Bitty Bag Book Wrap

March 3rd, 2015 § 0 comments

We are excited to introduce a new member to the Whisker Graphics Design Team. Shirley Karnos joins Whisker Graphics after doing a brief guest designer stint with us last year. We are looking forward to seeing her creations! Today, she takes a standard composition notebook and converts it into a trendy little journal. These seem to be all the rage lately. They come in different shapes, sizes and designs. Shirley takes a Brown Kraft Bitty Bag to make the base for her book cover. The brown kraft pairs perfectly with any pop of color you add to it. She starts with a pink Colored Tag and embroiders it using Solid Navy Divine Twine to give a title to her book, simply “Take Note”. Assorted washi tape binds the book and various embellishments including a Sweet Sticky add interest and texture. Use it as a diary, travel journal, calendar log or for project  notes or–best of all–give as a gift. Choose from our growing line of Bitty Bags and Divine Twine to give it your own personal flair!


For more on this nifty notebook, please see see Shirley’s blog at shirley shirley bo birley.

Easter Bitty Bag Baskets

February 26th, 2015 § 1 comments

Design Team Member, Amy Cluck McAllister, is always ready for the next event on the calendar. This week she takes on Easter by showing us how to make quick and cute Easter Baskets crafted from various Middy Bitty Bags. Although three different patterns and three different colors, they all play together beautifully. Add Divine Twine to attach a tag and you have a hassle free bitty basket.  Each of the Bitty Bag colors has a coordinating Divine Twine counterpart but feel free to mix it up with contrasting colors as well. Keep this idea in your back pocket. It might just come in handy in the coming weeks!

Various Middy Bitty Bags
Divine Twine in Various Colors
Easter Grass & Treats to fill the bags
Circle Tag with handwritten or hand-stamped note

For instructions to make these bitty baskets and other special occasion party ideas, please visit Amy’s blog at Amy is the Party.

Irish Clover Bitty Bag

February 24th, 2015 § 1 comments

Design Team Member, Heather Pulvirenti, shares a little luck of the Irish with this gift bag showcasing a four leaf clover. She starts with our glittery gold metallic Bitty Bag and adds a clover crafted from a green polka dot Middy Bag. Framed with solid green Divine Twine–what a perfect color combo for those who celebrate the the luck and fortune of the Irish Clover!  For detailed tips on making this charming gift bag, please visit Heather’s blog at Witty Title Here…

Here’s a list of Supplies Heather used:

Metallic Gold Horizontal Stripe Middy Bitty Bag
Green Middy Polka Dot Bag
Gold Metallic Divine Twine
Green Solid Divine Twine
White Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Scallop/Circle Dies
Heart Dies
Gold Embossing Powder
White Marker
Clear Gem


Ink Embossed Glassine Bags

February 19th, 2015 § 1 comments

In a word–Wow! These ink embossed gift bags, by Design Team member, Betsy Skagen, are truly works of art!  Each is unique in its color and pattern but all begin with a simple Glassine Bag.  The vibrant colors of the Bitty Bags with coordinating embossing powder pop against the transparent glassines and the simple accent of Divine Twine makes them complete! For a Tutorial on this fabulous embossing technique and other out-of-the-box creations, please check out her blog at paper calliope.



Supplies Betsy used:
* Glassine Bags – Bigger
* Blue Polka Dot Bigger Bitty Bag
* Orange Honeycomb Middy Bitty Bag
* Purple Polka Dot Middy Bitty Bag
* Orange Divine Twine
* Orange Solid Divine Twine
* Blue Solid Divine Twine
* Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mowed Lawn
* Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peacock Feathers
* Adirondack Brights Purple Twilight
* Bicycle embossing folders by Sizzix
* Tree embossing folder by Darice
* Big Shot by Sizzix


Origami Diamond Bitty Bags

February 17th, 2015 § 0 comments

Design Team Member, Dawn Smith, is all about throwing the perfect party! Whatever the theme, she has you covered from start to finish. These origami diamonds are made of  Bitty Bags. Create various sizes and cluster together to make a pretty statement piece over your party table or string them into a garland with Divine Twine to frame your room.  Dawn also suggests stacking them in clear vases to make a pretty centerpiece. For a whimsical look, mix designs as well as colors. For a more classic look, use a monochromatic palette. With the plethora of colors, designs and sizes of our Bitty Bags the combinations are endless!


Supplies Used:
Bitty Bags of all shapes, sizes and designs!
Divine Twine
Clear tape

To see her origami folding technique, check out Dawns blog at Not Just a Mommy.

Valentine’s Day on the Fly!

February 12th, 2015 § 1 comments

In the final hours before Valentine’s Day, Design Team member Kerstie Pederson, offers us a quick and easy fix for those last minute Valentine gifts. She uses crisp and crinkly glassine bags as her base and embellishes them with Bitty Bag cutouts and Petite Stickys to make hip little gift bags – a gift in and of themselves!

