Monday, December 6, 2010

Shoes and Opera........... gift wrapping tower

When you see scented sachets on sale, grab them. Not only do they make for stylish embellishments when it comes to gift wrapping those special gifts, your gift will smell really, really good. In this case, someone stylish who is turning 50 and just happens to love shoes so this Pucci pattern and whimsical shoe shape fits the gifting occasion. I told the customer I would wrap it one way then went totally off into another direction, good thing she gave me some creative leeway. It's always best to give me some, I do a better job.

Adding a matching sachet of another shape to the top of this 2-tiered gift just adds to the glamour and fun. I liked the black & white striped taffeta ribbon with the Pucci print. It was making me feel kind of groovy while wrapping this celebratory gift. I am guessing the birthday girl will be feeling a groovy kind of love as well. 

When it comes to celebrating a 50th Birthday, the more ribbon the better don't you think? Trust me on this, when wrapping a 40th or 50th birthday gift go as special as you can in technique and effort. It just makes the milestone event that much more fun. 

Two hot pink gift boxes were wrapped in Kelly Green paper. I took this photo quickly with my iphone (should Apple send me an endorsement contract or what?) so the colours aren't exact (my fault) but my hot pink Opera ribbon just adds a bit more glitz. Get ready ladies, lots of gift wrapping ahead. I will tell you all about what's ahead in the upcoming week. 

All photos by Sande Chase ~ A Gift Wrapped Life


  1. that is a beautiful bow. wow. great job!

  2. This gift wrapping would make anyone at any age feel really special!! Love all the colors and especially the black and white striped ribbon. I love pretty packages and yours are beyond beautiful. I am soooo looking forward to your post coming up!! Kathysue

  3. Dearest Sande,

    That looks like a very regal gift to 'ANY' lady, 'ANY' age...

    Lots of love,

    Mariette's Back to Basics

  4. Lovely as always, Sande! I would love to get a present wrapped by you!

  5. I LOVE it! Groovy, indeed, Sande. And I love the idea of using a sachet. I love when a gift smells good. Last week I bought a little Angela Adams purse for my sister-in-law's birthday, and inside it I slipped a beautiful little tissue-wrapped bar of handmade lavender soap so that it will smell amazing when she opens it. I can't wait to give it to her.

    xo Gigi

  6. This colorful wrap is just too fun!
    Glad you mentioned sachets. I just purchased about a dozen of them for holiday.

  7. I love the Opera ribbon mixed with the black and white stiped ribbon! These two make such an impact!
    I hope all is well with you! And I look forward to your upcoming posts!

  8. Too beautiful for words!! so festive, joyful, it

  9. That's so "fabulous dahling" and absolutely fantastically and beautifully OTT. I love it! The colours, patterns and bows, simply brilliant! I hope you are well and have a great week, Love from (freezing) London xo

  10. I would LOVE to be the recipient of this gorgeous gift tower! What a fabulous idea - and love getting presents on the outside as well!!

  11. Dear Sande,
    The Opera ribbon the the best and looks perfect with the stripes. You are so creative. Everything you touch is truly magical! Be sure to get your down time for you~
    Big Hugs.

  12. I love how fashionable your gift wrapping is. If I had the talent you did I would wrap everything in my home. Hahah.

  13. HI Sande, un capolavoro! What a masterpiece.. So beautiful, I agree with you, the moer ribbons the better. Carla

  14. so beautiful, Sande -- what a refreshing and energizing palette! I just love it, but know I would have to wait a long, long time before opening it -- who would want to untie and undo all you have done -- no, I would place it on a table and enjoy it. Love your work, always...

    hope you are having a wonderful week so far,

  15. bright brilliant beautiful! gorgeous colors-what a special gift!


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