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Friday, December 6, 2013

Wizard Of Oz Card, Gift Wrap & A Giveaway Winner

My good friend Leah's birthday is today. Happy Birthday Leah! Leah (non-blogger) always comes up with the best gifts (here -the ritz, here and here). Here's a picture of her when we hung out while I was in Cincinnati visiting my aunt. As I was putting Leah's gift together, I came across TWO really neat sites. Leah, loves The Wizard of Oz! So I thought it would be cool to do a Wizard of Oz theme for her birthday. I started looking for Wizard of Oz wrapping paper. Thought it would be easy, but it wasn't. Well, I came across a site called Spoonflower (this is not sponsored)! They have an awesome selection of Wizard Of Oz gift wrap. I chose the "yellow brick road" satin design. It's $15 (a roll) but it's spectacular! It was super thick, durable and pleated like butter! HaHaHa It feels different than your regular thick, best-of-the-best, wrapping paper. It's that good! Highly recommend it for specialty gifts, Spoonflower ships internationally and they have a plethora of unique designs to choose from. I never heard of Spoonflower before (they do gift wrap, decals, wallpaper and lots of other things). I wrapped all of her gifts with the yellow brick road wrapping paper, used jute twine (to mimic scarecrow straw) for the bows and took quotes from The Wizard Of Oz movie for each gift tag (the quotes are clues as to what is in each gift). I purchased her birthday card from the UK! I couldn't find a Wizard of Oz card here in the States with all of the characters and yellow brick road on it. So I logged onto eBay and POOF there was one on there! They even personalized it! How awesome is that!?! I figured she could frame it if she wanted to. Here's the link if interested. They have so many cards that can be personalized. So I wanted to share those two things with you (I like sharing my neat finds). The winner of The Wizard of Oz DVD is below. Congratulations!!! Have a great weekend!
Isn't that wrapping paper nice? After wrapping her gifts, I wrote clues as to what was in each gift (sort of a "follow the yellow brick road game". For example, in the movie Dorothy says "Can you even dye my eyes to match my gown?" So the gift is a gift card to a popular full service hair & nail salon where she lives. For another gift I used the quote, "We get up at 12 and start to work at 1! Take an hour for LUNCH and then at 2 we're done." That gift is a gift card to a popular restaurant where she lives (she can have lunch or dinner there with a friend). So that gives you some examples of what I did. I'm being vague about the gifts, because she reads this blog HaHaHa (I told her not to read it today, but sometimes C-U-R-I-O-S-I-T-Y....LOL). Leah lives in a different state (Ohio) than I do, so I thought it would be fun if she had a series of gifts to open. I love doing THEME gifts! So much fun!

Dawn of SimplySassyStyle Blog. Congratulations Dawn!!! I'll contact you shortly.
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51 comments

  1. I love it! You are unbelievable!! Do you ever sleep!?xx

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  2. You're such a lovely person Kim - I bet Leah loves it x

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  3. Kim you are the sweetest best friend ever! Leah is so lucky. Woah that wrapping paper was expensive but I'm so glad it's durable. There's nothing worse than paper that rips while you're wrapping the present. I hope Leah has a wonderful birthday. With your presents, I'm sure she will. Have a brilliant weekend Kim! sparkle2day.com

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  4. Aww, what a thoughtful friend you are! I'm sure she will love her gifts, and the time you put into planning and wrapping them. it's so lovely :)


    Away From The Blue

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  5. cool!

    http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

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  6. That's so sweet...love the yellow brick road paper :))) Such a lovely idea...you are fab doll!! I know she'll love it!! Happy Friday xx

    The Dainty Dolls House

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  7. Happy birthday, Leah! And OMG! A Wizard of Oz gift wrapper!?!?! How awesome. I think I mentioned on my blog before that I played the Wicked Witch in a community theatre production aeons ago, so this movie will always have a special place in my heart.
    Thanks for sharing, Kim:D

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  8. You are so sweet Kim! Happy Birthday to Leah, you both look very pretty together in the post about Cincinnati. Love The Wizard of Oz too, you did such a thoughtful present, she will appreciate it a lot for sure. How nice the idea of the clues!:) Happy weekend dear, kisses! xo

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  9. Happy Birthday Leah! You're really thoughtful for doing theme gifts for her. You're creative too =)

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  10. You are such an awesome friend!
    That yellow brick road wrapping paper is just the best. It is fun and looks to be of a great quality.
    Happy birthday to Leah! She will love all the gifts!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  11. thats so sweet of u...im sure she vl luv it too!

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  12. You truly went ALL out for the gifts! So cute that you went with the Wizard of Oz theme...I'm sure she will love it!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  13. Happy Birthday Leah! Why am I not surprised at what an awesome gift giver you are Kim! I'm sure these lovely Wizard of Oz themed selections you put together for her will positively make her day!

    Rowena @ rolala loves
    Enter my Blue Nile necklace giveaway!

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  14. What fun and thoughtful gifts! She's a lucky gal!

    I love how you stayed in theme!!

    Buon Weekend Kim!

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  15. Your thoughtful gifts certainly are extra special. I am sure your lucky friend Leah was thrilled, Kim. Have a warm weekend. It is soooo cold and rainy here...yuck.

