Archive for December, 2008

Making, wrapping, shipping (pt. 2)

December 16, 2008

In 2007, I used a template I found in a thriftshop to make a bunch of individualized small boxy bags, exactly the size for giftcards.  The papers here are very random, some stamped, some punched, some scraps from other projects.

Gift Bags

Gift Bags

More Gift Bags

More Gift Bags

Cute, and fun to make, but not particularly efficient for mailing purposes–best to stick to flat containers for the faraway giftees, I realized too late.

Making, wrapping, shipping (pt. 1)

December 6, 2008

I don’t make my own holiday cards.  I did, for years, when I was in grad school–usually with copier images and cut paper.  Now I order them from a graphic designer friend–they’re lovely, and it’s a whole lot faster.  That leaves me time to make other things for the holidays–so I’ve been crocheting hats for kids, and scarves for snow-dwellers, and ordering photo calendars, and every year I make gift-card holders for the in-law nieces and nephews (all teens and twenty-somethings, this year).  The 2006 card holders were cardstock envelopes, heavily collaged, with each kid’s initial incorporated somehow.  Here they are, front and back: