My latest discovery is washi and paper tape. These come in a fabulous range of colors and designs to suit every taste. You can pick the up at speciality stationers and craft stores for around $4. The tape is “easy lift off” on most surfaces allowing you to experiment with a design and change your mind.
The tape is very versatile – use as a border, background or accent on cards, notebooks, pencils, gift wrapping or anything else that takes your fancy. A quick gift is to add a few strips to a plain notebook, wrap around plain wooden pencils tied together with rafia. Buy some and you will pleasantly surprised with the many things you can do with it.