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5.5.11

20 Poppytalk Printable: Mother's Day Gift Wrap



Yesterday I stepped out and took photo's of the last of the beautiful spring blossoms we've been enjoying and made a collage out of them to create some printable gift wrapping paper for Mother's Day.  I also had found some beautiful vintage photo's of mothers and their children at The Commons on flickr and made another printable gift wrapping paper with some favourites.  I think they look pretty stacked together (see photo below).  For the flowers printable click here and for the vintage photo's here.


P.S. This paper is super easy to make (if you're familiar with photoshop and illustrator) and could be customized using old photo's of your mother or grandmother (and children).  This was inspired by the holiday issue of Sweet Paul's magazine (Dec 2010).

20 comments:

Please Note said...

What a great idea! I also love the combination of the papers.

Vivienne said...

these are gOrgeOus xx

vivI.Iviv

fee @ chipper nelly said...

beautiful - how kind of you!
fee x

My CoCoon Vintage said...

I really love this idea. How sweet and personal. My mother {the pack rat} never throws away wrapping paper... might as well give her something that's actually worth holding on to forever!
xo

Amy Walters said...

lovely idea! i never would have thought of using photos from the commons for this. great stuff.

design elements said...

great stuff!

Laura said...

Gorgeous wrapping papers! I love each of these - guess I've got to get Mom two gifts this year so I can use them both! Thanks for making these free and easy for everyone to use!

maie said...

oh this is awesome!

Scout's Honor Co. said...

Genius! So unique.

echoamy said...

great idea. What type of paper do you use or can you give more details?

Jan | Poppytalk said...

The size of the pdf is 8.5 " x 11" - so it's just printed on regular printing paper (20lb). And I needed to print out two copies for the larger box and one copy for the smaller.

Annaleenas hem said...

Lovely! I love the colours too!

Leslie said...

so great! thanks - i will definitely use these!

photohogger said...

What a lovely idea; looks so sweet.

DesperateHousewife said...

What a nice idea! May I borrow this idea and wrap something for my mum for Mothers D
ay? I am thinking of printing old black and white photos of her and her kids on the paper. If you do not mind I like to share this in my blog too. Thanks for sharing.

Jan | Poppytalk said...

DesperateHousewife - oh but of course!

Leah said...

these are simply adorable, thank you!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I especially love the vibrance of the blossoms. I may have to steal this idea from you!



PS - Photos should NOT have an apostrophe! It is a plural word. Like blossoms (not blossom's) or The Commons (not The Common's) /Grammar Nazi

Jan | Poppytalk said...

thanks anon - i'm apostrophe crazy i guess! : )

Daughter Earth said...

These look great. I do a similar thing for christmas wrapping. I find color schemed images in magazines and wrap my presons in that. They always look really great and you don't have the environmental impact of buying new paper. YOu just use a lot of tape :)