Monday, December 03, 2012

Day 3 - Gift paper love

We all have those quirks that define us. Some small, some big. 

I have traits that make me "me". One of them is that I have a photographic memory for birthdays and anniversaries (the ones I want and need to remember). Some of my friends admit to relying on me to remind them about common friends' birthdays. They say they don't need a calendar, they have me :) 

My other quirk is gift wrapping paper!! 



 I have a thing for it. I hoard it. Shhh! I just can't help walking over to the gift paper section in a store in a zombie like trance. And I keep adding to my collection, under the watchful eye of my now-very-vigilant husband. Every time I buy a new one, he does try to remind me that I have a dozen of them at home already. But this addiction is hard to get rid of. I swear I am trying my best though.
My friends and even some of my neighbours know that if they have a wrapping paper crisis they can come to me. I always have something or the other available. Always!!

I have this one which is perfect for a little-man aka pre-school boy's gift with robots, gifts and balloons. A gift tag from Templetree, Bangalore with an alien space ship to go along. 


This one is simple and blue (yay!) and I have these perfect little message tags/cards to go along with it (again from Templetree). 


Gift bags are elegant too, with a matching or contrasting colour of tissue paper inside. Sigh! How I love those pretty gift bags stuffed with crinkly tissue paper inside (I know, I know, I am beginning to sound crazy now). 


Want some tags to go along with that? 


And this one is one of my favourites. It's stamps of different colours, sizes, shapes on a basic brown sheet. I love basic brown sheets coz there is so much you can do with it. And I have message cards for this one too! 


This one below is the latest in my collection. Spotted it the other day and could not resist buying it. Ain't it cute? I love those tiny shoes. Perfect for that girlie gift!!



I like wrapping gifts nicely and could do it all day long. Who doesn't love a neatly nicely wrapped present?  Now all I need to do is make a career out of it ;) 



Happy Monday!!
P.S. - This post is part of Day 3 of The Marathon Blogging_Dec 2012 event. 





36 comments:

  1. I loveeeeee wrapping presents too..I could do it all day long!Once Hubby watched me wrap a present and when I finished,he said,"You really like doing that,don't you? Like it really makes you happy!" LOL!

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    1. I know, I go to my happy place when I do that :) Aren't we weird? I guess! But in a nice way ;)

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  2. That's quite a collection you have there, Simran :-). Loved the splash of colours - inspires creativity and feeds the soul - that's what I've always maintained :-). Keep collecting :-)

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  3. I love giftwraps too. Enjoy it and keep thinking of new stuff. Love your collection.

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  4. I love the one with the shoes on it...quite a collection you have there! :)

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    1. Thanks AJ!! I am so proud of that one ;)

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  5. You are giving me ideas Simz.. I always HATE the standard wrapping papers in the usual stores, and sometimes use the inside silver/gold plain sides just because of that!

    Lovely lovely collection you got there :).

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    1. I know Aparna, I used to turn them inside out too initially till I found places where I could get my kinds :) Templetree holds a stall in the Soul Sante market some times. They have some lovely paper.

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  6. I hoard too... Shhh! Lovely post. Lovelier pics.

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    1. Will keep your secret, don't worry! Thanks says the budding photographer ;)

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  7. ohhhhhhhhhh pretty pretty. I make my own wrapping paper.. cos I invariably end up using all the pretty design ones for crafting sessions.

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    1. He he, i know i do it sometimes too on brown or white paper with stamps paints and all. Sometimes even news paper :) Thats fun! I bet you do something lovely with it!!

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  8. my comments get lost! anyhow.. awesome collections.. i guess i shud also start collecting! it must b fun!

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    1. Awww! Damn blogspot :( Thanks and you bet it is fun :)

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  9. hey templetree has now opened a branch close to my house..will def check them out..loved loved your collection..what a colour post on a Monday...makes the day cheerful! :-))))

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    1. Thanks Uma! I love colourful Mondays than the regular blue ones :)

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  10. Wow! Great collection. I collect the small cards on the wrapping papers.. have tonnes of shoeboxes full of them :)

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    1. Thanks Sirisha! It takes a hoarder to recognise one ;)

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  11. oh they look so cute, I have lately taken to wrap only in newspaper... going green and all that :D

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    1. I do that too and make it all fancy and all but like I said this is one of my quirks that I shamelessly splurge on!! :) Ooh and now I am thinking of all the ways newspaper can be dressed up!!

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  12. Now that's a seriously cute collection to have...

    Ruth

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    1. I know Rohini, that one's just way too cute!!

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  14. Really! I find this an amazing habit. Loved the collection.

    Biju

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  15. Start a business now! I'll send you all my gifts to wrap - I am downright lousy at it ;)

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    1. Oh please do!! I shall do it for free for blogger friends ;)

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  16. Great collection and fantastic wrapping skills too!! Wish I has as much patience, I just wrap my gifts in newspaper (if the store doesn't gift wrap) or give it in newspaper bags :)) The only color is from the Templetree tags (which we bought together..hehe). Please, please, please come up with ideas to make newspaper bags more attractive and teach me :)




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    1. Yes, I r'ber that was Soul Sante exhibition. I have some lovely newspaper ideas, wait lemme work on that post. Maybe by next week will put it up :)

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  17. Shoes n stamps! And last wala wrap looks so professional.

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  18. Shoes n stamps! And last wala wrap looks so professional.

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