Monday, March 5, 2012

Inkling: gift card wrappers

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We recently celebrated some family birthdays and I {gasp} ran out of time and bought some gift cards to use as last minute presents.

Don’t get me wrong – I love gift cards but I felt a little guilty not finding the perfect personal gift or making a special gift basket. Rather than stuff the gift cards into store bought birthday cards, I tried to make the packaging extra special.



Parchment paper, doily and twine – pretty and feminine.



This one was hard to photograph because of the glare but I wrapped the gift card in navy blue card stock and used polka dot cello wrap as an outer wrap. A plain binder clip held the tag.



Rustic and shabby – the paper is from a home d├ęcor catalog. It’s a photograph of a rug. A strip of fringed fabric and silk flower hold it all together.



Origami paper and a contrasting ribbon wrap up this gift card with an Asian flair.



The gift cards ended up being a hit or at least the gift wrap was a hit. 



Thanks for visiting!

Carolyn


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21 comments :

  1. Beautiful packaging! The doily is the best (although not my usual style at all)

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  2. Great idea! So much nicer than one of the generic store bought holders!

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  3. Beautiful way to wrap up gift cards.

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  4. I like these! The rustic and shabby one is my fave. I found you through Under the Table and Dreaming. TFS your wonderful gift card wrappers.

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  5. Like them all.Really marbelous!

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  6. These are so pretty, Carolyn. What a great idea to fancy up a gift card.

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  7. VERY pretty!!! I like how they are each different!

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  8. Super cute! Since I'm obsessed with doilies...the doily is my fave:D

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  9. These are fantastic! I especially love the doily one and the origami paper one. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. These are darling! You've got me thinking about birthdays and gift cards just so I can wrap it up like this! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  11. These are so pretty Carolyn!! I am always looking for ways to dress up gift cards - thanks so much for different options!! I featured you this week - http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/03/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-42/

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  12. I think I'll have to make some in advance, so I can unwrap just enought to slip the card in...because of course when I've resorted to the gift cards in the mommy drawer, there is no time to do this awesomeness on the wrap.

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  13. these are beautiful! I would love to receive something like this!

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  14. Wow! These are so fantastic! I hope you're going to share at tonight's Make at Great party at Etcetorize.

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  15. Crolyn, these are beautiful! Love the one with the fringed fabric! Thank you for sharing at Uncommon! Bonnie ;)

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