Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Pretty Packaging

I discovered My So Called Junky Life a little while ago and spent a wonderful hour or two looking through Sarah's blog archives - oohing and ahhing over her super pretty jewellery and gorgeous photography. But out of all that loveliness, I was especially in awe of beautiful beads and pretty packaging that Sarah had featured in the Petite Bead Box Swap. How amazing it would be to take part in a bead swap like that!

So, I was beyond thrilled when Sarah decided to host another bead swap and I signed up to take part straight away. Then, of course, I had a moment or two of panic - the ones which always come with needing to send something impressive to a complete stranger.

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I decided to make an envelope parcel using what has to be my favourite cardstock of the century - Basic Grey's Kraft. I then decorated the envelope using some handstamped leaves from Blissful Botanicals and Harvest Of Memories, along with some ribbon and flowers from Precocious Paper.

I'm thrilled with the way my packaging turned out and can guarantee that come Christmas I'll be trying this with traditional reds, greens and little bits of holly! It's a little early to be thinking of Christmas, right? How did that pop into my head?

I should be able to reveal the parcel that I received - along with it's beautiful contents - over the next day or two. In the meantime, perhaps you can tell me where you get your packaging inspiration?

8 comments:

  1. wow that is amazingly beautiful and i'm pinning it to my board for xmas. how sad is that, its only june. wish i got prettiness from u that looked like that,
    jo xxx

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  2. Gorgeous! Oh my goodness, this is just too pretty to open :). Thank you for sharing!

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  3. i've just been pinning again and ur pin on my board has gone maaaadddddd!
    jo xxx

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  4. stunning! I'd love to get something like that in a swap - regardless of what was inside! It is totally gorgeous and as for the Christmas version - WOW!

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  5. It really is such lovely packaging!! Thanks again for such a wonderful swap!!!

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  6. Wow, that's beyond pretty.

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