Bitty Bag Ornaments

December 18th, 2014 § 1 comments

Design team member Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope made these eye-catching honeycomb shaped ornaments using our Middy Bitty Bags and Divine Twine. Use them for lovely gifts or just to brighten your own holiday tree. To see a simple tutorial please click HERE. They’re easier to make than they look!

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Golden Middy Bag Place Cards

December 16th, 2014 § 1 comments

I am always looking for a new and easy way to spruce up my holiday table and here is just that! Design Team member, Dawn Smith, fan folds Gold Chevron Middy Bags to create a pocket for a place card. The black card stock and gold chalk marker make them both fancy and fun.  They’re shown here on lovely gold paper plates but they would also be sharp on crisp white dinnerware. This is the perfect way to bring a little sparkle to your Christmas or New Year’s Eve party table. You could even make smaller place cards with the Little Chevron Bitty Bags to label the items on your food buffet or cocktail bar. Silver and gold bells and origami Christmas tree provide the festive, finishing touch!

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For more party planning ideas, please see Dawn’s blog at Not Just A Mommy.

Wrap up the Holidays with Bitty Bags

December 11th, 2014 § 20 comments

Design Team member, Amy Tsuruta, gives us some super simple ideas for wrapping your petite holiday gifts. She uses Bitty Bags, shown here in Horizontal and Diagonal Stripe, homemade tags and one of my favorite notions, little clothes pins. Whatever the gift, the packaging is sure to impress! How’s this one for a restaurant gift card? Brilliant!

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And, for the coffee lover …

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You can find more great ideas by Amy on her blog at tsurutadesigns

Glassine Bag Luminaries

December 9th, 2014 § 1 comments

Another fabulous holiday project comes our way from Design Team Member, Rachel McAfee. She’s created these gorgeous, glittery luminaries using Glassine Bags. They’re cut in half then punched with snowflakes. The glitter comes from the Mica sprinkled over an adhesive spray. You can create various sizes to fit your candles and create a stunning centerpiece. For more detailed instructions please see Rachel’s Blog. Love these!

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Supplies:
Glassine Bags
Snowflake Punch
Double sided tape
Adhesive Spray
White Mica
Battery operated candles

Divine Twine Garland

December 5th, 2014 § 0 comments

In keeping with the string of Holiday Projects we’ve been posting, Kerstie Pederson gives us a beautifully, colorful Christmas Garland made from, none other than, Divine Twine! Kerstie has a fabulous talent for mixing vintage with whimsy for lovely, timeless projects.

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Supplies:
Divine Twine shown here in Watermelon, Solid Deep Pink and Cotton Candy
Styrofoam balls
Paint coordinating with your color pallet
Glitter
Paint brush
Hot glue and craft glue
Scissors
Cellophane
Long needle for poking holes in balls

For how-to instructions for making this holiday garland, plus other vintage goodies, please see Kerstie’s Blog.

Wine Bottle Gift Tags

December 2nd, 2014 § 2 comments

The holiday season just seems to breed gift giving creativity! This project, by the ever talented Savannah O’Gwynn, is the perfect hostess gift for your next party. Just grab a Large White Tag and draw, stamp or stencil your version of a snowman. Then, dress him up with a Divine Twine scarf and attach it to your bottle. Savannah cleverly uses small wine bottles as her base, but you could also decorate bottles of your favorite flavor- infused olive oil or vinegar. For those with a sweet tooth, decorate a decadent chocolate or caramel sauce. Whatever bottle you choose to suit your recipients, they’ll be wowed by your thoughtfulness and creativity!

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Now for their closeup…

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Supplies:
Divine Twine in Cherry, Aqua, Green Apple
Whisker Graphics Large White Tags
Paper Smooches Cool Dudes stamps
Imagine Crafts VersaFine Onyx Black, Brilliance Rocket Red, VersaMagic Malted Mauve
Wine bottle
Foam tape

Please see Savannah’s blog at Savannahland2 for more tips on making your snowman and other fabulously fun ideas!

Twine Scarf and Paper Bag Hat Anyone? Yes Please!

November 27th, 2014 § 1 comments

Amy Cluck has a knack for thinking outside the box that we here at Whisker Graphics just love. Look at how she decked out this edible petite snowman. A Divine Twine scarf and a Bitty Bag hat. Really? Beyond cute and clever! Such a dapper dressed treat to greet your guests at the table. Amy thought of everything. The “ground” is one of our Bigger Bitty Bags that makes a handsome carrying case to to the your snowman home.

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Supplies:
Red Stripe Bigger Bitty Bags (for guests to take their snowman home in)
Red & White Divine Twine
Bitty Bags (for the hats)
Rice Krispy Treat Snowmen

Wishing everyone in the US a Happy Thanksgiving and wishing everyone else in the world a joy-filled day!

Snowman Gift Bag

November 25th, 2014 § 2 comments

Design Team member, Heather Pulvirenti, has a fun, seasonal gift bag to share with us. Our versatile Navy Horizontal Stripe Bitty Bag is her base. These navy bags truly work well with so many themes! Heather uses a heat embossing technique to create the glittery snowflakes and, of course, Divine Twine for the snowman. She creates layer upon layer of detail making it a gift in and of itself!

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Supplies:
Solid Teal Divine Twine
Solid White White Divine Twine
Navy Horizontal Stripe Middy Bag
Gray Large Tag
Versamark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Snowflake Stamps
Dot Stamp
Card Stock: Mint, Dark Gray, Orange and Silver Glitter
Stickles
Adhesive
Dark Gray Gems

For how-to instructions to create your own gift bag, plus other lovely projects, please see Heather’s blog at Witty Title Here…

Silver and Gold Ornament

November 20th, 2014 § 0 comments

You might just find yourself humming that familiar Burl Ives song after you check out this tutorial by Design Team member Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope. She uses  our Metallic Gold Divine Twine along with several of our Gold and Gray Bitty Bags to transform an Altoid tin into a lovely, shadow box-like ornament. Enjoy!

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Black and White Christmas

November 18th, 2014 § 2 comments

Design Team member, Dawn Smith, mixes things up with her holiday color palette. This year it’s a black and white Christmas!  Her  simple place setting is perfect for casual entertaining.  Check out the origami trees using Bigger Bitty Bags – genius! She uses the Bitty Bag trimmings to wrap a little treat box and Little Bitty Bags labeled with Sweet Stickys for utensil holders. The fun thing about a black and white party is that any color you add POPS! Dawn uses green but feel free to make it your own by adding your favorite shade!

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Now for some close-ups:

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Supplies for your Holiday Table:
Bigger Bitty Bags: Polka Dot and Stripe
Sweet Sticky Scrolly Square Labels in Black
Polka Dot Little Bitty Bags
Divine Twine: Green Apple
Wooden Utensils
Assorted Design and Sizes of Paper Plates
Black Chalkboard Paper (Place Mats) and White Chalk

To see tips for creating this party, check out Dawn’s blog at Not Just A Mommy. And, to see more pics where Dawn reuses the Bitty Bag trees for another holiday party using some fun gold favor bag place cards, click HERE.

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