Friday, June 11, 2010

Birds gift wrap

When I was wrapping up a trio of gifts yesterday which included this delicate rosebud frame I happened to notice these little birds sitting beside them in my inventory room. It seemed to me that I should try and work them into the gift wrapping as they matched the gift wrap and the frame finish. The photo I borrowed above is my parents on their wedding day and since so many of you have asked.............that handsome guy you see is doing very well, positively perky with all the attention he has been receiving from attentive nurses and family.

And I did work them in........I anchored their little feet into a voluminous nest of double face satin ribbon tied into multiple bows which was a gorgeous match to my aqua Bird Nest gift wrap. I have been on a marathon of gift wrapping this past week so orders have been flying out the door. I am dangerouslyy low on my ribbon supplies so need to spend some time at my desk instead of idle bird-watching this weekend.

Since I hear birds chirping around here all day long, I have become accustomed to thinking about them wonder they worked themselves into my gift wrapping. The subconscious mind is an interesting place. I have a few more "bird" ideas I want to try in upcoming posts. If I start putting rabbits on my gifts, you will know I have gone too far with this outdoor frame of mind. I see quite a few of them too.

A trio of Birds nested in Ribbon. And a few waiting.

I hope you have time this weekend to watch the birds, the sunset, or just enjoy the sunshine.
Thank you for your continued comments for my Dad and a wonderful Welcome to new followers.
I am so happy you have landed here at A Gift Wrapped Life.

All photos by Sande Chase ~ A Gift Wrapped Life


  1. Oh I love your parents wedding photo - how gorgeous they were! And I am beyond thrilled to hear your dad is doing well! What wonderful news. (regardless of our age, they will always be our "daddy", right?) And as always, your wrapping elevates the gift to an entirely new level. Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

  2. Sande, this is absolutely delightful! I love this, elegant and sweet. So glad you are happy to hear the birds, and that your Dad is doing better. hugs, Lidy

  3. Adorable Sande!! What are the birds made of? They look like chocolate :) have a wonderful weekend!!

  4. Your birds are such a great match for the paper and ribbon as you know of course. I like seeing the boxes all lined up, such a sweet display.

    I use white birds at holiday time around the house.

  5. Oh..these are the sweetest gifts, Sande!! yes, the birds work fabulously well...rabbits can be cute too :-)
    I'm so glad your dad is now much better.
    Have a sunny wonderful week end !

  6. Sande,

    Awww, your dad is handsome and I am glad he is feeling better!
    I just love your aqua and expresso brown paper!
    Beautiful job as always! I am sure whoever receives this gift will be happy as a lark!


  7. So great to hear the good news about your Dad...lovely photo. The birds with the gift wrap, so beautiful and inspiring!

  8. Imagine receiving one of these lovelies. Imagine.
    What a charming way you have, Sande! The picture of your parents is so sweet and happy and I'm glad that your dad has perked up. Here's to a weekend full of happiness and birdsong, too! xx Suzanne

  9. Although I was never a bird lover as a child (maybe something about being a cat lover?) I, too have noticed the birds all around me more lately. I have some Blue Jays that come to my deck regularly looking for leftover dog food kibble. Your birds look like yummy chocolates to me. So glad to know that you Dad is better!

  10. Oh Sande,
    I used stamps of the birds on the wrapping paper that you have used, for our son and daughter-in-law's wedding invitations. The very same ones.
    Your gifts look out-of-this-world.
    ....and what a beautiful photograph of your parents. It's lovely to hear that your dad is doing so well. It must have been a difficult time for you and your family. Tell him that Jackie from the UK is sending him much love and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. XXXX

  11. A little bird said to me "Go to see Sande for some serendipity."
    Thank you for sharing the loveliness of your life,


  12. Sande that is wonderful news about your dad - and what a handsome chap he is! Love that photograph.

    The birds are simply divine. Such a wonderful detail on these presents. I happen to be a huge bird lover and have been since I was a little girl. I have always surrounded myself with them and use a lot of them in my own art.

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful treats, and hope you have a nice weekend ahead of you.

    Lots of love,
    Charlotta x

  13. Sande I am so happy for your entire family to hear that your Dad is recovering nicely, thank you for letting us know. It is amazing how the blog community pulls for eachother and without know why we become attached to certain bloggers, You being one of the ones I am attached too.Sorry I hope you don't mind.
    Love the bird wrapping. I have been doing house chores all day and enjoying the little birds that buzz arouond my house singing all day. So glad I have the time to "Enjoy the Process", Kathysue

  14. So glad to hear about your dad...and btw, I love the new header!

  15. I'm such a sucker for old photos...your parents is great. I despise the overposed ones.
    I'm happy he's heading in the healthy direction.
    Hopefully soon you can enjoy the birds with him.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  16. Sande,
    Birds watching is one of my favortie pass times. The other day, I watched a baby hummingbird fly from the nest to a branch... waited for mommy... waited...waited and waited. She came back to feed him one last time. She flew away and he waited. Waited. Waited and waited until he couldn't take it any longer...then flew away~~ A HUGE lesson I learned just watching nature. I am happy your dad is still doing better! Love these birds!

  17. First, Sande, I have to say how much I love the photo of your parents, and I'm glad to hear that your father is doing so well!

    And those little birds are just adorable. You know me, the magpie, I love birds. This is a gorgeous idea. I am completely smitten with that photo of the trio perched on top of their boxes! You are such an inspiration.

    xoxo Gigi

  18. Hooray - a post about wrapping! I love your ribbon, especially. What's your favourite source? Have you ever been to MJ Trimmings in NYC? Or checked out Schiff Mills online?

    Thrilled to read that your dear father is on the mend.

