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In addition to an assortment of nautical gifts, we were totally inspired by this gift wrap theme. It is a wonderful way to celebrate birthdays and summer events. Or, christen a maiden voyage with a wonderful wrapped package – your sailor is sure to appreciate.
The two looks are easy to execute.
If you want a hint of maritime color, then you can achieve the look below using our gift wrap (in Night) and satin ribbon (in Peacock and Persimmon). We suggest running double-sided tape or your Tape Runner along the back of your ribbon to hold your hatch weave in place.
Or, you can skip the ribbon and try our new maritime knot accent.
This wrap story suggests finishing with Octopus Stationery or Anchor Letterpress Stationery. But, you could also pick from our assortment of single cards. This Mother’s Day card and Father’s Day card are both available online, along with greeting cards for other occasions.
As many of you learned last year, I like to have a holiday gift wrap theme each year. Born out of necessity, I am extra excited to share this year’s look.
With a new baby in the house, gift wrap was not at the top of my list. One day, she was napping especially well and I found myself with some free time to get some wrapping done. One problem – I hadn’t planned anything or purchased any paper. Creative inspiration struck! I love the look of our Paper Bag wrapping paper, and decided to use the months of my Great Big Calendar as the base for this year’s gift wrap. Once I started, the ideas kept coming.
One month is the perfect size for a standard shirt box. For larger packages, I banded with a strip of calendar or used our Holiday Typography Paper, which matches perfectly (though this required my husband to make a quick run to our Evanston Store). So far, my favorite idea is this bow made out of the days of the week.
I hope this idea inspires you. For more inspiration, check out these wrapping tips for the season.
From our new family to yours – happy holidays!
Last year, Ann brought us together when she gleefully confessed that she is a Wrapaholic. Slowly, confessions trickled in from others who admitted their obsession with color, coordinated style and perfect corners. Her post was like a safe place for fellow Wrappers to disclose the amount of time spent preparing packages or share in the joy of present perfection.
This year, Ann revealed her secrets to perfect packages in our latest gift wrapping video. In it, Ann talks about five main components she credits for helping her stay cool, calm and coordinated.
Ann recommends having two pair of scissors — one for paper and one for ribbon — but make sure you have at least one pair solely dedicated to gift wrapping, so they stay nice and sharp.
Always have a full roll of tape on your spool. If you’re a fellow Wrapper, we suggest using double-stick tape — it keeps your adhesive hidden and works really well with ribbon application.
Solid Gift Wrap
Select a few rolls of solid wrapping paper to have on hand. Mix up the colors, so you have a base for any occasion that might come up.
Store a few spools of ribbon, in various colors and sizes, so you can accent boxed packages and gift bags.
Patterned Gift Wrap
It is hard to choose just one, so Ann recommends having a wedding print, a gift wrap for kids, and a colorful polka dot gift wrap to cover events throughout the year. Read the rest of this entry »