Wrap It Up Inspiration Hop

Happy December and welcome to our Wrap It Up Inspiration Hop!  We are excited to be together on social media this weekend to inspire you with ideas for your holiday gift wrapping!

Once again this month, we will be hopping around across blogs, YouTube & Instagram to find inspiration!  We also have a guest designer, Allison, joining us this month and we’ll meet her over on YouTube channel!

As always, we encourage you to leave comments along the hop for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store!  The more comments you leave, the better your chance to win!

You can also enjoy some savings over at the SNS online store this weekend- Save 20% on select ‘wrapping’ inspired products!

My project will be featured over on Instagram (with more details on my personal blog) but here’s a little peek…

… and a bit of a story!  The theme this month is a fond one for me, as it takes me back to my roots and the VERY first projects that got me interested in rubber stamps- and that was making my own Christmas wrapping paper!  It was back in the early 90’s and my grandparents gave me a rubber stamp of a cow with heart shaped spots on it. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but I collected cows so I thought it was kinda cool.  Shortly after that, my aunt showed me a catalog for a company called PSX (show of hands if you remember them!) and I found a little holly stamp with heart shaped berries.  These two stamps, together with a green ink pad and a roll of kraft paper from the post office became my Christmas wrapping paper!  After that, I learned about gold embossing and started getting more stamps & more inks… and the rest is history.

I made my own wrapping paper on Kraft paper for many years and that’s probably why I still love it so much as a card base so often even today!   You’ll see that I’m sharing more love for the Sketch Greenery stamps & I’ve paired it with some greenery & berries from the Festive Bouquet die set along with a sweet sentiment by Anita Jeram.

The first stop on the hop will be Kia– and if you get lost along the way, you can check back here to find a full list of everyone in the hop!  Have fun, I’ll see you soon when you get to the Instagram portion of the hop 🙂

Here’s the full list:

SNS Blog
Kia
Deborah
Lindsey
Allison
Tara
Susan
Jessica

Have fun!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

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11 Responses to “Wrap It Up Inspiration Hop”What You're Saying

  1. Sharon Gullikson says:

    This is going to be fun. I have decorated wrapping paper and tissue paper several times, and it was really cute. Can’t wait.

  2. Mary-Anne V says:

    This hop sounds like so much fun. Love wrapping presents.

  3. Denise Bryant says:

    Looking forward to some holiday wrapping ideas! I’ve stamped gift wrap and gift bags before, and some small boxes. Fun projects!
    (I still have my PSX stamps!).

  4. Meghan Kennihan says:

    What a GREAT idea and WONDERFUL HOP!!!!!!

  5. Diane Zalusky says:

    Love this, my current idea is to use up all the wrapping paper I have and buy a roll of Kraft paper. You have just confirmed that it will be awesome.

  6. Michelle Wincher says:

    Your wrapping paper with the snowman was so adorable. If I had that stamp I’d make paper too! Also a past time of mine when I started crafting.

  7. Lorna Plant says:

    I just found a rolling stamp instrument that would be great for making wrapping paper. I’m very intrigued about your project.

  8. Konnie Kranenburg says:

    I love hopping about!

  9. Carol Wortman says:

    Yaaaaaas! I scored a large roll of Kraft paper at a thrift store about 2 years ago and also started to make my own wrapping paper and fell in love! I love Kraft cards too and never put the 2 together, genius, by George that must be it. Tee hee. I dont do instant grams, but the no peeking peek is pretty sweet.

  10. Cat says:

    What a great hop! I loved all the ideas & inspiration found there! Great tips too! Thank you!

  11. Cindy M says:

    I love blog hops! Great way to find inspiration.

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