August 20, 2015

Creative Inking Blog Hop: Happy Birthday to You!

Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop! Come hop with us as we inspire you in all things Birthday related :)

For my project I wanted to make a little gift bag to fill with treats for a friend's birthday. So I grabbed my Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and here is what I came up with:

I just love how bright and cheery this bag turned out! I used the Cherry on Top DSP stack and matching cardstock for the base colors. This paper is just perfect with the bag die because it sized at 6x6, which is the perfect size for the larger of the two dies in the kit. And you have so many fun choices of patterns in this back that you could make bags for all ages and occasions!

See the fun little star cutout in the bag? That die even comes with the Mini Bag Thinlits and you can cut it out the same time you cut out the bag shape. Isn't that fun! The 'Happy' cutout and 'Birthday' sentiment come from the Crazy About You Bundle. I got this last spring when it was in the Occasions catalog and I am SO EXCITED that it carried over into the main catalog this year. There are so very many fun combinations of greetings you can do with this set. It is one of my 'must have' items :)

Of course this bag is originally flat... but that wouldn't work so well for putting treats in (unless they two were flat). So I added gussets! And it is so easy to do- the Stampin' Up! home office demonstrated this technique for the treat bags from the catalog at convention... and I thought, why not do it for the mini bags as well :) I will hopefully have a tutorial on how to do this soon- so stay tuned!

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BJ Peters said...

Cute idea

stillstamping said...

What a fun and cheerful gift for anyone's birthday!

Diane Evans said...

Very cute idea. That die is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Ohh, you're going to spend my money, today, aren't you? I don't have this die and I guess I NEED it now! Adorable project!!!