Monday, December 21, 2009

So this is Christmas......

Last post prior to Christmas and some last minute packaging inspiration for you.

I have postponed the Kozo Tape feature and giveaway until the new year so make sure you come back to see how much fun you can have with masking tape!!

I wish you all a safe and Happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to sharing more packaging inspiration / giveaways etc in 2010 - can you believe it?

Packaging eye candy below:

Fun with Buttons from Craftzine

This even sounds beautiful from The Scent of Water
(thanks Ruby in the Dust)

Upcycled Packaging Via Craftzine

The Dieline has a great packaging round up but a few of my favs are:

Tutorial as well - from Caroline Armelle via The DieLine


This and a lot more from Eat Drink and Chic via The Dieline

So cool....warm? from Grey Likes Weddings via The DieLine

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Great packaging and great for the soul!

Heleen from Ruby in the Dust won our first giveaway which I thought was very exciting!

She said she loved to use old patterns for wrapping, so when I came across this (below) I had to post it!

The tags - I love them!

This tutorial comes from one of my favourite blogs Creature Comforts.
Check out the detail here!
Come back next week for more Christmas Wrapping tips and a cool feature (and giveaway) on Japanese Decorative masking tape - Happy tape, pretty tape or in NZ Kozo tape! You won't want to miss out!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas gift wrapping tip one

In the lead up to Christmas I thought I would post some holiday gift wrapping ideas.

Tip One: You can gift wrap without paper!

I picked up these lovely pouches from Jennie from A Little Vintage yesterday and thought these would make a great gift wrap - reusable as a wrap or as an extra gift for your friends or family members.

Just think how lovely these would look all lined up under the tree. Like Candy!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

And the winner is - drum roll please

Heleen from Ruby in the Dust!
Congratulations! Package will be packaged (beautifully of course) and sent in the mail promptly!
Thanks to everyone for entering and sharing their thoughts on packaging.
Remember to come back as there will be more giveaways and packaging tips to come!

Monday, November 30, 2009

New items added to the giveaway

The Kozo tape for the giveaway arrived today so I went to take a photo.. I got a bit carried away and have now added x10 red and white candy striped twist ties AND a 4m sample of Divine Twine in Licorice.

To enter the giveaway:

This giveaway is open to all Ribbons and Pom Poms Followers. So step one is to follow the blog! Then post a comment telling us what you think makes a beautiful package. The winner will be picked atrandom on Sunday 6th December at 6.00pm.

Butterflies and Twine - the perfect combination

One of my inspiration sites and future interviewee Whitney from Whisker Graphics has posted a Tutorial using maps, some of her Divine Twine (which will be featured here over the next few weeks) and a butterly template. I don't know about you but I think it is darn cute!

Click here to to go the tutorial (there is a card tutorial and templates for download included):

Simple but effective

Don't forget the Ribbons and Pom Poms Giveaway which closes Sunday 6th 6.30pm - Click here to see how you can be in to win

Friday, November 27, 2009

Why Packaging?

image sourced from port2port press via design sponge

I have always loved a good ‘gift-wrap’ and always spent just as much money buying beautiful wrapping paper and ribbon, however my eyes were widened a few years ago when I started buying items off Etsy. The creativity, details and love that went into packaging the items I had bought was really inspiring.

So… the idea of this blog has been sitting with me for a long time. This blog is dedicated to all things gift wrapping and packaging. You will all have your own ideas on what makes a beautiful package and I hope that you will be happy to share some of them as time goes on.

To get things going, I thought I would introduce you to some images from the Lovely Package Exchange that is hosted by Danni from ‘Oh Hello Friend’ a couple of times a year.
As you will see, packaging can be:


image sourced from Amanda Rae


image sourced from: Country Living


Christmas Wrapping - image source from Country Living


image sourced from Givers Log


image sourced from Dandee Designs


image sourced from 
This first post is going to be celebrated with a give away of some of my favourite packaging items which include:
x 1 roll of Kozo tape (not pictured)
x20 glassine envelopes
x5 Songbird stamped cloth bags
4x2m Vandoros Striped Ribbon
x1 pkt delicate paper lace doilies from Nice Package.

This giveaway is open to all Ribbons and Pom Poms Followers. So step one is to follow the blog! Then post a comment telling us what you think makes a beautiful package. The winner will be picked at random on Sunday 6th December at 6.00pm.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Packaging and Welcome

Welcome to the first post from 
Ribbons and Pom Poms. 
This blog has been developed to bring you ideas on packaging, both from the creative world (thats out there in blog land) and some fresh new ideas.

image courtesy of whiskergraphics
We hope to bring you interviews, tutorials, giveaways and in the future, access to supplies for packaging. 
We are currently working on our first post and will bring this to you soon.
In the meantime if you have any suggestions or things you would like to see - drop us a line at ribbonsandpompoms{at}gmail{dot}com