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5 Valentine's Day Wrapping Goodies that I Adore

Whether you're wrapping a special gift for your sweetheart, handing out sweet treats, or making your own Valentine's cards, here are five packaging goodies for all the people you love.

1. Metallic lose-weave cotton ribbon (15 mm) in Fuchsia with Gold,  $9 US per 3 yards, Studio Carta.

2. Gold hearts glassine treat bags, $5.50 per package of 12, Letter C Design.

3. Set of three heart rubber stamps, $40 US (also available individually), Paper Pastries.

4. Wolf Howling Hearts greeting card, $4.50 US, Lark Press.

5. Italian hand-marbled paper (20" x 28"), $12 per sheet, Luxe Paperie.

Do You Wrap Bridal Shower Gifts in White?

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Bright Heart's and Stripes Bridal Shower gift Wedding Month on the Corinna Wraps blogI just want to quickly share with you a gift I wrapped for my friend's bridal shower earlier this month. She's full of life, energy and fun, and white wedding-themed wrapping paper just didn't seem like the right way to go for her shower gift. (I wasn't the only one who thought so — there was very little white paper at the shower.)

Instead of white or silver, I used some brightly striped paper and some ribbons with paper hearts attached to the ends, which was inspired by her wedding invitation. Inside, I used tissue paper in the same colours and added confetti. The bride-to-be said the gift was so much fun to open — exactly the response I was hoping for!

I'm curious: How many of you stick to white/silver when wrapping wedding shower gifts, and who goes for more colour?

P.S. — I'd like to give a little shout out to one of my workshop students, who generously gave me the striped paper. When she moved into her place, she found several rolls of wrapping paper left by the former owners, who had also owned a store. These rolls aren't your average rolls — they're massive, with hundreds of metres of paper on each one. I honestly wouldn't have to buy wrapping paper for the rest of my life, but of course we know that won't happen. Thank you H.!

 

+ Gift wrapping and photography by Corinna vanGerwen

Find of the Day: Retro Valentine's Cards Wrapping Paper

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Leading up to Valentine’s Day, the Friday Find goes daily, with a love-themed wrapping treat every day until the 14th. Retro Valentine's Cards gift wrap from Cavallini

This wrapping paper features a collage of retro Valentine's cards, some of which I'm pretty sure I handed out in grade school. From Cavallini & Co.

Find of the Day: Heart-in-a-Jar Bag

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Leading up to Valentine’s Day, the Friday Find goes daily, with a love-themed wrapping treat every day until the 14th. heart-in-a-jar cloth bag from We Love Citrus

Give more than a card this Valentine's; like, how about a little cloth bag such as this one filled with cinnamon hearts? Heart cloth bag with drawstring closure (4x6"), $10 US, We Love Citrus.

Find of the Day: Valentine's Animals Gift Wrap

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Leading up to Valentine’s Day, the Friday Find goes daily, with a love-themed wrapping treat every day until the 14th. Valentine's Animals Gift Wrap from Paper Source

This adorable, retro-style paper is the sweetest wrapping for wee little loved ones. Each animal is partly made up of a heart. Valentine's Animals gift wrap, $2.50 US per sheet, Paper Source.

Find of the Day: Heart Envelopes

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Leading up to Valentine's Day, the Friday Find goes daily, with a love-themed wrapping treat every day until the 14th. Sweet Hearts Envelopes from Omiyage

These patterned envelopes reminds me of my childhood, of drawing hearts with pencil crayons over and over. Pop  a little love note or a tiny gift inside and seal with a kiss. Sweet Hearts envelopes (7 5/8" x 3 7/16"), $2.50 per set of 5 various colours, Omiyage.