I love very dimensional cards and have found a way to mail them that suits me… finally!
And the same idea works well for a card that may accompany of gift (I humbly consider my card a gift in itself and want it to look appropriate to that idea.) The clear acrylic boxes I use tend to take away the element of surprise. Up to now, I have wrapped the boxed card in tissue and tied it with ribbon.
Today, that presented a challenge. I made a card for my husband’s boss to give to his lady for her birthday. I couldn’t wrap it myself because he had to be able to write a message in the card and sign it… personally. There was no way he was going to wrap it in tissue and put a ribbon on it; he’s not a guy who would handle that process very well, if at all.
The belly band idea has served me well as an added decoration to a handmade envelope in the past. Not wanting to glue a beautiful, handmade envelope closed and the recipient having to tear it open, I have added a band a little over an inch wide to go around the envelope. It is loose enough to slide off fairly easily and decorated matching the card.
So, a belly band it would have to be… one that would cover most of the acrylic box and that the boss-man could manage.
I’m afraid the idea of simple decoration got away from me but, in my defense, it is a much larger area to fill! I couldn’t capture it with my camera but the stems for the two bow-tied flowers are gold foil; very shiny and bright.
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