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Monday, February 27, 2012

Map Wrap and Spring Banner.

Happy Monday dear friends!
As promised, here are close ups of my map wrap. The sturdiness of this paper allows to wrap to perfection, and what an unusual gift to receive, don't you think?

I made coordinated tags and clothespins...

... cards and envelopes! To make the envelope, I used a store- bought one as template. I added twine to close, but you can use glue as well. Little scraps were used to embellish the card.

I'm changing my Valentine blog banner to a more Spring-y one!

Hope your week is off to a great start!
Monica x


  1. Thank you,Monica,for the cup of tea of your new blog banner!
    Your map wrap is really superb!I'm looking at red and white string and I remember the light envelopes by air mail(white,red and blue) I used for my English pen-friend...last century:)!
    Good afternoon

  2. Hehe! Thanks for making me smile, Franca! Love those envelopes with striped borders... I used them too, and have several left in my drawers... you've inspired me to use them again! Why not? :)

  3. What a cheerful springtime banner, complete with one of your gorgeous watercolors! ;) Your map wrapping paper is a wonderful idea!

  4. Love the map wrap- I'm not sure I would want to open it because it is so lovely. (I would open it though- I'm that kind of girl!) Your new banner is so pretty too!

  5. Another fantastic idea Monica. You are just so amazingly creative. Love your new Spring banner.
    Hugs to you,

  6. Great wrapping ideas, love the twine with the maps :) love your new banner as well, have a happy week.

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  7. Thanks,Monica!I've found a web-friend in you,in "this"century:)

  8. This is so nice !!!...love from me...xxx...

  9. Hi Monica,
    I love your tavel wrapping paper design..how fun to receive a gift all wrapped up with this beautiful paper...I think the paper would be gift enough!
    Your spring banner is so fresh and pretty..
    You had asked about the red crochet blanket..Iused about 16 skeins 48oz.
    I don't remember where I found the pattern, I have had it forever. I could try to write it out for you if you like, I will need some time if you are not in a hurry.
    I hope your hands are feeling better. Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

  10. ...opening your blog is always a delight...waiting for you are either words of wisdom or a visual feast to lift & inspire...I love your blog Monica for all you share and all you are...Mel :)

  11. Your map wrap is really lovely!

  12. Love this map wrap. Would be so cute for someone leaving on a trip! Precious Spring banner too. hugs and kisses to you and Kim! We had snow yesterday and 22 degrees this morning. Our weather has been crazy as it was 69 degrees last week.

  13. Your new banner is so pretty. And I love using old maps in different ways. Your gift wrappings are lovely.

  14. I LOVE your new banner!!! I NEED A NEW BANNER!!!! And I love your map wrap! How cute is that. Hope you are doing well. HUGS!
    Charlene & Elle

  15. loved seeing your "map wrap" in the last issue of SL! And your new banner makes me LONG for spring! so pretty! ;)

  16. The map wraps are wonderful! An adventurous package! And your new banner definitely celebrates spring – I love your viola painting, Monica. xo – g

  17. These are the prettiest maps I have ever seen!! :)
    How creative..I love this!
    Im your newest follower...so nice to meet you here.

    Deborah :)


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