Happy Monday! We can’t believe that we’re already into our second week of this big celebration! Have you started wrapping your gifts yet? If not, you’re in luck, because you may want to incorporate the gorgeous ideas that Nathalie DeSousa is sharing with us today in your own gift-giving. Speaking of gift-giving, we’ve been giving away some fabulous prizes each day, and today is no exception! Read all the way to the bottom of the post to find out what prizes may be in store for you!


Hello there SCT friends! It’s Nathalie with you today for a new day of Christmas celebrations! I am sure Christmas is looking a little bit different this year for all of us, however, this year has taught me to be thankful for each and every day and all the little things in between. What better way to celebrate this jolly season than to create beautiful packaging for your presents! I think a little Christmas cheer can only help us through this time!


Supplies | Paper, stickers, brads: Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L; Ribbon, twine, trim: Michaels; Other: vintage findings

This year we will be dropping packages at our families’ homes on Christmas Eve! I tend to use a specific paper for each family, simplifying gift-giving when we are all together, so imagine having a paper collection to wrap all your presents! Here is what my middle sister will be receiving from us—gift cards, chocolate, and a few others that are secrets!


Simple presents for a 25-year-old, but let me show you how the beautiful Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole is going to make them a WOW package!


I stuffed the mug with chocolates and wrapped it in plastic wrap. I created an origami-folded tea holder from one of the patterned papers, using it to house the gift cards in a fun way! Just a few stickers on the flap on the envelope are all you need to finish this packaging. I just tied the envelope to the mug with ribbon and it is ready to go.

I was lucky that this present comes in a premade box with a lid. So, I used one sheet of the Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole patterned paper to cover just the lid of the present. I also glued some ribbon just to the lid of the package, so that I can attach a tag to the top of the present. This tag was created using patterned paper, stickers, and a die cut propped up with some foam adhesive. I just love how easy this was to wrap, and the fact that she will be able to reuse the box after.

For this little parcel, I chose to completely wrap the present with patterned paper. I used a large piece of shimmer twine to wrap around the present, leaving about a 1/4” space between each twine loop, so that it created that criss-cross pattern. A bit of double-sided tape holds the twine in place at the back of the box. I created a cluster of embellishments on top of the twine; the large Santa die cuts are so beautiful they don’t need much more to bring joy to the package!

I just love how these turned out.  Having the Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole paper collection to work with allowed me to create these festive packages in no time and with beautiful results. Remember to share your beautiful creations with us! 


~ Nathalie


What beautiful gifts Nathalie created. If you want to try to re-create her beautifully wrapped designs, our friends at Simple Stories are giving away a huge bundle of papercrafting goodness!


Christmas is Claus for celebration! Step into an old-fashioned Christmas with the Simple Vintage North Pole collection. Brimming with nostalgia from letters to Santa, candy canes, stockings, and sleighs in a palette of icy blues, cheery reds, and evergreens. You’ll feel like a kid at Christmastime as you wrap it all up with a pretty bow, celebrating your holiday memories from the past and present.

This Simple Vintage North Pole prize contains:

  • 6×8 SN@P! Holiday Binder
  • Simple Vintage North Pole SN@P! Cards
  • Simple Vintage North Pole 6×8 Pad
  • Simple Vintage North Pole Cardstock Sticker
  • Simple Vintage North Pole Banner Sticker
  • Simple Vintage North Pole Foam Stickers
  • Simple Vintage North Pole Layered Stickers
  • Simple Vintage North Pole Santa Bits
  • Simple Vintage North Pole Chipboard Frames
  • Simple Vintage North Pole 6×6 Stencil
  • Simple Vintage North Pole Stamps
  • Simple Vintage North Pole Washi Tape
  • Simple Vintage North Pole Simple Basics 

We also have a wonderful prize from our friends at Your Next Stamp! They have generously offered up a $50 gift certificate to today’s winner, to purchase whatever your heart desires from their shop! 

You can then use Nathalie’s ideas above to wrap up your own gift beautifully! 


To enter to win both of today’s prizes, leave a comment on this post below by December 22nd at noon EST. A winner will be selected at random and announced here on the blog on December 23rd!

Inspiration and two amazing giveaways all in one day! I wonder what tomorrow will bring? Until then, please be sure to check out and follow our friends at Simple Stories and Your Next Stamp at the links below, and let them know how much you appreciate their generosity! We couldn’t host this celebration without our amazing partners! 

Simple Stories : Website | Blog | Instagram | Facebook

Your Next Stamp : Shop | Blog | Instagram | Facebook


Just joining us? Be sure to click each day below!

Day One – Giveaway from Doodlebug Designs &  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Day Two – Giveaway from Photo Play Paper and Pink & Main

Day Three – Giveaway from Hero Arts & SCT Magazine

Day Four – Giveaway from Bella Blvd & SCT Magazine

Day Five – Giveaway from Scrapbook.com & SCT Magazine

Day Six – Giveaway from Echo Park Paper & Therm O Web

Day Seven – Giveaway from Totally Tiffany & SCT Magazine