!Happy Holidays!


CONGRATS pooky...you have until 11am tomorrow to contact me with your mailing info...since this post is LATE...




N0w about that GREAT PRIZE...

How would you like a

ONE





HUNDRED (100.00)





DOLLAR





GIFT CERTIFICATE for...



I TOLD YOU...

What an awesome prize...





You can Christmas shop for...

YOU...

thanks to Heidi & Terra!!

Get yourself some art supplies...

something you've had your eye on...

whatever you NEED...

or just a total splurge...

I hope the winner will post & tell us what they chose...

MANY THANKS to Simon Says Stamp...

for being so generous!!!


We'll draw the winner @ 7am on Monday morning...
A simple comment is all it takes...
your odds are much better here than the LOTTO!


So...CHEERS!!!

Here's to 490 more posts.

THANKS AGAIN!

make art!

wendy

173 comments:

Dianal said...

Great gift wrapping ideas Wendy ... sorry you had so much difficulty trying to get your blog up but it was well worth the wait ... I've loved all your projects this week. Thanks for a great week!!!! What a wonderful giveaway from Simon Says .....

divester said...

I am going to Hobby Lobby to get me some boxes - what a cute idea. What you could do with $100 to spend at Simon Says- WOW

Colleen said...

Those gift wrapping ideas look so great. thanks for sharing all of the inspiration this week.

ttfranz said...

I adore those boxes!!! I am on my way to a weekend crop and you have added several projects for me to complete...LOVE IT!! I would love to win that fantastic gift certificate...wowie!! Thanks for a chance to win :)

Sharon said...

Well...if I were to win...I'd get some of the missing stamp sets from my studio 490 collection...and some of the cute Maya Road trinket pins...I really love the ideas of how to "dress" something up. We don't take enough time for each other in this culture of ours...art slows us down, feeds the soul, and brings joy to another's heart! At the end of the day...it's about letting each other know that we are loved. Seems to me that gets lost when people are rushing around to get "the perfect gift"! The perfect gift...is always love and cannot be bought...You keep saying that your gifts are cheap...or you correct that...and say inexpensive. They are neither. Time is the most valuable thing any of us have...especially since none of us have any idea of how much of it we really have. The largest gamble in this life is to spend your time on another. The most precious of gifts. So, whatever you do in this season of lights, remember to give a little of yourself to those that you love. Love is the only gift that, once given, cannot be returned or exchanged. Blessings to all.

Kathleen said...

I love the way you dressed up the boxes! I always have these generic packagings, but never seem to have the inspiration needed! Thanks for the once again amazing inspiration, Wendy!!!!!

SusanK said...

We no longer exchange gifts but I might just have to make some of these to have on hand for other occasions. Love 'em! Would love to win that humongous gift cert from Simon Says. I have lots of plans for some neat stuff that's been on my wish list for a long time!

Craftypagan said...

What fantastic boxes!! I always totally enjoy your tutorials and all the inspiration you give us! I went and bought some candles after seeing your fab candle gifts:) Wow $100 at Simon Says!! HUGE! I love their store and their challenges and just everything so I would love to win! Who wouldn't love that amount of money to have a big splurge! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Rowena

crafty creations said...

Wow - what a transformation - stunning - thanks for sharing your talent with us - its been a great week

x Hilda

Nancy said...

*smacking my forehead* What a great idea, dressing up packaging like this! So simple, so elegant! Thank you! We'll be giving a number of requested gift cards as gifts this year - now, they won't arrive looking like gift cards. Cool!!

Thanks, too, to Heidi & Terra - aren't they just the best??? I am so glad I met them on the cruise, too. Wonderful women with a great online store!

Barbara Wilson said...

I love how you dressed up those boxes. We don't have Hobby Lobby here but I'm sure I can find some boxes that will work. Thanks for more terrific ideas! Love em!

Erica - CopperSunSilverMoon said...

I love the boxes - gorgeous!
Wow - $100 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp would be a dream!...*shhh...don't wake me yet*

Scrapthat said...

Fabulous ideas Wendy! I love the pillow boxes and you fancied them perfectly (of course.)
Oh pick me please!!Pick me!! After just a few of Tim's tags postings I NEED supplies!!! LOL

jan said...

Cheers to you too Wendy! Your embellishments make all the difference in the world, just charming! And the distress stickles? Very festive! I am making a list to spend at the store!

Joyce said...

