Monday, November 2, 2015

Autumn Themed Favor Bags

 Hello everyone!  I’m sorry for missing a post last week.  I think I will put out a disclaimer saying that I will try my best to have a post every week, but there will be a week or two that I will not be able to post.  Lately, my priority in life has changed and finding the time to post have been difficult, and sometimes the mojo is just not there.  However, I do try to do something creative most days but not necessarily complete pieces of work, just to keep my own sanity.  I do try to post those work in progress pieces on my Instagram account.  Since this is just for pleasure, I am trying not to stress out over not posting.  Anyway, that being said, I have been busy making cards and other papercrafts.  I just made these bags of goodies for my friends and that was before I saw Jennifer McGuire Share Handmade Kindness challenge.  Isn't Jennifer a sweetheart and a half?!!  Anyway, it was perfect timing!  Also, the November Simon Says Stamp Card kit came at a perfect time, since the sentiments and stamps were just what I wanted for my goodies bags.  Yup, I used my card kit within the week that I got it, another record for me.  :-D  Anywho, I wanted to give a little bit more than a card for these buddies of mine and party favor bags doesn’t have to be just for parties, right?!  Though, being with these friends of mine is like a party in itself.  Love you, girls!  

I made the bags with my Silhouette Cameo, using design #37991.  I know that it has been a while since I used my machine but yes, I still love it!  After the bag was cut out, I stamped the sentiments and leaves all over it. 
 I fold up the bags and then die cut some leaves with Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies on watercolor paper.  I used Distress ink to color the leaves by smooching the die cuts to the ink.
 I adhered the leaves to the bag closure.
 I tied a piece of twine(?) into a bow on top of the bag to complete it.  I got these "twine"a long time ago for another project and don't remember what they are called but it was from a craft store.
 I added a shaker note card to the inside of the bag for my friends.  To make the shaker note card, I watercolor and stamped on a die cut made with Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle die.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Written In Watercolor set.  I just added a couple strokes of watercolor to the card and it was just the right amount of color.
 I placed the card into a clear pouch along with sequins and used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to seal the pocket shut.  I thought it was a cute way to send a fun note.
This was a fun project and I am thinking of using it for Thanksgiving if I don't have any other ideas.  :-)  

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting!

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1 comment:

  1. Amazing gift boxes and a great way to use that stamp set.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Sys Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx


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