Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Gelli Print Packaging

Hi and welcome! Today I have a quick gift packaging project to share using new Sizzix dies and some gelli printed papers.
Every time I use my gelli plate, I make a whole bunch of prints, because it is so much fun. I love having these papers ready for projects and I thought they would work great for gift packaging. Here I used the new Sizzix Where Women Cook Bag w/Flap and Fancy Pillow Box dies. The dies both cuts and scores the paper and it is easy to assemble both the bag and the pillow box. You can use patterned papers instead of the gelli printed paper, or stamp and ink some papers.
The Bag w/Flap is an XL die, so you need the extended cutting pads. My printed paper was slightly too short, but I fixed that by die cutting the lid a second time and gluing it to the partial lid on the first die cut. The bird was die cut from a darker green printed paper and embossed in the coordinating embossing folder, which comes with the die. 
Here you can see the side pieces on the bag, which I adhered with Wonder Tape, but any strong adhesive will work.

For a sentiment, I used the Sizzix/Doodlebug Tag Framelits and Stamp set, which has eight tag stamps and coordinating tag dies. I like that the tags are so small, which makes them perfect for sentiments. 

The gelli prints were created by pressing papers embossed in different embossing folders into the paint on the plate. Check out my Gel Printing with Dies and Embossing Folders tutorial, for more ideas on this. Here you can spot the Checkerboard and Swirls folders. The blue paint was remaining on the plate from a previous print.

The pillow box was made in the same way, die cut from the same green print as used for the bird. The sentiment tag also comes from the same Tag set.
On this print you can spot the Clocks and the Harlequin embossing folders.

Thank you for looking!

Happy Crafting!


Surfaces: Neenah Smooth Solar White paper
Dies: Sizzix: Bag w/Flap, Fancy Pillow Box, Heart Crown & Bird Tags w/Bonus Textured Impressions
Embossing folders: Sizzix: Checkerboard & Cracked, Harlequin & Stripes, Burlap & Swirls, Clocks & Print Blocks
Stamps: Sizzix/Doodlebug: Tags Framelits Die Set w/Stamps
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black ink
Paint: Golden Artist Paint Fluid Acrylics
Embellishments: twine
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot; Gelli Arts: Gel Printing Plate 8 x 10


  1. these are wonderful - I need the larger gelli plate - its so much fun xx

  2. what a fabulous idea! i love gelli prints!

  3. Such a cool way to use those beautiful prints - wow!
    Alison x

  4. Love Gelli printing too- great colors and fun idea :-)


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