Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gift Wrap in a Snap!

The Stampin' Around wheel is a fantastic way to cover a lot of territory in a little time!
Use it with a stamp pad for cards and tags, but it really comes into its own when used with an ink cartridge for continuous inking. Perfect for large sheets of wrapping paper or 12 x 12 scrapbook pages. 

Just choose a re-inker in the colour of your choice and ink up the correct sized cartridge to match your wheel (standard or jumbo).

Get your Christmas gift wrapping done in a flash with this cool tool. I have used it on a sheet of A3 copy paper which makes a very useful size wrapping paper. Night of Navy ink on white, with co-ordinating ribbon. 

Remember to start of rolling on scrap paper to get the wheel fully inked. You must keep rolling in one direction: I roll away from me as I find this gives best control. Put your index and middle finger on top of the handle to exert even pressure.

Once you have finished with the wheel, push the cartridge back, out of contact with the rubber. Roll off on scrap paper to get rid of excess ink, then roll over the Stampin' Scrub to get perfectly clean. Remember to keep rolling in one direction, rather than back and forth to make sure all the surfaces are cleaned. Then snap out the wheel, remove the cartridge and replace its cover. I store the cartridge in a sealed plastic bag between uses.

 I have added in some stars/flowers (Season of Joy) in Marina Mist and attached a gift card. (using the versatile Gifted stamp set and a couple of punches) Just right for a wrapping a book for my Book Club secret Santa. Hooray, something else ticked of the "to-do" list. 

Better yet, the So Swirly wheel I have used here is part of the Dress Up Christmas bundle promotion set: buy the bundle and you receive a free roll of ribbon. Thanks Stampin' Up! for helping make Christmas wrapping beautiful (and stress-free)

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