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Long post today, people. Hang in there, ok? I went a little crazy with the crafting and as a result, I have about eleventeen million photos to share.

I guess it makes sense, though, that today’s post would be photo heavy. I love making gift packaging. I think it has something to do with the fact that I love receiving beautiful gift packaging. I’m that person who spends five minutes oogling the packaging  before ever opening it. The same person who goes to the gift wrapping department just to see what pretty samples they have up on the wall. Same girl who buys Pringles purely because the tube can makes for great cookies packaging. I actually hate Pringles. You get the idea though. I love packaging.

As luck would have it, one of the biggest perks of working with Clear and Simple Stamps is the fact that they have tons of options for making awesome gift packaging and today I’ve got project with almost all of them. Here we go…

I started by developing a mood board for the colors and embellishments I would incorporate into the ensemble. Mood boards are such a great way brainstorm in a visual way.

Simply Crafty: Gift Packaging | Damask Love Blog

Simply Crafty: Gift Packaging Moodboard | Damask Love Blog

Simply Crafty: Gift Packaging Crafting the Look | Damask Love Blog{1} Gable Box die cut from Creme de la Cream cardstock embellished with Mini Label Tag Dies and I Steel Got It paper strip embossed with Imprints 4 plate.

{2} Party Favor 8 die with medallion created using Grass border die.

{3} Trifold 2 die cut from Coral Necklace cardstock with banner die closure.

{4} Party Favor 1 die cut from Creme de la Cream cardstock with banner die embellishment and oval circle label.

{5} Party Favor 7 die cut from Creamsicle Cardigan cardstock with Bow Trio die cut from fabric.

{6} Cube die cut from My Style Blueprint cardstock with Tags 1 embellishment stamped with small heart from Baby Shower stamp set.

{7} Clear Pillow box lined with patterned paper and  wrapped with mini bow trio die.

{8} Glassine bag with Topper die and wrapped with banner die embellishment.

{9} Party Favor 2 die cut from Creamsicle Cardigan cardstock with lid embossed with Imprints 4 plate, wrapped with mini bow trio die .

{10} Party Favor 7 die cut from I Steel Got It cardstock wrapped with Eyelet border die and handmade tissue paper embellishment.

Simply Crafty: Gift Packaging Storyboard | Damask Love Blog

Simply Crafty: Gift Packaging Woodgrain Box Close | Damask Love Blog

The newest additions to the Clear and Simple Stamps gift packaging roster include two dies: one for a favor box and another for creating beautiful bows. I’ve come up with another quick project to share these newbies with you.

Easter Pretty Pastels with Bow | Damask Love BlogFor these cuties, I die cut the Party Favor 8 die from pastel cardstock. Since the die is approximately 12″ long, you won’t be able to get a full cut from traditional 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock. In this case, I solved that by creating a pretty scalloped edge and then extending the remaining part of the box with a piece of white cardstock.
Easter Pretty Pastels | Damask Love Blog Simply Crafty : Bow Sizes | Damask Love Blog

And so ends our day of gift packaging! Did you likey?

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25 thoughts on “Simply Crafty with Clear & Simple: Gift Packaging

  1. OMG, I’m in love with those bow dies!!!! I think I’m getting both!! I am delighted to come to your blog, because your pictures really take my breath away!!! GORGEOUS shots and love that digi washi tape “holding” your photos!!!! *grin*

  2. Oh my goodness girl you just hit my sweet spot for packaging! 🙂 I love it so much that last Christmas I made my own wrapping paper! 🙂 And people were asking where I bought them. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!!!

  3. Love these! And what I love even more that you chose some of my favorite colors, too =) Pinning this for the next gift wrapping occasion!

    By the way, I am your newest follower. Sweet blog!

    Anja @

  4. Fabulous “presentation”, Amber – can’t say I have noticed your love of packaging *wink wink*! Such a pretty colour collection too! Fascinated that you made the medallion from a grass border die – it’s gorgeous 🙂

  5. Creating a mood board is such a great idea! I love all the delicious colors you chose for your packaging, Amber…I can only imagine how excited the recipient is to receive a gift from you…what a TREAT!

  6. I’m still ooooh-ing and awww-ing about this post. Totally awesome Amber. Thanks so much for your hard work and the variety of inspiration your always give us.

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  8. Alright, Amber! You got me! I ended up getting the party favor 7 die along several other things from CSS that I was on the fence. Between you and Elena, I’m going to be broke. Love the post!

  9. These simple and crafty with clear and simple designs over them look so elegant and sure will attract so many customers, buyers, and brands to use for their products. i have actually learnt a lot about simple Packaging and other styles like i.e. Candle Packaging. Glad that I could come over to this post of yours and read this informational stuff.

  10. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it. It is a great website and a nice share. I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog and have some great content. Keep up the good work.

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