Monday 28 October 2019

2019 #17 A Vintage Christmas: Christmas Wrapping with ESN {by Jenny Marples}

2019 Topic 17: A Vintage Christmas

Yes! It's finally that time of the year where we can mention the 'Christmas' word!! We have a lovely new topic for the next 2 weeks where our bloggers are exploring Vintage Christmas ideas with stamps of their choice. Today Jenny is using Sara Naumann's stamps to decorate this lovely box and create some beautiful accompanying items too.

Hi everyone, it's Jenny Marples (Pushing The Right Buttonswith you today, and I'd like to share with you some vintage style Christmas wrapping ideas using Sara Naumann's fantastic new stamp designs ESN38 and ESN39.

There's nothing quite like making bespoke and personalised Christmas wrapping for those special gifts and it's so easy to do. I've created a gift box, wrapping paper and matching tags to show you how it can be done.

Let's get started; begin by cutting four lid sides and two box tops from thick black card or chipboard using Eileen Hull's Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die 'Treasure Box'. Paint the outside of each piece with French Roast Fresco Finish paint. You'll see below that I left some bits at the edge bare.

Next brush Cloud 9 Fresco Finish paint across the lids and sides horizontally, again leaving some parts unpainted at the edges.

Assemble the box by sticking together the side pieces and adding the tops with strong glue or tape. Then use rough sandpaper to remove some of the paint, paying particular attention to the edges.

Add permanent brown ink to the edges of the box. I also like to run a thin line of dries-clear glue along the edges to strengthen it.

With the box complete it's now time to start work on the decoration. Use a brayer to apply Tinned Peas, Granny Smith and Guacamole Fresco Finish paints to a piece of A4 Super Smoothy Card. 

Stamp over with the star design from stamp set ESN39 using London Bus Fresco Finish paint until the card is covered.

Cut strips from the edge of the painted card, edge with a little permanent brown ink and attach to the top and bottom of the box to replicate the look of tied ribbon. You'll see from the photo below that I also added slightly wider pieces of black card to the inside of one side of the box to create a lip that ensures the top and bottom will fit securely when slotted together.

Cut tag shapes from kraft card and cut slightly smaller ones from the painted card (I was able to cut 6 in total). Edge each one with permanent brown ink before sticking them together.

Cover a small piece of card by brayering Tinned Peas, London Bus and Guacamole Fresco Finish paint over it in layers.

Cut a piece of this card and add it over the tag before stamping one of the designs from stamp set ESN39 over the top with permanent black ink. Use an embossing ink pen to draw over the leaf and berry image then cover in gold embossing powder and heat set. To finish tie a bow of white ribbon or seam binding. Repeat this step for the remaining 5 tags using the designs from stamp sets ESN39 and ESN38. 

You can combine some of the images and sentiments and use parts of each of the designs to create different looks for each tag.

To decorate the top of the box cut smaller tags from the remaining card and stamp/emboss as you have done for the larger tags. Attach with a white ribbon or seam binding bow.

With the box and tags complete it's simple to create the coordinating wrapping paper. Take some matching brown paper and stamp over with one of the designs from stamp set ESN39 using Cloud 9 Fresco Finish paint.

Here are some photos showing the completed box and wrapping paper;

Here are the completed tags; you can see how I've mixed up the stamps used to create different designs on each.

Finally, if you pop the wrapping paper and tags inside the box you can even give them as a gift in their own right.

I hope this has given you some ideas for creating your own vintage style Christmas wrapping with Sara Naumann's beautiful stamp sets.

Thanks for joining me here today,


Miriam said...

This is lovely Jenny

Etsuko said...

Splendid project by Sara's new Christmas stamps and this topic Jenny!! Love your red stars on the green background and great textured the box. xx

Charlene said...

Oh I love this I am sure going to try this thank you for your amazing projects and inspiration xxx

PJCashin said...

Such a beautiful vintage it!

Roxanne said...

Love these boxes! The vintage effect is so Christmassy! :)

eileen hull said...

Absolutely stunning Jenny!

Anneke said...

The box looks fabulous as well as the set of tags! Love the green/red stamped image with the stars!

Words and Pictures said...

Glorious gift wrap, Jenny! You already had me at the weathered "wooden" box, but then the ribbons and layered tags and gleaming gold and white-stamped brown paper ready for the packages... so much inspiration in one post!
Alison x

A Pink said...

Absolutely fabulous Project, Jenny . Love the aged , weathered vibe of the box so beautifully adorned with its paper ribbon, tags and seam binding bow. The tags are something special too! All beauties in their own right or as a set. The gold embossing of the leaves on the tags adds a fabulous touch of Christmas luxury to the whole project .


Karen said...

This is such a great idea & really love the paint job on the outside! Almost looks like birch my favorite tree. Great idea for a gift &/or package!