Okay, maybe this is an unabashed plug for my own products but hey, why not?! You can have fun making these cards, tags and boxes and they can be printed out from your own computer without having to make a trip to the craft store. Print them on glossy card for best results and either layer them up if you are handing them to the recipient, putting them in with a parcel or don't mind the extra charges.
First up, a card showing my painting of a barn owl in the snow:
Now for something vintage:
Try something a different shape:
Or a mashup of old and new, an extravanganza with its own envelope: