Thursday, August 23, 2012

It's a Wrap!

Wrapping paper
You're the best
Birds stamped giftwrap
Love being able to make my own wrapping paper with my hand carved stamps. I think I've loved wrapping presents since I was a teen. I have to thank my mom for that. She always took as much care on the wrapping as she did finding the perfect gift for us growing up.

64 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Las Cholas said...

lovely!!! where can I find those rubber stamps??

8/23/2012 12:49 PM  
Blogger Geninne said...

@Las Cholas: I hand carved those myself :-)

8/23/2012 12:50 PM  
Blogger GrayFlannel said...

Love this! Especially since it's handmade - with your beautiful birds. Your gift is even more special. Where do you find the paper you used? Thanks!!

8/23/2012 12:55 PM  
Blogger Bubbles said...

that looks amazing, you could give cath kidston a run for her money as I'd buy your stuff any day :)

8/23/2012 12:55 PM  
Blogger Geninne said...

@Bubbles: You are too kind! :-)

@GrayFlannel: Thanks! It's just regular kraft paper.

8/23/2012 12:57 PM  
Blogger GrayFlannel said...

Amazing! I'm even more impressed than I already was. I wouldn't have guessed it was kraft paper. Thanks for answering :)

8/23/2012 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Polichronis Moutevelidis said...

a very creative idea !! i like it !!

8/23/2012 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Marie said...

Great wrapping paper.. I love it!.. and I love your work :-)

8/23/2012 1:09 PM  
Blogger Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Love this! I'm absolutely inspired to try out that block and carving tool that I've been afraid of - btw, why do we do this? Makes no sense. You've given me the nudge I need.

8/23/2012 1:09 PM  
Blogger Els said...

The gift wrapping paper is sóóóó lovely : YOU're the best !!!!!

8/23/2012 1:19 PM  
Blogger Margarete said...

So nice - I also love the ribbon.

8/23/2012 1:28 PM  
Blogger Zorana said...

Amazingly special and beautiful...

8/23/2012 1:55 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Maunder said...

No, you're the best!!!

8/23/2012 2:35 PM  
Blogger anto said...

What a lovely wrapping paper! so whimsical and cute.

8/23/2012 2:40 PM  
Blogger emmel-prutsemieke said...


8/23/2012 2:50 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

How lovely, what do you make the stamps out of?

8/23/2012 3:05 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

Love this! I stamp caft paper to wrap gifts in... but I adore your hand carved stamps!

8/23/2012 3:15 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

I do this! But not with my own beautiful hand carved stamps!

8/23/2012 3:17 PM  
Blogger Hill Country Hippie said...

Have not tried carving my own stamp yet, but I did bookmark a tutorial on how to do it. Seeing your fabulous wrapping paper makes me want to do it sooner, rather than later!

8/23/2012 3:18 PM  
Blogger Heather A said...

So beautiful. I wouldn't even think to open it to see what's inside. I'd be happy to just have that gift wrapped parcel displayed as it is.

8/23/2012 3:58 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

I thought you'd had some printed. Gorgeous. i have such a soft spot for wrwpping paper. I buy it, but then ai don't want to use it as ai love it so much. I love the simplicity of the black ink on the craft paper. Actually I love stamping on craft paper; there is something about it which is so appealing.

8/23/2012 5:25 PM  
Blogger Vic Lau said...

This is so beautiful!

8/23/2012 6:17 PM  
Blogger Lisa Flowers Ross said...

From the first picture I thought it was some new commercial wrapping paper of yours (should be). It's beautiful!

8/23/2012 6:32 PM  
Blogger kat said...

Love, love, love this! I also love the ribbon! Is it something you decorated too?

8/23/2012 6:42 PM  
Blogger Caitlin Schlamb said...

ah I LOVE this! You are so creative! <3

8/23/2012 7:40 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Toooo cute! Love the black striped ribbon also. The recipient is a very lucky person.

8/23/2012 7:45 PM  
Blogger Las Cholas said...

its fantastic!!! I wish to lern how to.. but I think that in Argentina, where I live, I will not find that kind of rubber to make them..

8/23/2012 9:38 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Beautiful paper! I've doing that for years, but mostly with carved potatoes, nothing fancy like that! I've ordered your book, can't wait to have it in my hand. Thanks a lot for one of the nicest blog on the net!!

8/23/2012 10:39 PM  
Blogger tinajo said...

Looks SO pretty! :-)

8/23/2012 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anne Marie said...

The beauty in your creations amazes me...

8/23/2012 11:51 PM  
Blogger dia mirza said...

Your painting reports are nice.We want more paintings from your post.Thanks for this beautiful paintings to us.


8/24/2012 12:03 AM  
Blogger Mandy van Goeije said...

Even if there were nothing inside, the gift would be awesome to get! Who pays attentions to gifts anymore? Beautiful...

