All Wrapped Up!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley all wrapped up gift giving ideas

Gift giving is a real joy for me and creative wrapping brings me great pleasure!  This summer I have had several wedding invitations and two of my best friends have “big birthdays” this summer.  So I have had ample opportunity for creative presentation.

I try to be on the constant lookout for lovely papers and ribbons, especially handmade paper.  Two of my favorite sources are Midori and Paper Source.  Kathryn Greeley Designs  has long had an account with Midori, as I love their recycled cotton fiber handmade papers.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley all wrapped up gift giving ideas

And their ribbons are quite yummy!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley all wrapped up gift giving ideas

I also pop into a Paper Source shop when I have the opportunity.  Recently I found the most divine green and blue handmade paper there and some exquisite “leaf” ribbon to go with it. I have been saving this lovely paper for two of my friend’s “big birthdays” that I mentioned earlier!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley all wrapped up gift giving ideas

Gift giving is a real joy for me and creative wrapping brings me great pleasure!  This summer I have had several wedding invitations and two of my best friends have “big birthdays” this summer.  So I have had ample opportunity for creative presentation.

A great source for getting “all wrapped up”, is Carolyne Roehm’s lovely book, Presentations!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley all wrapped up gift giving ideasI have had this book for some time and it is a great source of inspiration if you are passionate about your gifts having a spectacular presentation.  Carolyne covers wrapping from A to Z, and gives great sources for papers, ribbon, and other key ingredients for great presentations.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley all wrapped up gift giving ideas

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley all wrapped up gift giving ideas

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley all wrapped up gift giving ideas

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley all wrapped up gift giving ideas

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley all wrapped up gift giving ideas

If you are taking great care in selecting any type of gift, why not give the actual gift the same care by giving it a lovely presentation!  For me this is simply part of savoring the art of gift giving.

I love giving little gifts of my homemade jams and pickles and want to leave you with this fun image of a gift “all wrapped up”!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley all wrapped up gift giving ideas

Add a great antique bread knife and/or a jam spoon for a perfect summer hostess gift.  And if the bread is homemade…that is certainly a total gift of love!

So be creative and be inspired !

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley all wrapped up gift giving ideas

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One Response to All Wrapped Up!

  1. Franki Parde says:

    I just found some beautiful metallic (aqua & copper) paper that I’m planning to line the back of my cupboards. franki

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