Party Bags on the Fly!

June 4th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

It’s party time and you need to throw together some gift bags for your guests. No problem! Kerstie Pederson has the solution with these simple, fun and super colorful party bags! Here is all you need:

KaWhat a colorful, impressive display! Fill the white bags with your goodies of choice. Then, take the Little Bittys and fill them with a special treat. Gummy bears are Kerstie’s pick.

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k1The beauty of WG products is that they all coordinate. Pick  some Little Bitty Bags in stripes, polkas or chevron and coordinate with an alternating design of Petite Stickys. The Colored Tags and Divine Twine, in a plethora of colors, are also yours to choose. The possibilities are endless and look so festive displayed together! Check Kerstie’s blog for more great party ideas!

Pom Poms A-Go-Go!

May 28th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

Design Team member, Vanessa Spencer, agrees that Divine Twine makes the cutest pom poms. She made a few miniature ones and then added them to some plain Tags that can be used to tie onto gifts.

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Making the mini pom poms is so easy with just a fork and some scissors. Start by winding the twine around a fork, quite a few times (but not too much because if they’re too bulky it won’t work as well). Keep one end free so that once you have finished winding the twine around the fork, you can tie the two ends together securely.

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Once you have tied the two ends together, pull the pom pom off the fork and fluff it up and then trim the pom pom so that any pieces that are too long are snipped off. Embellish a few tags by spritzing them with some ink sprays. Then stamp some really simple designs onto each tag.

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Tie the tags to wrapped gifts, gift bags or just about anything to add some whimsy!

Vanessa Spencer is a mixed-media artist and crafter. You can learn more about Vanessa by visiting her blog www.hearthhandmade.blogspot.com.

Ombre Tag Art

May 5th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Design Teamer, Shirley Karnos, creates a unique photo layout she calls Ombre Art. She starts with our basic (yet super versatile!) White Tags then, dips them in various colors of Rit dye to make dip-dyed ombre tags.  All were cut into triangles and pieced together to create a geometric heart layout. The lovely shades of pink, blue and lavender make a perfectly coordinated display. This could be the base to a card, a scrapbook page or a wall hanging to commemorate a special occasion.  She’s chosen a heart for her anniversary theme but other shapes would work as well. Let creativity be your guide!

Shirley, is currelntly working on a dip-dyed project using our white Little Bitty Bags. Stay tuned … that should be a fun one!

IMG_6268_DipDyeGeometricHeartLayoutCheck out the detail of the background– love it!  To find more information on her technique, see her blog at Shirley shirley bo birley. Enjoy! IMG_6289_DipDyeGeometricHeartLayout

Sleek and Simple Custom Card

April 28th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

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WG designer, Heather Pulvirenti, creates greeting cards that never disappoint with their crisp, clean design and perfect pop of color. Sleek and simple, this one is an ideal framework for any occasion! Switch out the colored tag, twine or sentiment for a completely different look. With Mother’s Day around the corner, think soft pink perhaps? Heather’s heat embossing technique is also a quick, yet lovely, way to customize your greeting and impress the recipient! To see more of Heather’s fabulous ideas, check out her blog Witty Title Here.

Supplies for this project:
Yellow Large Colored Tag
Silver Metallic Divine Twine
Flower Dies
Sentiment Stamp
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Gray Cardstock
White Cardstock
Yellow Enamel Dots

Tea Time Bitty Card

April 9th, 2015 § 6 comments § permalink

Here’s a thoughtful card by Design Team member, Amy Tsuruta. She starts with a Black Diagonal Stripe Bitty Bag. To soften the stripes, she layers it with a vellum panel stitched with gold thread. It ties in beautifully with the Divine Twine looped through the pink colored tag. Take a close look at the twine. It’s one of our newest colors–Rose Gold! It is truly fabulous and will be available in the shop this month! (We are thrilled to introduce this color along with our new Diva Collection. Stay tuned for more on that!) We love Amy’s creativity and invite you to check out her blog to see more on this and other custom cards. Enjoy!
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Here’s the inside sentiment — clever!

