Bitty Bag as Gift Wrapping

July 19th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

Summer is here with all it’s vibrant yellows and oranges, and heat, God bless that dang heat.  Here in my part of the country we are in the midst of a 15 day run with heat over 100°.  So when I needed some gift packaging recently, naturally I navigated toward those summery colors.

I had some beautiful card fronts sitting on my desk that I had cut off and saved from handmade cards that were sent to me from friends.  And I thought they would go nicely with these great Casablanca Middy Bitty Bags in yellow.










I popped in my gifts (Kylie Jenner lipsticks because what else do teenage girls want these days?), folded the bag over, and secured it with some washi tape.











Then I adhered my card front with some bits of glue and finished it off with some coordinating Divine Twine and a white tag to write their name on them.





I love being creative with homemade gift wrap, and getting extra mileage out of a handmade card that someone put time and love in to.


Thanks for reading my Bitty Bag gift wrapping tutorial!  Stay cool!



Michelle Philippi Crafting & Couponing


Hot Air Balloon ‘Bitty Bag’ Centerpiece

July 17th, 2017 § 3 comments § permalink

Hot Air Balloon Centerpiece

I was recently at an outdoor summer concert, and saw two hot air balloons fly by. They were so beautiful and inspired me to make these homemade centerpieces!

This Hot Air Balloon ‘Bitty Bag’ centerpiece could be used at a summer birthday party or on a picnic table at a BBQ.












  • Various patterns and colors of Little
  • Bitty, Middy Bitty and Bigger Bitty bags
  • Divine Twine in blue solid
  • Thick Kraft cardstock 110 lb weight
  • Thick White cardstock 110 lb weight
  • Spray adhesive
  •  One 3x3x3 styrofoam cube
  • Three dowel rods (.125×12 inch)
  • One 12×12 sheet of thin burlap
  • Foam letter stickers
  • Square glass vase with rim



Draw and cut balloon shape templates in 3 different sizes on Kraft cardstock










Use a pencil to trace templates onto White cardstock (you’ll need 6 of each size)










Trace and cut Bitty Bags in 3 sizes of balloon (you’ll need two of each pattern)

















Fold balloon shaped White cardstock in half











Use spray glue to adhere 4 folded balloon shapes side by side

(this creates half a 3-D balloon)

















Cut patterned balloons in half and glue to 3-D balloon shape

















Paint dowel rods and styrofoam cube light blue










Glue blue dowel rod into the center of two balloon halves










Cut burlap sheet in half and glue onto rimmed glass vase











Adhere blue twine and navy letters to vase










Put painted Styrofoam inside vase and stagger balloons by poking dowel rods into Styrofoam










Display at your next summer party event!

~Kerry M.


Bee Card

July 13th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink


Bee Card Tutorial

Cover a card blank with patterned paper

Cut another piece of pattered paper out and use a boarder punch along the edge before gluing to card.

Cut a doily on half and glue along the center.

Wrap gold twine around the center of the card and fix in place with tape.

Cut out a tag and glue a small chipboard tag to the center

Add a paper flower to the center

Add a bow to the top of the tag and glue to card.

Add a bit of gold washi tape to the bottom and add a sentiment






































~  Katie

See my other arts and crafts cards and projects @ Life in a Snapshot 
















Pink Flamingo Bags

July 10th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink


For this months project, I created Pink Flamingo Bags. I used middy pink Casablanca bags paired with cotton candy and deep solid pink twine for this Flamingo craft project. I had a summer flamingo party and new these would work wonderful as favor bags for our little guests to keep their goodies.

I wanted to add a little flamingo to the front of the bag and used a silhouette to cut out some 3″ flamingos. I cut a 3″x5″ white piece of paper and hand scripted out a little flamingo phrase to include with each bag. I attached my flamingo cut out to the white paper with dot adhesives.

I wrapped the twine around my bag and tied it in a knot on the bag. I didn’t want to glue my white quote down, but wanted it accessible so the guests could hang it up or use it, so instead I just tucked my quote into the wrapped twine.

We filled the bags with candy, pink prizes and flamingo goodies. These Pink Flamingo Bags were the perfect accent to our party!





























Thanks for checking in with us today!

Janae P.

