The Gifted Blog

January 25, 2010

Wrap Story: Letterpress Baby

This Wrap Story is part of a mini-series, documenting every present I’ve wrapped since the launch of The Gifted Blog. Click here for the whole series!

Our dear friends B. and M. are having a baby! We helped throw them a shower a few weeks ago. I have to say I am all for co-ed showers. They really don't have to be frilly affairs. Baby showers should be occasion for celebrating and supporting the couple!

But since I'm not writing a baby shower advice blog, on to the gift wrapping. I chose to take my own advice to showcase this adorable card from Fugu Fugu Press, the local letterpress shop I blogged about visiting in November. The top gift, a book, is wrapped in plain white paper secured with decorative tape (thanks, sis!).

As you can see above, someone in my family decided to help with the photo styling. Here are a couple close-ups.

The bottom gift, a swaddling blanket, is wrapped in turquoise tissue paper and sealed with the same cute tape. I decided to put it seams-side up so the pattern on the tape could play off the pattern of the card.

To top it off, a flash drive with a mix of lullabies!

I love how this gift turned out. It was fun to start with the card and work out from there, seeing what complementary colors and patterns I could find in my gift wrapping supplies. With an illustration as cute as that, it was nice to keep it unhidden by its envelope!

Have you wrapped anything for a baby lately?

Related posts:
- 5 Minute Upgrade: Photo Corners. The original idea behind this Wrap Story.
- Baby Shower posts. You can probably guess my phase of life when the 'Weddings' posts outnumber the 'Baby Shower' ones...but here's what I've got so far!


  1. Oh, this is so cute! I LOVE the color scheme. :) [I am getting a little into orange as an accent color and just recently sent a friend a b-day gift of stationery in turqouise, red, and bright orange].

    On a side note, I saw this post and thought you would like it:

    Are you familiar with that blog?

  2. i just checked out fugu fugu press-how adorable!

  3. the tape matched perfectly! glad you got to use it :)

  4. Hi ladies!

    Iris - Thank you so much. Your birthday gift sounds so cute. It's fun how you can play with bold colors on gifts - it's so low-commitment (i.e. even the most questionable color combos will get taken off anyway!). Thank you so much for the link - that blog is a new one to me!

    Hanna - Yes, Fugu Fugu is great. It's exciting for me to be so close to a handmade business that is doing such quality work. And their cards are sold across the states & internationally...really impressive.

    Sha - Yay! Me too. Thanks again for the well-chosen gift.

  5. That turned out so cute with the orange and turquoise. The close up photos showcased it nicely.

  6. Hi Charissa,

    I received your e-mail, and you may use it! Your site is right up my alley! Off to look!

  7. This gift is adorable! I love that decorative tape. And the flash drive tied on top is genius. Gonna have to copy that one!

    I love your blog and will definitely refer back to it when I wrap my next gift. You have some great ideas!!

  8. Anna M - Thank you so much. I appreciate your visit and would love to continue to receive your feedback! I can't take credit for the flash drive, actually...that was all my husband's idea.


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