Sunday, September 7, 2008
Recycling with gift wrapping
We have a birthday party this afternoon. And instead of running out and spending gas and MORE money on gift wrap and cards, I took a cue from Jenn and used some of my scrappy-scraps. Why not? Most people think it's so inventive ;)
And actually, it's quite fun!
Below, I finished up some Happy Birthday wrap I had on hand. I then used some ribbon I'd had in stock (what? did I say in stock? what am I, a warehouse?) and used that to bind the two gifts together. Sure, it doesn't match. But does it really have to? Kids love wild crazy, mis-matched stuff. Especially when you walk into a party with a big ol, big ol thing wrapped all
ca-ra-zzzzzyyyyy. Can I get a woop, woop on that, ladies???
Next, I used a left over Popsicle chipboard from the accucut project (Popsicle banner). I covered it front and back with scrappy paper and then embellished away with stickers and such.
But I didn't stop there. Oh no. I didn't. I couldn't. You know me. I got out my punches and used the flower and the circle (above) and cut into both the birthday paper and the leftover Popsicle paper. I used the circles in the Popsicle paper for the "i" in birthday. See below.
Some may think it's extra work for a gift that's gonna be ripped open. But it's all worth it to put a great, big smile on a child's face. There's nothing better than the anticipation of opening a nicely wrapped gift. Oh, and also it stands out on the gift table. Mismatched or not!!!
Woop, woop! Off to eat some birthday caaaaaaaaaaaaake!!!!!!