I was invited to a lunchtime bridal shower for a coworker yesterday. I got sidetracked and ran out of time to shop for her gift, so I ended up getting her a gift card. Even though it was a last minute purchase (two hours before the lunch time shower)I didn't want to simply put the gift card inside a card, or just stick it in an envelope, so I wrapped it.
I used my signature brown craft paper with some skinny ribbon I had on my desk,(Oh, I guess I should tell you here that I have a roll of craft paper stashed at my work desk, along with a few greeting cards in a drawer and two colors of ribbon...) and a snippet of wider polka dot ribbon I found in the bottom of my purse. (Do you always seem to have things like that in your purse?)
(I also discovered that I had a mellon baller that I recently purchased to make tiny scoops of ice cream, and two AA batteries in there.)
I made one of my easy-peasy torn paper bows, and then I printed a verse on cardstock and cut it into a tag. The verse reads, "May your story together have more heroes than villains, more adventure than drama, and may love always win."
I love that quote.
It took me all of nine minutes to create.
Six, if you don't count the three minutes I spent digging for that snippet of ribbon I was sure was in my purse.
The end result was charming and sweet, and it looked like so much more than just a quickly purchased gift card, which is why I wanted to share it with you. Next time you're giving a gift card, remember this little idea...it will make your gift (card) into something extra special.