Sunday, April 8

Gift envelopes

This weekend Chaitali, Prema and I set up a booth at Asha's Geetanjali event to sell our handmade paper goods. Chaitali and I started going to this event since last year and this year Prema joined us as well. All the money we earn from selling our cards and paper products goes to Asha for a good cause.

Last year we had a collection of about 50 cards for the booth. This year we decided to expand the variety of goods beyond cards. I made some envelopes and mini/pocket scrapbooks. I will write another post for the scrapbooks. Here are all the envelopes I decorated!

Are you wondering why I chose envelopes of this size? These envelopes can be used for packaging gift cards or gift cash. There are many places where gifts are given in the form of cash to let the receiver buy a gift item of their choice. It is the same as giving a gift card except that you actually pack a bunch of bills in the envelope :) 

All these envelopes are made of handmade paper from India. I usually make the envelopes too from scratch.  I made about 100 envelopes from scratch with handmade paper and decorated the envelopes - some of those were used for giving gifts to the guests at my wedding. The envelopes in the pics are however pre-made and I decorated each one with a variety of embellishments.  The elephant headed figure in a couple of cards is that of Ganpati - who is widely worshipped in India and is honored at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies. 










Hope you like these designs and thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

11 comments:

Prema Grandhi said...

Of course, I loved them. :) Next time I am giving a gift to someone, I am buying one of these from you. :)

EmzPrintDesigns said...

Beautiful designs! I love the white daisy, it reminds me of a piece of vintage (60s) jewelry I inherited from my mother's collection. I also love the texture/effect you created in the first design with the lavender flowers. Also like that you created a gradient with those flowers ... great idea and I love that color combo. :)

Margaret said...

They are all so lovely, not sure I could pick just one. The textures are so elegant along with your embellishments.

varsha said...

Very beautiful. Momma

Pooja Wagh said...

Thanks everyone!!! Your sweet words made my day :)

Nancy said...

Pooja, your envelopes are very pretty. I like the Indian papers! Very cool.

Soni B said...

These are all quite unique and pretty... thanks for sharing

varsha said...

keep up the good work

Zahra J. Noorani said...

How can I get my hands on these beautiful envelopes?

Zahra J. Noorani said...

Would love to get these envelopes.

Swatee Shenoy-Shetye said...

Beautiful ! Very artistically decorated and classy.