Friday, March 18, 2011

Hero Hostess Takeover!

It’s Hero Hostess week on the Hero Arts blog this week and we’ve had such a fun time making birthday cards and projects for the blog!

Linda and Sharon were first up on Monday with wonderful cards for a friend and a guy. On Tuesday Sally shared a stunning gift box which she had created and is sure to make a present extra special. Wednesday saw Anita with her very first video tutorial and she created a gorgeous card with wonderful instructions on how to make twisted ribbon flowers. So Friday is finally here and I’m sharing some gift wrapping ideas.

Gift Wrapping Presents
Stamps (Hero Arts) Antique Engravings, Blossom Art, Large Flower & Birthday Messages

I often make my own wrapping paper and embellishments for gifts. I love choosing the stamps and colours to make these and had great fun going through my Hero Arts stamps to wrap these particular gifts. Full instructions on how I wrapped the gifts are here on the Hero Arts website so I’ll just give the short version now. I stamped a butterfly randomly over pieces of some blue craft paper using VersaMark.



To decorate the parcels I white embossed the butterflies and flowers on vellum and added a selection of gems – thanks again Joy for some of these! The bottom layer of the sentiment was also white embossed on vellum with the top layer white embossed on a scrap of the blue paper.



The blue paper I used was from a roll which is 70m long and cost the same as a single sheet of wrapping paper. So I’ll be able to wrap lots of presents from this roll and will be able to customise them to suit the recipient’s tastes. The other day I wrapped a present for a friend using different paper and stamped embellishments. She told me that she has saved the embellishments so that she can make her first cards using them – hopefully she’ll get hooked on card making too!



I'm submitting this project into The Shabby Tea Room "Party Time" Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday Challenge.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

22 comments:

Lin said...

You do wonders with vellum! Beautifully done, my friend, and congrats on your day on the Blog!!

Nat said...

wow Heather, love how you stamped and created your own wraping paper, and your butterflies are stunning!

Barb said...

So fun to see you on the Hero blog today, Heather! And I'm quite sure you blew everyone away with your gorgeous gifts! Love that you were able to share your amazing work with vellum! Hugs!

walchowDesign said...

I'm breathless, Heather! Your work is always so stunning! Love how you worked with vellum and still love your blues! I love how you created your own wrapping paper too!

Isha said...

Gorgeous projects Heather...love these butterflies in Vellum. I have started loving this blue now:))

CinnamonSally said...

OM Gosh Heather these are drop dead gorgeous!!!! your vellum butterflies are just stunning and look fabulous against the blue. Congratulations on your day on the blog , you certainly finished the week with a bang!!!
Hugs
Sally

Tiffany said...

Very fun gift ideas and your work with vellum butterflies is divine! Love the way the butterflies add so much volume and flair to the gift boxes!

Rosemary said...

i'm always amazed by what you can do with vellum! today is no exception... your packaging is just gorgeous!

esther a.k.a. craftyvox said...

Oh wow, these are stunning!! I am especially in love with the circle of vellum butterflies!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great ending to our fab Hostess Week on the Hero Arts Blog, Heather! Love your vellum butterflies and had to got try it. I hope you won't laugh at the pale imitation I upload on Flickr :) Thanks for the inspiration today!

Trinh said...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I would not want to open up such beautiful packages, Heather! You rocked your day on the blog!

Dawn said...

totally jaw dropping gorgeous Heather. You really are so clever and talented.

AnitaRex said...

Heather I love your wrap and how you've decorated it! So very lovely! The velum flowers and butterflies are gorgeous, I bet you had such fun heat embossing!

Kristin said...

Ok... my birthday is in August... just so you know. Omygoodness, these gifts are just breathtaking. The flower and butterfiles just blow me away. So creative. I bet ppl don't even want to open your gifts they are so stunning. Thanks for playing along this week at The Shabby Tea Room.

Robin Shakoor said...

This is fabulous! I love the stamping.

Sanne said...

Stunning projects Heather!

Kathy said...

Holy moly Heather. No one in the world can create on vellum like YOU!! What amazing projects you have created for the blog. I wouldn't have seen these if it was that you entered them for Simon Says. So I have want to say
Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge. :) many hugs, Kathy

Deirdre said...

Heather... jaw on floor.... STUNNING. Just AMAZING.

Cath said...

Well, I think you know how much I love this, Heather! B-U-T-ful! :)

CanadianScraps43 said...

Stunning is not the right word to describe this masterpiece. Love this sooo much.

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! Love the vellum with embossing!

Cathi O'Neill said...

Hey, just reading through your blog archives...where do you get your vellum and where did you find the huge cheap roll of gorgeous wrapping paper here in Ireland??

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