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White 2 piece gift boxes
We've all seen it on tv or in a movie... ...someone gets a beautifully wrapped present but instead of them ripping off all the gift wrap, they just remove the perfectly wrapped lid! It's done like that to make it quick and easy for the actors but it sure looks pretty...
bow on a gift box lid
Does this sound familiar? You've purchased the ideal gift and then struggled (for what feels like hours) to tie the perfect bow on your gift box. You carefully hand the gift box to the recipient who savagely rips off the bow and tosses it to the ground! Grrrrrr!! You just want to...
tissue paper flower
I love all things tissue paper! Luckily I get to work with fellow paper addicts in a paper world at Essential Packaging. We often scour Pinterest looking for new ways we can use tissue paper. However, the one thing we get asked the most (literally everyday!) is how we...
hot cocoa cones
Looking for something easy to make and yummy to give this holiday season? Well look no further! These Santa and reindeer hot cocoa cones make perfect gifts for anyone on your list! Who doesn't love a steaming cup of hot cocoa? Or a cute Santa? Or reindeer?? Hot cocoa cones make perfect...
Do you love the idea of opening a gift every day until Christmas? Heck ya, who doesn't?! Advent calendars have been a long held tradition during the holidays for a good reason...they're fun! They count down the days till Christmas with anticipation and excitement! The great thing about advent calendars these...
Cookie Box
Turn a gift box into a cookie box? Sometimes you have to "think outside the box"! In this post, we'll show you how to quickly and easily turn a gift box into a cookie box. It's great when you're short on time but still want it to look great. And this...
tissue paper flowers
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 of my fave flowers to shine, the sunflower! We really enjoyed creating this tissue paper sunflowers tutorial for you! Occasionally we've had people say that they'd...
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 that kinda sounds like fun, doesn't it? We can all use a little festooning in our lives! I don't know about you but I'm a bit...
tissue pumpkins
Aren't these tissue paper pumpkins just the cutest?!?! Every fall, I make these easy tissue pumpkins to decorate my home. Last year, I made smaller versions, filled with jelly beans, as table favours for our Thanksgiving dinner. We've even made larger pumpkins for our Fall display windows at the...

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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

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