I’ve been eyeing an embossing machine for quite some time but wasn’t sure how often I would actually use it since I’m not a scrapbooker. I finally decided to take the plunge and chose the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine because it is affordable and is a great size that can be stored away easily. When the machine arrived I immediately put it together and my 7 year old and I were able to whip up a card in about 5 minutes of taking it out of the box! I’ve experimented with a few ways to use this adorable little machine and am here to share with you one of my favorites so far: handmade embossed gift wrapping.
I have lots of women in my life that like jewelry, so that is often a go-to gift. And there are so many ways to make those little jewelry boxes look so stinkin’ cute! But this is my new favorite way. It takes just minutes to embellish the box and there are so many ways you can customize it! Plus, a gift is so much better when it comes with handmade wrapping paper – the amount of time and effort put in makes it all the better.
Follow along as I show you how I put together this sweet little package.
Supplies needed to make your own embossed gift wrapping:
- Embossing Machine
- Embossing Folder Of Your Choice
- Double Sided Tape Runner
- Foam Dots
- Ribbon or Twine
- Pen or Marker
Remove the cardstock from the embossing folder. Isn’t the texture fun? My strip was too long for my embossing folder so I simply flipped it around, carefully lined up the embossed portion to the folder and ran it through the machine again.
Once the strip is embossed, use double sided tape to adhere the strip to the bottom of the box. Carefully wrap it around the entire box, creasing the paper at the corners and adhere the other side to the bottom of the box with tape.
For the gift wrapping tag, I used my Cricut Explore to cut the two shapes, though you can use a hole punch or hand cut the shapes with scissors. I ran the bottom tag through an embossing folder several times. After I was through I sandwiched the tag between the two embossing pads and pressed down to flatten the design.
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Kim Conner, blogger at Inspiration Made Simple, is a graphic designer,
crafter, and full-time, outside the home, working mom of three. Inspiration Made Simple is filled with fun craft ideas, tons of free printables,
party ideas, and other inspiration. When Kim is not creating, you can
usually find her reading or playing with her children.