Gift Wrap: Cascading Sequins

July 25, 2016

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging - Paper Projects

gift wrap: cascading sequins // ANASTASIA MARIE

Sequins can be really fun—especially when they dress up simple gift wrapping paper to make a gift stand out more. This wrapped gift for a friend of mine for her baby shower, and if you want to re-create this look, here’s the how-to and what you need:

Gift box
Gold kraft wrapping paper (found this one at Target a few years back)
White glitter string
Gold + iridescent white sequins

Tacky glue
Double-sided tape
Scissors

Wrap your gift box with the wrapping paper and secure with the double-sided tape. Next, apply dots of glue on top of the wrapped gift, starting from the top left corner and working your way down to the bottom right. Be as random as you’d like. Place one sequin on top of each glue dot, switching between gold and iridescent white as you go. If you feel like you need another round of glue dots and sequins, go ahead and fill in any gaps (I did that part an extra two times before I was satisfied!). Lastly, wrap the white glitter string around the box in the middle several times and secure on the backside with a small knot. And just like that, you’re done!

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Gift Wrap: Tissue Confetti

June 20, 2016

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging - Paper Projects

tissue confetti gift wrap // by anastasia marie

I currently have an obsession with confetti right now. So today’s gift wrap uses tissue confetti on top of confetti wrapping paper. Here’s what you need:

Gift box
Confetti wrapping paper (I found this gold one at Home Goods)
Confetti tissue paper
Metallic tissue paper
Iridescent white glitter string

1.5″ circle punch
1/8″ hole punch
Scissors
Double-sided tape

Once your gift box is wrapped in the confetti paper, carefully punch out confetti circles from your tissue paper using the circle punch. It works best when you fold the tissue paper over a few times and punch through the layers. Once those are punched out, use your small hole punch to punch one hole in each circle about 1/4″ in (yup, punching a stack of circles at once is easier than punching individually when it comes to tissue paper). Next, string the tissue circles onto the glitter string, randomly spacing them out. It’ll take a bit of work getting the string into the small holes, but it’ll look so much better without those gaping holes in the tissue. Once that’s done, simple wrap the glitter string around the wrapped box and tie into a knot on the bottom of the box. Make sure your confetti circles span from edge to edge. And done!

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Custom Card: Perfect Husband (Again!)

June 16, 2016

Filed Under : Cards - Paper Projects

perfect husband // custom paper layered card by Anastasia Marie

You might remember a card similar to this one that I shared on the blog a while back, but when there are plenty of husbands that are adored by their wives, you get to repeat it again and again. This one is for a five-year wedding anniversary where the wife wanted to thank her husband for being perfect. This card shows the husband juggling just a few of the things he loves and/or has been involved in since the wedding day.

See more of my custom cards here.

Gift Wrap: Simple Sequins

June 13, 2016

Filed Under : Gift Wrap + Packaging - Paper Projects

gift wrap: simple sequins // by ANASTASIA MARIE

Every now and then, I like to share super simple gift wrap ideas that don’t involve much creative brain power. Today’s gift wrap idea is using gorgeous wrapping paper with sequins. Here’s what you need:

Kraft box
Blend of gold + iridescent white sequins
Cotton string
Floral wrapping paper (Paper Source is a great place to find this)

Scissors
Double-sided tape

Start by wrapping your boxed gift with the wrapping paper of your choice. The trick is to always use double-sided tape for a neat streamlined look. Set the wrapped box aside and string some sequins onto your cotton string. Mix them around a bit to create variance. Once you’re got the desired amount of sequins on, simply tie the string around the box (sequins on top, of course) and secure with a knot on the bottom of the box. If you want, you can even slip a mini card + envelope under the sequins.

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