3.07.2013

Simple gifts, part two

A custom art journal...all wrapped up for its journey...
the simplest of materials can add an extra touch...without costing a dime...
dress pattern tissue tied up with a length of "ribbon" torn from a piece of gingham fabric...
a manila tag with a single word sentiment...highlighted by a small dried leaf and snippets of scrap...






































On its way to its recipient...it will bring a moment of happy before the gift is even opened...

one of my favorite blogs, art in red wagons, also has some simple and recycled gift wrap ideas...
for that special touch...

10 comments:

  1. This is so fun...you wouldn't want to open it!

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  2. So gorgeous and creative! Wow!!

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  3. If that were coming to me I would save every bit and reuse it somehow .... And it's one of your babies you're packing up and sending off ... That extra bit of love and attention helps make the transition from your heart to someone else's all that much easier.

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  4. Thank you Amy for wrapping the cards you sent in pattern tissue. I know my mom will love that added bit. I can hear her now saying "It's so pretty I don't want to open it!"

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  5. I have always loved the simple things...natural materials. I use old paper bags and twine a lot. I use to actually make my own paper by stamping it with potato stamps! That was back in the day. Ha.
    I think I will be looking for some old patterns soon. Thanks for the tip.

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    1. Karen - yes, look for old patterns - not only is the tissue good for wrapping, so the envelope (for small presents) and the paper instructions is fine collage fodder...

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  6. I have saved the pattern paper you wrapped around a recent order. It made me smile when I opened the envelope and saw the wrapping. Also, the wax paper sandwich bag was clever and brought back many good memories of school lunches (I'm certainly dating myself!). Your work is so wonderful just by itself, and your attention to details in the presentation makes it even more memorable.

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    1. Christie - I remember my lunch being wrapped in wax paper bags too! I'm happy that I can still buy them in this day and age...I love the transparency of them...

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