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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Toile de Jouy paper ribbon



Print it yourself, it's easy.



Why not wrap your presents with inexpensive brown paper and decorate with 6 inch wide Toile de jouy Paper Ribbons.
Paper Ribbons you have painted yourself.




Print General Purpose Masking Paper, 180 feet for under $2, with rubber stamps.
(I used rubber stamps from "Rubber Stampede")





 As pretty as any 18th c. French Toile de jouy Fabric.



Happy wrapping and happy gifting
my dear Blogging Friends.

Gina





23 comments:

  1. I admire that beautiful stamping, and agree with your approach to gift wrapping. Isn't it fun to experiment with "plain" materials and turn them into something extraordinary!

    Best wishes. xo

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  2. Hello Frances, And best wishes to you. Thank you for being a loyal reader.

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  3. Beautiful, adaptable, practical. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These are wonderful. They really make the package! I would take my time opening this present! Great job!

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  5. Dear Gina,
    I want you to know that even if I don't leave comments often, I do make a point of dropping in and catching up. Simply said, you render me speechless with admiration. Thank you for sharing your precious knowledge, your heavenly lifestyle, your beautiful art.
    Wishing you the best for the holiday season and for the coming new year.
    Cheers!
    Anyes
    XX

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  6. That's definitely a find !
    Merry Christmas to you, dear Gina and thank you for your colorful inspiration and friendship.
    Have a wonderful festive holiday filled with joy, love and champagne !
    xo
    Lala

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  7. Hello Jen, Thank you for your visit. It's really an easy ribbon to print and you always have lots of ribbon on hand.

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  8. Dear Dusty, I'm speechless. What lovely things you are saying. Gives me encouragement to continue blogging. Thank you so much for being so kind. Wishing you and yours a very special Christmas. Gina

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  9. Dear Lala, Wishing you and MonCheri a beautiful Christmas and a New Year filled with happiness and lots of success with all the wonderful things you create.

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  10. Cool idea, Gina!

    I'll try that one next year- or for birthdays as well.

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  11. Dear Annie, There are so many possibilities with this technique. It would also be interesting to use fabric ribbon and fabric paints. But you can't beat the price with just masking tape and left-over paint and a few old stamps. Some of the stamps I used are actually cut from old computer mouse pads.

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  12. GENIUS! And so BEAUTIFUL!
    Happy New Year.

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  13. Hi Linda, Give it a try. You will be amzed at how easy it is. I find that the best results come from overprinting i.e., print one image on top of another. Have fun, Gina

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  14. That is beautiful! Great idea! Thank you for joining me at HSH!
    Sherry

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  15. Wow,
    have I have missed being here before- but it wont happen again cause I am your newest follower.
    I LOVE your style. That ribbon you made is over the moon amazing. wow one more time.

    Now I need to take some and look around at all your other pretty posts..

    Sonny ~ 155 Dream lane

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  16. What a brilliant idea! The color you used was an elegant choice. I will definitely be using this technique. Most masking tape has a slightly slick surface. Did you have to use a special type of paint or will acrylic do?

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  17. Hi Sherry, Wouldn't miss your posts. Love your blog. Happy New Year to you and yours, Gina

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  18. Hi Sonny and welcome. So nice of you to give me such lovely compliments. Hope you and your loved ones have a Happy New Year. Gina

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  19. Hello Mimi, The rolls of masking paper have no adhesive and both sides are very matte. You can buy them in paint stores or home improvement stores. Nothing could be easier than printing up 160 feet of ribbon. Have fun and happy New year. Gina

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  20. I followed you the other day, and then lost you again (if I don't put people on my blogroll I forget). Clicked on the amazing link somewhere or other and here you are. Love toile de jouy and brown paper - what a perfect mix and inspirational style !
    Happy New Year

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  21. Hi Gina, What a great idea and so pretty. Wishing you a wonderful 2012!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  22. Hi Fiona, Hope you give paper printing a try. It is so easy and so much fun to make something special. Gina

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  23. Dear Sherry, You always show us such great ideas. Hope you give this easy craft a try. It is pretty and practical. Gina

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