A girlfriend of mine gave me a dozen handmade cards as a gift. I not only loved them, but found it was great to have them on hand for those last minute cards.
I decided to take it a step further and make matching gift bags for my friends. One holiday I made a dozen cards and matching gift bags and gave them to my friends as a gift. Guess what??? They loved it. They were fun and inexpensive to make. All you need is a few afternoons to complete, but it will give you months of love from your besties.
--Assorted gift bags in different sizes and colors. I even recycle some bags by covering up logos with stickers and paper.
--Assorted tissues. I let the theme of the tissue dictate how I decorate my gift bag.
--Plain cards, envelopes and tags
--Stickers, glue, ribbons and pretty papers
All I can really do is offer up tips. I let the theme of the tissue paper inspire me. I even like to add unusual embellishments like feathers, metal findings, rope etc. The bottom line is let your imagination run wild. Chances are if you like it, someone else will, too. Especially if they know it was handmade with love!
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