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  16. I love the thoughtfulness you put into your friend Leah's present--I'm sure she'll love it and that yellow brick road wrapping paper is just great. Wishing you a very wonderful weekend!

    xo Mary Jo

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  17. OMG Kim I won! Yeaahhhhh!

    I am sooo excited!

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  18. yeah Kim..i didnt get the email. Can you please send it to

    dawn.gibson-thigpen@hp.com or simplysassysstyle@yahoo.com

    I think a . was missed in the initial email.

    thanks girl i am soooo excited!

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  19. That's so fun that you wrote clues on the gifts. You're so cute and creative!

    Come enter the Boy Meets Girl personalized hoodie giveaway as part of my holiday gift guide!
    http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/2013/12/inspiring-style-muse-holiday-gift-guide.html

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  20. I love and enjoy little themed and thoughtful gifts like these. Wizard of Oz is classic and one of my all time favourites! Happy weekend. :)

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  21. Amazing Idea <3 :)

    Happy Friday ,kisses

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  22. such a nice and thoughtful gift, kim! themed gifts are so much fun to receive, as well as give!

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  23. aww this is so sweet. =) love!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  24. What a nice thing to do, lovely presents.
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Dusana :-)

    www.letnedni.com

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  25. You are so cute! I love the wrapping paper and that you wrote clues!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  26. Fabulous idea Kim! I hope you have a lovely weekend:)
    ~Anne

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  27. Aw Kim, you are the sweetest friend ever, this is so thoughtful and wonderful! Your comment meant a lot to me...Thank you dear.

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  28. Oh my gosh, love the wrapping paper. You did an awesome job with the gifts, very thoughtful and I'm sure your friend is gonna love them! Hope you have a fab weekend :)

    LittlePinkRainBoots.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh Kim you are the "bestest" friend!! I'm going to prepare a set of gifts for my sister who is pregnant (auntie Vali *=*) and she loved The Little Prince. I might ask for your help!! Happy Birthday Leah!!!!
    Love
    Coco et La vie en rose
    Coco et La vie en rose on Bloglovin
    Coco et La vie en rose on Facebook

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  30. That wrapping paper is way cool. And I hope Leah had a wonderful birthday!

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  31. Kim is are such a honey jar! Whoa! I wish I got so much energy like you do. I love those wrapping papers, am such a boring person, I don't usually go that far to look for amazing wrappers. Wishing your cute friend Leah a happy birthday and loads of goodies in this year and coming year. Have a perfect weekend, blowing you kisses..u

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  32. Kim you are such a honey jar! Whoa! I wish I got so much energy like you do. I love those wrapping papers, am such a boring person, I don't usually go that far to look for amazing wrappers. Wishing your cute friend Leah a happy birthday and loads of goodies in this year and coming year. Have a perfect weekend, blowing you kisses..u

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  33. Kim you are such a honey jar! Whoa! I wish I got so much energy like you do. I love those wrapping papers, am such a boring person, I don't usually go that far to look for amazing wrappers. Wishing your cute friend Leah a happy birthday and loads of goodies in this year and coming year. Have a perfect weekend, blowing you kisses..u

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  34. Kim you are such a honey jar! Whoa! I wish I got so much energy like you do. I love those wrapping papers, am such a boring person, I don't usually go that far to look for amazing wrappers. Wishing your cute friend Leah a happy birthday and loads of goodies in this year and coming year. Have a perfect weekend, blowing you kisses..u

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  35. Kim, you are so thoughtful! I'm sure your friend will be absolutely thrilled with your gift. The clues are a really creative idea too. They will just make the present extra-special!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. This is just so amazing and so thoughtful! :) And also, can you teach me how to wrap to perfection like you? *-*

    Hayfa
    www.londonloafers.com

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  37. This is just so amazing and so thoughtful! :) And also, can you teach me how to wrap to perfection like you? *-*

    Hayfa
    www.londonloafers.com

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  38. Spoonflower.com huh I will have to check them out. I generally buy one roll of gift wrap before the holidays and then buy a few more right after the holidays when they go on sale. Thanks for entering the giveaway.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  39. I think it is really thoughtful of you to put the gifts together with cute little clues. You are so creative and I love it! I'm sure your friend Leah would love your gifts!

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  40. What a fun way to theme the trimmings to the gift!

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  41. Congrats to the giveaway winner. I have actually never seen The Wizard of Oz. I have a good friend who loves it though.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  42. Kim, these are so cute! What an awesome concept for making wrapping gifts so much more unique! I love the little clues you wrote too, you rock!

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  43. Your blog is amazing, I'd love to come back here;)
    if you want to follow each other, please follow me on GFC, and I'll do the same ;)
    I invite you to my contest
    http://indiesan.blogspot.com/2013/12/konkurs-na-ubrania-od-rosegalcom-oraz.html

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  44. What a creative, meaningful way to present your friend's gifts to her! Lovely, Kim! Joy & hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  45. Such a nice idea to write a clue.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  46. That wrapping paper is the best! Yellow brick road :)

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  47. OMG! I am book marking this site!
    thank you for sharing!!!

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