November 26, 2013

Christmas wrapped up

If only it were true that I had Christmas all wrapped up already... no such thing!  This gift wrapping was actually done for some of last year's presents, but I don't think it ever got shared here at Artistic Outpost, so today's the day.
I used stamps from the simply glorious Snowy Woods stamp set which is, I think I'm right in saying, AO's only double size set - a whole sheet of A4 covered with the most wonderful Christmas images.
With images this beautiful, I kept the rest pretty simple and natural.  Besides, I think it helps at Christmas if things are quick to do, but I hope you'll agree that they're no less effective.
I generally wrap with brown parcel paper and then dress it up - often with real elements from nature, and this is no exception.
So aside from the stamping, done in Coffee Archival, I've added some pine sprays cut from the branches which we trimmed from the main tree.
I added some rugged white string, and that's pretty much your lot!
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Designer: Alison Bomber
Words and Pictures

12 comments:

Redanne said...

There is nothing nicer than a beautifully wrapped gift, I love the way you have let the stamps take centre stage and the string gives a very organic feel to the wrapping. Hugs, Anne x

inkypinkycraft said...

Yummy stamps and yummy parcels xnhugs trace x

Nan G said...

Lovely wrappings, Alison.

Terry said...

And beautifully wrapped are these packages! Wonderful idea, Alison!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great use of those wonderful stamps, the wrapping looks fabulous!

Annie said...

I use brown paper too and I love the added branches. Beautiful stamps and wrapping !!

Best Wishes

Annie x

Julie Ann Lee said...

I so love Snowy Woods. I bought it recently and it is just the loveliest Christmas plate I have. I love the simple look with packaging and I like to use natural elements too. Your post has actually filled me with enthusiasm to start some wrapping! First, though, I need to buy the presents. Julie Ann xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulously wrapped packages - I wouldn't want to open them! Thanks for some great inspiration (as always) x

Candy C said...

Alison's unique style is absolutely breathtaking. The simplicity and elegance of these little packages are just amazing. <3 Candy

cathylynn said...

So simple yet so beautiful! I just got a bunch of brown paper that covered my Gelli plate in an order and I think I'll recycle it. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Now I got to find some of that cord! LOL!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Alison, these are just perfect, and all you my dear, gift wrapping is one of my favorite things to do, I always wanted to be the stall in the mall gift wrapping everyone's gifts LOL,I'm starting to think brown is my favorite color, I have you to thank for that :O), thanks for sharing..

Kezzy said...

Absolutely gorgeous wrapping, I love its simplicity. :-) Kezzy xxx