Valentine’s Day on the Fly!

February 12th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

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!

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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 § permalink

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!

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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!

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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!

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

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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.

Divine Twine Pom Poms

February 3rd, 2015 § 4 comments § permalink

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.

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Look how cute they are displayed in a set!

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Supplies:
Coral Solid Divine Twine
Metallic Gold Polka Dot Little Bitty Bags
Scissors
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 § permalink

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!

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Supplies:
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.

 

 

Origami Bitty Bag Hearts

January 20th, 2015 § 3 comments § permalink

Today’s Design Team submission is all about Valentine’s Day. The super talented, Dawn Smith, uses Middy Bitty Bags to make soda bottles that double as centerpieces for a simple and fun treat table.  She trimmed and folded the Middy Bitty Bags into origami hearts then attached the hearts to card stock and wrapped them around the bottles. The Middy Bags come in 10 colors and 4 different designs intended to make mixing, matching and creating a breeze.

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Take a look at the full spread – yum!

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Supplies Dawn used:
Chevron Middy Bitty Bags in Aqua and Red
Polka Dot Middy Bitty Bags
Honeycomb Middy Bitty Bags
Horizontal Middy Bitty Bags
Paper Straws
Card Stock
Bottles of soda/juice

For a tutorial on making the origami hearts and other Valentine’s Day ideas, please see Dawn’s blog at Not Just A Mommy.

“Frozen” Princess Party

January 13th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

For those with young children, particularly daughters, you have probably seen, or at least heard about, the movie “Frozen”. Design Team member, Rachel McAffee, has outdone herself using this theme for the perfect princess party. She takes our plain White Kraft Little Bitty Bags and embellishes them with mica sprinkled snowflake tags to create food labels for a buffet that would melt Olaf’s heart, again.  (Sorry, movie reference. You’ll have to go see it now!) She makes a stand of each by attaching a lollipop stick and setting it in a fluffy cotton, snow ball base. Clever!

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In keeping with the theme, each princess gets a goody bag full of Snow Dough. Of course, Rachel made her own sparkly play dough, but you could buy it if you’re not up to the task. She packages it in a White Middy bag with a cookie cutter snowflake tied with Aqua Divine Twine. Darling!

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Be sure to go to Rachel’s  blog to the see the party come to life. It is simply amazing!

Supplies she used:
Plain White Kraft Middy Bag
Plain White Kraft Little Bitty Bag
Aqua Divine Twine
spray adhesive
mica
basket shred
cotton balls
labels

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!

Cute Santa Gift Tag!

December 24th, 2014 § 1 comment § permalink

Just in time for Christmas, design team member Heather Pulvirenti of “Witty Title Here…” made this Santa inspired gift tag. She used our new gold Chevron Middy Bitty Bag, gold Metallic Divine Twine, and large red tag for this adorable ensemble.

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Supply List:
Gold Metallic Divine Twine
Gold Horizontal Stripe Middy Bag
Red Large Tag
Versamark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Christmas Sentiment Stamp
Black Card Stock
Gold Foil Card Stock
Clear Gems
Adhesive

Glassine Bag Luminaries

December 9th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

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 § permalink

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.

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