As much fun as I have keeping up with the new craft product lines, I don’t always enjoy the dent they put in my wallet. Another thing I love is getting excited about new paper pads and embellishments with my fellow creative friends. We don’t always have the same access to some supplies, so we’ve taken to sharing some of our new products with each other. Just a couple pieces of paper we think they’d like here, an embellishment or two there, packaged up all nice and pretty … it’s so fun to give and receive these little bundles in the mail!
I like to pack up some products to share inside glassine envelopes. The transparent material gives the recipient a little tease as to what’s inside. I fill each envelope with patterned papers, embellishments, and anything else I think the recipient might enjoy, fold over the top, and staple a strip or two of coordinating paper over the top of it all. I like to apply a faint stenciled design to the front of the envelope, and when dry, I finish embellishing the bag with die-cuts or stickers. This works great for flat supplies, but you could just as easily alter a nice gift box or gift bag as a way to package up items you wish to share.