Saturday, November 13, 2010


Hello Friends,

I hope you're enjoying the autumn weather as much as I am.  It's always my favorite season.  Today I have a couple easy projects that I made for my DH's birthday.  Now, DH doesn't frequent my blog very often.  He specifically asked me not to EVER feature him on my blog, but since the Giant's won the World Series this year and this is a baseball post, I don't think he'll mind to much being a participant in my little blog entry.

I don't know if you have this problem, but I deplore having rolls and rolls of wrapping paper around, only to discover nothing fits the occasion I need.  Well, I found a new (well probably just new to me) way to decorate a package to suit the individual you're celebrating.  A few years ago, I invested in (huge) rolls of butcher paper.  I ordered them online through a paper company.  I have both white and kraft.  Let me tell you, these rolls will last me a lifetime of wrapping and the total was about $50 for both.  I originally ordered them to stamp decorate, which is wonderful, but I thought of something different for my DH's birthday gift.  I went on-line and printed out vintage baseball adds, cut them out and used Craft Bond (new fave adhesive) to adhere the adds to the butcher paper.  This took me all of about ten minutes and just look how great this turned out.

This idea is not only good for wrapping paper; you can also coordinate your card with your gift by using this simple technique.

I wanted to keep the card fairly simple, so I tore the printed adds and adhered them, again using Craft Bond to the card stock.  I added the white and black diamonds to use as a backdrop for my title and used my Cricut to create the title.  I found this quote at site, which pretty much sums up how much DH likes baseball.  I printed it out on regular copy paper and cut into a banner.  I added a button and some black and white checked ribbon, and there you have it. 

Hope you enjoyed this post. 

Til Next Time,  Wendy


  1. Yeah you found a wonderful use for that butcher paper you bought!! The wrapping turned out great! Happy Birthday to your DH! Have a wonderful weekend.


  2. Hello!

    Beautiful project! I am happy to see you posting again and your husband received a beautifully wrapped birthday gift and card!

    Wishing you a good weekend!


    Barbara Diane