Browsing Category Gifting & Presenting

Weekend Wraps


Monday, May 6, 2013

An upcycled paper bag embellished with washi tape, a paper doily, stamped gift tags, a metal eyelet, ribbon and a string of gold beads. Washi-taped note card embellished with a paper heart wrapped in bakers twine. Envelope decorated with washi tape and a piece of ribbon threaded through a foam flower sticker.

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Washi Tape Project: Another Card/Note/Photo Holder


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Damask Love posted a great tutorial on how to make a gifting box for cards. Using her template, I consolidated it into a single packaging net to fit an a4-sized piece of cardstock. The result yielded a perfect pocket to house my mini index-cards and envelopes.

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Upcycling: Kindle Packaging Gift Box Conversion


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I often save small appliance and gadget boxes for gifting. The Kindle's packaging reminds me of a spartan jewellery box and is just the thing for presenting flat items like stationery, slim paperbacks, skinny scarves or necklaces/chain bracelets. Before beginning the alteration of the box, remove the ragged-looking perforated sealing flaps (I am not a neat opener ...

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Eid Printables: Giftwrap and Cards


Thursday, August 16, 2012

This year, I decided to take a crack at creating patterned gift wrap for my Eid gifting. Inspired by work from companies like Modern Eid, I wanted to pay homage to the Islamic aesthetic while maintaining a contemporary sensibility. This was the end result; a tiled motif incorporating an Eid Mubarak sentiment typeset in flavour-of-the-month-font ...

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Quick-Crafting: Money/Gift Card Holder


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Create a quick money/gift card holder with a sheet of cardstock (I used a piece measuring 21x15cm). This is also a great way to upcycle the cardboard from cereal boxes or the backs of notepaper pads. Orientate it to landscape and score it down the middle. Measure 3cm in from the right and left edges. Score, round ...

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The Package Project 2011


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Brain-mothered by Nadia from Cupcake Couture, the annual Package Project pairs up two participants willing to swop, over post, parcels packed with goodies and sweet thoughts. Nadia, the genius match-maker that she is, partnered me with Marie, an International Relations and Economics student from Germany, based in Vancouver, Canada. Marie and I swopped a few emails before ...

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