Friday, February 3, 2012

GIFT WRAP SERIES #3: POCKET WRAPPING


GIFT WRAP SERIES #3: POCKET WRAPPING FOR VALENTINE'S DAY.
This is a wrap that allows you to wrap and then, slip in a little love. I'm crazy about these packages and whether you're 6 or 60, think that these always look beautiful and original. I'd love to see what you do with this tutorial, too.  Continue below for the full tutorial...

To achieve the above look, I used classic paper, chiffon ribbon and the Valentine's were made from glitter paper that we made ourselves.

Place your Valentine in the pocket and you are ready to go



To achieve the above look, I used double layers of paper. I first wrapped the
package in pink paper, then for the second pocket layer: a cloudy glassine type paper.
We made our Valentine out of silver then, cut a simple arrow. After cutting the arrow,
I punched two holes in it and thread the ribbon through the ribbon,
tying it in back. Cupid's arrow!
Supplies: Wrapping Paper
Ribbon
Tape
Scissors
Hand make a Large Glitter Heart Card (or Valentine Card)
Let's get started:First, size your paper to the box. Next, add about 4 extra inches to the desired height (see middle top).(This is very important because this is where you'll acquire the room you'll need for the pocket.) Lay the paper out flat and make a pocket fold in the middle of the paper. (see upper right -- do you see how the paper is folded in the middle?)Now, lay the paper flat, as you would to wrap a present, as you usually do. Wrap your present. Once the present is wrapped: Slide your Valentine into this front pocket. Happy Valentine's Day Wrapping!




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3 comments:

  1. Valentines Day, this is such an easy way to add a smile to all of my lovely valentines!

    Thanks Willowday, love the tip!

    Rose in Oklahoma

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  2. Cute. I love gift wrapping and have made this fold often for small cards. Brilliant to use it for valentine hearts.

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    1. ... gosh, Marina. I'm just seeing this comment now! I'm so very sorry. I love your blog and am so complimented that you stopped by and took the time to share! thank you!

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