Sunday, August 26, 2012

Baby Shower Gift Wrap

I had the pleasure of attending another baby shower this weekend.  I am in love with wrapping in craft paper and using the bows, ribbons and tags to express the occasion.

This way I do not have to invest in a new roll of wrapping paper for each occasion.  I have an incredible stash of ribbons and trims left over from various projects or inherited from my mother.  So I wrapped these two gifts up in brown craft paper and then went digging in my drawer for appropriate trims.
For the square package I used a ruffled gingham trim and rolled it around for a flower effect and basted the back of the circular layers to hold it together.  I used a white paper doily first, then the pink grosgrain ribbon, then glued the rolled ruffled flower on top.

I love making Gift Tags!

  They are quick and cute!  I used my Cricut to cut two tags from the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge.  I cut a 3" white and a 2 1/2" brown craft paper colored card stock.  Using a small piece of the doily, I wrapped the corner of the brown tag before I glued it to the white tag for neat edges.  I then used a couple of buttons and ribbon roses to made a little cluster of cuteness in the corner.

For the second gift I started with the same pink grosgrain ribbon, I added some white cluny trim to each side of the ribbon, then so that it would coordinate with the other package I put a strip of gingham ribbon down the center.  I glued all of these ribbons on with a bottle of plain craft glue - it all held together nicely.

I made the bow from the pink grosgrain with a new tool that my girlfriend Alicia, from AliciaDelano Designs, gave me!  I love this little tool - It is called the Bow Easy.  Here is a great link that shows  how to use the Bow Easy and where to buy it - No Time to Stamp? Box and Bow Tutorial.

Again, I added a tag using bakers twine, white and pink gingham card stock and the same technique with the doily and cluster in the corner, but giving it a slightly different look.
Did you guess that this baby was going to be a girl?!?  The parents-to-be have not chosen a name yet, so I could not personalize the gifts. Therefore, I wrote on the back of the tags, hoping that they could use the front of the tags for their scrapbook in the future.

Thanks for stopping by!

I will be linking to the following parties:
The Sunday Showcase @Under the Table and Dreaming
Metamorphis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Talent Tuesday@Vintage Wanna Bee
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. The gift wrap is so cute!♥♫

  2. Ann, I love craft paper too, but you have elevated wrapping with it to a new level. Beautiful. I will be copying this idea of craft with sweet embellishments. Thanks for your kind comments. Dianne

  3. Ann, I cannot believe you used Kraft paper and that is on my to do list to try with wrapping paper and a doily. Have to pin yours for inspiration . Beautiful Job Ann!
    P.S I know you made a matching card :)

  4. Thanks for your kind comments about The Sporting Life on my post on A Toile Tale.
    We've lived in Cleveland 3 times and our daughters live in Chagrin Falls. I love that little village and would be back there in retirement if it didn't snow so much. After living in Atlanta, snow seems so beautiful, but so much work! We are English Springer people, too. Spaniels are just such delightful love sponges, aren't they?

  5. The gift itself complements well with the nice gift wrap. :) Two thumbs up with your wrapping skill!