Welcome to a stop on the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop for Newton's Nook Designs!
Before I talk about my projects, I wanted to say a big thank you to the folks who left kind words about my Newton's Nook projects yesterday, both here and on the Newton's Nook blog! :o)
Today I'm sharing two gift packaging ideas for the holidays! First up is this gift wrapping featuring a cat from Newton's Holiday Mischief and paw prints from Canine Christmas...
I put both of the paw print stamps from Canine Christmas together on my acrylic block, so stamping the wrapping paper went by pretty quickly. Colouring them in with a marker took a little more time, but you could always leave the paw prints as outlines if you like. OR you could get the Newton's Antics stamp set, which has a solid paw print! I also think the gift wrap would look super-cute if some of the paws were outlines and some were solid. :o)
I did a bit of spot colouring on the cat's head and scarf with markers. Love doing that because it's a nice way of adding a bit of fun detail to a stamped image, while also keeping things very simple and easy to recreate if you want to make multiples! To give the cat more dimension, I attached his head and scarf to his body with foam squares. :o)
Here's a gift card holder featuring a dog from Canine Christmas...
For this little guy, I cut out and popped up his head and coat for dimension. Isn't he cute carrying his snail mail?? If you wanted to, you could cut out the letter and have him carrying something else instead. Imagine him carrying a little heart -- what a cute Valentine card he'd make! That's an idea I want to put to use over the weekend for the current Inky Paws Challenge. :o)
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Thanks for visiting today! Hope you enjoy the blog hop and find some time to get crafty! :o)