One of my favorite things about making gifts is the packaging. I LOVE packaging. Sometimes what is outside is much better than what is inside. I love that too!
I have been asked many times what to do to package my gifts so I thought I would show you a GREAT way to package your gift tags…and maybe your cards as well.
The BEST way to understand this process is to watch the video.
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I love packaging and I collect packaging. When I see something that I really like I buy it…and if it is on sale in multiples. I will link to a few companies that sell in bulk so sometimes I buy 1000 of something or a 5 lb box of shred because I know I will use it someday. Maybe.
The Container Store has some of the best gift packaging I have ever seen. Check them out in December. Or, better yet, go on December 26th and get it all 1/2 off. You will be fighting the crowds but it is worth it. (Go a few days before and suss it out).
This is one of my favorite ways to package gifts. Clear bags, shred, ribbon and a tag.
This bag is 4″ by 13″. I cut off the top. The bottom is a gusset (meaning it opens up and can sit flat).
I try and always make a cute tag. And since there are gift tags in the package, I made a coordinating tag.
Another great way to package cards and gift tags is a flat bag. You can decorate the front in a simple manner (like I did above) or go all out and elaborate.
I just cut out a rectangle with The Greetery Crimped Rectangle die. Stamped with the new CZ Designs Good Cheer Stamp Set using Concord & 9th Cranberry Ink. The little strip of pattern paper matches my tags.
Another great way in packaging your cards and gift tags is a bag with a handle. This is a very small bag and it comes from Joann's or Hobby Lobby. I think there are 5 in a bundle. But, any small bag will work. Add shred and a cutie tag.
I literally have 1000 of these white bags. They are semi opaque and great for everything. Sometimes I double bag my gift so the recipient can't see through.
This ribbon is stretchy so it was kind of hard getting it to lay flat. I tied a knot and put a glue dot behind the knot to keep it flat. And a tag of course.
I get my large decorative ribbon at Hobby Lobby and wait for the 50% off sale. Thanksgiving time (or a tad before) is the best time to get your packaging and ribbons on sale at Hobby Lobby.
This envelope is really a cd/dvd sleeve. It has a heart button (see below. I got mine on Amazon. I know Etsy has them too. Again, I will link everything on the ‘Product Information' page.
I used the MFT Stamps Let it Snowflake Too die set for the snowflakes and rhinestones in the centers.
The sentiments is stamped with CZ Designs Good Cheer stamp set (only available at Simon Says Stamp.)
This is the back – see the heart button? I made a tag and tied it on. I used the MFT Stamps Let it Snowflake Too die set
And, on the right is a jar. Add some shred, plop in your gift, more shred and close it up. Don't forget the tag.
Another GREAT option is a tin or box from Hobby Lobby – again get them on sale.
I usually make everyone the same gift or gifts. And, once I decide on the packaging, I package them all the same. Assembly line is the best way for me!
AND – I included a note ‘Do NOT open until Christmas'. If I found out that they do open it…well. unfortunately for them..no gift the next year!
If you missed the ‘Pattern Paper Gift Tags‘ tutorial check it out. I used those gift tags to put in these packages!
Head on over to ‘12+ Days of Holiday Cards & Gift Tags.'
So many things….so little time.
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