Wednesday, August 19, 2020

It's a Wrap

 Welcome back to another The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!  This week the creative Sara Emily is inspiring us to "It's a Wrap!"

Sizzix Courtyard Bloom Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Here is how she describes the challenge:

"Whenever I hear this term, I think of something that's finished or completed. But for this challenge, we want you to share your vintage or shabby chic gift wrapping, gift box or bag or perhaps a set of gift tags. Or maybe you might take a different approach and use a wrap die cut or gift packaging on your project -- just be sure to tell us what your 'wrap' is if it's not obvious!"

I think you will be able to tell what my wrap is...

Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop Sizzix Courtyard Bloom Stampers Anonymous Mini Layering Stencil 47 For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I started with a Christmas Box and covered all the sides with newspaper print.  I cut the newpaper print paper to fit the sides.  I then sponged distress oxide ink over a stencil over each piece.   I attached each piece and then used design tape to add a vintage trim around each edge. 

The flower was die cut from newspaper print and stamped with script using a gray ink.  The edges were sponged with the same pink ink and a touch of brown as well. 

I assembled the flowers following the guidance on the sizzix site.  I taped the edges together on the first one and then cut the bottom triangle out. I then took the second die cut flower and cut off a petal and repeated the process. I did this for three flowers.  Then I took the leftover petals and cut them down and used them to fill the center.  I liked the newpaper print paper because it was more flexible.  

I also created one with regular white cardstock with a splattering of sprays. 

You can see it is much more structured and could be curled more on the edges. 

Here is the view from above the box:

Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop Sizzix Courtyard Bloom Stampers Anonymous Mini Layering Stencil 47 For The Funkie Junkie Boutique

The vines were created with a bit of wire and design tape: 

I cut a few strips of wire and then just wrapped them with Design Tape as if I was creating flower stems.  After it was completely covered I wrapped it around my stylus to get the curls. 

Everything was hot glued together. 

I hope this has you thinking about creating a piece of gift wrap.  The winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Beautifully done, Sue! This is too pretty to unwrap!! Hope you are doing well, glad to see your beautiful creations continue!

  2. Oh I can just imagine this beautiful box containing a really special gift for a bride and groom or a sweet sixteenth. The flower is so delicate with it's spiral tendrils and wonderful leaves - I must admit to preferring the newsprint version. Great idea to add the tape to the sides and corners which reminds me of those posh luggage cases xx

  3. What a beautiful way to present a gift, it's a keepsake itself. I can imagine it holding so many treasures. The flower dimension is fantastic. Thank you for sharing Tracey xx
    P.S Thank you so much for your kind words about my faux tiles, really glad you liked them x

  4. I am such a sucker for boxes, and this one sure is pretty with the delicate floral design stenciled all over and topped with that really fabulous vintage looking paper blossom. It's amazing how different the look of the flowers are by using a variety of papers and the coloring. I love the look of both, and kind of wishing I had added this die to my last order. What a creative move to wrap wire and twist into those cool tendrils. You always amaze me with you creativity and talent!

  5. What a gorgeous box with such a lovely colour palette. I love the idea of the design tape finishing the edges and that big newsprint flower is so elegant.

  6. This is beautiful, Suzz!!! I love the whole wire and tape idea for the vines - way cool!!!


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