Inspired by Wrapping Paper

Stampin’ Up! might is not in the wrapping paper business, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use Stampin’ Up! products to accent the gifts we share with others. As I wrapped a birthday gift for a family member this weekend, I turned to my stash of ribbons, stamps and inks to make an already-fun wrapping paper even more special.

83.3% of my wrapping paper stash is Christmas-themed, so my choices were (1) a baby shower wrapping paper or (2) this fun, vibrant frog paper:

frog wrapping paperThese fun frogs were more appropriate for an adult birthday than powder blue baby rattles, so I went with the frogs. How could I make these frogs special once I wrapped the gift? I love the shading in the paper – and I see several Stampin’ Up! colors – so looked through my ribbon stash to see if I had any of these colors in stock. Score!

I tied a long piece of Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the box and tied a floppy bow. It coordinated perfectly! Here’s a look a the box with the bow:

Gift wrapped with Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingSuch a simple addition! But I wanted more, so I decided to make a little 3″ x 3″ card to accompany the gift. We don’t have any frog sets right now (if there is one, then I couldn’t put my finger on it at the time). BUT…we do have a lily pad image in Swan Lake. With time ticking (why do I always wait until the last minute to wrap gifts?), I cranked out a quick card with two stamp sets that perfectly coordinate with this vibrant and fun paper.

Using the Swan Lake and Perennial Birthday stamp sets, I made this card to go with the gift:

Swan Lake, Perennial Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingSo simple! There are no frogs on the card, but it coordinates with the fun wrapping paper, don’t you think? Here’s a look at Swan Lake stamp set:

Swan Lake, Stampin' Up! 142977

Swan Lake, Stampin’ Up!

The inside of this small card says “Wishing you the best on your special day.” Here’s a look at the sweet and versatile Perennial Birthday stamp set:

Perennial Birthday stamp set, Stampin' Up! 145760

Perennial Birthday stamp set, Stampin’ Up! 145760

I love the colors in this paper and chose to work with the green and pink tones to make my card. If you are inspired by the combination of Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo and Basic Gray, please save this:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray

Stamp Sets: Swan Lake, Perennial Birthday  Papers: Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Whisper White  Inks: Basic Gray, Stampin’ Write Markers (Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo)  Accessories: Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon, Whisper White 3″ x 3″ Envelopes, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Swan Lake, Perennial Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I was so excited for this simple card to come together quickly. I’m glad I had that ribbon on hand for such a fun accent to this gift.

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  1. So clever, Brian.
    I would never have thought of using the stamp like that but it’s perfect for the card and wrapping paper! Such a fun gift to receive regardless of what’s inside!

  2. Oh my gosh! Your creative talent is off the charts. A genius is what you are. So freakin cute!

  3. Ohh!! what a fun, fabulous paper and the colors match perfectly the SU inks, what an eye for color Brian, WOW!!
    The little stamped image and bow just makes this fabulously wrapped gift even more special.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. You never cease to amaze! Creativity and talent abound! Such a cute idea!

  5. You’ve got the coordinating thing down pat Brian. So cute!

  6. Very clever! These coordinate so well. Great job!

  7. How fun and colorful! I love this!

  8. A truly luscious lily pad that any frog would like to call home. I adore the coordination.

  9. I bet the lucky one that gets this package will be so “HOPPY” !
    CUTE !! CLEVER !! Yay for Lemon Lime Twist ribbon to help out and that Lily Pad card is Creativity at it`s best !

  10. Another great color combo was born! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. I think thee is a saying about lemons and lemonade that applies here! Perfect match with the ribbon and card colors. I think you know you are really an SU demonstrator when you start looking at things and figuring out which SU colors are there!

  12. I love everything!! This is such a great reminder that we can use our stamps with anything ❀️

  13. Sonny’s comment cracked me up. I can’t think of anything original to say because everyone has already said what I’m thinking. Lemon Lime Twist is actually a smile in the form of a color. It smiles at you, you HAVE to smile back. Love it!

  14. Adorable, Brian. Thanks for always sharing such unique ideas.

  15. Two words…Simply Adorable

  16. I love how you incorporated stampin up into this cute gift wrap. It brought a smile to my face this morning with all of the scary things happening in my neighboring town right now.

  17. Brian, you are truly an enabler. I have that frog paper in my wrapping paper stash (use it for grandsons’ b’days), so now I think I need the stamp set! I might as well get the ribbon, too, right? ;o)

    • Wow! How fun that you have this paper – I think it was purchased from a school fundraiser, but I could be wrong. Stock up on that ribbon and stamp set for perfect coordination. πŸ™‚ Thanks for your comments, Connie!

  18. Brian, I like to make an envelope with my extra wrapping paper. It’s always a conversation piece when the paper on the box matches the envelope. Just something I like to do.

  19. Perfect as always. Hugs!

  20. Aw.. what adult wouldn’t be thrilled to receive such a dazzling combo!

  21. I love how you get inspired! Cute as can be!

  22. Great card Brian. You seem to find inspiration all around you. The ribbon adds so much to the gift.

  23. Hi Brian!
    It’s so fun that you had this lily pad stamp to coordinate with your froggie wrapping paper.
    Sooo cute!!! I LOVE IT!!! 😊

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