Our friend Lindsay Harrell always gives good gifts but a long time ago, we noticed how pretty her packages came wrapped too. Susan was the first to start emulating this trend and now I am following in these stylish gift givers footsteps. From now on, gift wrap is part of the gift and I will make wrapping special. (And declaring it in a public forum will ensure I follow through.) I'll need some tips from Lori (one of PSA Essentials' owners and one of the most creative people I know, she's an expert gift wrapper). I've picked up some inspiration to share too.
Once I have my pretty packaging nailed down, I'll want to add a gift tag. Tags can be intricate or easy, depending on how much time you have, but a handmade one is a great touch. These are ideas by Melyssa Connolly. She's used PSA Whimsy Cake Peel & Stick to stamp the cupcake. I love how she's colored them in and shaded them with her Copics.
Even if you appreciate it more than the recipient, it's a whole lot of fun and really elevates the gift. Happy gift giving!
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Photo credit: photo: Roberto Caruso
Stamps-Whimsy cakes-PSA Originals. Manila tags-Office Supply store. Pattern paper-Summer Days paper pad from Echo Park (Teal polka dot-Odds and Ends mini deck-October Afternoon. Cardstock-Neenah. Ink-Juniper-Tulip and Crème Brule-CTMH, Black-Memento. Sentiments-Birthday Cheer-Paper Makeup Stamps. Buttons-PTI. Ribbon-Ribbon Carousel. Border punch-Cherish-Martha Stewart. Circle Scallops Nesties-Spellbinders. Copic Markers