Design Paper Tiger Press

pretty birdies

April 18, 2011

A majority of my weekend went towards packaging an order corporate gifts. The requirements were that the packaging had to be beautiful and gift-ready, yet compact, light and fuss-free enough to be packed into a suitcase without hassle or the possibility of damage.

Personally, I love how these turned out: though minimal, the detail of the die-cut edge and contrast of grey grosgrain make these gift-ready despite the lack of traditional wrapping paper and bows.

Tucked inside each package was 5 notecards, letterpressed with the image of a bird perched in a sprig of flowers. They were paired with matching envelopes, lined in the same sunny yellow as the ink colour.

Here’s some close-ups of the print, with the super-fine details shown on the left.

These were so hard to hand over – I’d grown quite attached to the little birdies after working on this project. Here’s hoping they have a safe flight to Japan and their new owners there!