1 Shaping up
Start by adding some basic shapes, and consider whether you want them to stay as simple outlines for a multi-use design, or function as frames for photos of your choosing.
Wrapping paper often includes birthday or Christmas wishes, so why not go slightly further and add a name so the recipient knows that the gift is definitely for them.
You only need to design a small part of the overall paper design, then tessellate it across the whole sheet in a repeating pattern. Make sure it fits together properly, too.
4 Tag layout
When you’re creating a gift tag, create a shape then right-click it and choose Make Editable. You can now customise the shape to create your own template, and add a punch hole.
5 Personal design
This tag can be anything you want, from a photo of you and your friend together to a simple message or a design that matches that of the wrapping paper you have made.
6 Printing tips
Printing the wrapping paper on A3 will give you more space to work with, and the gift tag should be printed on card. Make sure the resolution is high enough for each one.