IOD Holiday Wrap Up Challenge 2022

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**2022 Winners**

Alright, we know so many of you have been waiting for this moment! The IOD Holiday Wrap Up Challenge results are in! There were so many great entries, and you guys really put us to the test to pick one per category!!

If you are one of the winners, please message us on FB, Insta, or email us dom@ironorchiddesigns.com so we can snag your address and which IOD goodies you want and get them out to you.

Thanks again for all your creativity – it was a delight to see and I’m sure there will be many happy faces opening IOD-decorated gifts this Christmas!

Most Whimsical – Christine M.

Oh my gosh! Check out the moulds on this project – STUNNING! What don’t we love about this? Sheer whimsical excellence!

Best Repurposed/Upcycled Gift Wrap – Angie W.

This gift is an adventure from front to back. What a beautiful piece of art that can be reused and treasured each Christmas!

Best Kids Gift Wrap – Janet F.

We don’t even think there are words for this kid’s gift wrap. LOL. We all got a good laugh, and clearly, the IOD kids thought this one took the cake.

Best Gift Wrap Using Letter Stamps, Moulds, or Monograms – My White Picket Fence

This entry must have taken a while! Both a gift wrap and a wall-hanging that can be reused year to year. We’re a fan!

Until next year, stay creative!

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Alright, IOD fam, the mischievous Elf sisters of IOD are back at it again with our holiday challenge! This year it’s the Holiday Wrap Up Challenge and anything goes, as long as it wraps a gift and be a present, it counts!  Bags, boxes, tubes, paper, odd sizes and shapes…you name it! 

Now on to all the details, fine print…and PRIZES!!! 🤩🤩 

Gift Wrap using IOD Cozy Stamp, Pretty in Plaid Stamp by Burlap and Branches

What’s the IOD Holiday Wrap Up Challenge?

It’s a contest where you create the most festive, funny, magical — BEYOND imagination — gift wrap using your favorite IOD products. This is the perfect time to experiment and let those creative juices flow! 

What qualifies as “gift-wrapping”?

As the name suggests, your wrapping should wrap around and hold a gift. The bounds of that are fairly flexible: wrapping paper, bags (paper, fabric, etc), tubes, and gift boxes are all allowed. Embellishments such as gift tags, ribbons, and other decorative ornaments are allowed and welcome. The whole piece will be judged as one. Gift tags, ribbons, and decorative ornaments must be in addition to the entered piece. They will NOT be judged separately. Gift wrap may be irregular shapes and sizes.   

If you’re unsure, feel free to share your idea with us using our Contact Form and we’ll let you know if it qualified as a “gift wrap.”

Gift Wrap using IOD Bohemia Stamp by Josajem aka Jo Ellen McCartney

Will there be different categories?

There will be FOUR judging categories as follows. Be sure to list the category you want to compete in with your entry.

  1. Most Whimsical: Where are our out-of-the-box thinkers? Have some fun with this one and make something no one has ever seen before! Think playful, fanciful, and lovely! 
  2. Best Kids Gift Wrap: We know we have a lot of parents and grandparents in the IOD fam who are looking to make the holidays extra special for their littles. Well, half of the excitement is staring at those presents in anticipation and wonder. So make something the kids will love! This category will be judged by the IOD kids. 😉   
  3. Best Repurposed/Upcycled Gift Wrap: Everything but the IOD bit must be from repurposed or upcycled materials. Recycled paper, cardboard, gift tags, ribbons, adornments….so many possibilities with this one!
  4. Best Gift Wrap Using Letter Stamps, Moulds, or Monograms: Make your gift recipient feel extra special this year with personalized gift wrap just for them! You must include a minimum of 2 letters for a monogram. 
Gift Wrap using IOD Cozy Stamp by Iron Orchid Designs

What are the prizes for the IOD Holiday Wrap Up Challenge?

The winner of each category will get $250 worth of IOD products of their choice (retail value) PLUS their very own set of the IOD Boughs of Holly Mould and Merry and Bright Stamps (these are rare, limited edition designs from 2020).

Gift wrap will be judged by the IOD Sisters, with the exception of the Best Kids Gift Wrap category, which will be judged by the IOD kids, of course! While Sally and Josie will make the final determination, comments about your favorite designs will absolutely be appreciated and taken into account.

IOD Stockists are not eligible to win a prize. However, they’re still welcome to share their gift wrap as inspiration and encouragement.

How to Enter the IOD Holiday Wrap Up Challenge 

The Holiday Wrap Up Challenge starts Tuesday, November 22, 2022, and entries will be accepted through 11:59 PM PST, Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

To submit an entry: 

  • Tag us on a picture of your gift wrap on either Instagram or Facebook AND add the hashtag #IODwrapup. (Important to do both to make sure we see your entry.) 
  • (Make sure to set your post to “Public” if using Facebook and if using Instagram you must use a public account (we cannot see entries from a private account.)
  • Let us know what category you’d like to be judged in and include a list of the IOD products you used with your post. 
  • You may submit more than one entry per category and also feel free to enter more than one category.

On December 22nd, we’ll announce the winners and share photos on Instagram and Facebook.

Gift tag on dark ribbon and wrapping

Terms & Conditions for the IOD Holiday Wrap Up Challenge

  1. There is no fee to participate in the challenge.
  2. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. 
  3. The contest will run for 29 days, beginning on November 22, 2022 and ending on December 20, 2022. Submissions after 11:59 PM PST on December 20, 2022 will not be accepted.
  4. No product purchase is necessary to enter.
  5. Making a purchase of an IOD product does not increase your chances of winning. 
  6. Submissions will be judged by the IOD Sisters.
  7. Prizes total less than $300 US cash value. 
  8. Prizes can not be exchanged for cash value.
  9. This contest is void where prohibited.
  10. By submitting your photo you are giving Iron Orchid Designs permission to use your image for promotional and marketing purposes. 
  11. By entering in this challenge, participants agree to the Terms and Conditions set forth. 

Thanks for reading to the end. You deserve a virtual cookie 🍪. Now go get your creative groove on 😍.

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29 Comments

  1. Michelle Brown on November 22, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Yay! How exciting! WOWSERS FOUR LUCKY PEOPLE WILL WIN THE HOLIDAY 2020 – THE RAREST OF RARE – Boughs of Holly and Merry and Bright stamp set! And $250 worth of products too! You ladies are SO generous. Sure hope I finish my entry in time 😅

  2. Wicked Old on November 22, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Sadly this leaves out anyone who avoids social media in order to live an actual (versus virtual) life. I will keep this in mind when I am inclined to make purchases from IOD.

    • Cynde on November 22, 2022 at 2:37 pm

      Perhaps you could have someone post for you.

    • Craft For Fun on November 22, 2022 at 4:56 pm

      The sisters are actually being so generous here. They don’t have to do a contest at all. Let the rest of us have our fun and stop being a Karen!

      • Deborah on January 31, 2023 at 5:25 am

        “Craft for Fun”, I agree!

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on November 23, 2022 at 2:49 pm

      Hi there! We never intend to leave anyone out! We are also excepting entries through email. I’ll link our contact form that you can submit your entry to here: https://ironorchiddesigns.com/contact/ 😊

    • Ginene P Nagel on December 6, 2022 at 11:23 am

      I’m with you, wicked.

      • Lindsay on December 13, 2022 at 6:19 am

        Well they just stated you can mail in your submission so I suppose there’s nothing to complain about! Next…

    • Lindsay on December 13, 2022 at 6:29 am

      Problem solved, you can mail in your submission. Though I have a feeling you weren’t going to do it anyway, as some bit of happiness and joy may be required to participate, and I am “inclined” to think you don’t have a lot of either since you felt the need to make jabs and complain about something that is free to do and was simply a nice gesture from the company.

  3. Maria on November 22, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Is this open to Canada?

  4. Carolyn on November 26, 2022 at 6:40 am

    Hello IOD ladies

    Will the entries be posted so all of us can enjoy them? Would that be too cumbersome?

