For this week's Ten Things challenge over at Practical Scrappers, we were challenged to use kraft paper. Yes, kraft paper, that beautiful brown, glorious paper that you can pretty much do anything to and it will look amazing. For my project, I decided to create my own kraft wrapping paper using stamping.
This pretty wrapping was the simplest to make and oh-so-gorgeous to wrap your gifts in. I created several different styles so that when I need them, I can just quick grab:
- vintage floral.
- for the coffee-lover.
- it's a boy (probably one of the most needed).
- hey there cupcake.
- orange spray-misted.
All of these wrapping papers were created by simply misting and stamping images repeatedly in a row. After I stamped my images, I restamped my image with slightly faded ink (see above photo) to give it the actual look of wrapping paper. And here's how gorgeous it will look on a cute little box.
How gorgeous is that?! And, once you're done creating this beautiful wrapping paper, you will want a way to store them so they don't get torn. So, save a few toilet paper or paper towel rolls and wrap those babies around it and finish with some twine to keep it in place. Not only will it look great in your craft room, but it will also be all ready to use when the time comes.
Make sure you head on over to Practical Scrappers to view the rest of the great ideas using kraft paper.
PS: Big shout out to my friend Heather who sent me this gorgeous kraft paper and twine last Christmas.