Now where is that box with all those little boxes? LOL Great idea for dressing up a box. Another light bulb moment for me. And what an awesome prize - it won't take me long to spend $100. Thanks again for the ideas!

KAT said...

Wendy your gift wrapping is awesome and very timely for those of us who have not started wrapping yet - well at least I'm almost done shopping!

Thanks for sharing your grungy Christmas gift ideas with us this year!!!

Ms. Cheryl said...

CHEERS
Love the boxes, who'd a thought it. Thanks, ms.cheryl

Debby said...

Love the gift box!! I may have one of those in my stash and that would be perfect for a gift certificate for my daughter. Will be a busy weekend hopefully making art since it is arctic cold outside! Thank you so much for your inspiration and here's to the next 490 posts. Thanks to Simon Says Stamps too for such a great prize to offer. Good luck to all who play!

carpediem said...

What a week Wendy! Fabulous projects and ideas....loved them all! Many thanks for putting in so much time and effort!!! Have a great weekend!

pta4him said...

Wow! I love these ideas for gift boxes. They could be done even before the shopping was done.

Carole said...

These ideas are so wonderful - your creativity made something simple absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you for such great ideas and thanks for a chance to win a great prize !!

lotsa scrap said...

That grand prize would really be the icing on the cake! Those decorated boxes are the kind I grab and save back to use again next Christmas.

Helen said...

I just love that box - it looks so special. Good to see you got to blog eventually,

Tona said...

Wow! I love what you did with every package! It's just amazing the difference of adding a few extra items makes. You have really inspired me this week. I even bought more tile yesterday because I was so pleased at how the set set turned out.

debb said...

Once again - simply amazing!!! I have so many containers and boxes waiting around to be altered...(now if I only had the gifts to put in them!!) Glad the gremlins left the internet....

ScrappyPam said...

"Here's to 490 more posts."

Hear, hear! Thanks for all of your inspiration!

Jeanne said...

Hurray for Wendy for sticking with it on a bad blog day, and for more great ideas. And hurray to Simon Says Stamp for being so generous!

Nancy Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing all your cool artwork. It is very inspiring. WOW is all I can say. Also a big WOW to Simon Says Stamp.....how generous of them. Happy Holidays everyone.

scrappin-scrappin said...

$100 gift certificate!!!! WOW Simon Says Stamp!!! So nice of them! Glad you finally got everything to go through! Not fun starting out mornings like that!!!
Thanks Wendy for the ideas!!!

pickles99 said...

wendy ... i'd be happy with one of your boxes...empty! Gorgeous! it's snowing here in houston, tx which is unheard of and it's way early in the season, so i'm feelin' lucky!

thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas,
linda :0) :0)

Far North said...

Terrific wrapping ideas...thanks so much in the midst of these overstuffed days...You are the Best!

Michele said...

Love your ideas. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

borcherding said...

My god it's official...you ARE better than Martha! ;-) GREAT stuff woman!!!

Nina said...

Wow. Love, love these ultra cool ideas. I love that you had a great box or gift card holder to begin with and made something just totally ridonculus. Lovely!

Yup, definitely hoping for more lovely posts and projects from your lovely blog!

Happy holidays!

*hugs*
Nina from the Philippines

Traci said...

great idea for generic boxes.....so fun! I am running out soon to get some now with all the ideas swirling around in my head! Thank you for a weeks' worth of wonderful ideas!

Elaine said...

Enjoyed the week - full of ideas!

Dawn (dmh) said...

I would, I would, I would!
I could do some Christmas shopping with that!
It has been fun, prize or no prize.
I love your projects. You have some wonderful ideas. I can not wait to try a few of them.
Happy Anniversary Wendy and Happy Holidays to you and all.
:)
Dawn

Lori said...

Holy Crow! How generous! Thanks for all the gift ideas, Wendy! Loved them! Here's to another 490!

Dawn (dmh) said...

Oops almost forgot.
Congratulations to
Pooky.
Sorry for the extra post.
Cheers
:)
Dawn

Jayne said...

I'm looking forward to the next 490 posts. A gift that I give to myself is coming here for all your fabulous ideas. Thanks, Wendy, for all you are and all you do.

Dawn said...

WOW, $100 that would be GRAND! I would use it to complete my Studio 490 collection! Wendy you have such FAB ideas,
Hugs from the beach
Dawn

Sandra said...

wonderful projects Wendy! Thanks for the fun!
Sandra

RobinG said...

