Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Brown Paper Packages...


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things..

(Singing it out loud? I know I am.)

The May Arts Ribbonistas are coming together for week long inspiration posts. Today is Day Two. You should have arrived from Jingle's Blog! The complete posting list from yesterday and today, as well as for the rest of the week, can be found on the May Arts Blog. There are ribbon prizes up for grabs!

I couldn't resit showcasing May Arts products teamed up with brown paper packages. They just go together like peanut butter and jelly. The first package is done up with class and elegance. I ran a strip of sheer gold ribbon along the length of the package, added Linen Burlap String on both sides and then topped it with a gold glittered leaf, tag and a loop of gold satin.

 The above package is more traditional. I simply tied a large bow (fishtailing the ends) with the Solid/Variegated Stripes Ribbon and tucked in a few shiny plastic berries.

And this package is for the kids. I tied some Grosgrain/Bubble Dot ribbon in a knot around all sides of the package and added a big, fun bow out of white paper cord.

Finally, I needed a pretty and unique way to wrap some gift cards and gifts of money, so I wrapped a plain envelope in Solid/Wrinkled Ribbon (chartruese, baby blue and fucshia), tied a large bow and added an acetate snowflake for the finishing touch.

Your next stop is Kendra!

49 comments:

  1. How did you know I was signing that song instead of reading it?
    Great giftwrapping ideas. Thanks for reminding me, I need to get busy and do some of that.

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  2. I just got that CD from the library (mine was stolen yrs ago from my truck). LOVE that bright ribbons against the kraft! Those are a few of my favorite things!

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  3. Karen, love how you dressed up the packages/envelopes. Love the addition of the snowflake....and yes, I'm singing too.

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  4. Love all your beautiful ribbons and bows, Karen! You definitely had me singing! :)

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  5. Very pretty packages. And if the gift goes to a crafter, she gets some lovely ribbon to use!!

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  6. Karen all beautiful packaged and bows. There is nothings like brown paper packages and beautiful ribbons.

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  7. So pretty, love how the ribbons pop!

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  8. A new song to replace the Christmas tunes that have been in my head day and night! Love your pretty packages Katen!!

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  9. Pretty. I was so singing along! Now I will be all day!

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  10. Karen, these are fabulous! I see some ribbons that I need to add to my wish list. :)

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  11. Ribbon makes everything look yummy...especially kraft paper!

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  12. These are perfect, love the different ribbon choices, just what these packages need!

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  13. These are perfect, love the different ribbon choices, just what these packages need!

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  14. love the ideal of wrapping up the envelopes with ribbon, so classy!!1
    ava g

    ps: going to go back and do this with some of my envelopes

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  15. Stunning!!! Now if only I had the gifts I'm suppose to be wrapping, can you help me with that too?

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  16. The colourful ribbons really make the packages look festive.

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  17. love it. turned out beautiful

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  18. I wrapped my packages in brown paper this year too! Pretty ideas, Karen!

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  19. I'm going with paper bags for presents rather than wrapping (I hate wrapping) so your ideas came at a good time. thanks.

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  20. so pretty! And you are right I am now singing it!

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  21. Love your wrapped up presents and cards these look wonderful :)

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  22. Ribbon makes these lovely kraft packages look extra special. I love your simple elegant style!

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  23. GORGEOUS wrapping ideas, Karen!! I LOVE the way the colorful ribbons POP against the brown kraft paper! And the way you dressed up those white envelopes with those wrinkled ribbons is just beautiful!!!

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  24. The ribbons really dressed up the gifts! So creative!!

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  25. Use brown paper for wrapping and love your ideas! The snowflakes under the ribbons add the perfect touch!

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  26. I really liked the first style better. The gold leaf and the combination or ribbon and narrow string was beautiful.

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  27. Love these - absolutely gorgeous!

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  28. I am SO singing along! Merry Christmas! :)

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  29. Love the different ribbons you used. Who realized that simply tying a bow would give any present or card that little bit of personal pizzazz?

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  30. i'd love to receive any of the packages, they look amazing! thanks for the inspiration!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  31. Great idea on wrapping ribbon around the envelopes for the gifts of money. I have an envelope like that. I'm going to have to get out the ribbon and wrap it. Thanks for the idea.

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  32. Way to cute. Bows on a present always make them special no matter what is inside.

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  33. Great, now that song is stuck in my head, I'm going to have to watch the movie now, thanks! Great wrapping ideas, thanks for sharing!

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  34. i LOVE wrapping with ribbon! Your first package is incredibly gorgeous. i pinned it. ;)

    lauren

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  35. I love the packages. I love to use kraft for packages because it's such a good backdrop...NICE>

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  36. Beautiful packages, indeed! The wrapping itself is a gift!

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  37. Gorgeous!! I wouldn't want to open these,they are amazing Karen! I made lime green pom poms for my 'bows' this year... it seemed like a good idea, until I had to make them... but they totally pop on the bright red paper I used!

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  38. All things ribbon makes me just smile!! Now I am singing and thinking I need to do some wrapping too!

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  39. Brown kraft paper makes a wonderful background for lush ribbons!

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  40. I love the kraft paper and ribbons!

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  41. I MUST sing the song....anyway, I like your packages. It's a really cute idea.

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  42. you are making me think that i need more ribbon! these are so beautiful, Karen! love the little touches to spice them up a little more!

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  43. Wow, BEAUTIFUL packaging, Karen!! Love them, and your inspiring blog : ) Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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  44. Love that song & your gorgeous packaging!
    Xoxo

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