This week on the October Afternoon blog, it's all about fun gift wrap and packaging ideas using the totally cute Make It Merry collection.
I created a few pillow boxes to dress up with some fun bows and embellishments. I cut the pillow boxes out with my Cricut Expression 2 and Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge.
For my first box, I created a classic bow.
I folded 13 strips of patterned paper and layered and adhered them to create the bow. I added some fun die cuts from the Miscellany pack to finish the box.
For the second box, I created a rosette.
I cut the scalloped strip using my Cricut Expression 2 and Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge. You could easily create your own with a strip of patterned paper and some scallop-edged scissors. I thought is would be a fun change from a traditional bow. I finished the rosette with a Tidbits die cut circle, a coulple of buttons and some ribbon from the Miscellany pack, and a tag that I altered from the Designer Brads pack.
For the third box, I created another paper bow.
This one I cut out with my Cricut Expression 2, Cricut Craft Room design software, and the 3D Bows digital cartridge. This one was quick and easy, only three cuts and a little adhesive to put it together. I wrapped the box with some patterned paper strips and added a few Little Flyers to the bow to finish.
Amy Heller joined me on the OA blog post and you can see her cuter than cute gift wrap ideas HERE.
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