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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Not Available at Hallmark


Hi! Now first let me say I LOVE Hallmark stores and cards and pretty things. Marjolein Bastin is an all time fave of mine. BUT they kinda fall down on the job when you're celebrating a young guy's birthday.

A friend has a summer birthday....I always do a get-together here for him. And of course a stack of gifts, even if "just for fun", are a necessary part of any birthday.

He is young and ---cool? He doesn't look like he should have formerly Father's Day  boring dark green and ick-blue gift wrap paper.


And I spent all my money on champagne anyway.


Soooo...a roll of brown craft paper, butchers paper, or mailing paper: 


A household sponge...a little sketch of a Tiki...


acrylic paint from the junk cupboard...



and voila`!




Much nicer and sooo easy!


I think he liked everything.





(especially  the champagne?).



Have a great week!

self-portrait with friends

love

           lizzy

................gone to the beach


PS The Dillingham family recipe for a perfect birthday:
Champagne,
cake,
favorite meal,
 presents,
special friends...
and a lot of love.
[and cake, more cake!]
love, lizzy


linked to Sarah'sGood Life Wednesdays

3 comments:

  1. I love your wrapping paper. so fun! It is definitely hard to find a range of cards or gift paper for young men. You did a great job! Sounds like a fantastic party. Best wishes, Tammy

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  2. The wrapping paper is PERFECT! It is amazing what you and your imagination are able to do!

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  3. That is so cute and very unique! Well done and thanks for dropping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and adding your link.

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