Sunday, September 16, 2012

"Brown Paper Packages.......

.....tied up with string".  As soon as I read that phrase, I hear Julie Andrews singing it as she did in the classic movie "Sound of Music".   Such a pretty song. 

And she has such a lovely voice.  I can't carry a tune to save my life.  It's just not a gift I possess.

But I can stamp. 

And can whip up a brown paper package for a birthday gift with a coordinating card.  So there's that.

I had a large pillow box that I used for a template.  I carefully undid the side glued seam, traced the opened up box on some craft colored cardstock, scored it in the appropriate places and used red line tape to adhere it back into a pillow box.  Before adding the tape, I stamped a swirl image all over. 

A doily from Wilton with a black scalloped circle and the phrase typed out on the computer is the focal point.  Embellished with an off-white prima flower and pearl then tied up with some stretch white cording (string) :)

The card was clean and simple using the stamp set Build A Blossom and it's coordinating punch.  The black layer was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.  Pearls for accents.

Pretty, pretty, pretty and easy to boot.  If I do say so myself.  Love little brown paper packages!  I think the recipient enjoyed it too.

Hope your week gets off to a great start!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Build A Blossom, Elements of Style, Well Scripted
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark, Stazon Black
Accs:  circle punch, Nestibilities scalloped circle die, prima flower
         pearls, stretch cording, Wilton doily


  1. Such a lovely package and card. Love the stamping you did for the background - Beautiful.
    love Annette

  2. That is almost too pretty to open, Laura--you did a wonderful job on it :)


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