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Packaging with Zoey

Hello lovelies,

guess who is back?! Meee  Zoey of course! Missed me?! I hope so because I surely miss you all so much!

Today I will show you a quick and easy way to package gifts – or anything in general! It really takes little time to make pretty little packaging and I really spent a lot of time on Pinterest before finding the one that filled my needs…and my primary need is: IT HAS TO BE QUICK! Yes I needed to scream that!

I love making little gift for the people that takes my class or simple gifts for when we meet with friends or even some RAK. It makes everyone happy, especially me!

I used for both packaging the same supplies :

Paper (I used pages from an old book) , Written in the Stars stamp set , Hero Arts watercolor wheel, Hero Arts India Ink Black and Hero Arts Twine. (Optional : sewing machine , washi tape)

FIRST IDEA 

I cut two pages from the old book and with my water color wheel I added some blue color to mimic the sky.

NOTE: Since the book paper is really thin you might want to be extra careful when applying the watercolor (unless you add gesso first).
When the paper was completely dry, I stamped the star image, which is one of my favorite, using the India Black ink. I also added some second generation stamp to fill the background without making it too busy.

I stitched the two pages together around the border and I made a small folder. If you do not have the sewing machine, you can use washi tape or you can glue the sides together and then with a pen add some faux stitching.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set and then I closed the little folder with some twine.
Time to make this package: 8 minutes 

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SECOND IDEA

I cut two pages from the book and again I added some watercolor from the watercolor wheel. I stamped my background Image and then I taped the sides of the two pages together with some washi tape. I folded my bottom part to form a bag and glued two pieces of twine to make the handle.
I made the little cluster and again as my sentiment I used a stamp from the same stamp collection.

Time to make this package: 5 minutes

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I really took the time while making it because before I start a mass production I want to be sure 100% that it will not take me too much time!

What do you think!? I hope you will give it a try! Stamps are not only for cards!

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Before I go let me just quickly remind you few things…

First, don’t forget that we have a monthly challenge going on! This month’s theme is Autumn and Christmas and we would really love for you to play along with us!  Click HERE to submit your entry ( Please remember that you may enter up to 5 times and you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store with each entry )
Last but not least…..A2ZScrapbooking is looking for new awesome people to join our Design Team — so you and your friends can apply for our call. To learn more about it and to read about requirements you can easily click HERE !
We really hope you will take part of this… we do not eat people…yet! (LOL I’m the silly one from the team if you haven’t noticed by now!) — Jokes aside, this is a great team to be in so I strongly recommend you to give it a try! You will LOVE it here!
Stay happy, stay creative!
Till next time, xoxo

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