Saturday, May 21, 2016

May Leading Lady Cris G. | Take Three


Our May Leading Lady, Cris G, is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it....CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance of bright and bold watercolor wonders CLICK HERE!  You'll be en-wrap-tured (haha!) with today's terrific projects by Cris!

Make sure to visit her blog for a chance to win a giveaway.

Without further ado, Cris....

Hello everyone! Are you ready for another round with me?

This week my attention goes toward something I really enjoy doing - gift wrapping. I always put a little bit of my heart when wrapping gifts to the ones I love... also enjoy making gifts.

So let’s get started, shall we?

My first project is very simple, in fact I don’t even need to describe the process because it is self explanatory.

I’ll just tell you how I made the stamp. Die cut Flawless Heart Cutaways from adhesive craft foam glued to a medium weight piece of cardstock, cut two more hearts from the detailed die using cereal boxes and adhere to the previous. In the end mounted the stamp onto a piece of very sturdy cardboard and went to town stamping hearts. To finish off I die cut a heart, both the detailed and solid, blending some Versa Magic ink, the same used for stamping. Adhered the two hearts to a circle where I had previously die cut two slits using one of the little dies from Essentials: Noelle Cutaways. After everything was mounted, I used linen thread and some black star sequins.


The second project involved tons of inks from sprays to Distress paint and other acrylic paints, and my homemade gelli plate that didn’t resist and completely torn apart in the end of the process... I guess I’ll have to make another one :). For the little box, I used Scenery: Persuasion Script Creative ScreeningsScenery: Pattern of the Rings Creative ScreeningsScenery: the Leaf Effect Creative Screenings and stamped a few flowers from In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers. After the box was mounted I colored a stripe of cotton fabric to use as a bow. Stamped two little birds from LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs, watercolored and adhered to the lid and ends of the bow, making it look like they are ready to open the gift box.


Last but not least I made some packaging having kids in mind. You have probably seen hundreds of gifts using plastic animals and other toys on Pinterest, mine is just one more but with an important message. Besides it is didactic, you’ll just see why. Now you’ll have to pretend that the scenario is somewhere in Africa, taking the fauna into account... but you don’t have cactus in savannas, so this might be the starting point to a research project with the kid that will receive such gift, lol. It could, though.

To make the landscape I blended some Distress inks (sun) and watercolored the tree and cactus from Kindness with Evelin T Designs. After this, used the Goldie Trim Cutaways to add some sand. Using kraft cardstock, stamped the sentiment onto the banner from Essentials: Noelle Cutaways and adhered to the wrapping paper. Stamped the little sprig from LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs, watercolored and gave it to the lion :).


I can’t believe next Saturday will be my last post, this month is flying by so fast...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and hope to see you again soon, same time at Winnie & Walter :). Have a fantastic week!



  1. Oh my--you are so creative in your gift wrapping.

  2. WOW, beautiful and creative gift wrapping!!!

  3. You are so brilliantly creative!! Love these ideas, Cris!

  4. Wow! These are so cool!!! Love the uniqueness of these wrappings!

  5. Absolutely delightful projects! I would love a gift looking like this!

  6. Love these gift wrapping ideas.
    So awesome , I wish if I can receive a gift like this.

  7. Cris I don't know who would want to tear open these gorgeous presents!? What an extra wonderful way to present a gift!

  8. WOW! I love all this fabulous inspiration!

  9. Gorgeous wrapping ideas. Love the birds opening the bow- made me smile! x

  10. Cris, the talent you have and the way your creative mind works!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. WOW - what a JOY it must be to receive gifts from you Cris!!!
    I don't think anyone would want to open them to see inside, they would savour the wrapping, I know I would!!!
    PS – Please don’t include me in your prize draw,
    I’ve already been a lucky winner from an earlier Leading Lady

  12. How creative and unique. I am inspired by this wonderful packaging.

  13. How creative and unique. I am inspired by this wonderful packaging.

  14. In your last pic, lion and zebra toys wow!!! boht are showing love each other specially lion toy pick a branch of flower for zebra toy. Amazing.... baby toys

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