Fantabulous ideas Wendy...taken the ordinary ho hum boxes & such to make them absolutly stunning!! Hope you have a great weekend...

Jennie said...

oh i cant wait to make all these wonderful things you have shown us. I would love to win something. Cant wait.

Anita said...

Another day of amazing projects. I love seeing how you fix premade boxes and dress them up.

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

Your gift wrappings look wonderful! I this they are simply gorgeous. I have several of the boxes I've gotten at Michaels and I think I'll decorate them as you suggest. But, I think I'll add little wooden feet, maybe line the inside with paper or a padded fabric bottom. This way it turns it into a little treasure box, two gifts in one.

Elaine Allen

Natalie said...

ohhhhh wendy!! your creativity is enormous. you make me jealous. in a good way :D

natalie

Brenda said...

What great boxes. Why can't I look at boxes and see that? Would love to win the gift certificate.

Kim said...

Again amazing ideas!!! Thanks for all of the fun giveaways!!

Renee said...

Argh....comment just blew up.

Anyway....I've really enjoyed this week. Thanks for taking the time to share all these ideas.

Here's hoping I can share that great prize with some friends for Christmas!!!

Have a great weekend!

Heidi said...

It's the litle details that count, and boy did you make them count BIG! Thank you for sharing your passion for art with us. Some days, it's just the spark that's needed! Enjoy your weekend.

Karen S. said...

Wendy,
I love the gift containers and the box is awesome!!!! Thanks so much for a fun week! I love Simon Says Stamp!!! They send your items fast and the service is excellent!!! Good luck to all!!!

WheatLDee said...

I love the little gift boxes - they are so cute and somehing I think I could get done (how great is that) and what an amazing & generous prize from your BFFs at Simon Says. Thank you for keeping us inspired during this busy, busy season!

Alisa said...

This is the best yet. Heading over to my local HL this weekend for sure. Thanks Wendy!

Erin Glee said...

Those gift boxes ARE the gift, not a box to put a gift in they are so cool!
Thank you to the generous "Simon Says Stamp" for the certificate Giveaway, and to Wendy for doing this fun Giveaway on your ROCKIN" blog!

kkaisu said...

Another day of great ideas! Thank you.

Cyndy said...

Thanks for a wonderful week of great ideas!

photoscrapper said...

The Simon Says site is GREAT. Thanks for sharing it. Love the gift wrap ideas. Digging in my stash now for containers

Karen Ellis said...

Love the wrapping ideas!! TFS them ... The box is FANTASTIC! Off to check out Simon Says Stamp!

Carol said...

YEAH!!! Glad you finally got your post up because the little gift boxes are the best!!! You Rock!!!

Becky T. said...

OMG! $100! OMG! I just spent that much this week trying to keep up with Tim. It's not easy when all the goodies are so yummy! Specially your ideas... LOVE THEM!!!!!!! :-)

craftlyn said...

You have inspired me to jazz up some basic boxes! Thanks for that, Wendy, and the generosity of you and Simon says Stamp for the giveaway!!

Donna said...

Now that is wonderful, the package can now be part of the gift. I love the box and am off to find some to make. Thanks Wendy for all the wonderful ideas!

susan said...

I'm glad you finally got the pictures up...it was so worth the wait. It's magic how you turned such simple boxes into such wonderful little packages. Who cares what goes inside....the packages are too cool.

Thanks for sharing these great ideas. I can certainly use the help when it comes to wrapping gifts. My friend is always telling me that it's all in the presentation.

If I win the gift certificate, I already know I'm buying some more of your stamps so I can make more of the great projects in your book and on your blog.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

The boxes look fabulous!
I'm just finishing up my coasters (thank you for the amazing idea...the perfect gift for someone who is hard to buy for).

Karen S. said...

Wendy,
We love all the gift boxes!!!! Thanks so mucj for a fun week!!! I can't imagine winning this wonderful prize--I think OMG what to pick. I love everything you do and thanks so much for sharing!!!

Karen S. said...

Wendy,
We love all the gift boxes!!!! Thanks so mucj for a fun week!!! I can't imagine winning this wonderful prize--I think OMG what to pick. I love everything you do and thanks so much for sharing!!!

scrapnrn said...

These ideas are so cute, the last gift box is my favorite. The prize is awesome too. congrats and thank you.

Miss Iowa said...

