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« on: March 28, 2011 08:08:32 PM »

Don't you feel bad throwing away pretty wrapping paper from a present?

I do!

So, I always try and turn at least some of the wrapping paper from a gift-receiving occasion into thank you post cards. This past birthday was no different. I used one sheet of floral wrapping paper, one sheet of brown craft paper, one length of shiny, iridescent-ish brown ribbon, and white mailing labels. I also used a business reply post card for the base of each. As with all my postcards, I used no supplies except the wrapping papers and accessories... well, except glue sticks and the mailing labels! Smiley

I made seven post cards because I turned 34 this year... and 3 + 4 equals 7. I play little games like that with myself when I make stuff. What can I say? (cough*dork*cough) Anyway, on to pictures!

Here is the floral wrapping paper, fresh from the present! (I don't have photos of the other wrapping paper, pre-post card.)


aaaand here are the post cards!
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and this one is the only one I named... Owl Flower:

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I really enjoyed challenging myself to get seven post cards out of wrappings from two presents... tell me what you think? I welcome comments, questions, and critiques! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011 08:20:34 PM »

What a totally awesome idea!!!  I love it.  And that paper is pretty cool on its own, but Ohhh, the post cards!!    (Also like the dork thing, my nickname is numbernerd.)
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011 09:33:09 PM »

Such a great idea!! Definitely going to remember this. That paper was beautiful to begin with but the second life you gave it is especially awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011 05:33:23 AM »

Thank you! I loved this paper so much (the browns and turquoise together got me immediately!) that I knew when I tore open the present it was around, I would be re-using it somehow Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011 05:47:39 AM »

Great idea!  I love that some of the cards show the fold lines from being wrapped.  Did you use brown paper bags as a base?  Thanks for a great idea -- you have a nice design eye! 
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011 11:50:22 AM »

thanks! i "featured" some of the folded bits because i was trying to highlight (rather than hide) the fact that this was a recon. like i said, i used brown craft wrapping paper and business reply cards as the bases.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2011 11:36:29 AM »

That paper is adorable, and I completely understand about the 'don't throw away all that pretty paper' feeling, I hate Christmas, birthdays and every other occasion where people HAVE to wrap something in adorable paper.

At least you have some great ideas Cheesy I usually cut out a lot of tiny bits and use them as stickers later Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011 03:13:01 AM »

What a great idea, we save all of our wrapping paper for partners Aunty a kindy teacher, so much fin seeing the pics which the kids make and give to her on the fridge when we visit.
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