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cinnamon teal
« on: September 05, 2007 02:06:53 PM »

Hi!  Would anyone be interested in a holiday gift wrap swap? 

Here's what I'm thinking:  I love wrapping gifts in unique and creative ways, and I know I've seen lots of you gals and guys say the same thing.  So what if we each made up enough gift wrapping stuff for a bunch of gifts (maybe 5?) and mailed each set to a different person.  Each set would have enough to wrap, label and embellish one gift. 

Examples of a set might be:
- An embellished, decorative box with some tissue paper, a stamped card and a gorgeous bow
- A fabric, reusable bag to put the gifts into, a handmade gift tag and some ribbon
- Some painted (stamped, dyed, etc.) wrapping paper, a collaged card and some raffia or string

Here are some links to neat, handmade gift wrap ideas:
http://www.sunset.com/sunset/Premium/Home/2002/12-Dec/CookieCutters1202/CookieCutters12022.html
http://wrapsacks.com/gift_bags
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/crafting/article/0,1789,HGTV_3352_1541724,00.html
and of course, martha has a jillion ideas on her site:
http://www.marthastewart.com/christmas-gifts-and-wrapping?&autonomy_kw=gift%20wrap&rsc=ns2006_m4

You could make all 5 sets the same (which could save on time!) or make 5 unique sets.

So, what do you think?  This is my first swap suggestion ever, so I'd really love any feedback you can give me. 

Thanks!! Smiley
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caffeine_fiend
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007 05:10:22 PM »

This is definitely an interesting idea, though sizing the paper would be really difficult...
Maybe we could have like 2 partners that you send to and includes like one holiday gift and handmade gift cards too or something?
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cinnamon teal
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007 12:37:03 PM »

This is definitely an interesting idea, though sizing the paper would be really difficult...
Maybe we could have like 2 partners that you send to and includes like one holiday gift and handmade gift cards too or something?

hmmm... I'm not sure I understand your suggestion.  Could you please re-phrase it for me?  Thanks! Smiley
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caffeine_fiend
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007 07:01:12 PM »

Well I was mostly mentioning it for sake of a brain storm to help get more people interested in the swap.
I merely meant instead of multiple partners just one or two that you send the handmade paper too. But instead of it just being a "gift wrap" swap you can include one holiday gift (wrapped up equally as nice) such as cookies or a stocking or whatever appeals. As well as handmade cards and gift tags.
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