Monday, November 11, 2013

A "Joyous" Gift Box

Authentique Paper and Petaloo are teaming up over the next couple of days to bring you tons of Christmas/Winter themed inspiration using Authentique Paper and Petaloo products!


After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Petaloo blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today!

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Hi everyone, it's Audrey, here sharing a quick and easy gift wrapping idea featuring our fabulous Joyous collection and lots of pretty flowers from our amazing product partner, Petaloo.

I love wrapping pretty packages for the holidays. I think my all-time favorite wrap is simple brown kraft paper. The natural look works for every person on my gift-giving list, any age, male or female, and it is so easy to personalize your package with a few basic scrapbooking supplies, like I've done here.

A pretty gift like this is sure to wow your recipient and look like a million bucks. And the best thing is, this wrap is actually very simple to make. But shhhh.....nobody will ever know, so don't tell.

To begin, wrap your gift in kraft wrapping paper.  Place the red striped file folder from the Petite Folders die cuts at one edge of the box so that the folder wraps over the top and down one side of the box. Then tie the box up in your favorite ribbon.

Cut a 1.5" strip of patterned paper slightly longer than the box is wide. Layer with a ruler strip cut from the Intent paper, notch the ends into fishtails and adhere strips to the center of the knotted ribbon.

Tie two bows from black and cream gingham ribbon and adhere to the center of the paper banners. Then affix a bouquet of beautiful Petaloo flowers to the bows using strong tacky glue. Tuck in a die cut Puzzle Piece Paper Accent as a tag, and your package is ready for gifting!
Enjoy!
Supplies:
Authentique Joyous Collection:
"classic" 12x12 paper
"intent" 12x12 paper
petite folders
"puzzle pieces" paper accents

Petaloo:
Mixed Textured Blossoms Ivory
Mini Red Poinsettias
Trim Asst Glitz- All Red

Trim: May Arts (gingham, polka dots)
Kraft Wrapping Paper    

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Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!)  Petaloo is also giving away an awesome prize, so don't forget to visit their blog! 

Don't forget to come follow the Authentique/Petaloo board on Pinterest! You don't want to miss any of these projects! http://www.pinterest.com/petaloo/petaloo-authentique/

Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Petaloo for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Petaloo Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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129 comments:

  1. Super LOVE Audrey's packaging...the blooms and colors are wonderful!

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  2. Great project. Love all the new collections. Looking forward to more tomorrow..

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  3. I struggle with 'pretty packaging' but the inspiration here has me ready to take it on again! The Authentique + Petaloo pairing = perfect recipe for 'gorgeous' as is showcased here with this beautiful box. Stunning...
    c

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  4. Charming gift wrap - I can't decide if I want to decorate my gifts this way - or RECEIVE them this way! Maybe both! Lovely items to work with - nice ideas! brava!

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  5. Just love this..so pretty. I love wrapping gifts so I will give this one a try. Thanks.
    Tina

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  6. The package is beautiful. I've never been inspired to wrap fancy presents - I guess because my mother made works-of- art out of ger gifts package and I never had the patience to do it. I've started decorating gift bags and really enjoy doing that. I'll be able to use your idea on my bags. thanks for sharing.

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  7. This is so awesome. I will give this a try this year.

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  8. sooo beautiful... great idea for chrismas, thanks for sharing. ♥

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  9. Such a beautiful package! I love using craft paper for wrapping. Thanks for showing us how to make our packages beautiful!

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  10. What a lovely package. Love the tutorial which mades something that looked difficult to do so easy. Love the Authentique Papers and the Petaloo flowers.

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  11. It's lovely
    and it would be even more lovely if it had my name on it!

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  12. I would never open that gift! It looks too amazing.

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  13. I love making gift packages and ideas for them!

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  14. Papers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your projects.

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  15. Oh your project is just beautiful. Love the papers. TFS.
    Linda K.

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  16. Very nice but I would use them to stage a home decor setting. I could bare to see folks rip that open! LOL

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  17. Oh my gorgeousness! I love this! So pretty and festive!

