Sunday, September 20, 2009

autumn gift giving

A friend of mine has a birthday in autumn so I thought I'd make a card and wrap her gift in an autumn theme. I printed my message ("May blessings FALL on you") on parchment paper...

... leaving room in the center for a bare tree stamp and cut out leaves in fall colors.
I finished my card framing it with brown cardstock.

I wrapped my gift with simple brown kraft paper, tied it with celery green ribbon to match my sweet birdie and tucked a piece of fall foliage in the bow.

Oh, by the way, Marty at Stroll thru Life, if you're reading this, thought you might like to know there's a cloche inside! :)

I'm sharing this idea with DIY Fall Show off , Met Monday , Make your Monday , DIY Day and Rhonda's Welcome Fall Party along with the rest of the great ideas!

49 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

What a cute package. Very creative and "fallish"
Your friend is gonna love it.

Sophie said...

You are indeed very creative!!

The package looks wonderful!!

Deanna said...

this is a great idea and you did a super job on this.
Thx for sharing!
God bless ya,
d

Its So Very Cheri said...

That's so pretty. the package alone is a gift.
Be sure to come by tonight around 9pm (Eastern time) for the announcement so you don't miss out. I promise-it good-really really good.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Bev @ The Three Clutters said...

What a wonderful package...I would have hated to open it.

Barb said...

Very sweet idea.

thanks for sharing.

blessings
barbara jean

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Marsha!
I so love this creation. I hope you won't mind others using it for packages, as I have a special package I need to put together, and I would so love to use this idea. A little changed so as not to use your creation, but use a little of the idea. Just precious honey. Happy Fall! Stop by soon, as I would so love to have you visit. Country hugs, Sherry

prof en retraite said...

Hi Marsha! Is that nowtthe most clever idea I have seen in a long time! You are a dear friend to give such thought to your present! She will have to join us for Marty's next cloche party!! Happy week!...Debbie

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What a clever idea! You are very creative! Hugs, Marsha

Kate said...

What a great idea! It is always a very special birthday when friends take time to make something for you!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

It would be hard to tear into that pretty package!! But then again if there is a cloche inside- let me at it!!!!

blessings
mary

Robin said...

Oh WOW! I {heart} that card so much! I have a "thing" for paper crafts, but don't have the room for all that I would love to do!

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful project!

{{HUGS}}

Robin :o)

Kammy said...

Such a wonderful presentation !
Kammy

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

such a fun idea!!!

The DIY Show Off said...

Marsha, that is the cutest card! I love wrapping gifts special. You did a beautiful job. I know someone with a fall birthday and I am definitely 'borrowing' you idea!

Thanks so much for joining in on the Fall Festival! :)

Roeshel

Kim said...

Love this, and cute idea with the 'L' falling off...very, very nice touch. I am planning on making some fall cards soon, so I'll be sure to share ;)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Marsha...that is about the sweetest gift wrapping I've ever seen! You are a good friend to create such a lovely gift!
Susan

Sherri S said...

Pretty packages! LOVE the birdie!

Shelia said...

What a precious Fallen card and the package itself is lovely!
Lucking friend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy said...

Marsha...what a lucky friend to recieve such a beautiful and thoughtful gift....I'd never want to open it, it's so pretty! ( well , maybe I'd wait a couple minutes before I lovingly opened it!.Lol)...Thanks for sharing, and for stopping in today, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Risa said...

this is cute!

MyJourneyBack said...

What a pretty package. I love the card you made.
Thanks for sharing. Have a Blessed week.
Sherry

The Whispering Creek House said...

What a blessing you are to your friends I am sure! Such a nice package!

Mary said...

What an incredible presentation. How could one not be impressed and grateful? Well done.

Chari said...

Hi Marsha...

Well I say that your friend is about to be spoiled with this gorgeous package and Fall card! It's so pretty, Marsha...Ooooh, and a cloche? Well it just doesn't get any better than this!!!
Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
Chari

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really like the card and gift wrap! Bet the cloche is pretty too!
She will love this gift, inside and out!

Katherine

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Marsha, it is so lovely!!!!!

Barb ♥

Millie said...

beautiful card! Lucky one who is to receive it.

{ L } said...

Wow, your friend is lucky to have you. I would have been so happy to receive a gift like that! Thank you for the idea. The card is perfect.

Dawn said...

So sweet. Your friend will love it!
Dawn

Lisa said...

The card is so sweet! I know your friend will love it!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Beautiful and so creative!! Love the little bird!! ANd I didn't even know what a cloche was until Marty showed us!

Rhondi said...

Hi Marsha
The friend who receives that gift is very lucky. Thanks for showing us how to do that. It is so simple and and that same time very elegant. Thanks for joining the party!
hugs, Rhondi

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a beautifully wrapped Fall gift. Lovely ideas! Thank you for sharing!
Mona

Darlene said...

Stopping by from the fall party. That gift wrap is just perfect. How clever!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I know I would love to get a package like that. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful gift package - great job!

Carolyn

Rebecca said...

Hello and Happy Fall
Great packaging she will enjoy the card just as much as the gift inside
Blessings
Rebecca

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a cute package. Love the card!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh what a beautiful and creative package. I would be reluctant to open it ... only if I knew there was a cloche inside, you bet I would open it and fast!
Hope your friend doesn't read your blog!
Lovely post...thanks!
Cass

Amy @LittlePinkDollhouse said...

Happy Autumn! That package is too cute for words! Great job!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Well who wouldn't just love to receive this sweet package! Beautiful!

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

Stopped by way of Rhondi's fall party. First visit and new follower. Cute package and what a great gift ... your friend will be so happy!

Joy said...

Adorable how you decorated your package and love the card.

daylily777 said...

Wonderful, I think your friend will be thrilled!8-)
~Myrna

Maureen said...

Love, love, love it! You are so creative....

The DIY Show Off said...

Hey! Just wanted to let you know I gave you a shout out! Pop over and grab a button! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

Roeshel

Lilly's Home said...

So sweet...with such a wonderful message!
Beautiful!
Lilly

Jenglamgirl said...

You deserve to be featured, WAY TO GO! love it, SO DANG SWEET!