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Welcome to Beyond The Grommets: the wonders, wanders and what-nots from The Gift Wrap Company Design Studio. Catchy huh?! We are a diverse group of eight cheeky young ladies who design all the products found in The Gift Wrap Company’s range (lovingly referred to here on out as TGWC, I hope you can appreciate the short and sweet!).

Referred around the company as “The Boston Studio” in actuality we are not in Boston proper but rather about 40 miles west in a town called Hudson. Day in and day out we work together (and quite well I happily report) to keep the product line fresh, be innovative and most importantly to create fun designs you all will love to see adorning our products.

So please check in and enjoy our ramblings while we attempt to inspire, educate and maybe even enlighten about the little bits and bites that happen
beyond the grommets.

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Real Life Gifting: Rustic Bridal Shower

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While most people are quick to grab the “Happy Birthday” paper when attending a birthday party, our trendy and solid designs offer something unique and special for any occasion. Offering different design options can inspire people to gift more thoughtfully and creatively. One of our designers attended a bridal shower over the weekend and wrapped up a unique gift for her cousin’s big day! Read on to see what inspired her to wrap in a creative way.

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This weekend I attended my cousin, Christine’s, bridal shower at a rustic barn in New Hampshire. It was great to get together with family and friends to celebrate this important milestone in her life. I wanted to get her something personal that could be enjoyed for many years to come. Of course, the first place you look for something personal is Etsy! After scrolling through so many products, I stumbled upon a custom recipe box. I thought this was the perfect gift, not only because Christine loves to cook and bake, but it is also something she can hold on to and pass on to her kids one day.

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Once the box came in I filled it with some recipe cards and started to think about how I wanted to wrap up this lovely gift! Floral is a very popular option for bridal showers and weddings, but that didn’t seem like Christine’s style. She is a country girl having a rustic themed wedding at our family farm, so I decided to take an alternative route. I grabbed a roll of Metallized Brown Kraft wrapping paper in Chrome Bumper, this wrap is an instant classic with just enough shine for the occasion. To finish it off, I wrapped around a piece of Wired Burlap and layered the Luxury Satin Ribbon in Champagne on top. Not only was this combination of ribbon the perfect balance of rustic and elegance, but it also created the perfect sling to slide the card into!

Christine had so many gifts to open, but the most exciting part for me was when she as handed my gift and exclaimed: “Oh I love the wrap!”. It made me happy that I went with an alternative route. What gift would you wrap up in a unique way?

 

 

As the Creative Coordinator at The Gift Wrap Company, I spend my days planning our trade shows, styling theme shots for our catalogs and a number of oddball things in between. I love experimenting with new ways to use paper and ribbon because the possibilities are endless! By the end of a good day I am usually covered in glitter and have tape stuck somewhere to my body.

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