Scrapbook Page Techniques Inspired by Gift Wrapping

Scrapbook Page Techniques Inspired by Gift Wrapping | Get It ScrappedThere are so many techniques and materials to choose from in your holiday gift wrapping. Those very approaches provide great inspiration for scrapbook page design.

See how our creative team has found and put these ideas to work on their own pages.

Jill Sprott says, “The idea of using techniques inspired by gift wrapping led me to think about the many gifts of the upcoming holiday season, one of which is the spectacle of lights, which fuels my festive mood.”

“I gift-wrapped each of the photos here, drawing upon ideas from multiple sources, including a folded-paper approach from Kate’s Creative Space–which I mimicked using ribbon–and the combination of hemp cord and gold stars from Ashley Ha–which I modified to create a wrapped garland.”

“Looking at gift-wraping ideas on Pinterest, the ones that that caught my eye were those that featured collections of gifts wrapped in a variety of ways. That gave me the idea to use a similar approach on this layout.”

“There is so much inspiration out there when it comes to gift-wrapping techniques, and those ideas will not only look great under the Christmas tree, but also on scrapbook layouts as well! I will definitely be attempting wrapped photos again in the future.”

Scrapbook Page Techniques Inspired by Gift Wrapping | Jill Sprott | Get It Scrapped

Merry Begins by Jill Sprott | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico; Journaling Cards: Freckled Fawn; Chipboard Accents: Crate Paper and Bella Blvd; Stick Pins: Little Yellow Bicycle; Ribbon: May Arts; Hemp Cord: Darice; Twine: Things That Shine; Die-Cut Word: Things That Shine; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts; Paint: Studio Calico: Pen: Uniball


Dawn Farias says, “This page is about the warm fuzzies it gives me to have the Christmas tree lit up.”

“The gift wrapping pictured here was a good fit for my page because it encouraged me to scrap about Christmas (not something I usually do). It also gave me focal points for pinning down what kind of supplies and colors I wanted to use for my page and to stay consistent with those choices.”

“The things that most jumped out at me and that I duplicated on my page were the black/white/kraft color schemes, the black and white patterns, the tied string, and the pops of red against the greenery. It was very easy to replicate these things. In fact, it made my page designing quicker and easier than normal since I had less choices to make. The title ended up being where I spent most of my time.”

Scrapbook Page Techniques Inspired by Gift Wrapping | Dawn Farias | Get It Scrapped

One of My Favorite Things by Dawn Farias | Supplies: papers: black & kraft from Days of December kit, doodled background from Trick or Treat patterns; embellishments: Days of December kit; alphas: All Boy stamped alpha, Looking Sharp alpha, Itty Bitty alpha; journal strips: Line by Line template – all from Dawn by Design at The Digital Press; card and branch from Grace collab at The Digital Press;


Sian Fair says, “This is a page about the Christmas shopping day my sister and I treat ourselves to every year.”

The wrapping technique that inspired me was of brown paper wrapping tied up with string. This was a good fit for this story because it draws out the intention of our day, which is to get everything pulled together for both our families all in one big trip. We look forward to coming home with lots of packages and getting into the house and setting down all our bags and watching everything tumble out, to be exclaimed over and gift wrapped and then tucked away.”

“The idea of using brown paper jumped out at me because I have a stash of 12″x12″ sized brown paper bags saved from a kit club I belonged to about eight years ago! When I was first planning my page I intended to stamp all over the brown paper, in imitation of my inspiration photo. But I thought that would draw the eye downwards too quickly, so in the end I left it.”

Scrapbook Page Techniques Inspired by Gift Wrapping | Sian Fair | Get It Scrapped

2016 Best of Times by Sian Fair | Supplies: Diecuts, puffy stickers, chipboard: Gossamer BLue; tiny puffy stickers: Felicity Jane; alpha: American Crafts; paper bag and twine from stash


Lynnette Wilkins says, “Every December my daughter and I go to the Nutcraker Ballet together and this page records that tradition.”

“I replicated a couple of different gift wrapping techniques seen online here and hereSince this is a Christmas story, any of the giftwrap ideas work well.”

“I liked the large letter N for Nutcracker, and the greenery added a little more of the holiday color and feel to the page. I added baker’s twine to bring in more of the pink and add flow. I liked the idea of a bow with other items tied in to create a cluster. Since this is a digtal page, my pieces are not really “tied” together, but I made sure to layer them in a way that achieved that look. I tucked the greenery stem right under the knot of the bow, and made sure to angle my letter so it looks like it’s attached at the top edge and dangling from that point. I also angled the baker’s twine so it lines up with the knot of the bow.”

Scrapbook Page Techniques Inspired by Gift Wrapping | Lynnette Wilkins | Get It Scrapped

Nutcracker by Lynnette Wilkins | Supplies: Mistletoe and Holly elements, Mistletoe and Holly patterns & backgrounds, and Hello Goodbye alpha by Allison Pennington Memory Pockets Monthly: Wonder collection from The Lilypad Storyteller 2015 glitter styles and Gesso Paint Bits by Just Jaimee MBC September ’17 Template by Scrapping with Liz


Cara Vincens says, “Getting six children to look their best all at the exact same time for our Christmas card photo is extremely difficult, if not practically impossible. I used comical outtakes and minimal journalling to keep the page light, even though it is the most stressful 30 minutes of my entire year.”

“I love the idea that the page was dipped in glitter and sequins! It really matches the magic theme of the Christmas card photo and adds a bit of childlike wonder.”

“I pinned quite a few ideas while looking, but this is the one that stayed in my mind. I loved how fun it looked and how fun it would be to make. I really did enjoy myself while making it. I’m still finding glitter in the strangest of places! It was fairly easier to do. I followed the example, only I sprinkled glitter and sequins instead of confetti.”

Scrapbook Page Techniques Inspired by Gift Wrapping | Cara Vincens | Get It Scrapped

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year by Cara Vincens | Supplies: Cardstock – My Colors Cardstock; Glitter (both gold and red) – 13 arts coloured sequins and gold stars – Pink Paislee Birthday Bash Big gold sequins – Maggie Holmes, Crate Paper; Patterned Papers: polka dot – Maggie Holmes, Flourish, Crate Paper striped – October Afternoon, Cotton Candy Letter Stickers: the – Shimelle, American Crafts wonderful & time – Hip Kit Club most – Doodlebug stressful – Fancy Pants of – Jillibean Soup year – Thickers, American Crafts Washi – MT Chipboard – Page Evans, Pink Paislee Gold stickers – Carpe Diem, Simple Stories gold sequins – Maggie Holmes, Crate Paper Enamel Dots – Echo Park


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