My mom has a very sweet miniature dachshund named Otto. Whenever someone shows her note cards or cute dachshund themed gifts, her response is usually "Yes, it's cute, but it's not Otto."
So, as a stocking stuffer this year, I decided to make her a set of note cards that ARE Otto. (Click images to enlarge)
I used photographs I've taken of Otto in the past few years and picked complementing colors for borders in Photoshop. I printed them out on card stock then cut and folded, which was simple yet time-consuming.
I decided I would try to make my own envelopes, based vaguely on this template
. After I cut and glued them all, I affixed double stick tape under the flaps so they would work as peel and stick envelopes, which my mother prefers. I banded them together with a piece of scrap paper.
I packaged the cards and envelopes all up with a red ribbon and affixed a tag across the front. I hope she likes them!