8/24/2012 1:31 AM  
Blogger Delphine said...

it must be so special to receive a gift wrapped in hand-stamped paper <3

8/24/2012 1:39 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

This is lovely. It's so nice to make handmade wrapping paper, it makes a gift so much more personal. The bird stamps are really beautiful, you must use really fine tools to cut out the design, are they lino cutting tools or do you use something else? I've been looking for finer tools to do more delicate work.

8/24/2012 2:41 AM  
Blogger Armi Helena said...

Just one word...fabulous! Love it!

8/24/2012 3:36 AM  
Blogger SewLindaAnn said...

I've been reading and being inspired by your blog for a long time. Your work is so special. If those stamps were in the shop here I would get every single one of them. Amazing work.

8/24/2012 4:34 AM  
Blogger Veroka said...

Qué belleza!♥

8/24/2012 4:55 AM  
Blogger Carol Dee said...

Truly lovely. I have always loved a well wrapped gift. I take special care as did your Mother and Mine to make the outside as personal as the inside. Your art is inspiring!

8/24/2012 6:26 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Your papers are exquisite. Oh to be so lucky to receivectualim 36
a gift wrapped like this.

8/24/2012 7:11 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

It's absolutely beautiful and extra special as it's uniquely yours! :)
Jess x x

8/24/2012 7:20 AM  
Blogger PetraB said...

his is wonderful aand so unique. May I ask what type of paper you have used ... I always find it hard to choose when making my own wrapping paper. many thanks and have a lovely weekend, Petra.

8/24/2012 7:41 AM  
Blogger Geninne said...

@Rosie: I use the No1 cutter of my lino cutting tool for all the detailed work.

@PetraB: It's just regular kraft paper.

Thank you so much for your kind comments friends!

8/24/2012 8:14 AM  
Anonymous Sabine said...

WOW! Geninne! Phantastic!!!! Wonderfull! Gorgeous !
I LOVE IT!!!!!

8/24/2012 8:22 AM  
Blogger V said...

que bonito quedó.

8/24/2012 8:50 AM  
Blogger paula said...

What beautiful wrapping paper with all your birds! They look just as good in black and white as they do in color.

8/24/2012 9:39 AM  
Blogger Artifice said...

Gorgeous!!! You should market this paper like your cards. People buy nice wrapping paper by the sheet. I would do it with the black on brown kraft paper.

8/24/2012 11:59 AM  
Anonymous marie do brasil said...

Oh Geninne , this is lovely! Such a great and beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing! Abraços

8/24/2012 12:10 PM  
Anonymous Maria said...

Oh wow, I would not want to open that gorgeous package!

8/24/2012 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Chris d'Anecdotes said...

With such a wrapping paper, i think no matter the gift i would be happy with anything as long as i can keep the paper... and even frame it properly as it desserves it !

8/25/2012 2:04 AM  
Blogger Tammie Lee said...


8/25/2012 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Justine said...

Sonia, last year I went to buy the staedtler mastercarve block but I was told they do not make them anymore. Is this true? I hope not :( If not, do you order them and through what company? I am based out of Ontario, Canada if this helps. Thank you!!

8/26/2012 4:37 PM  
Blogger stella josphine said...

Wow!! it was really great about wrapping design,We hope you people will more good wrap to us.Thanks for sharing this wonderful wrap.

domy z drewna

8/26/2012 10:40 PM  
OpenID curlygirlpress said...

And where can I get some of that wrapping paper? You really should develop a wrapping paper line, if you haven't already... pretty please? = )

8/27/2012 8:30 AM  
Blogger mybonnetbee said...

I really LOVE your hand carved bird stamps! Especially this hand stamped paper is amazing.
I guess you will find the Tack'n peel ( useful for the thin open-wings bird.
(I'm not a seller, I swear : )

8/28/2012 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Marta Brysha said...

spectacular wrapping paper! You inspire me to carve some stamps! I too consider present wrapping an art form. Each one must be individual and give a delicious hint as to the wonders wrapped within.

8/28/2012 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

I bought my kraft paper, my carving kit is being shipped, your book is on my wishlist and I'm just waiting for it to be released. I can't wait to see what projects you have for us inside!!

8/31/2012 11:30 AM  
Blogger SewLindaAnn said...

I JUST GOT YOUR BOOK IN THE MAIL!! Yay! Can't wait to sit and read through I'm so excited. I adore your work, just love, love, love it.

9/20/2012 11:10 AM  
Blogger Autumn Hathaway said...

So gorgeous! I am so inspired by your work.

11/11/2012 6:37 AM  
Blogger Mip said...

BIRDS... birds... I love you....
Thanks a lot for all those lovely things..

11/25/2012 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I was just wondering if your sell your stamps? If you do where can I purchase it? I live in the Philippines but I have some friends in the US so I could have it delivered to them instead. How much? and thanks! Bdw Im asking about this bird stamps in particular as I know you have other stamp collections.

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