I suppose winning twice in one week would be comparable to being struck twice by lightning, but it has been known to happen! I love those little kraft paper boxes for altering. Super cute!

Patti said...

First the gifts and now the wrappings. Wendy you think of everything. They are so pretty and look pretty quick (once you've done the hard part- designing them for us!)
Patti

Sarah Anderson said...

I bought my first sets of studio 490 stamps today :) Just in time for the weekend :)

Gosia said...

100$ - it sounds really good. Especially to spend in SSS store.
I like very much the idea, You gave a week ago, of using white pigment ink and then distress ink.
Thanks for the wrapping inspiration today.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

The internet ghosts must be mean today-I had trouble with a couple of sites. Fantastic wraps! And the giveaway-OMG!!!!! You give all year long, and this, too!!!!

patty w said...

That box is beautiful ! A little extra time and some supplies turned plain into a wonderfully pretty box ! wow !

Very generous prize, thank to all for the chance !

Suzanne C said...

Wow! What beautiful gift boxes! What a generous prize from Simon Says Stamps and a great company.

Wanda H said...

Wendy, I'm so sorry that you've had problems the last couple of days :( But I'm very glad you stuck it out and posted when you could. I'll never forget the time I was supposed to teach an online class and not long before class started my provider had issues and I couldn't even get on the internet until an hour after the class was supposed to be finished.. sigh... technology!!! Needless to say, class was rescheduled... but I felt soooooooooooo bad!!!

Love the wrapping ideas and your box is fabulous!!!!

Thanks so much for all the fun projects, give aways, and just being your loving, funny self!!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your projects are always fabulous! Thanks for a wonderful chance to win.

kokomogoldie said...

More great ideas!!!! Love them! Happy Blogaversary!

Wendance Designs said...

From one Wendy to another - your creativity ROCKS!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us. What I would do with a $100 gc from Simon Says Stamp - it has quickly become my favourite store -- it would be a bit more for me, too!!! I'm in Canada!! Thanks!

lorena b. said...

Wendy and Simon Says how generous of you! You have have such great ideas this week! I have to go check out Simon Says. It helps to be prepared right!?

Maureen said...

Very cool gift wrapping ideas - I am going to have to head out to Hobby Lobby tommorrow !!!!!

Betty said...

FAbulOUS!! I especially like the box. The holly & berry stamp (I just got it recently and have used it a BUNCH!) really sets off the papers. The best part is not having to tear it apart to open it. It's like getting two gifts in one. I'm dreaming of a gift cer-tif-i-cate....

Amy said...

What an awesome idea! I just fell in love with these crafts that you make and post for us. Keep up the awesome work!

Heather said...

The gift containers are AMAZING! WOW! But then again I have yet to see something on here that I didn't think was amazing! Have a great weekend!

Juliet A said...

This is really helpful - so many times I think that the gift card containers that the store provides are really nice enough, but the way you kick them up a notch - yes, I will have to apply this ideas to my own containers.

Kendra said...

Great idea! I love taking something already made and jazzing it up a little! Awesome prize! I hope I'm the one to tell you what I buy!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

That is simply amazing how you dressed up those little boxes! I love them and they are so Wendy! Ooh, I could sure use the gift vertificate; I spent $90 there today already!!! Kathy Eddy

Tamra said...

Wow. Love the ideas.

Andrea said...

totally awesome drawing! No HL around here, but do have M's and ACmoore - not too shabby!

Penny in Missouri said...

That wasn't an earthquake? I thought for sure it was--I live on the New Madrid Fault Line. Hee Hee!

Love the ideal of "jazzing up" inexpensive holiday boxes, etc.--especially as I am not working. I'm all about a bargin and playing with ink. Thanks for sharing.

Penny in Missouri

lilacandplum said...

Wendy - well worth the wait!!! Great boxes...it's been fun all week!! Kudos to the crew at Simon Says Stamp for the gift certificate...wow!! I'm with Miss Iowa...as a previous winner, odds are slim...but hey, there's always a chance. Thanks again for all the great ideas and congrats on 490!

iring said...

Awesome gift wraps! No matter what's inside, it's already special. What a wonderful prize offering! Don't we all like to shop for ourselves when we should be shopping for others?! I'm sure I could make good use of that certificate!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

Oh my-what wonderful ideas. Ilove them. And $100 giveaway! Santa is going to be good to someone!

Linda said...