  19. I adore this sweet bird wrapping inspiration of yours... it's just lovely!
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend Sande

  20. I wouldn't want to open them:) So beautiful.

  21. Well I just discovered your blog today. What a fun concept! I can remember when I was much younger and had more time, how much fun I had wrapping gifts in a creative way. You've really made this a fine art! It makes me think of how much I love stores in some parts of Europe, because they don't just put your things in a bag -- they actually wrap them. What a delightful blog. I'll be back ....

  22. the bird accent is the perfect addition to that wrapping paper...of course you would put together something so lovely.
    xox alison

  23. wonder to hear you Dad is doing well - tell him he was a handsome groom (and you Mom a beautiful bride).

    The boxes with the birds are AMAZING. WOW. How do you expect someone to open the box with that kind of wrapping????

    PS - I never bothered with birds as a younger person. Now I love feeding them, chatting with them and cleaning after them (not true!)

  24. Hello my sweet, those birds look adorable ...all in a little row, I just love it.

    What a beautiful photo of your parents, so pleased your Dad is enjoying all that attention. Your mother looks beautiful in her dress and veil.
    big hugs xxx DJ

  25. Oh Sande - these are just exquisite! Beautiful little birds and such lovely paper and bows! Who would not be thrilled to recieve such a lovely gift - I know that I would! Presentation is everything and I wouldn't care if there was anything inside such a beautiful gift!

    So glad to hear that your Dad is perky and continuing to recover! Such a blessing~~


  26. What a lovely photo, Sandi – very lovely! I adore the gift wrapping... it's so pretty and whimsical. Knowing me, I would keep it as is in my bedroom on my night stand and just enjoy the look of it for a few days before opening it... beautiful!

    I hope you're having a great weekend,


  27. I love bird watching ...and your birds. I have the stamp set just like this!

    SO glad to hear your dad is doing better.

    Hope you have had a chipper weekend!

    xo ~Dana

  28. How pretty you wrap! I am watching a beautiful yellow bird in the tree outside my window as I write this. I'm so glad to hear that your father is doing well and that orders are flying out the door.

  29. Bonjour Sande, I'm back from my break and now so happy to hear the good news about your dad. Love the birds (don't know if you've seen/remember my bird post?)on the wrapping, something I would never have thought of...Thanks for all the lovely inspiration. Love from London x

  30. Cutie bird I picked up a white one the other day & silly me put it down might have to back to the shop to see if its still there (fingers crossed)!

  31. Sande,
    I think this bird inspired wrapping is one of my very favorites...especially with the robin's egg colored ribbon! Just so perfectly lovely and happy.

    So happy and relieved to hear your father is on the mend!

  32. Oh my gosh, that is just gorgeous!!!! wow. I must be craving sweets because the whole time I was looking at the pictures, I kept thinking that was those brids were chocolate and i kept imagining what it would taste like if I took JuST one bite.....
    beautiful photo of your parents. :)

  33. Your beautiful birds are definitely worth flapping about ~ I love (as always) what you've done Sande. You never disappoint. Hope you had a tremendous weekend, you & the Mr.? xx deb

  34. I am so happy to hear your father is doing well!!

    What a wonderful idea!

    I was in Bermuda for the week-end .. and it was sunshine, sunshine.... HHL

  35. The wrap and the birds are so adorable! Love it and I'm so happy to hear that your dad is doing well. Have a great night!

  36. Smply Enchanting...
    Who wouldn't love to be on the recieving end of this package?!!!!
    'xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  37. What a beautiful post :)
    Have a wonderful day!
    xo, Thili

  38. Scrumptious as always ! I took a week off of blogging ... and I can see here that I missed a lot of fabulousness ! XO Lisa

  39. Sooo pretty these birdy parcels - looks like pure luxury to me. YOur blog is lovely!

  40. I love that Tiffany blue color! Gorgeous!

  41. simply gorgeous. so elegant, classy! bravo your majesty!

  42. Sande ~

    If I happen to return to this world as a bird in my next life, I only hope my next will be as spectacular as the one you created here ~ satin, gift-wrapped perfection!

    So happy to read your Papa is perky and on the road to recovery!


  43. Love your gorgeous and super elegant wrapping! Those birds are beautiful!

  44. I am really loving all the bird themed items that so popular right now.Your wrapping paper is beautiful and what you did with those precious birds is lovely.
    Fathers are so special...yes...even when we are older...perhaps even more so. My dad is recovering from recent life saving surgery as well...making this Father's Day even more important as I am sure it was for you.
    Wishing your Dad all the best for a full recovery...take care Sande.

  45. It's been a while since you posted. I hope everything is ok with you and your family.

  46. sweet!! I love the photo frame in the first capture with the lovely bird! Today we celebrate our 7th wedd. anniversary so it felt sentimental to see that.. feels old fashioned and real! ;) have a blessed weekend! hugs, Jenn

  47. Dear Sande,
    Just popping in to say hello and that i miss your posts!
    Hope everything is well...
    Have a wonderful week end!

  48. You really are a gift to us...... with your beautiful blog and gracious way of sharing all your treasures!

    Hugs and blisses.............

  49. Sande - I am thinking of you and praying that all is well with your father~~


  50. Hi Sande, I'm so glad to hear your dad is doing well. Saying prayers he's home soon. The birds are absolutely darling and your parents' wedding photos is priceless!

  51. What beautiful packaging...who cares whats even inside! LOVE IT!

  52. ooh laa laa!
    your blog is rather splendid!
    just thought i'd let you know!
    x x

  53. This is lovely! And your blog just makes my heart happy! The hubs is forever making fun of me at Christmas time because I spend just as much time and effort wrapping a present as I do picking it out! :]


Your comments are such a lovely addition to my day. Thank you.


Related Posts with Thumbnails