Friday, December 14, 2012

Wrapping It Up!

Are you ready for more wrapping fun!

Earlier this week I made these chalkboard labels using the dies pictured below.  

Here's more wrapping fun, using those same dies.
I LOVE getting lots of mileage out my dies!

This time I started with chipboard as my base and used spray adhesive to attach paper to both sides of the chipboard.  I used paper from the Tim Holtz Holiday Past Paper Stash and vintage music pages.  Once both sides were covered I used the Vagabond machine to cut out the shapes, this time to be made into gift wrap buckles.

To make your die cut shapes into a buckle, the center area of your shapes need to have the two holes or slits which allow the ribbon to be laced in and out of the buckle.  I used three different dies to accomplish this.   The first two come in the Mini Openings Set (Paula used them on her little "Artful Christmas Village" last week).  The "door" and "arched window" in this set worked perfectly to cut out the holes for the ribbon the run through.

Once you have cut out all your die cut shapes you are ready to cut the inside holes to make them into buckles.

 Making buckles in 6 easy steps:

1.  Place the "mini arched window" die in the area you want to cut.  
Notice that the window is turned on it's side with the flat side towards the center.
 

2.  Secure the die with tissue tape or painters tape.   Flip it over so that the back side of your buckle is facing up and run through Vagabond Machine.

3.  Remove die and it should look like this.

4.  Repeat the process for the second hole - position die to match up with the other side.

5.  Tape in place, flip it over so the back side of buckle is facing up and run through Vagabond Machine again.

6.  TA DA....you have a buckle!

You can use the same "arched window" die for the center holes in different size buckles.
Pictured below is the Baroque and Mini Label dies.  


This time let's use the "door" shape for the inside holes 
on the ATC and Corners die.

1.  Position die. 

2.  Secure with tissue tape, flip so the back of buckle is facing up and run through Vagabond Machine.

3.  Remove die and it should look like this.

4.  Repeat process - position die to match up with other side.

5.  Secure with tissue tape, flip over to back side is up and run through Vagabond Machine.

6.  Remove die and it should look like this.


 One more option for the center cuts, this time using the Baroque Photo Corners die.  
It works nicely with the large Baroque die

Just like the others, position the die. 

 There are 2 of these dies in the set, so you cut both sides at one time.

Tape to secure, flip over so back side is facing up and run through Vagabond Machine.

This one makes a slit rather than a hole.

Run ribbon through.

It was fun to do so I ended up making a lot of buckles
The black and creme set....

.....and the red and creme set

Here's a few details...
The top of the Cabinet Cards is perfect spot for a Woodland Wreath.  The wreath is painted lightly with Glue and Seal then dusted with Dry Stickles.  Pearls (from Baubles set)were tucked and glued.  Star glittered with Platinum Extra-fine glitter.

Another Cabinet Card, this time I couldn't resist using one of the chalkboard labels, it fits right in that top spot.  Love the striped ribbon! 

Tucked in an Idea-ology Key labeled with a Chitchat word

I used all kinds of ribbons, striped, gingham, velvet and satin.

Love the Terminology Tissue as wrapping paper.  I used this one as a placque instead of a buckle....added a Plaquette enamal plate and Corked Vial filled with snow.

Had to add a little glitter with the Vintage Noel Die and Platinum Glitter

Baroque die using the Baroque corners to make slits for ribbon

...more details 

These were really fun, easy to do and a bit addicting....so make a bunch while you are at it.

HAPPY WRAPPING
and have a great weekend!



64 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! I love the idea of die-cutting a die cut and the tissue tape to keep it in the right place. Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. These are gorgeous, you are so clever!!

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  3. Deb,
    Those are beautiful!! I should bring you all my wrapping to do! Lol! Good job, once again!

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  4. WOW your pressies look amazing

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  5. Love how you created those amazing buckles, they are fantastic. Thanks for sharing how you did this. Your parcels look gorgeous.

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  6. GENIUS...pure & simple...
    you are a GENIUS.

    I LOVE these...each & every one!
    wow doesn't begin to describe what I'm thinking...
    I'm out of words...

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    1. Wendy,
      Thank you for the kind words....See you soon!

      deb

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  7. Stunningly beautiful! Really love this classy look of your packages!

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  8. I love these ideas. I need to give this a try!

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  9. Such cute ideas. I found the photo corner die at Tuesday Morning yesterday for $3- lucky me.

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  10. You have made the parcels look so glamarous - thanks for showing

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  11. Awesome, awesome, awesome. If I were the recipient, I would never open them.

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  12. oh.my.word. absolutely A.D.O.R.E. everything about this wrapping!!!! Buckles...brilliant!!! Thank you for sharing such awesome inspiration!!!! can.not.wait. to try these!!!

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  13. Move over Martha Stewart! Wow, these are gorgeous...so gorgeous that I could never stand it for someone to actually open them!

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  14. These are adorable!!!! Thanks for the ideas...always like more uses for the dies....

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  15. Love your packaging! I would do this but it truly isn't worth the work with four boys and grandchildren who tear into stuff! The look is wonderful though....

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  16. These are wonderful. Love the buckle idea. I bet folks will hesitate before opening...they are so pretty!