Another great idea and inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

Heidi and Terra are VERY generous! Thank you for the oppotunity to win! I have a shopping list ready and waiting!

Congratulations Pooky for being Thursday's winner!

Linda

Dr. Theall said...

who wouldn't want any of those gifts or today's give away! thanks for all of the inspiration!

Barb said...

What a great Christmas present to myself that gc would make!
Thanks!

Michele K said...

WOW...$100!!! That is so generous...I could buy some more Wendy stamps!!! Wendy, your package ideas are "da bomb!!! What fabulous ideas...can't wait to try some! Take care and have a great weekend.

hbeecomer said...

I love the packages! What an awesome prize! I could easily spend $100 at Simon Says.

Victoria said...

I love the boxes. Perfect for little handmade jewelry gifts!

paperqueen said...

Love all your gift box ideas, and will unashamedly steal them!
Hmmm...have some Jenni Bowlin mini papers that will be just right for the job. I wonder who turned me on to those wonderful little packets of joy????? LOL!
Eileen in NYC

denise said...

Oh my goodness... what great ideas.... I just hope that I get to try this out! Thanks... have a great weekend.

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Of course I would love to win a $100.00 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp!!! What a sill question..."you funny girl"!!! Your posts are funny and I look forward to your sense of humor...right up my alley!! Hisses, Rockin Robin Caldwell

Sherry Goodloe said...

I just KNOW I have some boxes hanging around here somewhere that I can wrap up! LOL Love the paper combinations that you used Wendy.

Ooooooooh and it wouldn't take me long at ALL to spend $100 at their store!! Random Counter Generator pick me pick me!!

Sarah said...

I have one word for you and Simon Says Stamp...AWESOME!!!

BAKERCEE said...

Love looking at your projects, so creative. What a generous give-a-way

funkycrafter said...

all these great ideas and a chance at a great giveaway too. must be Christmas!

Lynda said...

Too cute!I know I'll be "borrowing" these ideas all year long.

mamakat said...

I knew I loved those Simon Says Stamps people!!!! Happy 490 Posts and Happy Holidays, too.

pooky said...

Yippppppppeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! I won I won!! I can't believe it! I hope your still reading your comments from today. I sent you an e-mail with my info. Thanks again from you and the gals!
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Petrified Peep Eater said...

so easy, so elegant, and any gift in those just went way up the charts.

It was funny, my daugther had just said, she and her roommate will not have many presents under their tree as neither can afford anything this year (college students) but they were going to wrap some empty boxes so their tree would look nicer. Won't a set of these be a lovely addition to their decor!!!

Lizz S.

Rachel said...

Your boxes are amazing. I love the third one, especially. If I got that I'd be quite happy with it even if it was empty! It's a perfect gift all on by itself.

Shannon said...

Love your ideas on the boxes and the gift card holder. You have such a wonderful whimsical.shabby chic type style, I just adore it.

I would be so awesome to win that gift certifucate. What a nice way to get myself a little Christmas gift.

kngwd89 said...

Wow! Whop me up the side of the head! How many times have I walked right past similar boxes and never even given them a thought! You can bet your bottom dollar that I will have a keen eye out now. Thank goodness HL is having half price sales all over the store. Look out, HL, here I come! Thank you once again for the inspiration and thank you to Simon Says Stamps for such a generous prize! Best wishes to you both (three, really) for a joyful holiday season. LeAnn

Tami B. said...

You just took gift wrapping to a whole new level, Wendy. I'm so happy I haven't started wrapping anything yet. Who am I kidding, I just started my shopping today. Thank you for all the inspiration. Happy Holidays!

Robin said...

All of your wrapping ideas are FANTASTIC!!! I love them all but the last one is so special that I don't think I would use to wrap a gift - it would be the gift! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and for taking the time in this busy month to give us some great gift ideas! You're the BEST!!!!!!

Cariena said...

such brilliant ideas...i have decided that when i retire i am moving to the usa, and i am going to find myself a house next to the biggest Michaels, Ikea and HL - then i will NEVER need anything craftwise!!

Hitomi said...

thanks, wendy...always nice to get tips on new ways to gift wrap something. love the box you did.

Liz said...

Isn't it amazing the difference in just a few added details!!! You are an amazing woman! Love the last box.

Marimer said...

