Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Holiday packaging is easy when you use "wrapping paper bands" ... here's how Lorrie Everitt creates them using our new Gift Wrap Cutter!





wrapping paper band packaging projects by Lorrie Everitt on the Creative Bag blog
I'm so excited to show you my "wrapping paper band" packaging ideas today. My family will agree with me when I say I have always had a difficult time throwing away paper scraps (as well as lace, twine and ribbon ... you get the idea!) and it was from my love of paper scraps that I came up with the idea of these wrapping paper bands. The idea is really simple but sometimes simple is all you need!

wrapping paper band packaging projects by Lorrie Everitt on the Creative Bag blog

I cut wrapping paper into bands and then I wrapped the bands around gift boxes. The bands are held in place with two sided tape. You can layer wrapping papers with this technique but in all of my examples I have just added a band of wrapping paper over assorted kraft gift boxes. These bands are especially beautiful on our very popular window boxes. All of our window boxes have attached ribbons and are available in a number of different colours and sizes. The pom pom on the bottom right package was created using matching printed tissue paper. I added chalkboard and kraft paper tags on all of my packages.

gift wrap cutter available from creativebag.com
gift wrap cutter available from creativebag.com
We now stock these amazing new Gift Wrap Cutters. Save your scissors for cutting ribbons!
This gift wrap cutter is so easy to use ... just open the top and pop in a roll of wrapping paper. Pull the wrapping paper over the edge to the length you want to cut and close the lid to hold the paper in place. Slide the blade from one end of the cutter to the end to cut a straight line. Remove the paper and you are ready to pull out another length of paper and cut again. The blade can be replaced and the cutters are extremely safe to use.

The Gift Wrap Cutter is a must have for the holidays and a tool that you will reuse all year round. I rarely talk about prices on the blog, but honestly, at $19.99 this tool will not break the bank. It will save you time and wrapping paper. Check out the Gift Wrap Cutter video at the end of my post!

wrapping paper band packaging projects by Lorrie Everitt on the Creative Bag blog
Here's a quick before and after of my packaging projects for this post. The picture on the left is what my boxes looked like before I add the wrapping paper bands.

I am going to be demonstrating a few holiday packaging projects on tv next week. If you live in Mississauga/Peel I hope that you will tune into  Roger's Daytime TV on Monday November 18, 2013. I will have my Gift Wrap Cutter with me!

Here's the YouTube video I was telling you about earlier:



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