Giving Handmade Gifts
with Hugs and Kisses
I was trying to think of a fun way to package some of the handmade items I made for my nieces this Valentine’s Day and thought it would be fun to give Hugs and Kisses with my gifts. I have tags that say “Made with Love in Every Stitch” but I was thinking since I am packaging these with Hugs and Kisses, then I should make new tags that stated that 🙂
So here’s what I came up with along with a few tips on how to package your handmade Valentine’s with Hugs and Kisses.
This set is available for purchase, but at the end of the post I have a little Freebie 🙂
When gifting a beanie it is always a good idea to add a tag or a wrap with a paper wrapper, I like to write the size of the hat somewhere on the tag, or back of the wrap. I also include a little note, with care instructions for their new handmade item. Giving handmade is so much fun, and I think adding tags and wraps really dresses up the gift.
This Hugs & Kisses set comes with Wraps, Tags, Note Cards and Envelopes, everything you will need to package your handmade gifts, and just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Putting Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses in the box, also adds to the gifting, and really helps the idea of ‘made with’ hugs and kisses 🙂 I am not going to lie, I think this is the greatest thing ever, I cannot wait to gift this beanie!
Here are a few suggestions on how to package your handmade gifts with hugs and kisses
Beanie with hanging tag and note card, placed in a box with Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses
Beanie with wrap and note card, placed in a box with Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses, you can also tuck the note card behind the beanie wrap.
The Note Cards and Envelopes
The note cards are mini note cards, and measure 2.5″ x 3.5″ and are designed to be folded…but…
…you can use the cards and fold along the dotted line, or cut along the dotted line for 2 flat note cards
I also like printing on scrapbook paper, that is blank on one side and has a print on the other, it really adds to the look of the cards. I found a really great scrapbook pad at Micheal’s with a lot of different colored prints, it works perfectly for projects like this. The pad I bought is 12″ x 12″ and I cut the paper down to letter size to fit my printer.
The extra paper that is cut off from the scrapbook paper can be used with the wraps, just cut the wrap a little thinner and put the extra strip of scrapbook paper behind it.
After printing the envelope, cut along the grey line, I like to use a straight edge or ruler to fold the envelope on, that way I make sure my lines are straight.
I use the printed side of the envelope and lay the ruler along the line and fold up, once all 4 sides have been folded, I flip the envelope over and fold in the sides, I start with the right and left sides, then fold up the bottom.
Sealing the envelope is easy, you can seal with glue along the inside edge of the bottom flap, or close with a sticker or decorative Washi Tape.
This set can be used with any handmade gift, I think it would look great with a hand embroidered hoop wall art, I made the one pictured for my husband a few years ago, I took a drawing that he did for me and transformed it into and embroidered wall art hoop.
The note card could be used on the back of the work, and for the tag, I used a strip from the scrapbook paper that I used to print the card on to add a little flag to the back of the tag. I tied the tag on with some bakers twine and put everything in a box with some Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses 🙂
One of the things that makes this Hugs and Kisses Tag and Wrap set so special is it can be used with anything that was handmade for someone you love. The wraps can be used on the outside of the packaging, below I wrapped the top of a ceramic berry basket with the wrap, inside could be a small handmade jewelry, I used the note card and printed on a heavy cardstock, and used that to package a heart necklace.
The Set Includes:
– 3 Different Wrap Designs
—– Prints 2 per page on 8.5″ x 11″ Paper
– Hang Tags with 18 tags per sheet in 3 different designs
—– Black Text Only on one sheet
-Large Tags (not pictured)
—– Prints 4 per page on 8.5″ x 11″ Paper
– 3 Different Mini Envelope Designs
– 3 Different Mini Note Card Design
Wording on all items:
-Made With XOXO Just for You
-Made With Hugs and Kisses Just for You
-Handmade with LOVE
Not all designs are shown in this post, but are shown in the listing in my Shop.
You can download the Envelopes and Note Cards for the Made with Hugs and Kisses Design for Free just click on the links below.
If you would like the entire set which includes everything, you can purchase in my Etsy Shop. There are 2 listings, one includes Everything listed above, and the other is just the Wraps and Tags.