Uhau!!!, me encantan las cajas, tienes unas ideas impresionantes, todos esos detalles de los que ya nos has dado los tutoriales, son una maravilla, espero hacer alguna para mis regalos, que siempre los envio en papel y nada mas, gracias por tus ideas. Ademas de tus increibles regalos, es que como locas estamos a la espera de los resultados. Bss.

Elaine said...

My oh my!! That's one sweet designer wrapped box at the start of today's post! You sure know how to tie it together and pull off a really cohesive, elegant look!

LynneForsythe said...

LUVIN' the box lid...snuck some G45 in there with you FABOO stamps....and VOILA...pure beauty!!!

Gillian McMurray said...

The Simon Says Stamp lot are angels. I shop with them regularly and they ship quickly and at a reasonable price to the UK. Not affiliated, just a happy customer :o)But this is a great prize. Many thanks.

scrapcraft said...

Love the box. Thanks for all of the inspiration! If I win I will be collecting all of the Studio 490 stamps. I can dream can't I. I'm dreaming of an inky Christmas.

Kath said...

loved what you did with the boxes and thanks for sharing over the last 5 days....it's been a blast...big hugs kath xxxx
and what would I spend my $100 on...well it would have to be Wendy & Tim goodies.

Nancy said...

What great ideas for dressing up plain little boxes, very cost effective and they look beautiful. I loved you jar decorations from the day before too - very festive, but easily changed to fit any occasion. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas you come up with!!

Lindart said...

Love, love LOVE the box! Absolutely gorgeous! If someone gave me that box, it could be empty and I would be happy!

lesleyworth said...

oh how fabulous!!!!!!!

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing your projects with everyone....it has been fun. I can vouch for Simon Says as I have ordered from them and had great service....all the way to England. What a fantastic prize they are so generous.
xoxo

Anita Van Hal said...

Thank you SO much for sharing these! What fun! Hugs!

Erin said...

What a fantastic way to give a small gift. Another thing for me to get down before the holidays. I don't know if I'll ever make it out of my studio. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Nancy B said...

Great ideas again! Thanks for the chance to win, I'm loving all this inspiration.

Karen said...

Awesome inspiration Wendy!! Thanks so much for the great gift wrapping ideas!

Trish said...

Amazing ideas Wendy - I love the way you look at things and see the potential!

barbara said...

What simple and beautiful gift boxes. Thanks so much for all the ideas!

Sue McGettigan said...

These ideas are just fabulous!! I love seeing how you transformed such simple, available, and 'cost effective' boxes into something so much more than the sum of it's parts!! Very, very cool, thanks for the inspiration.

Hels said...

Ooooh, I loooove that box....it is beautifuls...now .. you said a simple comment is all it takes...how about...a comment from someone simple? **that's me BTW** ROFl...have a good weekend hun x

Cath said...

Just found your blog and fell in love. The things you do with boxes is amazing, must read the rest.

Thanks
Cath in Cyprus

Margaret Kane Ward said...

Loved the design/decoration of the gift box!!! Between you & Tim, I think I've got the inspiration that I need for my Christmas gifts to my kids!! I'm sure the boy-persons won't care, but I like to think my daughter and dear daughter-in-law will like!! Thanks so much.

Pat W said...

Great boxes! Love your style!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

I will be decorating some plain ole boxes really soon! And I can cut some pillow boxes with my cricut, too! Love your ideas! Those girls from Simon Says Stamp! are great to give you such a wonderful prize to give away! You must of had a wonderful time on the cruise! Have a great weekend...until we meet again!

Jenna K. said...

Simon says.... Read Wendy's blog
Simon Says..Leave a comment
Simon Says... Pick me! Pick me!

Happy crafting!

Anita C said...

Sorry to hear about all the trouble you had trying to post, glad that it finally worked for you! Love your gift 'wrapping' ideas!! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win :)

LuniLadi said...

Wow Wendy, what fantastic packaging ideas! I think I have to go out and get some plain-jane boxes so I can use your ideas and dress them up! :)
Doreen aka LuniLadi
cosenzas@optonline.net

Donna said...

Hey thanks for hanging in there, was worth the wait for ME! I love what you did with the details on each and every box. I don't have a Hobby Lobby here but that won't stop me from making some cute boxes. Thanks for your posts and heres to another 490! Everybody raise your ink pads! To WENDY!!!!
'Now Stamp on!

Kathy said...

You have such wonderful ideas. What a blessing to have you share with us.
kathy

Karen S. said...

