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)

Hope I win!


09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

Love your new book!


09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

Congratulations on your book. I just ordered it two copies!

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterIris

I have been hoping you would write a book for many years now. I just received my copy of Pretty Packages this week and it is stunning. I love the range of projects!

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterKarin

What a lovely book! Pinned here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/188166090656654451/

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorrie Langdon



09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterST

Beautiful book! Congratulations!


09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterFran

So happy for you, Sally! Congrats!

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

Very excited for you! I will ordering copies for my crafting club members!

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Congrats! Love it!


09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterTrina

I love gift wrapping and cannot wait to see your book!


09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatty

Reposted on IG as well, @langdon813

Good luck everyone!

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorrie Langdon

So excited for a Sally J Shim book...finally!! Congrats!

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterKimberley

Love the packaging kit!

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I saw your book at our local Paper Source! I bought a copy, but would love another!


09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

So excited about your book!


09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

Love this!


09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

Exciting news!


09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Love this so much!


09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaulina

Congrats Sally! http://pinterest.com/pin/228698487302755532/

09.14.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

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