I am happy to share that my book, Pretty Packages: 45 Creative Gift-Wrapping Projects, is officially on sale on-line and in stores. Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered the book and for sharing in my excitement about Pretty Packages. The support I have received from family, friends, and blog readers has meant the world to me. I really wish I were in the States right now so I could see copies of Pretty Packages in stores in person, but for now I am still pinching myself that the book is out! 

As I mentioned before, Pretty Packages is a wonderful resource for people who appreciate good packaging as well as for those who would love to make their gifts more special. With 45 step-by-step gift-wrapping projects as well as basic how-to instructions on deciding how to wrap a gift and various ribbon tying techniques, Pretty Packages provides the reader with multiple ways to create a truly unique gift. And almost all of the techniques in the book can be easily translated in to packaging ideas for parties, weddings, and even business branding. 

To celebrate the release of Pretty Packages, I am giving away a signed copy of Pretty Packages and a special packaging kit to three lucky people. Below is a sneak peek of what will be included in the packaging kit, which I created with the packaging aficionado in mind. I want the recipients to be surprised, but there will be many packaging goodies that I picked up here in Korea and on my travels to Japan. 

There are two ways to enter the Pretty Packages Book & Packaging Kit Giveaway (you can enter both ways):

1.  Pin a photograph from this post on Pinterest and leave the link in the comments below (please make sure to leave your email address in the allotted box so I can contact you if you are one of the winners).

2. Follow @sallyjshim on Instagram. Re-gram any Pretty Package photograph from my Instagram feed and tag the photo with @sallyjshim and #sallyjshimprettypackages. Then leave a comment here with your Instagram handle letting me know you entered via Instagram.

Entries must be posted by Sunday, September 14 at 9pm EST. Three winners will be chosen at random. The winners will be contacted via email so please make sure you leave your email address in the allotted box in the comments section below.

9.14.14 UPDATE: GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who participated and spread the Pretty Packages love. Winners are: @makebakesew,@kellyleedesignhouse, and SJ. Emails have been sent out to all winners. 

P.S. If you happen to spot Pretty Packages at your local bookstore or shop, I would love if you could take a snapshot and send it to me at hello[at]sallyjshim[dot]com or use the hashtag #sallyjshimprettypackages on Instagram. Thank you!

Reader Comments (114)

Re-grammed @kellyleedesignhouse

09.12.2014 | Unregistered CommenterKelly



09.12.2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Jane

Re-grammed your photo.


09.12.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary

The book is beautiful! I hope I win!

09.12.2014 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Super excited for this book! Here is the link to Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/474496510714067242/

09.12.2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusannah

Hooray! So happy to have stumbled across your new book! I entered the giveaway on Instagram; my user name is @theSuitcaseStudio

09.12.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Carrillo


Pinterest link

09.12.2014 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

Regrammed @awikwan
Heading to nearby Kinokuniya to see if it's in the shelf already :)

09.12.2014 | Unregistered CommenterEva

I repost because I don't see my first comment

Nice giveaway!


09.13.2014 | Unregistered CommenterChiara

How exciting! Your book will be perfect gift for all my DIY loving friends.

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Congratulations on your new book. I have been a fan of your work for many years and look forward to picking up your book.

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I saw your book at Paper Source the other day and had to buy it! It is beautiful and I am excited to make some of the projects from the book this week.

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterTracy P


I pinned it!

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterStacy

I have enjoyed your packaging projects on your blog for years now and cannot wait to buy Pretty Packages.

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterJenny K

The packaging looks so cute. I hope I win! I pinned it photograph!

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeather


Pinned and grammed!

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterTina

I already bought your book! It is beautiful and filled with so many fun projects. The packaging kit is awesome!

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

I regrammed on my Instagram!! Hope I win!!

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah D

Love the book and packaging kit!


09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterErika


09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

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