Wendy,
I forgot to tell you I love the felt flower too!!! You are giving us so many ideas, I can't keep up!!!
I am making a list of Wendy products just in case I would be lucky enough to win the gift.
Good luck to all bloggers!!!

osirisandloki said...

Wow! What some great Ideas! I am trying to do all of my own wrapping this year. i have been stamping mad with butchers paper and making tim holtz 12 tags of xmas to go with them for pressie. I am gonig to try some of your boxy ideas also now! thank you so much for sharing!
good luck everyone!!

SusanH said...

Very cute boxes/wrappings!! And thanks for explaining that thunderous roll I heard earlier - don't you just love the satellite sometimes????

benedick4 said...

Wendy, These ideas are the best. Happy 490.
Sue

Shannon said...

If I won I would buy stamps and possibly a few Tim Holtz products. There are several Tim Holtz and Studio 490 stamps that I still need/want. That would be amazing if I had a $100 shopping spree. Living on a limited SS income make it a bit harder to buy art supplies. And I am such an addict to all teh products out there.

I just love your work Wendy, it's the best!

roro said...

your gift packages are so cute and I already have the box. Now I need to win so I have some shopping money so I can put a gift in it. :0)

Ana said...

Wow- this is an awesome idea! Thanks for the great inspiration! I just discovered your blog and I'm am already super impressed- you got yourself a fan!

drmarty62 said...

Wow, I just found your blog through Simon Says Stamp. What lovely wrapping ideas.

Donna Scanlon said...

Wow, that's a very nice prize and great ideas too! Love the red with the white. I'm inspired; the sun is coming up and I must MAKE ART!!
Thank you, Wendy.

Helena said...

NOW I know what I'll do with all those small boxes I have been saving from ages ago :)
Thanks Wendy!

andrea50harris said...

what great ideas! love your website!

Veronica said...

I would never have thought of doing that to the box top it is fantastic.

Susie Lang said...

Coolness, indeed. And I thought I was being clever to just stamp those plain kraft boxes!

Southern Cricut said...

Wendy, I have had a wonderful time with you this week. I have learned so much from you. I hope you will write another book and put all of this stuff in it. You are so talented. I am a fan for life. Thank you for being so creative.

Paula said...

love what you did with the boxes. I love the way a present is wrapped and presented sometimes more than the gift itself.

debbig said...

between you and tim I have some great ideas for gifts. thanks so much.
debbi g

Sofia ;) said...

Simply great ideas Wendy!!!!
Love them...

Karen S. said...

Wendy,
I just love everything you make!!! What a talent!!Can't wait to see what you show us next! The gift boxes are awesome!!!
Simon says.....PICK ME!!!! lol

Alyce said...

Thanks for the ideas. Also for the chance to win a great prize!

Irene Lenihan said...

Love all your ideas for the packages. And LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of winning a $100 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp! I love that site.

Julie said...

It is truly a wonderful blessing to bring smiles to people's lives by sending them something handmade. It says, "I am thinking of you. You are special. You are loved and appreciated." This is what I will continue to do; to be a blessing to others through crafting.

Lisa V said...

AWESOME gift boxes!! Makes me want to change from gift bags & tissue paper! And a perfect box for gift cards (which is what we're giving this year). Thanks for the inspiration!

Sorry you had issues with the #@*&^ sattelite upload. Guess that rich country living has its pitfalls. :)

Lisa V.

http://happyplacecreations.blogspot.com

MarleneMAZ said...

Hi Wendy, can you come to my house and make my gifts look all pretty like yours :)

Carla said...

Beautiful project..thanks for another useful idea for the Sakura black..luv the way it looks on your projects. Thanks Wendy!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous projects Wendy :-) I love the box ,, absolutely stunning ! Oohh I would love a $100 shopping spree !! :-) would buy some distress inks and your fabulous stamps,, some ideology hardware ,,,,,! :-)

Luv
Lols

Claire said...

You know, one day I will travel back to the midwest and check out this Hobby Lobby store....but Michael's and AC Moore we have. Great ideas for wrapping on a budget!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Well I don't know what time it is where you are Wendy, but I suspect you're ahead of us; I'll post nevertheless (even if I've missed the deadline to be "in it to win it"; 'cos I want to say how fab these look. Thanks for the tips ;)
Anne xx

Janene said...

Always love the inspiration. Thank you fro sharing and can't wait to get making art!!!!