Happy April, everyone…it’s Keri here, sharing some gift-giving ideas with you today, as well as a couple of ways to use your product packaging to make that $$ stretch!
First up, here’s a gift I made for my husband’s birthday last month. It would make a great Father’s Day gift as well:
After inking up an old tin, I made a card/tag, using the gorgeous, thick kraft paper from the back of the PACKAGING of Vintage Street Market Paper Sheets & Tag Kits!
I cut the packaging paper into a tag, dry-embossed & sanded it, then inked it & used it as the base for my card. Cut-outs from the Family Fun collection, plus some of the great twirly twine packs, crepe paper from Dimestore Vogue, and vintage ephemera assortment finished off the gift:
Next, here’s a layout I created, using the entire front of the Dimestore Vogue packaging, cellophane and all:
I layered tags, photo, and papers underneath…and foil, accents, and confetti on top, to create a fun, floating effect on this page about ME turning THREE:
Last for this month, a large card+notebook gift for my mom:
My mother, a writer, always enjoys receiving handmade notebooks for jotting down notes, ideas, etc. So for Mother’s Day, I helped my daughters put together this project, with lots of lined paper sewn inside.
As you create cards & gifts for loved ones in the next couple of months…try YOUR hand at getting creative with product packaging. It maximizes both your supplies AND your budget, plus it can be a lot of rewarding, creative fun!