Inspired by Gift Wrap


A postcard from The Container Store arrived the other day and I thought the scarf on the snowman would be neat to try and make with patterned paper — warning — The Container Store is dangerous for neat freaks like me — you’ve been warned! What do you think? What have you been inspired by lately? Drop me a comment and let me know!

Supplies: All stamps by Hero Arts, all patterned paper by Memory Box. The blue card is also by Memory Box, I stamped the swirls on it with Frost White Colorbox ink. The red cardstock is by Bazzill. I used watercolor pencils to color the images. Click on the picture to get a better look.

11 Replies to “Inspired by Gift Wrap”

  1. LOVE those cards. I would be hard pressed to say which one I like best. YOU and the container store have now inspired me. I love your perception of things and creativity. Thanks for sharing with us on GW.

  2. WOW Lisa , I just love looking at your cards ! Keep ’em coming !

    :-) Barbara

  3. Lois Tibbitts says:

    I love the simplicity of the cards, really cute!!

  4. Great cards!
    Rubber Stamper Magazine has a segment like this where there are examples of items that inspire designers and the artwork that comes from that inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing with the Gingerwoodies!

  5. very creative and outstanding!!

  6. I have seen your posts before and wonder, since I am moving to Tx. ) where you are. We bought a house in Ingram and can’t wait to sell our house here in Tucson to move there.

    I liked your cards too!

  7. Hi Linda — I’m in Austin — central Texas. I’ve never been to Ingram, but I looked it up on Google maps and it’s 2 hours 44 minutes west of here. If ever you’re in Austin let me know!

    Looks like you’re by Kerrville — that is some beautiful country out there!! You’re going to have fun going to Fredericksburg, Enchanted Rock, Lost Maples and more! There’s a great native plant nursery there too! It’s called Natives of Texas and they have some great stuff!

  8. Great cards and so FUN! TFS

  9. I was inspired by my husband’s underwear drawer. Normally, its contents are loosely jumbled around , but when I pulled it open to stuff a stack of newly washed whiteys , I felt stunned and slightly betrayed to see them all stacked up in a neat little pile. Is this the one of those first signs that your spouse is having an affair ? I’ll keep my eye on him and in the meantime, perhaps I can straighten out those mounds of clothes lurking in my wardrobe.

  10. Ha ha, that’s a good one! Cracked me up!

  11. Karol in Illinois says:

    Lisa…your cards are utterly spectacular….the snowflakes are all lovely…I can’t choose just one. Your site is so impressive that I’ll check in often. The directions you gave Granny on TWO Peas was right on….so easy. Thanks mucho. Oh, got to say come up to Peoria we are expecting six inches or abit less this evening. Bitter cold here this a.m., 4 below. Kind of abnormal for early December. An added thought,also, tell us how you got interested in stamping,,…and are you a professional artist. I think you must be because all your work is so inspiring.

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