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  17. This packaging makes me swoon. I love them, each and every one. And I will do them for my grandchildren and enjoy looking at them under my tree! My girls will especially appreciate their gifts when they are presented with such love and care!

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  18. Deb,
    You get the "Blue Ribbon" for these. They are just perfect. Who would ever open one of them? I would want to keep the package!

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  19. Deb, these are fantastic! Thank you so much for showing how to create these. Love them.

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  20. I think this has to be one of the most brilliant uses of Sizzix dies, ever!! You are incredible, Deb! I am madly in love with every piece that you created. Totally gorgeous!!

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    1. Shelly,
      Such a lovely compliment coming from you....thanks so much!

      deb

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  21. Loved the chalked labels and thought you couldn't top them, was wrong. You have a gift to be able to think outside the box (is that a pun intended?, gift, outside the box) Would have never thought to use these dies this way. In love with the look!

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  22. The gifts beneath your tree are going to look gorgeous Deb!

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  23. These are just as great as the blackboard/chalk ink pkgs.!! I've already ordered all I need to do those and can't wait for delivery. Oh no, now I've got to get some more dies! Thanks for sharing your creativity, fab!

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  24. The buckle is brilliant!!! Would love to receive a dressed up gift like this even if nothing was in it! Awesome!

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  25. Oh, I LOVE how you got double duty out of these fun dies. It's Brilliant! Now I really wish I had those little window dies. LOL

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  26. Does your awesomeness know no bounds?!!! I've got to get some of those dies so I can make these for all occasions. Egads!!!

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  27. Truly beautiful work and ideas you have come up with, Deb. Waaay to complicated for me, plus I do not even own any of the dies. Lucky recipients of your gifts.

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  28. This is such a wonderful idea - thanks for sharing!

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  29. Thanks again for more packaging ideas! I never thought to use some of my dies in ways like that! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  30. Gorgeous, and great inspiration.

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  31. Fantastic! You are a die cutting genius!

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  32. The music wrapping is my all time favorite. Completely in LOVE!

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  33. LOVE the buckles! I always add a little extra decoration to my packages(other than the bow)to make them pretty and was not sure what I was going to do-until now. Thank you for the inspiration. The Chalkboard labels are pretty cool too - but the buckles are COOL!
    Terrie Lightfoot

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  34. oh, oh my! I love this, and apparently need to start my die collection growing, lol. I need to find a place to get me lots of ribbon too, I never seem to have the length needed to do this. AHHH,pinterest :)

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  35. These are so Classy ! I can see a million uses for these beautiful tags and buckles. So creative great job!

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  36. Absolutely superb, I really love your imagination with these dies. :)

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  37. Love this, so cool. I shall wrap my presents like that this year, thank you.

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  38. Wow! Your packages look amazing Deb! I found your blog just recently...and I'm so glad that I did. Such inspiration!

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  39. WOW WOW, LOVE so much, Got me some of these dies and am waiting for the chalkboard paint to dry this very minute!!! Next up to make some of these beauties. THANK YOU for sharing you creativity!

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  40. Wowsers! How in the world did you come up with so many wonderful ideas? You are amazing!

    Thanks for sharing. What an inspiration you are!
    blessings, denise :D

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  41. that is awesome! very clever & makes for beautifully wrapped packages <3

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  42. Now that's clever. I'm glad you can think outside the box, so that my own brain doesn't strain! This is a must do! Thanks so much. Laura

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  43. Wow!!! I love these as well! Thanks for sharing them!!!

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  44. Amazing!! Love this tags and decorations for packages!! This is so inspirational thanks so much for sharing!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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  45. Awesome ideas!! thank you for sharing!

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  46. so beautiful and gorgeous too!

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  47. Wow - you are so clever!! I am going to have to subscribe to your blog so I don't miss any of your amazing ideas. I love the old fashioned and elegant look of these.

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  48. Great tutorial! I love it when people make me think outside the box! That has been hard to do as of late because I lost my Mom, who lived with me since my father passed away in 1989, to breast cancer in August. However your gift wrapping ideas here wakes up my creative side by yelling 'Get outta bed and create something your mother would love!!" Thank you for your thoughtful gift of motivation!

    Blessings,
    Melitta

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  49. Awesome!!! Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial. Such a creative way to use the dies!!

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  50. Thanks for the tutorial. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the smaller die use. Now I know what to grab when I see them at my local stores. Love this idea also of making do with the brown paper. Looks very elegant here! The first time I used brown grocery bags to wrap my Christmas gifts in, my mother-in-law actually offered to purchase gift wrapping paper for me. *smile*

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  51. Amazing, speechless..................... Thank you for sharing!!! Oh, these could be placed on paper bags and 'not thrown out with the Christmas wrap'.

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  52. Deb, you are so clever!! I have the windows dies and all the other things I need to make these gorgeous tags! You are surely an inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  53. I can't speak right now, I'm too busy drooling! This is so creative and beautiful! I am now your newest follower and admirer!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Pendra

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  54. Terrific packaging ideas! Like all the embellishments on the brown paper pkgs. TFS and have a wonderful holiday, Deb! :)

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  55. This is kind of genius, thanks for sharing!

    Christine Barker
    www.ScarletCalliope.com

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