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Posted: 12/22/2002 1:18:47 AM EDT
Ok...so I finally get off this site long enough to wrap presents. Well, I did all my Christmas shopping online. I thought about taking all the stuff out of the boxes and wrapping it like normal people. But I figured I would just open the box, take out the invoice, etc and leave all the packing peanuts or air bags in there to keep it nice and snug. Then I just taped the boxes back up. Then I went to the actual wrapping part. First of all, I couldn't get the damn scissors to cut the paper straight and without tearing it. Then I somehow always managed to put the seam of the wrapping paper that should be on the bottom of the box on the top even though I realized it the first time and even tried not to do that the 2nd, 3rd, 4th times. Then on the present I was trying so hard to make it look so pretty because of the girl I'm giving it to. Somehow I managed to end up with about a 2" gap where the paper should meet and 2 inches of the box showing. Then when I was finally getting the hang of it I ran out of tape. I found some duct tape in the garage so I just cut it into thin strips and used that. All I can say is thank goodness I'm done.
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 1:27:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jadams951: First of all, I couldn't get the damn scissors to cut the paper straight and without tearing it.
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YOU SIR are as bad as the anti gunner crowd!!! YES I SAID IT!!! Blaming an inanimate object because YOU CANNOT CUT PAPER??? I bet you are going to start a group called P.U.S.S.Y PEOPLE USING SCISSORS SCARS YOURSELF Have a Merry Christmas Jadams!!! [;)]
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[Last Edit: 12/22/2002 1:36:08 AM EDT by Sharkman629]
[b]jadams951 & DrFrige:[/b] Whoa! Look at your guys' post counts (1090 of 1090) and join times (Jan 2001)! That's scary! [:D] EDITED TO ADD: check my sig line [b]jadams651[/b]
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 1:38:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Sharkman629: [b]jadams951 & DrFrige:[/b] Whoa! Look at your guys' post counts (1090 of 1090) and join times (Jan 2001)! That's scary! [:D] EDITED TO ADD: check my sig line [b]jadams651[/b]
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HOLY CRAP THAT IS WEIRD!!! But then again My dad and Jadams dad went to different schools together [;)]
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I've always found that drinking beer is a big help. Do it at a table where you can watch TV at the same time....
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 10:38:05 AM EDT
One year, I just spray painted the boxes red. It worked pretty well, but my wife made me promise not to do it again.z
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 10:54:46 AM EDT
Forget the wrapping paper. Cover those suckers completely in duct tape. [martha stewart] The cheery silver-gray packages will make a festive addition under any Christmas tree. [/martha stewart]
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 11:00:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jadams951: I found some duct tape in the garage so I just cut it into thin strips and used that.
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I always make it a point to use duct tape in some form in my Christmas wrapping. My signature [:)]
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 11:01:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2002 12:51:51 PM EDT by J_Smith]
Presents?.........Guess I'm the only one giving out mostly gift certificates this year - very hassle free - insert certificate into "pretty colored" envelope and your done. Still had to buy a couple "real" presents but I still have a couple days to wrap them up. Edited to add - Hey the knife technique worked awesome! Much faster then regular scissors - my razor sharp Gerber Applegate Combat Folder cut perfectly. One box was being a pain in the ass so I used 100 mph tape to secure the end.
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 11:08:10 AM EDT
i dont use wrapping paper , i use the newspaper, its already precut into handy sheets. my wife hates it though.
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 11:08:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2002 11:21:23 AM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 12:13:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Big_Bear: If you have box showing through, you screwed up cutting the paper. Rip it up and start all over. MAKE IT SO! DO IT NOW! [;D]
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Start over my ass...I just cut some extra paper off and taped it over the gap.
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 4:05:41 PM EDT
When the kids were young, I got them a bunch of surplus camping gear for Scouts. You know, the usual, Alice packs, air matresses, ponchos, I don't remember all, but 5 or 6 items each. I threw each of the items in the bottom of a brown grocery bag and sealed them with duct tape. 20 years later, they remember those gifts and wrappings the most. Last year I got a box completely covered with duct tape, under the pretty wrapping. this year, I expect something similar from the other one. Don't rule out duct tape and brown paper bags. Fred
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 4:23:13 PM EDT
Yep, every year I have to duct tape my sister's gift... she is queen of being able to discreetly unwrap a present, see what it is, then wrap it nicely again... so I put her gift in a few plastic bags, and start wrapping duct tape around, about 6 layers worth. It went over even better than sealing one with evidence tape and initialing every seem and joint ont he tape [:D] She hates opening my gifts [;D]
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Link Posted: 12/22/2002 6:06:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Its a Legs tradition for people in my family to get the WORST rapped present from me. I just wad the paper around the present and tap it up. every one knows who its from. My wife hates it but to bad. Its my tradition damn it![}:D]
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LOL my famlilys tradition is to just staple the bag it came in shut.
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 6:40:46 PM EDT
Just stuff the presents into shopping bags, tie a ribbon around them, and be done with it. How do you like MY post count, considering when I joined? [:D] I'm a moderator, too! CJ
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 6:54:17 PM EDT
Wrapping presents shouldn't be a pain in the a$$. It is much easier if you use your hands.[:P]
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Link Posted: 12/22/2002 10:21:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2002 10:21:55 PM EDT by Lazyshooter]
Unfortunately, the Hallmark brand paper is one of the few that has a grid system printed on the back to make straight cuts and some of their paper is heavier to prevent tearing. But I think they are on the NRA's sh!t list.
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 11:00:08 PM EDT
Aggie1 said:
...Wrapping presents shouldn't be a pain in the a$$. It is much easier if you use your hands.
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Funny.
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 11:14:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By slidestop: [green][b] Get someone to do the wrapping for you . I had my neice wrap for me. She likes doing that kinda stuff and she does it good. Plus I get out of it . [/green][/b] [red] MeRrY ChRiStMas [<|:D>] Jerry [/red]
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I second that! The step daughter did the shopping for me, and when I paid her back for the presents, I added a little extra, so she wrapped them all for me! Atta Girl!
Link Posted: 12/22/2002 11:18:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DVDTracker: Wrapping presents was really easy this year! I got the wife to do it. [:D]
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Funny, the only presents the step daughter didn't wrap, were the presents for the wife I bought off of sprortsmansguide.com, which the wife wrapped! How much more could I ask for, a woman that shoots, and wraps her own presents!!!
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