Aff476 Gift Paper

Gift paper designs can be used to wrap up parcels to give as presents at birthdays or at Christmas or, of course, the paper can be used to make the gift bags that is possible to buy already prepared. For this purpose I decided to use the design as if it were printed on wrapping paper and then used to wrap up a parcel the size of which could resemble a shoebox.

I know I have a tendency to overcomplicate the designs that I use to show my patterns and so I have simply created the box tied with string and I have left the background plain which I think produces a better result.

Having finished the first design I think that this gives a good impression of the way that the pattern would look produced as wrapping paper which had been used to wrap a gift. The scale of this is such that it works for a box this size although using paper of this scale to wrap up a much smaller box, for example jewellery, does not work so well.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.




I don’t that often do wrapping paper designs so when I do I like to produce ones that are memorable.

This design is in two colours and shows the difference between single colour and multi-colour patterns. As ever, the pattern is heavily influenced by mid-century designs and patterns, although mostly for fashion fabrics but the pattern does translate well.

Both patterns were created in Xara Designer.



This is a nice pattern created in a slightly different way to the way I usually make designs. It was intended as a wallpaper design but the colouring is way too bright so I am now going to use it as a wrapping paper material instead.

It’s often the way that even if you change the colour scheme the result never looks right, maybe this is more because of the fixed idea in my head than the result of the colouring!

However, this is a fun pattern and I shall certainly do more of them.

Fun Wrapping Paper xar085

Fun Wrapping Paper xar085

Wrapping paper should be colourful and fun and it is also very enjoyable to make.

It gives the designer the chance to use colours and shapes in a way that would be to garish for fabric or wall-covering patterns.

This is very much a fun pattern design for modern paper. It is only available in one colour and you can see a large image by clicking on the picture above or by clicking here to see a bigger version on Flickr.

Halloween paper xar096

Halloween paper xar096

Some free, scary, bat paper designs for Halloween as a bonus today. I just happened to have a minute free and made them for you.

They are on Flickr with a Creative Commons licence as below.

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