Welcome! Shastablasta wraps is a place for making things special with handmade gift giving. Here you’ll find a bit of inspiration and a bit of DIY along with resources for thoughtful gifting.
This blog is currently infrequently updated. From 2011 through 2015 I regularly shared my makings here. I still make things with my hands and this is still the place I post about my bigger craft projects… just not that often. More frequent visuals from me can be found on Instagram!
In my archive you’ll find many projects exploring paper arts through letterpress printing, calligraphy, and paper manipulation all of which is influenced by my design background. Some of the projects I share on this blog come from years of experience working with a certain medium and other projects are created as I learn something new. I share what I learn along the way and any tips I think could help someone else with similar endeavors.
I'm a wrapper
When I first started this blog a main focus was to share my gift wrapping creations. This led to the unique experience of entering and being a contestant in the 2012 Scotch Brands Most Gifted Wrapper contest. If you'd like to see my video entry into the gift wrapping contest check it out here. You can read about my whirl wind contest experience in an article I wrote for Felt & Wire here.
All photography by Shasta Garcia (me) unless otherwise stated. Bio images by Gritchelle Fallesgon.
Some regular sized fine print
This blog is basically a labor of love for craft. You won't find ads in my sidebar unless it's something I'm directly involved with or something I personally sell. As a resource for you I try to include links in my posts relating to the project I'm sharing. Occasionally those may be affiliate links to Amazon which means I may get a tiny cut of the sale if you buy through that link. Go ahead and buy through those links! It's one small way to support what I'm doing here and if you're so inclined do please check out my shops. Thanks so much for reading!