Gift Wrapping

Anthropologie Inspired Sewn Paper Envelopes

March 17, 2014
How to make scallop edged envelopes with free printable template pattern to download

One of my favorite ways to make ordinary events in our lives a bit more special is to make “giving” just about anything to someone a bit more stylish.  I know you have given someone a card with a check in it for a wedding, graduation, or birthday. Why not take a little extra effort […]

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Valentine’s Day Crafts – Free Printable Initial Hearts

February 9, 2014
Free printable Valentine Heart Initials to download

Valentine’s Day is this Friday.  When I was a kid in elementary school I used to love this week. Every year the teachers would put aside the reading, writing, and arithmetic to allow time to make Valentine’s Day crafts. We would make cards to give our family and classmates and a mailbox out of paper […]

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Done In a Minute: Letter & Number Gift Tags

December 19, 2013
Creative gift tag ideas for Christmas and all occasions

I wrapped a bunch of gifts yesterday. I wanted the process to be easy, but wanted to add something different in the way of gift tags. I decided to use chipboard letters that you can buy in the scrapbooking aisle at Michaels crafts store. They come in a stack that includes black & white upper […]

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Out of the Box Gift Wrapping Ideas

December 4, 2013
Christmas gift wrapping ideas for everyone on your list

Ready, Set, Go….. I am Ready to Wrap! I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was one of 8 finalists in the Scotch Brand 17th annual Most Gifted Gift Wrapper contest.   I could win $10,000! The contest is this Friday in NYC.  I will be heading up there tomorrow. I like to create present presence […]

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DIY Father’s Day Gift Tag & Free Printable Gift Wrap

June 11, 2013
Gift tags for kids to make

Father’s Day is this Sunday – it snuck up on me.     When my daughters were little I use to help them make a DIY Father’s Day gift and goodies to give to Ed.   I don’t have them around anymore to remind me. My dad is 87.  Like my mom – he enjoys the simple things.  […]

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Fast & Easy Wine Bottle Wrap

May 17, 2013
Wine bottle Wrap ideas for Hostess gift giving

Happy weekend!  Do you have any fun plans? I am headed to the Hometalk Meetup in Leesburg, Va tomorrow.  Donna of Funky Junk is going to be there, Karen, The Graphics Fairy, and Marian a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed as well as many other bloggers and readers.  Donna is one of my faves; I wrote a […]

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Mother’s Day Gift and Wrapping Ideas

April 16, 2013
Mother's Day gift giving ideas

Mother’s Day is about 3 weeks away.  Do you know what you are going to give your mom this year? My mom always wanted simple Mother’s Day gifts – things that we made as children or that would hold a special meaning to her.  Handcrafted was much better than anything store bought in her mind.  […]

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Hidden Chic: Add Pattern & Color Where You Least Expect It

April 3, 2013
Decorating  and organizing cabinets and shelves with colorful patterned gift wrap

Spring color may not be blooming outside my house yet, but I am making sure it is coming to life inside.  Spring cleaning is one of the best rituals we can do to renew and refresh, not only our home – but our well-being even more.  I am enjoying the process of going from room […]

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Printable Monograms For Decorating and Giving

March 7, 2013
Furniture Makeovers with Monograms

I have a serious case of Spring fever. Spring and warm weather cannot arrive fast enough as far as I am concerned. Do you feel the same way?    To help coax its arrival, I have been adding pops of fresh cheery color all over my house. I have been working on many projects – the […]

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Wrapping Presents In Elegant Ease

December 21, 2012
Inexpensive and elegant gift wrapping ideas

I am almost at the finish line to Christmas – having completed wrapping all the gifts I bought to give this year, I feel I can now sit back and enjoy the holidays. I enjoy wrapping presents and have pinned a lot of creative gift wrap ideas on Pinterest, but when it comes down to […]

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