Get ready for some gift wrapping fun that's sure to make a lasting impression from our resident do-it-yourself diva, Ashley Campbell. Ashley writes: Whether you've been shopping for gifts all year or have waited until these last few weeks, soon you are going to need to do some wrapping. Every gift seems to be a bit more special and thought out when it is wrapped in a beautiful way. To add a extra bit of color and uniqueness to my packages I used the Holiday Headlines, Vintage Greetings, Hand Drawn Frames - Pen & Ink Collection, and I Want It All - DVD Cover templates to create custom gift tags.
Step 1: Create an 8.5x11 document in Photoshop
Step 2: Cut and paste sections from the templates that you want to use for gift tags onto your 8.5x11 document. Replace the text with "To" and "From". Here is an image of what my four 8.5x11 pages looked like (they are shown together only for sharing here, I printed them as 4 individual pages)
Step 3: Print your 8.5x11 pages onto cardstock or Full Sheet Adhesive paper (for those that you want to stick on). The adhesive paper can be found at most office supply stores. It is the same thing as label paper, only it fills the entire page instead of numerous little labels.
Step 5: Once you have all of your labels cut out you can gather up packaging supplies and start creating beautifully wrapped gifts.
• Full Sheet Adhesive paper
• Colored Masking tape
• Baker's Twine
• Red Flower
• Gray Flower
• Vintage Trim: Flea markets, antique stores, etsy
• RicRac ribbon: Craft & Sewing supply stores (Micheal's, Hobby Lobby)
• Paper Doily: Craft supply stores (Micheal's, Hobby Lobby)
My husband and I craved some sun and sand for our honeymoon. We wanted to go on an adventure together, to come back with an awesome experience and not go on a “standard" honeymoon. We were able to settle on Cuba.
The turquoise waters of the Bahamas, the dramatic Rocky Mountains, the vistas of Iceland- endless romantic images pop into our minds when we think of destination weddings. And that is why, almost every wedding photographer at some point wants to give them a go.
So we’re going to tell you how to find them, book them, and prep for them.