Tuesday, 18 August 2009


I'm taking part in the Lovely Package Exchange on Oh, hello friend and have been working on my gifts and wrapping this weekend.

I love all the pretty Japanese tapes on Etsy but being the unorganised person I am, it's sadly too late to buy some for the Exchange. Not all is lost though! I put my crafty thinking cap on and came up with a way around the problem...

...Voila! I made my own...okay, okay so its not quite the same because you have to use a glue stick but it looks great, I promise.


I knew someone out there would find this useful too, so as I'm a caring and sharing kinda gal I've uploaded two styles for you to print, cut and stick for your own packages :)


I'm slow to get the hang of this photography lark, (even with the natural light on my side!) so my pictures sadly don't really do this little project justice.


You should definitely give this ago next time you want something pretty to seal a card or a gift, it really can look beautiful.



What you need...

1. Tracing Paper

2. Printer

3. Adobe Reader (click here to get it free)

4. Craft Knife/Scissors

5. Ruler
6. Glue Stick/Spray Mount

Ready to start? Download the Birthday tape or Typewriter tape and instructions.

Add to Craftig!



  1. Oh how pretty! What a lovely idea!

  2. Very sweet (and creative), I think anyone would be happy to receive your parcel:)

  3. Hi Dionne and Tristan! So glad you like the post, thanks for stopping by :)

  4. SUCH a good idea, I love it!

  5. thanks for stopping by Hayley, glad you like it!

  6. loving these designs of yours. i am sure you have figured out using any size of Avery mailing labels they work so great!