Gifts and cards remain one of the best ways to surprise and delight friends and family. Doing it with care and love makes a gift invaluable. Store bought gifts can be personalised and presented with love. Small ways like creating our own gift wrappers, greeting cards, greeting tags etc can make the gift interesting and unique.
Remember the “Best Wishes” card sold in gift shops ? Say bye-bye to those mundane tags… a small sheet of paper, a small piece of fabric, a marker pen or colour pencils are enough to make numerous cute tages… This is one such tag:
It is heart shaped. I covered the tag with a piece of cotton fabric. The grey cotton fabric can be opened to see the tag inside. I drew the lotus motiff with sketching pens. Makes the gift interesting 🙂
Then comes the greeting card… This one is a single sided card with a paper swan inserted into the side.
This swan’s wing can be flipped open to read the birthday message! I first painted the card with water colours, cut the swan and a paper flap then joined them together.
This is another card.. It is a simple card made using handmade paper board sold in art stores. I painted two coats of dark red paint as base. On this I drew my own mango motiff, using gold colour paint. The inside is plain white sheet with a simple message.
This is another cute one… 🙂 A nice way to say “Missing You”, “Thinking of You”…
Every person has his own way of adding charm to a gift. Please share your ideas and suggestions too.