Tuesday, December 21, 2010

wrapping things up...

 I love our paper and ribbons this year-- the muted, texturized gold with the festive polka-dot ribbon.

But when I go to wrap the "male gifts" I never quite feel right about giving them elaborate bows, streaming ribbon tails, and sparkly adornments. So, when I saw Dawn's posting on her rustic cut-out wrappings (except my aren't 3-D pop-ups) I felt inspired to create the forest scene you see above. I have a few more to go and I'm thinking of a "grill" for Husband's cut-out... and maybe a line of Snowmen or a sledding scene for a child's gift. And maybe a slice of cake for another.


  1. Mornin' Courtney,

    We went out late last night and bought marshmallows. I'm making up sugar cookies this A.M. and grands and I are very excited to do your snowmen.

    Hurrah! I'll take a photo and link it back to you as the idea gal.


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  2. Love the spotty ribbon and the cut-out wrapping, too. I'm thinking of a special wrapping for Santa's present and this idea is fab! Why don't the elves do it, I wonder? ;)

  3. I really should take more care and thought over wrapping -I'm so slap dash! Never feel I have the time to linger over it

  4. We're making your cookies this afternoon! I am saving my wrapping for the very last minute-- one thing where my natural procrastinating tendancies and my toddler actually work together...

  5. hi courtney....stopping by to wish you and those you love a merry christmas

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  6. Sharon & Melissa~ I'm so glad you are making the cookies! They were such fun.

    Thank you all for the kind comments. I like to be able to take my time with wrappings. I'm just hoping the last few gifts ARIVE on my doorstep in time for Christmas...

  7. I am so terrible at wrapping gifts that I truly marvel at people who can make an art out of it. Love the subtle gold sheen on the paper!

  8. oh i LOVE that ribbbon! i did themed wrapping this yr,... it makes it more fun to do all that work!


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