Monday, March 15, 2010

Gifts to Give...

Good Morning. We have sunshine and I think we are having Spring. Shhh...we don't want to scare Spring away as we will still have Winter here in Nor Cal. We always get snow in April and/or May. So for now let's enjoy the sunshine, birds singing, flowers blooming and frogs chanting. It is a glorious day.
On the creative update I have been busy however I am not able to show much due to the gift recipients have not seen them as of yet. The little photo at the top is a gift I made and mailed to my cousin in Utah for her birthday coming very soon. The second photo is a birthday gift I made for a friend and will either mail or deliver in person. The two just above are for St. Patricks day. I am meeting a couple of friends for lunch and we will enjoy lots of laughter and food and friendship along with these very simple packages. I am smitten with using patterns from the thrift store for wrapping gifts, especially the ones I am mailing as it keeps the bulk down and the weight at a minimum. That is also why you don't see fancy ribbons and bows on the mailing packages. I prefer to use stickers and keep things flat and simple. For the two in person St. Patrick's packages I used simple twine and gathered the tissue to give it some dimension. On the back side I punched hearts from paint chip samples and used them for a shamrock shape to embellish the plain tissue. I think these are fun and certainly add to the conversation.
I have lots of projects I am working on so I better go and get to them. I will be able to share them in future posts.
May you enjoy your day and be as productive as you wish to be.
Happy creating...


  1. Heh heh - I have used pattern tissue for wrapping paper, too! I love it - it also watercolor "bleeds" beautifully!

    Thanks for stopping by this evening.

    OH - you all made a new TRUNK LINER????

    I'm impressed.

  2. I love using patterns as wrapping paper! Your friends are going to be thrilled at your thoughtfulness. Have fun with the girls.

    Thanks for visiting Brynwood and participating in my giveaway. Good luck!


  3. Great shipping ideas....
    Pick up old patterns at G.W._ Check!
    Thanks for the tips,
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  4. Oh Sweetie...
    How beautiful your packages look all tied and decorated. I love them. I never thought about using a pattern. I am always seeing a pattern, but the wrong size or style, what great wrapping paper. Thank you for the tip.

    I hope you will come back and post and show us what each of the gifts were. I know they are spectacular. Your work is beautiful.

    You commented on my blog about my little mouse signature. Here is the link. You can go there and make any one of their signature blocks, free, no charge and many to choose from. Have fun designing sweetie. I will be watching to see what you chose from all of them.

    Have a beautiful evening. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

  5. Isnt it all so much fun.?
    I have used antique sheet music .. as I knew the recipient would be able to use it in her art work.

    This is a grand idea too!
    Thank you for sharing it.
    Hugs, DArlene

  6. Lovely packages!!! Butterflies and dress patterns. Such a great combo. The package is a gift in itself.


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