Well, I don’t know about you, but turns out the end of summer and the start of the school year is actually a really busy time of year. Who knew?! (Probably about a billion parents out there, but this one was obliviously unaware how as your kids grow out of toddlerhood, things get crazier, and not calmer).
Well, now that we are finally settling back in our routines, I figured it was time to dust off the ol’ blog because boy oh boy, I’ve been creating some fun projects that I can’t wait to share with you. We are crafters, creating is fun… sharing with people who understand crafting is even more fun!
First off, I’m also going to let folks know that I’m also getting back into sharing with my newsletter too! In fact, later today I hope to have my next one out with a NEW free project tutorial, Holiday Catalog Product Sampler details, and more! So, if you aren’t already on the list, make sure you get signed up today – get on the list here.
Secondly, since I haven’t mentioned it here before, if you didn’t know… the Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog went live this month. There are so many awesome bundles and cute projects in there, that you totally should check it out. If you have ordered from me in the last year, you should have gotten a copy mailed to you already. If you didn’t get your copy, or would like a copy and don’t have a demonstrator you already order with, just let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you all set up!
Alright, want to see a project using new Holiday Catalog goodies? Well, let me share with you one of the projects I created for my Northwest Stamp & Share demonstrator event at the end of August. This was an event with 60+ demonstrators from the Northwest area where we share inspiration, business ideas, and just formed more community bonds. It was great. Well, I created 4 make & take projects including this one:
I used the Petite Cafe Bags from the Annual catalog as my base bag. They are cute and easy, plus they are food-safe on the inside so you can drop in any treat you have. Plus you can stamp on the front like I did with the pumpkins from the Spooky Fun stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.
Then it is just a matter of making the front cute too! I just used a couple pieces of paper and a stamp set and it turned out like this!
I had one of the new Halloween Night designer paper pieces that I cut into a 1 1/2″ strip and punched the end with the Banner Triple punch. Then I cut a 2″ strip of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and stamped fun halloween faces from that same Spooky Fun stamp set before punching the end with that same Banner Punch.
TIP: When making a background design with those halloween faces, put all three on the clear block at the same time and then you can treat it like one bigger stamp for faster stamping.
Adhere everything to the front of the bag and then wrap a long length of the Halloween Night baker’s twine around the top and tie a bow for a cute final touch.
And while this is fun as a Halloween back, you could easily change up the stamp set and the pattern paper to make it a Christmas or Birthday treat back. Think about what event you need a treat bag for and use the same layout and it will be perfect for any occasion!