I love, love, love to repurpose! It is so gratifying to me to take something that would normally be thrown in the trash, and make good use of it. I had one of those moments of.....Uh Oh!!! I need a gift wrapped immediately...I have no wrapping paper....and no time to go to the store! Luckily, being the couponer that I am, I had a Sunday paper on hand with the comics just waiting to be used for a cute wrapping job, rather then headed to an 'ole stinky land field. This made a perfect wrap for the journal, and pretty pens I had bought.
For the finishing touch I just cut some strips of comics and took my scissors and gently pulled (like you do with that curly ribbon) to make a cute curly bow for the top. I remember using comics to wrap when I was young. This took me back to my youth for a brief moment. I think it turned out cute as can be, saved me in a pinch, saved my wallet, helped save the earth by giving it one more purpose. Perfection! Think I'll have to keep my comics for more future wrapping jobs. ;)