While I edit the oodles of photos we took over our “staycation” this weekend, I thought I’d give you a bit of eye candy.

Scrapbooking Supplies as Gift Wrap

We sold an Antique Book from our shop recently to a couple who made the purchase as a birth gift for their new baby daughter. They asked for gift wrapping, and though gift wrapping is not usually our forte, we stepped up to the challenge.

Scrapbooking Supplies as Gift Wrap

Instead of rushing out to buy wrapping supplies, we dealt with what we have on hand: a ton of scrapbooking supplies. A single sheet of 12 x 12 scrapbooking paper wasn’t enough to cover the book entirely, so we wrapped it in a sheet of cardstock first. This means that a tiny slip of another color shows though on the back of the package; but the gap is covered by the ribbon on the back, so we weren’t too worried about it.

To make the little embellishment on the top corner, we punched a small hole through two chipboard accents and tied them together with a bit of burlap string left over from the Coffee Bag Rug I made a few months ago (I refuse to throw away scraps of anything; it drives Jake crazy). We adhered only the back chipboard piece, which made the embellishments feel like little charms.

We also adhered the ribbon with a little bit of Inkssentials Wonder Tape, one of our very favorite produces.

We also included a little simple card so the baby’s parents can record why they chose the book for her.

*All supplies by American Crafts.

Scrapbooking Supplies as Gift Wrap

What unexpected uses do you find for your supplies?