Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wrappings...



I love to wrap things. Anything really. A sandwich, card, package, you name it. It is a lot like making a bed. You just tuck in a side and fold a flap here. It makes things feel finished. A perfect way to wrap up  a project and start a new one. 


Today was not the day to "wrap" my bed. Reagan had big cat nap plans. Off to work I went.


Wrapping was on the list today for a mailing. This is how I begin. Grabbing my favorite vintage pattern paper out of patterns I don't care for (like the ones with bell bottoms!) usually thrifted. The markings and font on these papers are wonderful.


I like to secure my paper with my favorite washi tape on the back. 


The fun begins by grabbing my handy tool box full of game pieces and cards. These are great for accents, thank you notes, graphics or just because.


I couldn't stop there....I grab a couple new finds and some old ones too. The fabric tape and tag are from Jaime of Raising Up Rubies. Her blog is amazing and her shop is beautiful. Please stop by and see all she has to offer, you won't be disappointed.


A vintage doily tied with bakers twine.


Secured with fabric tape and tagged askew.


For the final touch I place a little glassine envelope that holds one of my cards. I like to personalize my packages with vintage seals and an initial of the recipient. Lastly, I clip it to the bow and tag by a little wooden clothes pin.


All the while I worked around this flapping tail and massive hairball. Honestly, you would have thought the bed was a better place to rest...

24 comments:

Into Vintage said...

Isn't the best place for them to rest usually wherever you happen to be working? :-) Love those mason jar tags - so cute! And what do you have wrapped around that ruler? Fun!!

Diane Mars said...

What a sweetheart It sure is funny how our pets find the funniest places to curl up, love your packaging! Hugs, Diane

Kim K. said...

Your packages really are a special sight to behold. All the details make them perfectly YOU. Reagan just doesn't want to miss out on all the fun.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love to wrap, too...but I need to learn to be more creative! I love yours!

vintage grey said...

I love wrapping, too!! You have the sweetest touches, that put a smile on my face!! Oh, give your sweet kitty a hug for me!! Too cute!! xo Heather

janice15 said...

Such sweet things, I love your orange Kitty...we had one years ago. happy Tuesday with love Janice

Barbara said...

Just beautiful ... I think Reagan just wants to admire it, too.

donna said...

You packages are always so sweetly wrapped.
Hugs
donna

Tammy's in Love said...

The bed may be soft but you are in the sewing room and pets always seem to want to be where you are! I save every little card, sticker and yes, WASHI tape piece! I peel them off and put them in the little journal of gifts and tags sent and received. I love keeping the colorful details to decorate my blank pages! ENJOYED TWICE!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

You take the cake with your packaging..always makes it extra special to get something like that. Almost to pretty to open!

Kathy said...

Wrapping Christmas gifts is my favorite part of the holiday! I like how you store your cards and supplies in that perfectly perfect little box.

LBP said...

What a beautifully wrapped package. I love to wrap too! I always make my tags for Christmas or Birthday gifts. When my grandmother passed away I found all the tags that I had made for her over the years stashed away in a drawer. Makes me happy to think she like them enough to keep them!

Blessings

Linda

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Cute special touches! I remember the package you gave me was really sweet.

I'm glad I'm not the only one with cats in the craft room! ever try to take a lint roller to a cup full of buttons? Doesn't work! ♥

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Look at that first graphic! I love that little chicken! I love the way you put your packages together, so fun and creative. anyone would be so happy to get one! You cat Reagan is really cute, and reminds me of my tabby Harley. He is always laying on my bed, or right next to me on my craft table or computer! I am going to check out your friends shop!
Blessings,
Susie

Angelina (Lina) said...

OOOOOOOOH how lovely. I enjoy wrapping things up too! So cute and fun. Luv this! and ur cat is cute too hehe
Blessngs,
Angelina

Angelina (Lina) said...

OOOOOOOOH how lovely. I enjoy wrapping things up too! So cute and fun. Luv this! and ur cat is cute too hehe
Blessngs,
Angelina

GardenofDaisies said...

Your packages are wrapped beautifully! And of course your kitty wanted to be right smack in the middle of your work surface. Mine sits in my lap and pushes her face up between me and the book I'm reading, or the project I'm working on. Or else she walks across the computer keyboard and pauses, with her foot on "delete"... so many saved e-mails and bookmarks have been lost because of that cat! But I love her anyway. :-)

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Wrapping is so fun, my mom and I both really enjoy it and making it cute and special! :) Your cat is too sweet! He just doesn't want to miss out! lol. Love your little package! xo Holly

Corey Moortgat said...

You've got it down to an artform! What a nice idea to have a little stash of goodies just for wrapping!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

Oh how beautiful! Love your wrappings and your kitty! I once had an orange tabby just like your fur-baby! So adorable! Have a wonderful rest of your week! :)
-Denise

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

ooooh! how pretty it looks! puts gladness in my heart to see you make such beautiful packages with a little Sugar'n Spice :):)
♥ loves!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

The recipient of this package is the luckiest girl ever! ;)
Erica

Chenille Cottage said...

What an adorable post, Renee!
Big kitty kisses to your extremely lovable hairball!
Carolynn >^^<

mary van note said...

So great. I love your wrapping toolbox, I gotta set myself up with something like that!