Whisker Graphics Tag & Twine Bookmarks

July 6th, 2017 § 2 comments § permalink


Tag & Twine Bookmarks


  • Yellow solid Divine Twine
  • Pink solid Divine Twine
  • Gray solid bamboo Divine Twine
  • Blueberry Divine Twine
  • Rose gold metallic Divine Twine
  • Large white tag
  • Large yellow tag
  • Large gray tag
  • Middy bag brown stripe
  • Pattern paper (your choice)
  • Cut outs of bird, butterflies, bee… (your choice)
  • Mono glue


With summer comes many different reading programs for kids so I decided to make some bookmarks.  The large tags were the perfect size.  I started by cutting my pattern and solid paper to fit the tags.  I really like the patterns on the bitty bags and cut one up to use as a background and accent on my bookmarks.  I adhered the paper and my cut outs and then used my divine twine to add dimension and as the tail on the bookmark.  Fun bookmarks every bookworm.




~ Jessica C.

4th of July Pinwheel Banner

July 4th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink


Pinwheel Banner Step-by-Step
Hello, crafters! It’s July 4th, Independence Day here is the good ol’ USA! And so I thought I’d share with you how to make a Pinwheel Banner. Let’s get started!
Pinwheel Supplies:
2 – 2” Squares of Designer Paper
2 – 2” Squares cut from Itty Bitty Plain Bags
Bone Folder
Liquid Glue












Step 1:
Trim off the bottom of the bag and then open up the bag (2 of these are needed)













Step 2:
Add glue to the bottom of the Designer Paper (DSP) and adhere it to the opened bag

Do this to the 2nd opened bag also











Step 3:
Take 1 of the squares and fold from corner to corner in one direction, open it, and fold it from corner to corner from the other direction. This isn’t necessary to do on the 2nd DSP/Bag square












Step 4:
Take your scissors and cut down each of the folded lines toward the middle of the square. DO NOT go all the way to the center!









Step 5:
Take 1 corner of a section and gently “roll” the corner toward the center…DO NOT flatten! Glue this down. You can use hot glue, if desired. But only a little!
Do this to each of the sections, making sure you go the same direction on all 4 sections.











Step 6:
Once all glued down, get some kind of embellishment, rhinestone, pearl…anything you desire…and glue it down into the center of the pinwheel. I used hot glue this time. Set this aside for now.












Banner Supplies:
Trimmer & Scissors
Liquid glue
Designer Paper is optional to cover your tag.
Now let’s continue on with our project!












Step 7:
Find the center of the bottom of the tag.
Cut from top right corner to the bottom center, then from top left to bottom center.
Please notice the top left and right edges of the tag (pictured) where I have my cuts.












Step 8:
Adhere ribbon from the top and right corners down, overlapping the ribbon on the bottom for a decorative bottom edge












Step 9 (Final product):
Now add your Pinwheel in the open space at the top and add some WG Twine by running it through the punched hole.


























This is an easy and fun project to do! And they will make great decorations for your July 4th party! But most of all, have FUN and BE SAFE!


Blessings, Jeanie Ellis
WG Designer

Find me  @ Jeanie Ellis Scrapbookingmawmaw

Using Whisker Graphics Tags!

June 28th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink


Colleen from Scrappingranny   I am going to share with you a couple ideas for using tags. I love the tags from Whisker Graphics, they are just a high quality tag.

My first project was to create tags to use on a scrapbook page and can you believe I did something I have never done before, I covered the tags with scrapbook paper to use on this page.












Here is the paper and tag I started with.









Here is the finished tag and I just inked around the edges. I did that with 3 of the tags and added them to the scrapbook page.










I also inked another tag with Ranger Distress Oxide ink and when dry cut it in half and did my journaling on the tag and added that to the page. To finish each tag off I added some of the brown twine to each tag.










The 2nd idea was to use tags to create a very pretty card.













I had so much fun with this card. I started with 3 tags and used Ranger’s Distress Oxide ink. The colors used were Worn Lipstick and Broken China. Mist the tag and the inks run and create beautiful backgrounds.











To finish the tags I used the brown twine in each one and then added rub on’s to each tag. Very quick and easy card.

One thing I love about these tags is they don’t wilt when you add water to them, they hold their shape and dry quickly. Check out all the different tags Whisker Graphics have and did you know they have colored tags as well.

