More Holiday Treats

Hello!  So is everyone still pinning things on Pinterest like crazy?  I have been!  Thanks to Pinterest we have had four new meals this week and I have a ton of other recipes saved to try out.  And crafting?  TONS of inspiration going on over there, which is where I got the idea for this simple treat bag.

There have been several of these types of bags being pinned.  Totally clean and simple and the sort of thing you can get done even if you are pressed for time. 

All you have to do is punch top of your paper bag with a decorative edge punch, then fold the top over.  In this version, you can see the string wraps all the way around the bag and actually ties the tag in place.  I used the sentiment from AppleDapples Collection: Filled with Cheer Emma Stamp Set, stamped it in black and embellished with some stick-on pearls. 
You don't have to do the string this way, if you don't want to.  I have seen some that are using mini clothes pins, shaped paper clips, etc., to attach the tag at the top of the fold.  Just as simple, and still cute! 
Happy Holidays,


Magnetic Bookmark

Hi there!  I have taken a little break from my holiday crafting and have made this cute little magnetic bookmark to share with you today.  My daughter has been reading a TON lately so I decided to make a little something fun for her and came up with this...

This is SUPER simple to make and cute, cute, cute!  I cut a piece of patterned paper to about 2 1/4" by 6", and folded it in half to make the bookmark.  I decorated the front with a couple of stamps from Vintage October: Winter Pocket Fillers Stamp Set (SP & Company).  The sentiment is stamped in black, directly on the bookmark.  The heart is stamped on a separate piece of patterned paper that I cut out and glued on.  Originally I was going to go with a 3 heart design, but I liked the CAS look of the single heart. 

I didn't add any dimension to this at all, because it has to fit in a book.  So, keep that in mind when you make them.

Here is a shot of the inside...

I cut two small strips of magnet from some of those business card magnets that you can pick up at the store.  They have a sticky back, so all you do is peel it and stick it.  Easy peasy!  The bookmark will slide over the page of the book, and the magnets just help hold it in place.   

OK, so maybe not a complete holiday break...these would make great gifts for the readers you know!

Happy holidays!



Holiday Treat Bag

Hello everyone!  Have you started your holiday baking yet?  I haven't, but I am planning on it soon, so I have started coming up with some ideas for how to present some of the baked goodies I have planned on making.  Today I am sharing one of the goodie bags I have put together.

This is a brown paper lunch bag that I have folded the top over, and tied shut with some pretty ribbon.  I used the candy canes from Vintage October: Winter Pocket Fillers Stamp Set and the label from Handmade Holiday Gift Tags Stamp Set to decorate the front.  The bag is big enough that you can fit in a few homemade cookies, or maybe some peppermint bark, etc. 

I was thinking these would make cool party favors too.  You can have all your bags ready to go and fill a basket with them.  Then pass them out to your guests as they are leaving.  Your guests will get a nice treat, and you will have a pretty basket full of favors too!

Happy Stamping,



Sweets For a Sweetie Pie

Hello!  Today I have a cute little tag to share with you for the holidays.  Each year we usually make and give lots of baked goodies to friends and neighbors, so I am getting started on making some gift tags to go with them.

For this one I used a die cut tag that I got from a pack at the store.  I stamped the snowflakes in VersaMark ink, then rubbed some blue sparkle chalk over the whole thing to make the snowflakes pop with color.  The sentiment is stamped directly over top with black ink.  I stamped the cookie tray on some white cardstock, colored it with my Prismacolor pencils, trimmed it, and mounted it with a pop dot.  Finish it off with some pretty ribbon, and you are ready to go! 

The stamps I used are from two different SP & Company stamp sets.  They are In Love Emma (AppleDapples Collection)  and Handmade Holiday Gift Tags.

I hope you are all getting geared up for the holidays.  Personally, I am looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with family next week and starting my Christmas shopping! 

Thanks for stopping by,



SP & Company Teal Hop!

We are shaking things up a bit with the holidays on the horizon and combining the November and December stamp release into one big party! That means extra projects for you today! All of these gorgeous stamps are available now! We will not have a December release party so that everyone can concentrate on family & friends.

This month's color is Teal! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's Teal challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some amazing SP and Company prizes! 

Do you want to win some amazing SP & Company Products? Then don't forget that the Prize Patrol is always watching! Leave a comment on every single blog to be eligible for the prizes!! The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning something fabulous!

Make sure you check out the SP Blog to see what Samantha did with the new stamps! And don't forget to hop around to each Design Team Member's blog - there are brand new projects that will inspire you! 

This is also the first blog hop with our NEW Design Team Members, so make sure you stop by each and every blog to check out the amazing projects!!! We also have a fabulous guest designer joining us today!

Guest DT - Roxanne



CSAYL Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps

Happy Friday, all!  It's time for a new CSAYL challenge, and this week it's Anything Goes.  My project this week is this cute little wine tag...

This adorable little snowman is from our sponsor this week, Bugaboo Stamps  Play along with us this week and you can win 7 free digi stamps from Bugaboo Stamps!  Be sure to upload your Christmas project over on the CSAYL Challenge Blog and also check out all of the other fabulous projects from the team this week.

Thank you so much to Bugaboo Stamps for such a wonderful prize package!  Pop on over to their site and check out what you can win.  You will not want to miss out on the chance to get some of their wonderful images!

Can't wait to see what you all make this week!



SP & Company October Blog Hop!

This month's color is Black! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's Black challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some amazing SP and Company prizes!

OK, so you may have noticed that my card base is brown and not black.  Yep.  I know.  Funny story...I got way wrapped up in this new Christmas Day Carta Bella paper.  That is what all of these patterned papers are from and they are beautiful!  Love, love, love them.  Anywho, I got my layout all done, pulled out a piece of black cardstock, thinking I would just mount it on a black card and....no...it totally didn't work.  So, it became brown....

Now, TECHNICALLY, I have still used black, since my image and sentiment are both stamped in black, lol!  I have used a mix of images from two of October's brand new releases Glam Girl Emma and Handmade Holiday Gift Tags.  These sets are just AWESOME and go together so well!  I colored Emma with a combination of colored pencils, markers and used some of those patterned papers to paper piece her clothes.  The papers were just perfect.  I love how her skirt turned out with the chevron stripe.  So cool!

Do you want to win some amazing SP & Company Product? Then don't forget that the random prize patrol is watching! Leave a comment on every blog to be eligible for the prizes!! The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning something fabulous!
Make sure you check out the SP Blog to see what Samantha did with the new stamps! And don't forget to hop around to each Design Team Member's blog - there are brand new projects with the stamps that came out TODAY to inspire you!

Here is the list of designers that will inspire you today:

Guest DT - Sonya
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...