Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Handmade Wrapping Paper


Have you done any creating this week? I pulled out a roll of white paper that I found a few years ago at a thrift store. I have used part of it for different things, but had quite a bit left. It measured 30 inches wide which is a perfect size for wrapping paper. {most folded sheets are approx. 20 x 30) I cut the length at 20 inches and started making my own wrapping paper.

Isn't it pretty?

I pulled out several of my rubber stamps and just stamped away. I stamped here and I stamped there and in no time at all I had several sheets of pretty paper...I call it Jeanne d' Arc style paper, but I just might be throwing that name around too loosely. :) No two sheets are alike so I guess that makes them unique? lol
I rolled each one up and tied them with twine until I actually use them.


Some are designed for Christmas and others in the french style to use anytime.


Joyeux Noel



I love script stamps and used them a lot on this project.

This is a project that anyone can do and you cannot mess it up so get out your stamps and make some paper.  It is also a good way to take out your frustration when you bang those rubber stamps...just sayin'...lol.


I will be linking up with Kathleen over at Faded Charm again this week for White Wednesday.

43 comments:

Bente said...

Oh, this paper is just fantastic. You have so many good ideas that I have no words.

Have a creative week

Hugs Bente

Sweet Old Vintage said...

I love it... Your own style...

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

woow this is amazing!
hugs, Mandy

Alaina said...

Those are so pretty, they would make a gift look extra special under the tree.

Alaina said...

Those are so pretty, they would make a gift look extra special under the tree.

LDH said...

So beautiful! I remember years ago when the kids were small, we stamped paper the same way to use for Christmas wrap.

Yours is pretty enough to use for decoration! :)

kathee said...

Just BEAUTIFUL! Great Idea! I love it too!! thanks for sharing with us..xok

Bee happy said...

I just love this idea, you are so clever! it also looks great tied with string until you use it :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful paper! Thanks for sharing!

Thank You Gifts said...

This is so pretty! What a fantastic idea for this left over paper roll. Your stamps are lovely!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Sandi,

Once again, you leave me speechless. So simple, yet so creative and beautiful. Well done!

Hugs,
Judy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love the look of this! It looks fantastic whether you use for wrapping or not. Great idea!

Pleuntje said...

Very nice, I like the stamp with : carte postale and the the little childshead. It is a good idea to stamp the paper. Love Petra

Createology said...

Your hand stamped wrapping paper is beautiful and very special. It easily is part of the gift...

Francy (So Beautiful Things) said...

I find it an amazing idea!
Compliments!!!
Kisses
Francy

BECKY said...

Once again, Sandi, I am inspired by your creations!! I stamped tissue paper, but never even thought about stamping gift wrap! Must. do. this.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!!
Hugs,
Becky

Susan said...

What a great idea Sandi! Your stamp collection is impressive. I love what you've done to your plain white paper. Lucky recipient of your gifts!
Happy WW,
Susan

Shabby soul said...

So cute project!
I'd like to find stamps like yours, especially the one with the writing, but I've never seen here.
Have a nice day
Silvia

Irene said...

Oh you are so clever.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That paper will look awesome under the tree!

LizlovesVintage said...

Very unique paper for any occasion. I have so many stamps in my craft draw. I need to start stamping! Thanks for the easy DIY project ;)
xxx Liz

Heaven's Walk said...

Well....there you go again....bein' all crafty and creative and oozing JDA!!! lol! LUV this, Sandi! I'll have to haul out my craft paper and start stamping, too! Thanks for sharing another GREAT idea! :)

xoxo laurie

Amy Kinser said...

I love this paper!! I don't have white paper but I do have brown craft paper. Might just try it out.

This would be a great idea for my kids to do.

Thanks.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a wonderful idea! these are gorgeous and would make the loveliest gifts!! i'm putting them on my "wish list" for santa! ;)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

LUV!! Just beautiful, and unique.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The wrapping paper is fabulous, Sandi! You've picked beautiful stamps to create it and your packages will look fantastic!
Hugs,
Julia

Faded Charm said...

These turned out wonderful Sandi. I just got some cool script wrapping paper from Ballards that I just love....I think your price was a little bit better than mine though:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Jillayne said...

Brilliant idea - I love it! Your paper is beautiful and it is very Jeanne d'Arc. Now I want to try it for myself...

Fishtail Cottage said...

Love this!!! Want to let you know I will be posting your 'gift' Thursday am!!!! Can't wait! Hugs...

Donna said...

Cute Sandi!
The Christmas stamps are wonderful! This is something I would hold onto after I opened my gift!
Have a blessed day!
Donna

GardenChic said...

How creative you are! I can't wait to make some for Christmas presents. Thanks for the idea! Love your site.

Love, Jody

A Cottage Muse said...

You are on quite a "roll" lately with your creativity!

(Sorry...couldn't resist)!

So, so pretty!!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Love it! I would even buy it~Cheers Kim

Marydon said...

G'day sweet friend ~
Just trying to catch up a wee bit, slowly.
All of your lovelies are beautiful. You are so creative, Sandi. I love the paper & those candles french wrapped. I just put your little spool (thread) you made last year on the tree yesterday ... perfect touch.

Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend.
Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Anne said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love this paper. Just joined you from Fishtail Cottage.

:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! I love your creativity! ♥

Jill Elaine said...

I would love to know where you got the 'joyeoux Noel' and the 'we wish you a merry christmas' stamps if you have time to drop me a line!

Barbara Jean said...

Love it you creative girl you!!!

blessings
barbara jean

Lynn Stevens said...

Such inspiration!! Love your paper!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Sandi ~ I love it!! It is so pretty all rolled up and stacked together ~ I would have a hard time using it :)

Miss Gracie's House said...

LOVE this!
Rene

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Very pretty and so easy to do!

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What a beautiful way to decorate white wrapping paper! Excellent idea.

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