You just can’t imagine my effort in wrapping my gifts for my two little nieces who are about to celebrate their special day in the next coming days.
Like previously mentioned, I got inspired with the Spring 2011 Collection of Prada which showcases cool Color Blocking dresses. This is I think the best collection of the season that’s why every celebrities (even local) has to own an item or two from Prada.
I used Orange, Pink, Acqua Blue and Black as my color palette for the ribbons and wrappers which I had to cut into strips to form the stripes.
It actually took me two hours for each gifts to completely wrap it. I was supposed to wrap Aunt Hattie’s gift for Chanel but I can’t find a box for the gift and I’m too tired to cut strips of wrappers.
Anyway, with hard work, inspiration and passion (LOL)… let me present to you the finish product:
For Chanel… Happy First Month-Day on June 3, 2011
To Reiko… Happy Third Birthday on June 13, 2011
Chanel will celebrate her First Month-Day on June 3 and Reiko will party on the 13th… And as a responsible and loving tito to my nieces, I have to wrap presents for their events….
Knowing my passion and kaartehan in gift wrapping, I won’t settle with paper bags and commoner’s wrapper. So let me present to you the first gift I wrapped for two hours!
No kidding… 2 Hours!
I got inspired with Prada’s Spring 2011 Collection that I had to cut out different colors of wrappers to come up with this look. I am still thinking if I will put bow on it as I think it’s beautiful as it is.
Last minute but, better late than never…
I may say that 2010 may not be the year I was expecting… in fact this became the worst so far in terms of my career and my personal life. Though it didn’t work great, I would still like to thank each and everyone whom I’ve met on my way in finding the right path to survive this year. Thank you, I’ve learned my lessons well… to love my self more.
Anyway, tradition is still a tradition even if the budget is tight (so tight that I don’t even have stamp on my passport this year). Gift Giving is very important to me. As you can see on my previous posts, I always take time to think of my annual gift wrapping motif. The theme must come from anything significant that happen to me that year.
As this year is quite not fun, I’ve chosen Black and Magenta as my color of choice on my wrapper. Actually, the magenta came after I’ve made my decision on black. I thought that Magenta looks great when combined with dark colors.
Black symbolizes the Dark Age while the H Tiles from Lili and Nana symbolizes “Hoping for Happiness” in 2011. I thought of using Tulle as my second ribbon and added fabric flower because of Alber Elbaz of Lanvin – whom I can say one of the best designer and ribbon maker.
This theme is by far the most stressful thing I’ve done in wrapping. Just imagine that I have to cut down the fabric for the flowers and ribbon. If only I could just order fresh flowers from ProFlowers San Francisco I would do to lessen the effort of sewing the
fabric strips to the ribbon.
Anyway, as of this writing I still have 10 gifts to wrap. Enjoy your Holidays Friends!