Make your own Gift wrapping paper for Christmas.

It’s weekend and we have some awesome inspiration for you for the festive season.
There’s nothing better than receiving a beautiful gift. But wrap it in some special paper and you have a winner.
Today we show you how easy it is to make your own gift wrapping paper using POP Paint.
The best part is that each person receiving a gift from you wrapped in your own paper, is that you essentially give a part of yourself too.
the time you lovingly spent creating each unique piece of paper, and then wrapping a thoughtful gift in it – it truly is special.giftwrap1

As the base for my wrapping paper I used plain brown kraft paper – available in huge rolls and the perfect neutral backdrop.
detail1step 1 – select the colour of PoP Paint you want to use. Signal and Sprout is perfect for the festive season.
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step 2 – Use a soft medium sized flat paintbrush and paint random streaks onto the paper alternating the colours.
Leave the paint t dry, while working on other sheets. This way you can mass produce a few sheets at a time.
step2step 3 – Once the paint is dry, use a black marker to draw onto the background – a great way to get the kids involved. They can make their own personal wrapping paper for family and friends with a little help from an adult. Or use your stamps and stamp with black ink onto the background randomly overlapping the paint streaks like I did.
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Now you are ready to wrap all those special gifts for your loved ones. Add a simple bit of twine or ribbon and a few extra bits of decorations and you will have some special gifts to place under the tree this year.
giftwrap3The fun doesn’t stop there – you can make your own special gift tags to match your paper using the same paint colours.
So what are you waiting for – get creative and make your own recyclable paper this year.
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Products used:
POP Paint 290ml-Sprout pp0317
POP Paint 290ml-Signal pp0301
Other: brown paper, stamp, black ink

With Christmas just around the corner, you still have enough time to create your own beautiful papers. So get cracking.
Ask your local craft store for your favourite POP Paint colours.

Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste – Jowilna’s 101

I love creating quick and easy tags for the Festive Season and this year I am loving the gold and black theme inspired by the gorgeous First Noel range from Kaisercraft.
I created this tag using some mixed media elements in shades of gold.J101_tag

For the full step x step how to hop on over to The Wholesalers’ blog.

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How to dress up a plastic pot with POP Paint for a festive topiary

Over on the Chiswick blog I am sharing how I painted plastic pot to create a festive topiary planter using POP Paint.
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In a few easy steps you can turn an ugly plastic pot in a gorgeous home decor planter that makes a statement. Use your favourite colour of POP Paint and make a gorgeous piece for
any room in the house. Turn ugly into functional in a few easy steps.

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We hope you find lots of inspiration in turning those old planters into statement projects using Pop Paint this festive season.
Products used
POP Paint 290ml-Lush pp0318
POP Paint 290ml-Sprout pp0317
POP Paint 500ml-Signal pp0501
Other: paint brushes, plastic planter

Bloghop with Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps

Welcome to the Imagine Crafts, Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Blog hop and give-away.
Today we are sharing an amazing line-up with the Artists from both teams. So hop on to everyone’s blogs and leave us comments so you too can win.
Leave a comment on each blog and corporate blog any of the days and you can win.
You can win a $25 gift certificate to someone from Imagine and Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps is giving a $25 gift certificate to a person as well.
2 winners — one from each company so don’t miss the chance to win BIG!

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Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps

Here is the blog hop order for today

Crackerbox & Suzy – Vicky Briggs
Imagine – Elina Stromberg
Crackerbox & Suzy – Donna Idlet
Imagine – Iris Rodriguez
Crackerbox & Suzy – Terri Burson
Imagine – Jennifer Vanderbeek
Crackerbox & Suzy – Cornelia Wenokor
Imagine – Jowilna Nolte – you are here
Crackerbox & Suzy – Olesya Andreyeva
Imagine – Kassy Tousignant

I used these 2 amazing images from the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps shop – when I saw this little guy I simply had to add him to my stash.
I stamped all image in VersaFine Clair ink, and added colour to my stamped image using water colours made from my re-inkers.
So easy to do and you can get amazing end results.

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Stamped Christmas Cards with Chiswick Stamps – Weekend inspiration.

Today I am sharing a quick masked Christmas card with you using the gorgeous stamps from Chiswick.
Now you may think that these stamps are not themed, but simply by using them in a clever way you can turn any stamp into a themed stamp.
Hop on over to the Chiswick blog to see how I created it.

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Products used
Clear Stamp – Fine Print rs3181
Clear Stamp – Life Lessons rs3184
Textured C/Stock 216g 12″ X 12″ White 10 Shts/Pck (2) sb4970
Other: Ink, embellishments, stamps

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