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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

All Wrapped Up



Hello all... No, I'm afraid that's a little white lie - I don't have Christmas all wrapped up just yet!

But over at Artistic Outpost today you can see some of last year's gift-wrapping - done very simply, with natural ingredients.

And again - a very quick thing to do... it's important to me at Christmas that things don't take hours of time!!

By the way, thank you so much for your comments on the journalling pages - they made my heart sing!

Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!
Neil Gaiman

35 comments:

Marci said...

You're right, simple but effective, and I love the quote.

Redanne said...

Just been over to have a closer look - they are wonderful Alison, love the stamping. The quote is excellent. Hugs, Anne x

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous parcels , and lovely images x hugs x

Rita said...

Absolutely Fabulous Wrapping Alison. I need to come down for some lessons. Hugs Rita xxxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

geat wrapping Alison... looks very good with the craftpaper and the natural elements!

Brenda Brown said...

Your gifts are something extra special wrapped in this way, they look beautiful and must smell gorgeous with the springs of greenery added to them.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Netty said...

smashing wrapping, Annette x

chrissies said...

Simple you say--well I think they are stunning and I love the book quote--going to use that on my MIL pressie :)

Chrissie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your wrapping Alison, simple yet stunning, just what I like!

Kim Price said...

All those gorgeously gift wrapped goodies look fantastic Alison, I'm absolutely loving the touch of pine tree on the brown paper - perfect.

Unni A said...

Stunning wrapping! If I got a present wrapped like that I would not want to open it! It's beautiful! Love the quote, so true!
hugs, Unni

Annie said...

Your gifts look stunning Alison so I am off for a closer look. I am not organised at all................starting to panic !!

Best Wishes

Annie x

Terry said...

Lovely packaging, Alison! These little gifts would look lovely under any Christmas tree! Hugs!

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic wrapping, think I would be keeping the papers as well.
Yvonne

Coco said...

That's perfect wrapping Alison, quick and very effective!! It gives me some ideas, thanks for the inspiration once again! Big hugs from my home in France, Coco xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Pretty wrapping does it for me every single time, it is knowing the love and care (even if it is simple) that someone has thought to go that extra mile.
Adore the quote you are sharing today - certainly hope that Santa remembers to send a book or two my way this Christmas.
Wishes
Lynne

Paper Profusion said...

They look wonderful Alison, popping over for a closer look. Nicola x

barbarayaya62 said...

Simple but wonderful, absolutely wonderful! Great idea for Christmas!!!! Thanks for sharing ! barbarayaya

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I've just taken a look. Beautiful wrapping.

Shirley Chillman said...

Mmmm wonder whats in those very prettily wrapped pressies. Could mine be on the tree somewhere???? lol

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Deborah said...

I like to use brown paper, stamped, for wrapping. Looks so classy. Off for a look at AO...

craftytrog said...

Very stylish wrapping Alison! xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Love the vintage look, great gifts this way Alison!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

I love this kind of packaging - simple yet so elegant. Fabulous! xxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Just been over for a look - fabulous! Thanks for some great inspiration x

Kelly Neis said...

To me this is the way Christmas wrap should be. Earthy, natural and elegant. I love what you did.
Hugs Kelly

Candy C said...

Alison...your Christmas gifts are stunning. I agree with Kelly, I love to see the simple, vintage style of yesteryear under the tree. The ideas on AO's website are beautiful. I am such a huge fan of your work though....your things are always my favorite. :) In my mind, you seem to have found that perfect combination of colors, dimension, texture and amazing originality to make all of your projects so inspiring to see and read your process in creating each one. <3 Candy

cathylynn said...

Alison whatever you create is always delightful! These packages are decorated with love and beauty! Off for another look!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Hettie said...

Ahh! Funny enough I remember seeing this done last year and had planned to do it this year. Lots of fir trees where I live!
Gorgeous
Hugs
xx

Dianne said...

Well You know I love these, left some love over at Artistic Outpost, thought I was here LOL, anywho, loooooove them...

Buttons said...

So elegant. I bet no one ever wants to open your presents - they just want to look at them! Jenny x

Margaret said...

These are beautiful! There's just something about kraft paper packages...

Kate said...

These packages have a nature look to them. Love the stamping & greens. Beautiful!

Kezzy said...

Wow beautiful wrapping, I love there simplicity which looks gorgeous hugs :-) Kezzy xxx