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...