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on November 29, 2022 at 5:24 pm

      Hi Carolyn! I’m sure we will make a post with the winners. I’m not sure if we will be able to post them all, as I’m sure there will be a lot! 😁

  5. Julie Conlon on November 30, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    I absolutely love this idea!! I love trying to be a creative wrapper and now’s my chance! Good luck to all who enter, I’m sure it will be spectacular! MERRY CHRISTMAS

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on December 1, 2022 at 12:48 pm

      Yay!!! We can’t wait to see what you create, Julie😍 Good luck and Merry Christmas❤️🤗

  6. Lorraine Ophoff on December 6, 2022 at 11:45 am

    This is so exciting! I just made my first IOD order in November and have been binge watching IOD products and projects on and tutorials I can find, as well as Pinterest. I just received my second order from an IOD stockist and am so excited! I’m not sure I’ll have time or expertise enough to enter this year as I am just learning how to use your gorgeous products, but look forward to following along with what others submit! I’m not very good at using technology and am not on Facebook, so I’m very excited that you offer a way to enter using email! Thank you!!! And Merry Christmas!

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on December 6, 2022 at 12:14 pm

      Hi Lorraine! We’re so glad that you found IOD and you’re loving it😍 We hope that you enter the contest and good luck if you do!!! Even if you just started using our product, I think you’ll create something awesome🙌 Have a very blessed Christmas

  7. Aida on December 6, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Love you girls learned so much from you keep it going❤️

  8. Lynda Pasternak on December 6, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Great challenge, happy gifting everyone!

  9. Melissa Deas on December 12, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Hello! This is a great idea and am so thrilled you’re doing this! I love the Rap/Wrap video. Very cute & fun & a perfect idea to do in announcing your challenge.
    I’ve been creating art since a child and had a huge gap while raising my kids yet squeezing in art here and there. I’ve JUST discovered you & am asking family for gift cards from your website. I am SO excited with the products I’ve seen so far. I want to try them ALL!
    It’s so therapeutic creating art again and seeing some of your tools have me scanning my home for all sorts of transformations!
    I don’t think I’m able to do your wrapping challenge this year as I NEED your products! So I’ll be ordering plus I’d like to know how credit or gift certificates can be attained by my family so I can order even more?
    I am loving your stamps and designed rollers as in the faux brick one I just saw tonight. Please let me know if u have a reference for ALL your products or is it all on line?
    Thanks for doing what you do. You both are a joy to watch. Again, I’ve just discovered you and your business and look forward to my soon to be orders!!
    Thank you!!!💕🎨💕

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on December 13, 2022 at 11:15 am

      Hi Melissa! Thank you for your message it truly means so much to us! We love hearing the excitement and that you are getting back into creating again!! It’s so good for the soul🙌 As for purchasing our products, we sell wholesale to our stockist’s and they sell directly to you😊 You can use our retailer locator to find a brick and mortar near you OR you can also find online shops as well! As for the gift cards, if you find a stockist near you, they might offer gift cards that your family can purchase for you, but I cannot say for sure. I’ll link our retailer locator for you here❤️ https://ironorchiddesigns.com/retailers/

  10. Lindsay on December 13, 2022 at 6:32 am

    Sounds fun! I didn’t have time to enter the ornament contest last year so I’m going to give this one a try in between projects! Thank you for always being so giving during the holiday season. Most of us out there really appreciate it, especially coming from a family business.

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on December 13, 2022 at 11:20 am

      Yay! We can’t wait to see what you create Lindsay😍 Thank you for such kind words and have a very Merry Christmas❤️❤️

  11. Rita de Brito on December 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Hello to the funniest sisters I know.
    When I say fun, it’s not only for the joy you bring to the people who see you, but also for the sense of family togetherness you have. You are an example of what family represents.

    I only commented on one of your videos. I said that I had discovered you a few months ago and since then I had seen hundreds of videos with your products and fell in love. So, following your advice, Creative Belief, all people are created to be creative, I decided to launch myself and bought some IOD stamps and moulds and made some Christmas decorations and gifts and… And I can only be grateful to you.

    Anyway, I love the idea of this contest, thank you so much for this opportunity.
    I still have a question regarding the contest.
    Can the same wrapping enter two categories at the same time?

    Love from Portugal

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on December 19, 2022 at 11:33 am

      Hi Rita! Wow, thank you so much for the kind words! You have no idea how happy it makes us to hear that! As for the contest, yes! You can enter the same wrapping for more than 1 category😁 Good luck!!❤️

      • Rita de Brito on December 20, 2022 at 5:31 am

        I apologize my English is not always the most correct.

        Thank you very much.
        I wish you a Holy and Merry Christmas in family.
        Rita

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