Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Girly Week of Wrapping

There must have been some girly-girl vibe in the air this week. I swear I am not influencing anybody when they call to place an order, but this has been an overwhelming week of orders where the request is "make it pretty" and "she loves pink". Girls love to gift their friends and when they do they don't want just a gift, they want a "gift". I love that about women, they understand that for the gentle gender the presentation is a good part of the gift, the admiring, the wait, the slow unwrapping, the multiple treasures just for her, and the re-wrapping so they can do it all again. The specialness of it all.


This portfolio presentation made it's beribboned way out the door in many variations this week. I love using these portfolio boxes. When they open the lid, all their gift items are sitting there in a layered fashion and the box becomes such practical and lovely storage. I try to vary the gift wrapping on each item so that there is a visual treat of patterns, ribbons, and colours. This engagement ensemble included some special glamour keepsakes, a collection of the Lady Primrose Bath Decanters, Crystal Tray, and Crystal Powder Puff Dish. The sparkly crystal band on the decanters gives these gorgeous products their keepsake status. One of the new Boxed ensembles on the website set to launch next week. And you are wondering what's taking so long? Me too......but I'm trying to be really sweet to my webmaster who is busy entering all this descriptive data. I am sure he is wishing this girly girl would stop sending more photos.

The same portfolio box but with white flowers. This ensemble included Paris Pink File Folders, Paris notebook, a good fiction read, a Paris bookmark, a luscious scented soap, some yummy Lip Silk, and more ribbon yardage than I care to know. Often my regular customers just tell me to wrap in any style I think best and I try to get feeling for the recipient. If they are more modern, I adjust with less ribbon and more layered ribbon applications.

This Lady Primrose pedestal candle with it's beautiful crystal band is one of my favorite gifts. It's a new petite boxed gift on the upcoming website shown with our Crystal key chain. Probably one of the most special candles and I like that it makes for a glamorous pencil holder when the candle is finished. I know because that's what I've been using it for and it looks fabulous. The crystal key chain is another affordable favorite around here and it will also be in our Small Gift section. It makes finding your purse keys easy and at $10.00 a little sparkly glitz is always a good thing. I send it with a length of gorgeous satin ribbon tied around it loop.

Our Bonjour in Celadon and Pink Paris Rubber Stamp Kit also had a popular week. In between doing orders I'm working with both sets to show a solid pastel-colored gift wrap done with these stamps. One of our new gift wrap ensembles that has plenty of creative possibilities. I always send a handful of matching solid card stock along with the stamp sets so they have something to fancy stamp right away. They make for lovely gift tags.



All photos by Sande Chase ~ A Gift Wrapped Life

26 comments:

  1. Sande!

    I needed this girly-girl fix today! Beautiful portfolio box, and I'm coveting that stunning pedestal candle!

    Obviously, there are some VERY happy recipients in this world thanks to you!

    Bisous,
    Mel

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  2. I absolutely adore the pink and champagne together... it's perfection!

    ~Macy

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  3. Happy will the person who gets this !

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  4. Beautiful...girly is so good, xv.

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  5. how lovely! also adore that lovely candle -- such a wonderful idea to use it as a pencil holder when it's finished!

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  6. Oh what fabulous ideas, loving the portfolio box, would never have thought of that. The candle looks divine. Just beautiful Sande.xx

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  7. That is the perfect wrap for BFF's or sweet sisters! Beautiful!

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  8. Gorgeous Sande!
    Looks like a prom dress to me:) Nothing in the world is better than pink & white! Just like a marshmallow farm!
    XO's
    Janet

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  9. hi Sande! oh my, this is just super fabulous!!! i love the color. you always create the most beautiful and elegant gift boxes. what girl wouldn't want this as a gift. i'm all about the girly girl world, what could be better. your gift wrap make me even more happy that i am a WOMAN my friend. how have you been. i missed you! keep inspiring with your amazing creations.

    God Bless,
    Charmaine

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  10. Oh what girl wouldn't want to recieve that its absolutly devine I would have to sit & look at it for a while before I even attempted to open it
    Great giffting yet again.

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  11. p.s. Just kidding about the marshmallow farm~~ LOL! I really really LOVE love those stickers or tags with your gift wrapped life picture on them!!!
    Your friend~
    XO's

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  12. There must be something in the air. I'm all girly right now too!!!
    As hard as you work on the new site, teasing us mercilessly, know my level of anticipation is up there as well. Just let all of us devoted gals know when we can expect the ta da moment so we can let everyone know!!!

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  13. Now what girl would not love to have this. I would never want to unwrap it! So pretty.
    pve

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  14. Wow...this is my first time to see your blog, I love the ones with Lady Primrose inside. That's one of my favorites anyway!

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  15. Lovely colors-the portfolio box is very elegant.

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  16. Pink Paris Rubber Stamp Kit ... I just love it. So pretty. Thank you for sharing..

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  17. Your gifts and wraps are so luxurious and chic. They're lovely. You have a gift for gifting.

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  18. Hi Sandee,
    I'm a girly-girl and I luve yards of ribbon on my packages. I love what you said about opening it one piece at a time and then re wrapping it so they can do it all over again at home. Whe I get a gorgeous gift I do exactly that. Right now I am working on a "style" of packaging for my own ETSY business. I want whoever orders something from me to also love the wrapping and for it to be part of the experience of purchasing from me. Any suggestions? I really can't put them in a box so I am using cello bags right now. I am constantly checking out your blog for ideas. I have also flagged it to my husband for future birthday, anniversary and "I'm Sorry" gifts.
    Much Love,
    Amada

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  19. Sande, you have such a talent for making things beautiful!

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  20. Just stunning - If I received this gift, I would set it in my room for a week and appreciate it...probably take a picture or two, and then, after much anticipation, open it.

    You have such a lovely way*

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  21. I just discovered your blog and am enjoying myself immensely reading the posts. I must say that a beautifully wrapped gift is part of the gift to me. I am quite happy to just look at it, and any details, before removing the wrapping.

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  22. I love your blog and finally after years and years, I feel like I can actually wrap a gift.

    One problem, though. Where can I find good quality -- even elegant -- boxes? Buying the flimsy boxes from the UPS store doesn't work when you then want to wrap it in beautiful paper/ribbon.

    Toni

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  23. I stumbled across this blog today. I LOVE it! I just HAD to link to you in my blog too. It's all so amazing here. The wrapping looks so divine

    The music is divine by the way, soundtrack to my day. :D

    Gaia

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  24. hgunn@soricimed.comDecember 5, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Oh Sandra, I have the rubber stamp set. I bought mine in Paris and I just love it.

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  25. hgunn@soricimed.comDecember 5, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    Hi sande, I am sorry for the mis-spelling. The rubber stamp set is so wonderful. I bought mine in Paris and I love it.

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