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  18. So so pretty! It's hard to open packages that are so beautifully wrapped... TFS :)

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  19. This is gorgeous packaging! I would love to get a gift wrapped like this! I may not want to open it and ruin the wrapping :)

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  20. Great project, awesome inspiration :) Love Authentique and Petaloo!

    Paula

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  21. With such a gorgeous packaging it doesn't even matter what's inside of it :) Just gorgeous!

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  22. I can't wait to try and make own gift wrapped present thank you

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  23. Everything is so beautiful love it !

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  24. my goodness, what an absolutely gorgeous gift! I love all of the beautiful touches you added! :)

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  25. How adorable is that, love the fun fresh look of those papers, ribbons and flowers. And the brown wrapping lends to the earthy feel.

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  26. The kraft paper is a great idea and probably more economical then wrapping paper. That leaves money to add those stunning flowers. They are just gorgeous!
    Ang

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  27. is beautiful your box I like the tie`s

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  28. Wow love the ideas you had, and I love both your companies. I have purchased several things of both companies through different web sites. Great quality items to use on both my scrapbook pages and cards.

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  29. very sweet and cute gift box.

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  30. very sweet and cute gift box.

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  31. What a wonderful way to personalize the wrapping of a gift! Easy-peasy puddin' pie but gorgeous! I am going to have to do this for my gifts this year!! TFS!

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  32. Beautiful, love the look of the craft paper with the bright red and green!

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  33. LOVE this color combo with the kraft paper! Stunning!

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  34. Awesome colors. Love the ideas and packaging. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Awesome colors. Love the ideas and packaging. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. wow-after seeing this I swear I will never use another one of those stick on bows again!! That puzzle piece tag is adorable and I love it all :)

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  38. Beautiful colors. Great inspiration. FB name lear tenaj

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  39. I wouldn't want to open it! I'd keep it like that!

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  40. I don't think that I could resist I would have to open it but I would do it so carefully so that I could save the wrap.

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  41. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea!!

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  42. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea!!

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  43. This present turned out so pretty! I love that the tag looks like a puzzle piece, thanks for sharing.

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  44. What a gorgeous idea! Simply beautiful!! LOVE!

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  45. Wonderful wrap job.
    Will try it out.
    Carla from
    Utah

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  46. very cool...love the giant puzzle piece!!!

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  47. very cool...love the giant puzzle piece!!!

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  48. It is not "puzzling" to see such a cute project from you!

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  49. It is not "puzzling" to see such a cute project from you!

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  50. It is not "puzzling" to see such a cute project from you!

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  51. It is not "puzzling" to see such a cute project from you!

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  52. It is not "puzzling" to see such a cute project from you!

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  53. It is not "puzzling" to see such a cute project from you!

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  54. It is not "puzzling" to see such a cute project from you!

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  55. Super nice. Great idea. Johanne Lacombe

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  56. what a cute project!!!!! gorgeous!!!!

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  57. WOW! If I got a present wrapped like this one I would not want to open it♥

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  58. This has to be the best looking package I have ever seen. Love the file folder. Opening the present would be the real puzzle.

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  59. I never have considered using my scrap supplies to wrap a package. Yours is so pretty!

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  60. What great ideas for dressing up the plain brown wrapper! Keep 'em coming!

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  61. What great ideas for dressing up the plain brown wrapper! Keep 'em coming!

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  62. Who won't love getting this little beauty under their tree this year! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for the idea!

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  63. I absolutely adore gingham ribbon and it looks fabulous with the kraft paper. A package too pretty to open!

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  64. Love the ribbon and flowers. When the kids were little I stopped getting fancy with the packages since they just wanted to tear into them. Now that they are older I think its time to get fancy again.

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  65. Oh my, how cute. Love it. And the puzzle piece as the tag. Great.

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  66. If you could make the tops ahead of time, it would be pretty easy to use this on quite a few gifts! Thanks!

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  67. I wish I had the time to put that much thought and decoration to Christmas gifts! Haha! I am lucky to get things wrapped usually, and now I am trying to get homemade cards made for every one... This gift looks amazing!

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  68. This is amazing. I always loved this type of wrapping at Christmas time.

