wrapping

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If you came here hoping I don’t know how to spell and was going to be talking about my “rapping” skills, I’m sorry to disappoint you. This post is indeed about wrapping…presents.

Lately I’ve been really into paper. Is that weird? I think it started with all of the beautiful cards Project Life puts out and then kind of spiraled out of control from there. I don’t have a huge supply of craft supplies, but I have a fair amount of really random things, whether leftover from the wedding or other projects. Anyway, my point is, I’m working on being creative on using supplies I already have because money doesn’t grow on trees, am I right?

Before I go off into a story that doesn’t relate to wrapping, let me get to the point. My husband and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary. That’s right, we survived a whole year together. The first anniversary you are supposed to gift “paper”. Whoever came up with that I have no idea. So I thought I would go the traditional route and gift him just that. Now, Whitney isn’t going to do anything with a book of construction paper, so I delved a little deeper and got him a couple of little books that are meaningful to him/us. I really wanted to spend some time making pretty packages for them, so I did just that. I used paper grocery bags for the wrapping paper (my first time…it’s so easy to do…and sturdy!). I had a mismatched bag of other embellishments that I used to make the brown paper pretty…because we know all husbands care about that sort of stuff.

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I also found a couple of booklets of 3×4 cards and paired several cards together to make Whitney this little book. It includes my favorite things about him, where I see us in 10 years, etc…you know, personal stuff.

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Supplies used: paper grocery bags, alphabet stamps, washi tape, felt owl stickers, confetti pieces, clothesline, 3×4 cards, twine.

Now that the holidays are quickly approaching…how do you get creative with wrapping gifts? I may enjoy wrapping them more than I do opening them!

-wonderland sam

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actress/texan kickin' it in los angeles. always searching for my next pizza. cia agent in another life.

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