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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Captain America Present

So the last couple of weeks, I have been telling you about my new obsession with wrapping gifts. My husband always jokes that I've set the bar high and I can never return to just plain old wrapping paper and a bow, haha.

If you missed the previous posts, you can see the pirate one here and the cowboy one here.

This time, the birthday party's theme was super heroes. At first I asked my son which super hero I should decorate the present with and he suggested Superman. I couldn't figure out how to add a cape to the present and there aren't really any other elements to Superman's outfit other than the emblem. I thought that was pretty boring, so I went looking for other super hero ideas and came up with Captain America. Yes, I know I live in Canada, but his costume just has so many recognizable elements and the ideas started brewing.

My son was still keen on having Superman, but I begged and pleaded him to change his mind, told him that Captain America was more fun for me, and I was the one wrapping it, so he was just going to have to live with it (end of 5-year-old rant. Mine. Not his)

So this is what I came up with. I used the same blue paper that I used for the cowboy to wrap the present. I just used a folded 11x17 sheet of legal paper folded in half to make the white bottom. I cut the star and the stripes out on my Silhouette (again, they could have easily been done by hand, but I'm lazy and I can't cut very straight) and just glued it all on the top of the wrapping paper.
The present
 This time I actually remembered to take a picture of the coordinating card. I used this font to get the Captain America font. I did have to alter it a little bit as it didn't have enough rings, but then I made it into a card using my Silhouette Studio program. I didn't have blue paper that was the same color as the wrapping paper, (and after I was all done I had a big DUH moment when I realized I could have just used a scrap piece of wrapping paper for the blue- oh well) so I just used some other blue paper that I had lying around.

The recipient was pretty pleased with the present, and his mom said she knew right away that it was supposed to be Captain America, so I guess that means I did a good enough job, right?

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1 comment:

  1. Yup you did! I can't wait to see how you're wrapping MY present! Just kidding. Thanks for sharing at Pin-ed it, Made it.