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  69. FAB-U-LOUS!!!! Such a wonderful idea and great for the upcoming holidays!!!! Hats off to you girl!!! You ROCKED this!!!

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  70. what a lovely way to pack a gift for christmas.. came here from Petaloo blog...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  71. My favorite embellishment inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. Lovely gift wrap idea. I've never used my stash for decorating a gift box before.....not sure why!
    <3 J

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  73. Beautiful gift box. I love the use of the different colors and patterns.

    Marilyn

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  74. This is stunning!! Anyone would be happy to receive a gift box like this (who cares about the present!) LOL!

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  75. What a beautiful present! Love it!

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  76. Such a beautiful package. This would look great under anyone's tree

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  77. Love this package Audrey! so simple and yet absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial. My packages are going to look stunning this year with a little help from my friends :)

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  78. Such a clever idea and makes any package gorgeous. thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

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  79. This is such a simple and creative gift wrapping Love it!

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  80. This is an incredibly gorgeous package! I love it!

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  81. I absolutely love the ribbon and bows on top of the package. It makes it look so festive.

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  82. This is just too delightful ... love making the packages themselves just as special as the contents!!

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  83. So pretty, I would not even care what was inside the present! Awesome bow, love how you used the flowers!

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  84. Awesome gift-wrapping idea! The packaging is so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  85. Okay Audrey, I don't know you, but I am sure you wrapped this present just for me..right?? It is drop dead GORGEOUS!!! Wow...all those beautiful papers and trims, and the Petaloo flowers. I just made an entire Thanksgiving décor set using Authenique "Traditions" paper!!

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  86. This is so pretty...love those flowers...tfs

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  87. Beautiful gift box! I love your products and projects!

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  88. If I received a package decorated like these I would be hesitate to even open
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  89. What a gorgeous box, love all the decorations, colors and ribbons on this! So festive!

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  90. Wonderful! Love both the design and the embelishements. TFS.

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  91. wow! Prettiest package under the tree!

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  92. beautiful packages are so wonderful, and then the package can be recycled for other great projects

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  93. gorgeous presentation idea for gifts!! liked all the embellishments used !!
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  94. What gorgeous wrapping job! Love the puzzle piece! It adds something unique to this wrapping job!

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  95. Ohhh, so pretty! I love all of the pretty ribbons and flowers. Awesome job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  96. Beautiful gift box. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  97. Hi Audrey,

    If this present was made for me, I'll jump sky high but never open it hhih! Those flowers are a present of them selves! Beautiful!

    Hugs, Karin

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  98. With DELIGHTFUL gift wrapping like this, I would NOT even think about the gift inside, just sit back and admire the crafty pretties decorating it!!!
    Beautiful work Audrey - love the colours and layers of your pretty wrapping, thank you for sharing and making me think, just for a moment that even I can do it :) ... I cannot even imagine how wonderful it must look under your Christmas tree - WOW!!!

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  99. I wonder if we could just give the box beautifully wrapped like this as the gift itself, sans gift inside?? lol...It is supremely wonderful!

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  100. Love the new card. Can't wait to win so I can make beautiful cards too LOL. Good Luck everyone.

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  101. Very beautiful project!! The colors are so traditional!!

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  102. I absolutely love your papers and other products. This has been the best blog hop your design team members are so talented I do think I love the stocking project the most. Thank you for sharing your art and for teaming up with Petaloo.

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  103. Love your papers and all your products, beautiful projects!!!!!

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  104. I love the projects. My face is the Dia del Muerto mask. Awesome stuff. Love it all

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  105. I love the simplicity of this project, a perfect look. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

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  106. This is beautiful. Reminds me of when I was a kid.

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  107. Lovely wrapping. Thanks for sharing.

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  108. What an adorable package - nobody would want to open it, it's so pretty!!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

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  109. What gorgeous gift wrapping. I love to get a present with this wrapping just for the potential of recycling the embellishments on another project.

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  110. Wow! what a gorgeous gift box. I sure would love getting a gift wrapped
    Ike that.

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  111. This box is gorgeous! I love it! Hugs! xx

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  112. Really nice gift wrapping! Who needs a gift in the box with such pretty decor on the package. Nice color combination.

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