04 March 2010

Easter Inspiration from Christmas!

Okay, so as if my Monday post catching everyone up on what I did for Valentine's Day wasn't bad enough, I have to let you in on what I did for Christmas gifts for friends and faculty here at HCHC.

They were too cute not to share! (and now that I finally have a cable to upload my pictures again, I've got to make up for all that lost time ;) )

The project started with plain white glassine bags that I bought from a local bakery (for only $0.10 each!) and paper in red and pool from Paper Source! The extras included white ink and clear embossing powder, silver ribbon, a silver pen, and a hole-punch. Oh, and I can't forget my double-sided tape runner--It is definitely my most beloved tool!

Here was the process...

 
The bags after I double-side tapped decorative paper on the front and pinked the tops

The "Work Zone"

I embossed all of the name tags and here I started writing out their messages. (This one was for my priest.)

Some of the goodies to go inside! (I also included a nice package of hot chocolate and a piece of Paximathia aka.. biscotti.) As a good friend of mine says, Hello, Candy Suicide!

The bag once filled!

Starting to stack up! (I did about 30 of them.)

Up-close - For Chris


Merry Christmas, George!


Last but not least, all lined up and ready to go! As you can see, I did some with ribbon and some without. I think they both turned out well. (I was short on ribbon and couldn't bear to face the Christmas crowds at Michael's again to replenish my stock. I don't think anyone minded :) )
And there you have it, Christmas Treats 2009!

NOW.. How about using this design as for inspiration for Easter/Spring treat bags?
Well, in case you need a little help, I did I little polyvoring (is that even a word?!) for you..
What about keeping the same idea but swapping out the papers and stamp for these...

Easter Treat Bag Inspiration


Just some ideas to help get your creative juices flowing! 

:)

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