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Papergirl Wrapping Products


Production Method




Design: Papergirl Designs, Carolyn Clingman
Photography: Ray Olah, Kristen White, Carolyn Clingman, and Thinkstock



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As designers we often take pride in our wrapping concepts and execution, sometimes spending more energy on the package than the gift held within—this, is no money maker and won’t pay the bills. But if you can bring together the passion for wrapping with an actual product, well then, you just might be on to something like Carolyn Clingman managed to do. 



Papergirl Designs

Quantity Produced

Wrapping paper: 500 × 4 designs
Large cards: 250 × 6 designs
Small cards: 100 × 6 designs
Gift tags: 100 × 6 designs

Production Cost

Wrapping paper: $1,500
Cards: $1,200
Gift tags: $470

Production Time

Wrapping paper: 5 days
Cards: 4 days
Gift tags: 3 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Wrapping paper: 18 in × 24 in
Large cards: 4.25 in × 6.25 in
Small cards: 2 in × 4 in
Gift tags: 2 in × 3.5 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

Wrapping paper: 60# cougar opaque Smooth
Cards and Gift tags: 80# Finch Fine

Number of Colors

Wrapping paper, Cards, and Gift tags: CMYK




Potato Cut

This piece is available for purchase for $3 and up

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Project Description

I've always loved wrapping papers and patterns and had the time to try some designs on my own. I had saved a small sample sheet of wrapping paper of dogs from years ago and I was inspired by my late dog Maggie and new dog Rosie and thought a dog-theme could be a fun project to try. After many designs to choose from and great feedback from fellow designers, I thought I had a niche and would try to sell my products.

Production Lesson(s)

It pays to spend extra to have your designs printed by a good, reputable printer.”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

May 23, 2012


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About UnderConsideration

UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Bloomington, IN. More…

blogs we publish

Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.

Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

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Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.


Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

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