Welcome fall! Cooler temps. Pumpkins. Rustling leaves.
……and the first of three posts! This is for Blogging Friends Blog Hop!
You might have came from Anna Masciovecchio to visit me.
Our theme this month is Mini Catalog favorites. As many of you have seen the Stampin’ Up Holiday mini catalog, it’s probably the whole book, right? Well, I had to narrow it down a bit.
My favorites would have to be some stamp sets, a punch, some of the DSP, the trims and the new foil.
I created a little holiday treat bag ensemble to show them off –
Can you say, A D O R A B L E ????
I made four bags that would be appropriate to use over the next few months for treats, small gifts or even a gift card!
They all have the same size wrap around band and a velcro closure. I also placed a firm piece of cardboard in the bottom to give the bag more stability. Measurements are at the end.
This first bag is really a fall/winter treat bag. It never really get that cold here for cable knit sweaters……..but, I love this Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder to create the look of one!
I paired it with the new Copper Foil. It’s such a much have! Here a made a ‘button’ to show it off. Couldn’t you image hot chocolate or s’mores treats in this?? So so cozy!
The Halloween bag is pretty simple. So great for spooky treats!
I used the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set in and the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. Because I used a blender pen to add some detail to the mummy, I stamped him in Staz On first then onto Shimmery White Card Stock. This paper works nicely with the blender pen.
For fall/thanksgiving, I went with this little detailed scarecrow on the bag –
I used Serene Scenery DSP for this one. (It’s in the larger catalog.) I also used my blender pen and a few ink pads to color him in on Shimmery White Card Stock. He’s sooo cute! The new Kraft Rope trim helped to add lots of detail to his arms and legs. Looks like real straw, right?
The Christmas bag finishes off the ensemble
It’s nothing too fussy. By the time Christmas rolls around, no one has much time or energy to craft! It’s a simple stamped image detailed with a piece ribbon on the side.
Now that you’ve seen my treat bags, here’s how I created them.
Treat Bag Basic –
- start with Kraft Tag a Bag Gift bags
- remove 1/8th off the bottom to open bag up
- on the bottom, score at 1 1/2, parallel to bottom
- rotate twice, score 1 1/2 from top (the outer most part of the serrated curve)
- parallel to the outer edge, cut 1″ up to score line
- repeat for other side
- fold ‘bottom’ score lines inward creating bottom
- sides remain puffy to flat towards the top
- fold down top score line
- inside piece for the sturdy cardboard bottom 2 5/8 x 2
Bag Band –
- 2 x 8 1/2 strip of card stock
- 2 DSP pieces, 2 x 1 3/4 and 2 3/4 x 1 3/4
- adhere to outside flaps
Pretty simple? Please email me if you have any questions!
Now that you’ve seen a sampling of some of my favorites, head on over to Anne Power to see what her favorites are!
You can check the others on the hop here –
Libby Fens (you are here)