For a petite valentine surprise, tuck this Little White Bitty Bag adorned with the bitty pattern of your choice, in a brief case, lunch box or pocket for an unexpected treat. Kerstie uses the traditional red polka dot heart cutout plus a glittery gold chevron bag. Our metallic gold bitty bags seem to add that extra special sparkle to any occasion! Originally designed for the holidays, these bags are also a lovely fit for Valentine’s Day. We’ve also had customers use them for weddings, golden birthday parties and even sporting events – they’re so versatile!

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Here are some of the supplies Kerstie used:
Various sizes and designs of  Bitty Bags
Glassine Bags
Little White Kraft Bags
Petite Stickys
Coordinating  Divine Twine

For more clever creations by Kerstie, please check out her Blog.

Color Me Pink Valentine Party

February 10th, 2015 § 3 comments

Design Team member, Rachel McAffee, has quite the knack for throwing a party.  This week she shared her Mommy and Me Valentine party with us. Take a look at these party hats made using Pink Frosting, Polka Dot and Diagonal striped Bigger Bitty Bags – a little girl’s dream!


She makes two different favor bags. For one, she seals the top of the bitty bag and makes a horizontal cut so it opens like an envelope instead of a bag. Clever! She uses twine and a bingo card to embellish her bag, but any notions from your craft stash would do!


Here’s a closeup of the little favor bag. A little bitty white polka on brown kraft maintains the whimsy but  adds a stylish contrast and the Sweet Sticky ties it all together!

Of course, every party needs garland!  Rachel’s hearts are hung with Cotton Candy Divine Twine.  The perfect finishing touch!

Supplies Rachel used:
Cotton Candy Divine Twine
Pink Frosting Bigger Bitty Bag
Pink Polka Dot Bigger Bitty Bag
Diagonal Stripe Bigger Bitty Bag
Pink Polka Dot Middy Bag
White Polka Dot Bitty Bag
Sweet Sticky Labels

To see the party come to life, please check out Rachel’s blog at Fawnprints.

Be Mine Bitty Bag V-Day Card

February 5th, 2015 § 6 comments

Design Team member, Amy Tsuruta, uses Honeycomb bags, one of our staff favorites, as the base for her card and envelope combo. The trendy design on brown kraft is so fresh and versatile. She adds some whimsical stickers then sews the edges with white thread for a finished, custom look.

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Amy uses another Honeycomb Middy Bag, this time in red, as the envelope. It’s one of the many uses of the Middy Bags. They fit A2 size cards perfectly and can even be sealed shut, stamped and sent in the mail. We know, we’ve done it! Of course, this one is a little too fancy for the mail, but perfect to present in person to a special Valentine. The glittery die cut heart and simple white doily is attached with a mini- clothespin. Sweet!

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Honeycomb Bitty Bag – White on Kraft
Honeycomb Bitty Bag – Red
White Card stock
Sewing machine (optional, could use Needle and Divine Twine)
American Crafts Stickers

For more inspiration by Amy, please see her blog at tsurutadesigns.

Divine Twine Pom Poms

February 3rd, 2015 § 4 comments

This is my kind of project – super easy, super cute! Design Team member, Savannah O’Gwynn, makes trendy little  Pom Poms, out of Divine Twine. Solid Coral is her color of choice.  Glittery Gold Polka Dot Bitty Bags are a wonderful contrast. Fill the bags, seal with washi tape and wrap with the Pom Pom. Done!  Experiment with different sizes and colors. If you’ve never made pom poms, check out THIS simple tutorial.


Look how cute they are displayed in a set!


Coral Solid Divine Twine
Metallic Gold Polka Dot Little Bitty Bags
Washi tape

For more fresh and easy ideas for Valentine’s Day and everyday, please find Savannah on her blog at Savannahland2

Bitty Bag of Love

January 28th, 2015 § 2 comments

Guest Designer, Vanessa Spencer, is back this month with a bitty bag o’ love! She chooses our very popular, Gold Horizontal Stripe Middy as her base then free-hand paints her sentiment with black acrylic paint. (If you’re not confident with your paint brush cursive, you could lightly write in pencil and trace over it. We won’t tell!) Fill each bag with the treat of your choice then sew the top shut using a straight stitch and black thread. Or, hand stitch using a wide eyed needle and Solid Black Divine Twine. For a pop of color, tie each package with Solid Pink Divine Twine. Although perfect for Valentine’s Day, these would also work nicely as bridal shower or wedding favors, too!

Gold Horizontal Stripe Bitty Bags
Solid Deep Pink Divine Twine
Black Acrylic Paint
Black thread/sewing machine

Vanessa is a mixed media artist and crafter. You can find her on her blog at hearthhandmade.



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