Style Watch: Rustic Winter Gift Packaging

The Makings of a Rustic Winter

Being a Miami girl, I don’t really have a great reference for winter. My best resource is Pinterest…until now. Being up here in Connecticut for the Drawn Together Project, I’ve seen winter at it’s best. Bright red barns, snow covered hills – it’s really beautiful…albeit intensely cold.

Birch Tag Gift

Today’s Style Watch project is completely inspired by rustic winters.  The new Birch background stamp is a great, unique addition to my collection and when paired with the Clear & Simple Stamps Imprints 4 Impression Plate, the result is a beautiful, realistic woodgrain effect.

Birch Tag Close

I created the tag for this gift box and added a paper-crafted pine sprig that I’m kinda, sorta proud of…here’s how I made it:



  • Six Leaflets Dies die cut from dark green cardstock
  • Crafting Glue (Aileen’s Tacky is my all time favorite!)
  • Scissors



{1} Die cut 6 of the large leaf shape from dark green cardstock

{2} Score each leaf down the middle and cut the edges of each side to create fringe

{3} Fold each leaf and add a line of glue to the fold.

{4} Adhere the folded centers of all six leaves to create a dimensional pine sprig (not shown).

To create the look of snow on the pine sprig, I smeared a bit of glue on top, then sprinkled it with white embossing powder.

Paper Pine Sprig Gift Close


Thanks for stopping by today for a little rustic winter inspiration. I’ve got lots of fun content planned for this week, including another rustic winter project that you won’t want to miss!

Until Later Loverlies!


  1. This is just beautiful Amber! I would love to give this a try. But first…I will have to purchase that die. Lol!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. erin on said:

    May Arts ribbon…can’t go wrong!! Love your fun little pine cone. I’m excited to hear more about what you learn at the Alt Summit… (I saw your tweet).

  3. conil on said:

    You should be proud of the pine cone, it’s perfect. In fact, the whole project is.

  4. Dottie on said:

    Love it!

  5. Lacie Root on said:

    this is great, I want that die too!

  6. janet on said:

    Wow, Amber – this is STUNNING :)

  7. This is AWESOME. I *love* it… I was on the hunt for something birch awhile back and never really found anything… must go look at this.

    Your pine bough is definitely worth being proud of – it turned out phenomenal!! And the way you wrapped it all up together looks beautiful!!

  8. Barb Ghigliotty on said:

    Such a beautiful package…it would be hard for someone like me to unwrap it, knowing all the love that went into creating it!

  9. I love it when you reinvent something like this. So fun and creative!

  10. Linda Rae on said:

    Adorable tag… Will have to try this? Thanks.

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