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gift wrap an album
Photo albums, or photo books, are a wonderfully thoughtful gift for any occasion. They're filled with beautiful memories of children growing up, school life, weddings, special events and family vacations. And while they make great gifts, how to gift wrap a photo album often presents some challenges. Usually, a gift...
tissue paper cactus

Let’s make a tissue paper garland and festoon!

Let's make a tissue paper garland so we can FESTOON! What is that?? fes·toon /fe'stoon/ (verb) to adorn (a place or thing) with ribbons, garlands or other decorations Now...

Craft market prep in 4 simple steps!

Welcome to Craft Market Success! Craft Market Success is a series that we created to help entrepreneurs/makers who are interested in doing craft markets but...

What you need to know about amazing cello basket bags!

Tell me, have you ever made up a gift basket? If so, have you ever struggled with those long rolls of cello basket wrap?? I bet...
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The market home stretch!

Welcome to Craft Market Success! Craft Market Success is a series that we created to help entrepreneurs/makers who are interested in doing craft markets but...
giant tissue paper daisies

Stunning giant tissue paper daisies that are simple to make!

You've volunteered to decorate the venue for an upcoming event. Maybe it's a school fundraising gala, parent appreciation tea, church group luncheon, or sports team...
carrot shaped treat bagss

Amazingly simple Easter bunny treat bags anyone can make!

I fondly remember being in Grade 1 and just loving Friday afternoons when we'd do crafty things. My teacher, Mrs. McKenzie was uber creative...
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Make these beautiful tissue paper sunflowers (even if you’re not creative!)

From the chillier evenings to the beautifully colored leaves, fall is definitely my favorite season of the year. It's also the time for one...
Anna is Vice President and Director of Marketing at Essential Packaging Inc. For the past 22 years, along with her husband of 23 years, David, she has helped to grow the company from a home based business into a thriving retail and online enterprise. Her love of creative packaging, marketing and small business life has lead her to the wonderful world of blogging. Now she writes on her 2 blogs, A Beautifully Wrapped Life and A Small Business Life. She enjoys kayaking with her son Matt and hikes with her constantly shedding Yellow Lab Soda. Connect with her by CLICKING HERE Find out more about Essential Packaging at www.essentialpackaging.com