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Easter Bitty Gift Bags

April 2nd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

With just a few days before Peter Cottontail hits the trail, Kerstie Pedersen gives us an easy DIY Springtime gift idea. She uses Chevron Middy bags, adds a few folds and notions, and crafts them into uniquely shaped treat bags perfect for everyone on your list. Whether as gifts or favors for your holiday table, they are sure to impress. Check out Kerstie’s blog to see a tutorial for making these in a flash. Although, the chevron bags are fabulous, feel free to switch them out for other designs–Polka dot, Honeycomb or whatever you have on hand. Then, share your creations with us. We love to see new takes on our projects! In any case, have fun with them! Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

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Supplies Kerstie Used:
Chevron Middy Bitty bags in orange
Green crepe paper
Wasi tape
Paper flower
Green Solid Divine Twine
Small Colored Tags in yellow
Glue/tape
Stapler
Scissors
Pinking Shears
Treats

Bitty Friendship Wrap

January 8th, 2015 § 4 comments § permalink

Design Team member Amy Tsuruta, uses a fun heat embossing technique creating a pretty gift bag that looks professionally made! Our plain Brown Kraft Bags are the perfect blank canvas. Amy uses white embossing powder on her “Friend” stamp.  The Red Tag fastened with Twine adds a pop of color. With Valentine’s Day still weeks away, you may want to tuck this one in your back pocket. Seems like the perfect fit for the occasion!

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SUPPLIES:
Plain Brown Kraft Bags
Large Red Tag
Bright White Divine Twine
Mini clothes pin
Reverse Confetti quick card panel
Wooden heart notion
White Embossing Powder
Super script Stamp by Altenew

For more pics and tips for heat embossing and making this lovely gift bag, please see Amy’s awesome blog at: tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com

New Year’s Kiss wrapped in Bitty Bags!

December 30th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

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Just in time for your New Year’s party, Kerstie Pederson has a perfect party favor for the big night… Kisses wrapped in Bitty Bags. What an impressive display, yet so easy to make. For a complete tutorial with lots of pictures to follow, please see Kerstie’s Blog. Feel free to mix colors and design options to make your perfect kiss. Your guests will never know you threw it together at the last moment!

Here’s all you need:
Diagonal Striped Bigger Bitty Bag in Black
Metallic Gold Chevron Middy Bag
Gold Metallic Divine Twine
Silver Metallic Divine Twine
Small Colored Tags in White
Ribbon
Cardboard tubes
Glue
Scissors
Hershey Kisses

Make substitutions where needed and have fun with this one!

We at Whisker Graphics HQ wish you and yours a happy, healthy, prosperous and super fun 2015.  Happy New Year!

Flash Card Calendar File (and Sale!)

December 30th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

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As we usher in the New Year, Guest Designer Vanessa Spencer of Hearth Handmade, has a fabulous idea for capturing the exciting memories you are about to create in 2015.  She uses our vintage Flashcard Calendar (Now 33% Off plus free shipping!), a wooden recipe box and her amazing creativity to make a monthly calendar journal.

She starts by stamping the date and year onto each of twelve kraft colored tabs using an old fashioned monthly roller stamp. Then, for each month, adds the monthly calendar flashcard, a few library cards, plus some plain white tags.

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The rest is up to you! Journal on the library cards and white tags throughout the month, drop in photos that capture the moment, file away ticket stubs or other memorabilia. Such a simple project that will look great on your desk and be a keepsake for years to come!

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Vanessa Spencer is a mixed-media artist and crafter. Please be sure to visit her blog at http://www.hearthhandmade.blogspot.com. Thanks so much for creating for us this month, Vanessa and Happy New Year to all!

Holiday Party Prep with Garland and Tags

December 26th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

The 2014 Holiday Party Season…

hasn’t wrapped up yet and Design Team Member Amy Cluck has a created some fun garland to add that “pop” around the bar and gift tags for that host or hostess gift utilizing our Bitty Bags and Packaging products for party flare.

Unique Garland!

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Present Garland is made in silver and gold so that it works for New Year’s, but you could also make this for a birthday party.

Bitty Bags of Various colors & patterns (any size will work)
– Cardboard Jewelry Boxes (6 or more)
– Clear Tape
– Washi Tape
Divine Twine in coordinating color (Amy used both silver& gold)

How to: Cut the side and bottom of your Bitty Bag along the folded seam to create a flat sheet of paper. Gift wrap the jewelry boxes in various colors and patterns. Wrap Divine Twine around each wrapped box and tie in a bow on the front, like you would wrap a gift. Cut one piece of Divine Twine, as long as you’d like your garland to be (probably at least 2-3 feet). Now, evenly space your “gifts” and attach your twine to the top side of each gift with washi tape (attach to the top so they hang straight).

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Fun with Tags!

Colored Tags + Washi Tape + Divine Twine to make gift tags that also look like mini presents to take to your next event. Add these to a gifts, hang on the tree, or attach to a Little Bitty Bag to create a festive gift card holder.

 

 

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