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Birthday Banner Package

Day 2 of May Arts / Little Yellow Bicycle Blog Week!

Birthday Banner Package

 

How exciting to be writing up this little project while the sun is shining and the birds are singing! Seems quite appropriate with the happy combination of May Arts and Little Yellow Bicycle!

Lately I am noticing I buy plain brown or kraft colored packaging and then use my ribbon and paper stash to embellish when wrapping a gift for a friend…and yes I am singing “brown paper packages tied up with string..” as I do 😉  Here's a fun, easy packaging option using only a few items…

 

 

*May Arts ribbon: 391-58-27, 391-58-31, 385-58-17 and SM09. These ribbons are perfect  in color and texture for the Elizabeth Park collection.

 

 

*Little Yellow Bicycle: Elizabeth Park Bloom Bands paper, Paper Flower Kit, Paper Doilies

*scissors and stapler-I used the tiny attacher.

 

These paper doilies are just too cute..and did you know you can type on them? Since this gift was for a birthday I typed up my little greeting that way.

 

 

The paper flower kit comes with lots of options..you just pick and choose the flower colors and combo of your choice! Love that the accordian strips are scored for easy folding.

 

 

I will throw a butterfly whenever I can on a project and these in the strip of Bloom Bands paper fit nicely with this Martha Stewart punch.

 

 

Banners and pendants are everywhere lately so I decided to cut my paper and ribbon in such a way. I paid no mind to the length just cut the little triangles at the bottom and arranged how I wanted it to look on the SM09. I didn't measure the string either, but make sure it is long enough to wrap around your package a few times and tie a bow.

 

 

The strips of paper and ribbon could be sewn on, or glued, but I chose to use my tiny attacher. I just like how those mini staples look.

 

 

And a close up. So cute all together!

 

 

Wrap your little banner around your box and finish with a big bow. Looks perfect for gift giving..one of those times the packaging almost looks too pretty to open.

Almost 😉

 

 

So there you are! Stock up on some plain packaging and let your creativity do the talking, while using some May Arts Ribbon and Little Yellow Bicycle goodies!  Thanks Little Yellow Bicycle for letting me play along! Have a great day and see you next time!

 

Blog Post By: Lexi Bridges

Be sure to hop on over to Little Yellow Bicycle for more Inspiration!

  1. Aga

    Such a sweet idea for gift wrapping, and I’m loving your banner too 🙂

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  2. Denise Bryant

    Love the ribbon banner! Very clever!
    DeniseB

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  3. Ola Jaggers

    I love that you can type on the paper doilies!
    And, I really love how you attached the ribbon to the strong with they tiny attacher… I also love the look of those itty bitty staples!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  4. Sandra L.

    Perfect match to the Elizabeth Park papers! Love it!

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  5. Wendy Crowe

    Ver pretty banner! Love it!

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  6. Shartl

    Love the idea of using ribbon to make a little banner. So cute!

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  7. jen shears

    Oh, I love this, Lexi!!!! 🙂

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  8. SuZeQ

    LOVE the idea of using ribbons for the banner. I’m so going to do that! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Toni K

    This is adorable! I love wrapping things with brown paper and jazzing it up!

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  10. Cynthia B.

    What a lovely package! Love the banner, and the sentiment on the doily makes me want to go get a typewriter. 😉

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  11. Mari

    pretty!!! Love the May Arts ribbons and the LYB stuff together!

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  12. Pam

    love the kraft paper for the package, love the deco the banner is great and the flower rocks..
    TFS

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  13. Charlene

    Cute banner idea, Lexi..Will have to give this a try on my next gift wrap.

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  14. Pam

    Super cute & fun!

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  15. Kathy Mc

    Oh what fun ~ adorable packaging!

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  16. Kristie Maynard

    Love this idea of the banner and packaging, the doily, the flowers! Everything is just adorable and works together so well!!!

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  17. Aki

    How cute~~~~~~~ This banner is really awesome! Love the ribbons~ :”D

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  18. Kate Vickers

    Awesome idea! I wish that I owned a typewriter!

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  19. Sue D

    Would love to receive a package wrapped like this!

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  20. Jamie

    Love it! Now I know what to do with the doilies! The banner is sweet!

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  21. Kelly massman

    Fun idea! Love the flower!

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  22. erin

    Fun use of staples.

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  23. Annette A.

    awesome card…love that ribbon

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  24. Samantha T

    Oooh, love this!

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  25. jackie

    I didn’t know anyone still owed a type writer.
    Super cute idea!

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  26. jackie

    Didn’t know anyone still owned a type writer. Super cute package!

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  27. jean marmo

    This is amazing!

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  28. Brooke D

    Cute idea! I too am a fan of very plain wrapping paper, and jazzing it up with pretty ribbon and embelishments. This looks great!

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  29. jengd

    Wonderful banner! I’m a big fan of the banner craze but this is such a nice change from the usual!

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  30. Lindy

    So cute!!!!! Love it!

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  31. {vicki}

    LOVE the doily

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  32. Carol B

    What a great packaging idea! Love it!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Maria Matter

    adorable, what a fun banner!!!

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