While linking up to a crafty party this morning I saw this fun Pretty Package Party.
I have always loved to wrap gifts.
It's just another way to create but with paper, ribbon, texture and color.
I even did a post a while back stating my probable need for a gift wrap intervention. I have a whole closet dedicated to this obsession.
When I wrap a gift I like to consider the recipient and the occasion but I also like the wrapping to be a hint or reflection of what is inside.
This past weekend I had the fun taks of shopping for a gift for a baby girl. I found this precious little handmade skirt and tank top at La Vie en Rose in Galena, Illinois.
I bought something that would fit her next year.
This shop had so many great choices but I was drawn to this unusual color combo for a baby girl.
I gathered up some wrapping paper, card stock, a paper flower I'd purchased from Michael's some time ago, a bit of ribbon, and a couple scrapbook embellishments.
I cut the card stock into 2" wide strips and accordion folded them, taped them together to form a circle and then built up the flower with the other paper embellishments and a large brad that I painted to match the flower on the dress.
I think it has the same feel as the gift.
At least that is the effect I was going for.
It's a wrap.
For more inspirational wraps be sure and stop by The Blackberry Vine
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