Entries in pretty packages (4)

Tuesday
Nov172015

SALLY J SHIM X DANIEL WELLINGTON

I love how repackaging a gift with a few simple materials can create a visually appealing treat for the recipient. Although I think pretty packaging is not limited to a season or special occasion, I know many of you will start thinking about wrapping holiday gifts in the coming weeks. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some simple packaging ideas, that will hopefully inspire you to think outside the box when it comes to gift wrapping. 

While opening up a box provides an element of surprise to the recipient, I love using translucent vellum paper in my packaging projects. To reflect the minimal and clean aesthetic of this Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Lady watch in Rose Gold, I created a simple wood veneer gift tag, inspired by a project in my book, Pretty Packages. I attached the watch to a piece of kraft cardstock, using a punch and twine, and created a vellum sleeve that the watch slides into. I painted the corner of the wood veneer gift tag, using washi tape and acrylic paint, and added a letter sticker with the first initial of the recipient. Wrap the gift tag around the package with some twine and you are ready to give your friend or loved one a pretty little package.

The kind folks at Daniel Wellington are offering 15% off all watches to SALLYJSHIM readers. Just use the discount code "sallyjshim", valid until January 1, 2016.

For more pretty packaging ideas, look here.

* This project is in partnership with Daniel Wellington. 

Thursday
Jun182015

PRETTY PACKAGES EBOOK

Good news! Pretty Packages has been chosen for the Chronicle Eye Candy ebook promotion for June! If you are looking for creative gift wrapping and packaging ideas, then the Pretty Packages ebook is for you. There are 45 creative gift wrapping projects for the beginner to advanced crafter. 

Pretty Packages is on sale for $1.99* at the following participating ebook retailers:

Kindle

Amazon

Apple iBookstore

Nook

Google Play

Kobo

Bookshout

* Offer is good through June 30, 2015.

Thursday
Nov202014

BRIKA X SALLYJSHIM GIFT BOX COLLABORATION

I am thrilled to share with you a collaboration I have been working on with BRIKA and several of my favorite artisans. A few months ago I was approached by BRIKA to curate exclusive gift boxes inspired by my book, Pretty Packages. I had so much fun brainstorming ideas and focused on including products that were both beautiful and functional. 

The WRAP IT UP gift box is perfect for someone who loves packaging unique and thoughtful gifts. The gift box includes an exclusive Dozi screenprinted furoshiki wrap in the beautiful (and best-selling) Scales pattern. The furoshiki wrap is 19"x19" and can be used to wrap small to medium sized boxes or odd-shaped gifts and also serves as a tea towel. The gift box also includes a set of exclusive Dozi gift tags (3 different designs, 24 total) in bright and festive colors. You will also find an exclusive Shapes & Colors Textiles' screenprinted zippered pouch in cobalt blue with a bright pink zipper. The pouch is a perfect alternative to a gift box or bag, just attach a gift tag to the zipper! And last, but not least, is a copy of Pretty Packages.

The PRETTY PAPER & PACKAGES gift box is perfect for all you paper and packaging lovers! It includes an exclusive Ampersandity hand-lettered "thank you" stamp, perfect for making handmade cards, gift tags or wrapping paper. It also includes a set of exclusive Ampersandity hand-lettered gift tags in two different designs (I think a gift wrapped with kraft paper and topped with one of these gift tags is simple and pretty packaging at its finest). You will also find a set of beautiful packaging inspired cards by Good on Paper. I was so amazed at how the design was inspired by the cover of Pretty Packages. And again, last but not least, is a copy of Pretty Packages.

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Tuesday
Sep092014

PRETTY PACKAGES BOOK & PACKAGING KIT GIVEAWAY

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. 

 

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