Thank you for stopping by and come back again soon.


Embellishing Cards Using Divine Twine

June 26th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink


Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman ~ Live Laugh Scrap here today with a set of cards embellished with Whisker Graphics twine. Whisker Graphics twine can be used to add some fun dimension to all your cards.

Little Bitty Bags – Small Brown
Large Colored Tags
Divine Twine Bamboo– Green and White
Divine Twine Diva – The Wheat Diva
Divine Twine Metallic – Gold Metallic
Makin’sⓇ Clay
Prima and Mod Podge Molds
Spellbinders Dies
Joy Clair Stamps – Hello Sentiments
Petaloo Flowers
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops


Step 1:

Wrap burlap panel with Wheat Diva Twine
Adhere a strip of corrugated paper across the top. of the burlap panel.
Staple a strip of pattern paper across the bottom edge.
Create the angel from white Makin’sⓇ Clay.
Ink with brown ink and adhere to the corrugated paper.








Step 2:
Use molding paste with a stencil to create a pattern on the card.
Adhere the burlap panel to the card.












Step 3:
Emboss the card with a birthday embossing folder.
Cut pattern paper to fit a bitty bag.
Ink the panel and adhere to the bag, then wrap with Gold Metallic Twine

Adhere the bag to the card.
Create candles from Makin’sⓇ Clay and adhere to the bag.
Use Robin’s Nest dew drops for the candle flames
Add Gold Metallic Twine to a large tag and place inside the bag.












Step 4:
Adhere pattern paper to a card.
Stamp and die cut sentiments, adding to center of card.
Create a flourish using Makin’sⓇ Clay.
Paint with glitter paint.
Wrap the flourish with Wheat Diva Twine and adhere to card, overlapping the sentiment.
Adhere 3 flowers around the flourish.










You can create any number of embellished cards using Whisker Graphics twine. Simply mix up the colors and styles for fun & creative twine card crafts!













Thanks for stopping by today.

~ Steph

Bitty Bag Place Setting

June 21st, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink

It’s Noe from SCN blog here with a very simple tutorial that will add a cute touch to your tables for those special celebrations. Also, these custom table place cards is a useful project. Use these homemade place settings as a seat marker for your guests.


To make them, we will need a Bigger Bitty bag, a Small Colored Tag and a little Divine Twine… It´s very easy to make, look!


  • Make 3 folds in your Bitty Bag, as shown in the photo …











  • The smallest crease is the one we will use with the flap, and in it we will put some pva to be able to glue it on the other end of the Bitty Bag and make it stand in the form of an easel.







  • Pass a piece of Divine Twine through the hole of the Tag and surround the Bitty Bag … Take the pocket to place a napkin inside, or even the cutlery … Don´t forget to tie the cutlery with the same Divine Twine, much more colorful and beautiful!!



Hope you like it!! Have a great weekend!!



Gift Wrapping Using Bitty Bags

June 20th, 2017 § 1 comment § permalink


Hi Michelle P. here! Today I’m sharing a fun gift wrapping for odd shapes/sized gifts.

Up first are some mermaid necklaces for my niece.  I could not find my Little Bitty Bags to save my life, so I had to improvise.

I took a Middy Bitty Bag in this fantastic navy and gold Casablanca pattern and cut it down a bit.












I kinda felt bad about cutting it down and having half the bag go to waste, so I decided to die cut the word HAPPY to use on my tag with the remaining part of the bag.























I wrapped my necklaces in some tissue paper, tucked them in to the bag, and then folded it down in sort of a pillowbox style.






















I embellished a large white tag with my die cut HAPPY, some silver washi tape, and a little silver heart sticker.











I adhered my tag to the front of the package and finished it off with some Silver Metallic Divine Twine

(I had started this project out with Gold Metallic Divine Twine in mind and then somewhere along the way decided to pair silver with the gold on the bag and went a different direction.)












My second gift is super easy.  It’s an iTunes gift card that I bought online and printed out to give as a gift.













I easily and quickly embossed a large white tag with a fun party pattern.
























And then I attached it to a Bigger Bitty Glassine Bag with a pretty clothespin, and it was ready to be presented.













Michelle.  Find me @



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