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Gangsta Wrapper! Layout

Hey everyone, it’s Elsie here with my last layout of 2018, and I also think a ‘Happy Christmas Eve!’ is in order! Hopefully you’re all prepared for the big day tomorrow, but if you’re in need of some last minute gift-wrapping motivation, hopefully this layout might be of some inspiration!

elsie_dec24_ganstawrapper_6The idea for this page came from this photo I took of my brother sitting in a box I was trying to wrap as Christmas presents – annoying brothers, eh?! So I decided to create a page based around a gift-wrapping theme, and of course I can’t resist a good pun, so the title for this page is ‘gangsta wrapper’!

elsie_dec24_ganstawrapper_1Although the Whimsical collection isn’t Christmas themed, it’s still very easy to create a festive page. To go along with my gift-wrapping theme I recreated my own miniature gift wrap rolls using patterned paper! I chose a gorgeous green floral, which is a very traditional Christmas green, and also a light blue and pink pattern for a modern twist.

I hot glued the rolls together and distressed the edges of each roll to create a much more authentic look! I tied them together with some thread and added a cute cardstock label sticker.

elsie_dec24_ganstawrapper_3I also created three small presents using some cardstock scraps cut into squares/rectangles, which I tied with a thread bow to create some cute embellishments. I also added one of the butterfly charms which looks like a decorative label for a gift!

elsie_dec24_ganstawrapper_2I cut my title using my Cameo, as I wanted the ‘gangsta’ part to be one of my main focus points of my page. I typed it using a scripty font and cut it from the pale pink pattern on paper 01, and for the ‘wrapper’ part of my title I used the metallic mini foam thickers.

elsie_dec24_ganstawrapper_5To create a border around the page and to inject a little more festivity, I used some snowflake die-cuts I had leftover from my previous layout (which you can find here).

I embellished the page with some of the floral die-cuts and a lot of the stationary-themed embellishments, such as the washi tapes, glue bottle, pencil and scissor die-cuts and stickers. This really helps symbolize the gift-wrapping theme and story behind my photo!

elsie_dec24_ganstawrapper_4Thanks for joining me today, I hope you a have a very Merry Christmas and a lovely New Years, I’ll see you around in 2019!!

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