Sunday, June 24, 2012

Compendium Challenge Week 10

Don't you love when serendipity shines on you ?  If you have been following my participation in Studio L3's Compendium  of Curiosity Vol. 2 Challenge you may have noticed I didn't post anything for week 10….Ok,  most likely you didn't even give it a second thought….but I didn't….I was super busy with dance recital-then I was exhausted-and didn't get any crafting done…bummer right?  Here is where the serendipity occurs…. apparently Linda's week was even nuttier than mine and she is extending the week 10 project another week.  Score!

You know the drill….this project comes from Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosity Vol 2. available here (autographed) or at your local craft store.  This weeks project is Tissue Wrap Flowers page 37.  I will not be giving you the directions for making the flower in order to project Tim's intellectual property and revenue stream.

This week's challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. They are giving a $25 gift certificate to one randomly drawn winner. 
Keep a dozen Tissue Wrap Flowers on hand and you can easily and quickly put together a fabulous gift presentation.
I use seam binding on almost all my gifts because it is gorgeous and cheap.  Add a loopy sloppy bow and 3 flowers…..divine.  I get my seam biding from Zipper Stop.  They have both a website and an Etsy shop where they sell Snug Hug seam binding 100 yards for $9.50.  I keep a few of my favorite colors on hand; if I need another color, I dye it as described here.
I love how the delicate flowers add so much to a simple wrapping paper.  I bought a large roll of this paper to use for all sorts of birthdays and holidays.  By changing out the embellishments it is possible to use this stripe for anything from a man's birthday to Christmas to a Sweet Sixteen.  
Previously I showed Tissue Wrap Flowers on this years end-of-school teacher's gifts. 
But Tissue Wrap Flowers aren't just for packaging….
They look terrific on cards- granted you can't send them through the mail in a regular envelope but they are perfect for cards delivered by hand.

I love the addition of the big Jolee's Bling rhinestones but any added embellishment looks great.  Here I used a big flat-back pearl.  
 Just set Tissue Wrap Flowers around your house…. here I have them scattered in my Valentine's day decor.  They are so pretty and dainty.  There is something about Tim's Tissue Wrap…it is a waxy translucent tissue. I love it in the original color but you can color it with inks and stains. 
Tissue Wrap comes on a roll-in a box.  You get 26 feet for $15 and is available in these two patterns.  
This project is Linked to the following Linky Parties

Laters Baby….


  1. So pretty! Such a smart idea to keep a bunch on hand to use for gift wrapping. I'm going to have to get my stash started. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize!


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