Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine's Day Owls

I'm up on the DeNami Design Blog today! This week we’re featuring DeNami’s totally adorable collection of Valentine’s Day Owls! Love, love, love these critters!!!

I bought a little Valentine’s Day gift for my 3-year-old niece and decided it would be fun to make my own hand-stamped wrapping paper. She loves owls (could have a little something to do with her mom working for the National Aviary), so it was a perfect fit for this week’s DT assignment.

I started by cutting a piece of white butcher paper big enough to fit the box I was going to wrap. Butcher paper is sold in rolls. I bought mine at Michaels, but if you Google it you can find other sources as well. I spread the paper out on my craft table and went to town stamping a bunch of Valentine’s Day Owls, hearts, and sentiments from DeNami’s Valentine’s Day Collection. I added color to the images with markers.

I used the paper to wrap my gift box:

Then, I created a coordinating tag. I die-cut some hearts from cardstock. I stamped one of the owl images in the center of the smallest heart and colored her with markers. I stamped Happy Valentine’s Day and To/From on the back of the scalloped heart and layered all of the hearts together. I added some sparkle with a clear glitter pen, punched a hole in the top and threaded some twine through. Here’s a look at the front and back of the tag:

To finish, I wrapped some baker’s twine around the gift package and attached the tag with a bow.

I hope you like my project for today and feel inspired to try hand-stamping your own wrapping paper! It's so much fun and you can use any combination of stamps for lots of different occasions!

Thanks for visiting!!!

Ink: TK-VF082 Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Markers: Copic Sketch
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Cardstock: PC48 Petal Pink and PC35 Magenta (DeNami Design), White (Papertrey Ink)
Specialty Paper: Roll Of White Butcher Block Paper (purchased at Michaels)
Dies: Scalloped/Pierced Hearts (Avery Elle)
Baker's Twine: Pink Sorbet (The Twinery)
Adhesive: GL-01 Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow)
Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success), Hole Punch 


Karen B. said...

This is adorable! I love the idea of custom wrapping paper!

Brenda in IN said...

I love this! How fun to design and make your own paper and this is adorable. That is the cutest tag too.