~Sharing a little CrEaTiViTy...one day at a time.~
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Christmas Treat Bags
The other day I ended up making around 70 of these fun little treat bags. In a prior post, I had started this project, by stamping the "VERY MERRY Christmas" from the Stampin' Up set "It's a Wrap Holidays". I only got about 60 candies stamped and wrapped before running out of candy. The project was put on hold for over a week, until I could make a Costco run and get the huge bag of Hershey's Nuggets. Once I had more "nuggets", I began stamping and wrapped a ton more! To make the use of "It's a Wrap Holidays" easier, I stamped onto address labels and then peeled to stick to each candy. After finishing the candies, I worked at getting four into each of the small Stampin' Up treat bags, and then worked on stamping "Joy at Christmas" from the SU set "Perfect Punches". I also punched a background for each stamped image. I used the 1 3/4" and 2" scallop circle punches.
For the wrap across the tops, I cut a 3" by 6" strip of cardstock, punched the bottom of each with Martha Stewart's snowflake border punch, then folded in half and stapled once in the center. I made sure to staple backwards so that I could "hide" the staple edges with the scallop medallions I had made. I love how these turned out! For colors, I used several greens and reds (both SU and other brands). ~Hoppy crafting!!!
Kindergarten teacher by day, and self-proclaimed crafting nightowl. I enjoy long walks with my Gypsy, iced mochas, and salivate over the newest papers, embellishments, Stampin' Up products, and Cricut cartridges available. While I LOVE my job as a kindergarten teacher, I need a creative outlet in my downtime. For me, this comes in the form of scrapbooking, cardmaking, cake decorating, and other miscellaneous crafts. I am a woman who is forever 29. Artist. Married with furry and slimy children (cats, dogs, & fish). And, in case you can't tell by the blog name, I'm obsessed with frogs. :o) I'm ready to try new things...let's see where this journey takes me!
Copyright: All creations and ramblings displayed on this page are shared with the intention of inspiring others to be creative. You may use my ideas to guide your own creations, but please don't use my photos to pass off as your own artwork (submissions/contests, publications, family scrapbooks, etc.). Thank you & "Hoppy" Crafting!