Friday, June 26, 2009

Brillant Greek Key

I was dying to play with my new Blue Greek key gift wrap and as soon as today's order were out the door, I got right to it. It's certainly enough of a gift wrap statement to use on it's own but my ensemble concept is a way to stretch your gift wrap supplies. At least that's my intent. The gloss black paper acts as a base to the leftover Greek Key strips that are part of cutting and wrapping various gift sizes. If you look to the top gift you will see I've used a narrow strip right over the gloss black and then tied it up with the brighter pink saddle stitch ribbon. This ensemble will include three colours and widths of ribbon, white, blue and the narrow hot pink saddle stitch.

This Greek Key gift wrap is part of a whole series of coordinated stationery products. I love this boxed set of stationery that will be added to our new product line. Sheets, foldovers, and flat cards all fold into the one-size envelope along with a pad and sticky notes. Priced at $59.00, I think it makes for a lovely and practical gift and it's box is beautiful.

This close-up shows the beauty of my new paper flowers. They have a pin so they are wearable or usable after the gift is opened. I'll tell you more about these flowers coming up, they are simply incredible to use in gift wrapping. They were going out the door on all the orders today. Another use of leftover strips on this particular pattern, cut the motif into squares, punch a hole and and you have a matching gift card.

I have been a paper pad mouse pad gal for quite a while and think they make such a clever and useful gift. They have gained in popularity since their introduction a few years back and most stationery companies are adding them to their lines. They are the most functional of items for keeping computer notes. My mouse pads are so full of references, links, and notes that I file them when finished. This Greek Key one is $14.00 so fits nicely into the small gift category. It has a matching pencil case and boxed notes (top right of 1st photo) as well. We're going to offer these products as a complete gift ensemble for shipping or as single items. The tube of fun-word pencils too.

All photos by Sande Chase ~ A Gift Wrapped Life


  1. Well, silly me, am i the only person who had never heard of a paper pad mouse pad till now?
    I feel so much smarter now. Just brilliant! The Greek key is brilliant also.
    I miss catching up with you. Life got a bit busy there for a while.
    Have a good weekend.

  2. Sande~
    You are too good! This is such a great look! So clean and simple. I love the greek key symbol. I see a peek of a white paper rose too~
    Have a fun week-end!

  3. The reusable flower sounds great carn't wait to hear about it!

  4. Everything is absolutely stunning, and I love Greek key on everything.

    Where can these things be purchased?


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  6. Like Lisa, How have I missed the paper mouse pad. My sticky notes addiction may have been broken. Im curious on the the weight of the cardstock. I'm down to my last 20 flat notes & am loving the greek key set....great price!!!!

  7. I love this handsome wrap - I could also see a yellow or gold ribbon!
    Very handsome!

  8. Sande, I love your ensemble concepts and look forward to ordering some of them--it will be difficult to chose! The Greek Key wrap is absolutely stunning and I can think of several people who would be delighted to receive the paper mouse pad, pencil case and matching notes--what a practical and clever gift!

  9. love the ensemble idea to make it stretch, I hadn't thought of doing this before

  10. Ohhhh la la, this greek key is fun. I can see how you love it. So so clever Sande~~

    xoxo Noel


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