|Posted: 11/13/2012 9:53:29 PM|
Hello Peas! I'm in need of some help!
I am currently making card sets for chrismtas gifts. I'm making a general assortment(birthday,get well,sympathy,thank you, etc.) but other than putting them in a box, I'm at a loss for how I should package them. I want to do something decorative, any ideas??
Loc: Southern Illinois
|Posted: 11/14/2012 1:21:54 AM|
I did this a few years ago. If you have an HL nearby they have great gift bags that fit either 5x7 and 4x6 cards. There were about 6 in a package and made of organza with swirls.
Oh For Peas Sake
|Posted: 11/14/2012 7:24:01 AM|
I think a Vellum envelope would be pretty, or just a sheer ribbon tied around them. The mesh bag is a nice idea too.
Loc: Great Northwest
|Posted: 11/14/2012 7:39:40 AM|When making gift sets I usually 'decorate' the envies with a correlating stamped image or swirls. When I'm ready to pkg. the cards for giving, I sandwich th cards between two envelopes and tie with wide wired ribbon. The stamped envelopes look like wrapping paper. Pretty and inexpensive.
|The Artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.|
|Posted: 11/14/2012 8:01:07 AM|Thanks for all of the ideas everyone, this helps a lo!
The Craft Curmudgeon
|Posted: 11/14/2012 9:35:54 AM|I'm a fan of boxes, Pug! Not only do they protect the cards, but they can be decorative 'keepers' when emptied of their cards. If you have boxes with acetate covers, they make great memory display pieces...
Line the box with a pp & reverse stamp the acetate lid...
Loc: North Carolina
|Posted: 11/15/2012 8:48:14 AM|Boxes are nice, but they can be expensive or they can take time to make. And when you are trying to make a lot of items for the holidays, that little bit of extra time and expense can make a difference!
I usually put my sets in a Krystal Seal 5x7 resealable bag and then wrap them with a bow, like this Card Set for a Friend.
Since Two Peas doesn't carry this item, I will share that I get a pack of 25 of these 5x7 bags from Jerry's Artarama for about $5 plus shipping. Shipping is $8.95 up to about $30 worth of items, but even if you didn't get anything else, it works out to 56 cents a set. ($4.99 + $8.95 = $13.94 / 25 = $0.56)
NOTE: It is not my intention to divert business from Two Peas, since this is an item they do not carry. However, if Two Peas wants me to remove the link, I will.
The Craft Curmudgeon
|Posted: 11/15/2012 10:43:03 AM|Good suggestion, Anne. I doubt 2Ps will have a problem with your post, but you show 'good manners' as always!
|Posted: 11/15/2012 12:13:44 PM|
Something else cool to do it put the card set in a nice brown bag (or wrap with kraft paper) and tie a cool, chunky jute twine around with to "beef up" the packaging and make it look substantial.
You could also rubber stamp the envelopes to coordinate with the cards and that would enhance the set, if you're looking for a way to make it more customized... thus, more expensive and intricate looking!
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Loc: Orange County, California