Friday, February 19, 2016

w&w Belated 2nd Birthday Bash | Special Guest Star Rebecca Luminarias Part Deux


We are so excited to have special guest star, Rebecca Luminarias back for another post full of eye-candy and inspiration.  If you missed Rebecca's first post please CLICK HERE.

Now it is on to a visual feast that would is a perfect take on Kate's Anything But a Card Challenge. ;-)

Hello!  Rebecca Luminarias back for a second post as part of the 2nd Annual Belated Birthday Bash!  Since it's Walter & Winnie's (belated) birthday, I thought some special gift wrap would be appropriate.

I didn't want to use just any wrapping paper; I wanted to make own with some of W&W's stamps.  I was looking for a simple, modern design, and with a couple of fresh stamps and some bright, fun ink colors, I ended up with these cute packages.

I gathered 3 gift boxes (all measure 5x7) and a stack of legal size plain white copy paper.  That's right--you don't need anything fancy for this project!  Then I stamped my image repeatedly, covering the paper in a minimal pattern.  I started with the cactus image from one of the new releases (really cute, right?) and stamped it in Mint Hint (Studio Calico) and Cameo Coral from Stamping' Up!  The other image I used is the antlers from Comfort + Joy, which I stamped in Sunny Day (also SC).

I made a few sheets because it was pretty easy and I loved the outcome.  It only took me a couple of minutes to make each sheet (and I'm not a great stamper!).  I eyeballed the placement because my goal was quick and easy, not painstaking and time-consuming so I didn't want to have to draw rows and grids of pencil lines.  Once the package is wrapped and decorated, it's difficult to tell that all the images are not perfectly aligned anyhow.

Since it's just copy paper, it's pretty cheap gift wrap, too, considering a roll of quality stuff can run $7-$15 and higher!  I did double wrap the box, though, first wrapping it in a sheet of plain white paper and then again with my stamped sheet.  Copy paper isn't the heaviest and I wanted to get a clean white look.

Then it was a matter of topping off each present, which I also wanted to keep simple so as not to completely overshadow the cute paper I made.  Trim & tags, and a couple of die cuts were about the extent of the embellishing.  I did use a yellow tassel here, but it was simply to have a bold yellow accent.

'A year full of...' is another new release stamp.  It's a longer sentiment that I taped off after the 'of' so I could create my own 'a year full of happy' with the die cut from The Big, the Bold & the Happy Cutaways.  (*This will make more sense when you see the new release!)

Some mint fabric makes a quick tie and more simplicity equals a trio of easy tags.  The gold glitter tag is a Essentials: Katharine Cutaways; the deer silhouette and 'good tidings' are more images from Comfort + Joy.  Again I taped off the words to create the layout I needed so that 'good tidings' would fit on the bitty tag, which measures only 3/4" in width.  I adore those tiny sayings!

Lastly, bold yellow striped ribbon against the coral succulent paper is so pretty!  I used a gold triangle tag from my stash and paired it with the love die cut from TBTB&TH cutaway, as well as the same succulent stamped in mint.  Stamped underneath, 'from all of us' makes a clean finishing touch.  Each package is different, but has similar elements.

And there's another easy project in the books!  Luckily, it's almost new release time so you don't have to wait too much longer to see what the cactus stamp is all about--it's a really cute set and I love its Pop Art feel, especially as a part of my minimalist white wrapping paper.

Thanks for having me again!



  1. I already have a small used box set aside to have a go at creating my own wrapping paper, and I'm even more determined to do so after seeing these lovely and inspirational samples.

  2. Wow!! I couldn't open these gifts!! They are adorable!!!

  3. WONDERFUL wrapping Rebecca!!!
    LOVE your stamping, a PRETTY and CLEVER way to make tags and paper to match ... and on a budget too!!!

  4. Rebecca!! This is exactly the type of wrapping paper I reach for, every time!!! Gorgeous!

  5. Loving how delicate the die cuts are, they make a statement without overwhelming.

  6. Loving how delicate the die cuts are, they make a statement without overwhelming.

  7. Gorgeous...sophisticated and elegant! Your wrapping and tags are gifts in and of themselves! Thank you for sharing 'beauty' with us!

  8. The photos are fantastic and the projects just a thousand WOWs! LOVE!!!


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