creative wrapping inspiration

Tuesday 17 July 2012

During my last workshop I demonstrated a number or different tools that we have in the Creative Studio in our Toronto store. These tools not only make your diy packaging projects look professional they can also save you time.

I have talked about the sew ribbon tool and the paper punches in previous posts and I wanted to inspire you with a few more projects that I have created using these two tools.

Let's start with the Sew Ribbon tool ...

I showed you in my last post that you can use this handy little tool to embellish stationery projects ... but did you know that you can also use this tool to add ribbon to favors?!

Our paper bags go from ordinary to extraordinary with the addition of a ribbon. I also used the paper edge paper punch on the top of the bags for a more feminine look. Can't you see these as a favor bag for a birthday or a wedding?  

I can easily see vendors at the One of A Kind Craft Show in Toronto using these paper bags to package their handmade products. They could pre-punch the bags with the sew ribbon tool and add the ribbon once the product is added to the bag. The type and colour of ribbon would match the artist's branding. Not only is this a beautiful and inexpensive way to package product ... it is also instant gift wrapping (talk about customer service)!

Now here are some more ways to use the paper edge punches ...
I have already told you that you can use paper edge punches on paper bags. I used simple kraft bags on all of my samples but they would work on so many of our paper bags. We have some new paper punches in the Creative Studio now and I can't wait to try this out on the notions bags!

I used the paper edge punch on white card stock to decorate the two kraft boxes pictured above.

You may recognize the mini tissue paper flower pompom from one of my earlier posts. I made the one you see on the box using three sheets of 7.5" x 10" tissue paper and using the same instructions that I gave you in this tutorial.

The other box with the long paper "ribbon" detail would make a great favor and place card in one. Just write the guests names on the blank space in the middle of the paper ribbon! If you like the paper flower on this package I showed you how to make these a while ago and you can find the tutorials here and here.

Happy {creative} packaging!


Anonymous said...

Hi Lorrie,
What a great post! I am having difficulty locating the craft punch and Sew ribbon tool on the website, are these available for purchase online?

Creative Bag said...

Hello!!! It's Lorrie. We don't have the craft punchs or sew ribbon tool on the website at this time. They are for sale in our Toronto store in the Creative Studio section. Unfortunately the Mississauga and Pickering stores do not have them at this time.

Send me an email if you would like to purchase and are unable to visit the Toronto store.