I am notoriously guilty of seeing the gift for it’s garnishes. And I just can’t help supposing that packaging is a present of its own. It follows quite simply then, that the joy I take in pretty presentation should extend to the ribbons and wrappings that dress each and every little curiosity I craft. So without further ado, some highlights, past and present, from the shop. It’s not hip to be square. Puns aside, I am so taken with the gentle curves of rounded shapes. I especially like the way the oval Natural Historie tags contrast against the rectangular repetitions supplied by the printed “paper bands”, envelopes and art prints. Less refined than their elliptical cousins, quirky little dot stickers punctuate paper bands and the occasional envelope.
Printy in pink. A little repetition is good sometimes, especially when it takes the form of a pretty pastel pattern with a simple, understated leafy design. Paper bands add a finishing touch to miniature boxes, translucent envelopes, notecard sets and art prints.
The boxy look. These tiny take-out boxes (local craft store) are so modern yet rustic in a natural brown. Earrings are nested snugly inside amidst cream colored crinkle cut paper shred. My favorite however, is the sea-faring little box, crafted from printed cardstock and embellished by hand with blue acrylic paint. It’s since set sail to be with a new owner, along with the blue glass bracelets it harbored inside.
Enveloped in beauty. I hand cut, fold and glue the translucent envelopes that house my tag sets, smaller prints and other paper goods. Soft in texture and appearance they allow color and light to pass through, hinting beguilingly of what’s to come inside. Natural Historie