Sweet and Simple Gift Wrap

December 1st, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Let’s face it, sometimes it’s all about the packaging! Short on time? You can still  pull off a look that will impress. Designer Shirley Karnos, goes back to the basics and uses our 6 x 9″ Bigger Bitty Bag to package some birthday goodies. She creates a layered look starting with various sized doilies, then adds a Sweet Sticky Label, washi tape and other embellishments. The glittery Metallic Silver twine makes a lovely bow when tied through a clear button. Take a peek in your craft box and see what you have to give your next gift wrap a designer look!

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Here’s all Shirley used:
Bigger Bitty Bag
Sweet Sticky Labels
Metallic Silver Divine Twine
Doilies
Button
Washi Tape
Happy Sticker

See her on her blog at …wait for it …. ShirleyShirleyBoBirley. (That never gets old : ) Enjoy!

 

Sweet & Simple Holiday Wrap

November 19th, 2015 § 2 comments § permalink

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Yes, it’s true. The holidays are creeping up on us. Never fear, Whisker Graphics Designer Kimberly Wiener has you covered with some simple yet elegant wrap ideas. The staple: Sweet Stickys. These lovely labels can truly make the gift. Print your message using the simple instructions included with the set. Short on time? Then just write your sentiment or follow Kimberly’s lead and stamp it. Use simple wrapping paper or a plain colored box tied with Divine Twine and voila!

Here’s all you need:
Divine Twine (shown here in Bamboo Red and White)
Sweet Sticky Labels
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For an earth-friendly, inexpensive wrap grab a roll of brown kraft butcher paper and you’ll be set for the season. The bold holiday colored twine shows off beautifully against the earthy brown. Oh, and by the way, our Holiday Sale just started and goes through 12/25! Be sure to visit our website and take advantage of our holiday discounts and shipping deals. Happy shopping!

For more ideas by Kimberly, check out her blog here.

 

Bitty Bag Recipe Binder

October 6th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Recipe collecting can get messy and disorganized. We tear recipes from magazines, print them online, and have a file full of the old school recipe cards. What do you do with all the different shapes and sizes? How do you keep them organized.? Shirley Karnos has a solution: a simple, sensible recipe binder to house ALL of your recipes!  She starts with an aqua Bigger Bitty Bag cut down a bit to fit into a 5.5 x 8.5 binder. She stamps and labels the cover and each recipe category on a Sweet Sticky. (The Sweet Sticky Labels are available in three colors and also come with a template so text can be added and printed on your printer – handy!)

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Laminate each of the section dividers to make them sturdy so pages turn without tearing.

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Trim the top of the laminated bag to open it and create a pocket to store smaller recipe cards and magazine clippings.

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Hole punch fullsize recipes and add to the appropriate section. The three ring binder makes it easy to add new sections and pages as needed.

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That’s it – recipe storage made simple! For more details on creating your personalized Recipe Binder, please see Shirley’s blog at ShirleyShirleyBoBirley.

And remember, order the same supplies in black (or orange) and get 30% off now through Halloween during our Black and Orange Sale!

30% Off Black and Orange Sale!

September 29th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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Halloween is right around the corner. In honor of this fun and crafty holiday, we are throwing a 30% Off Sale on all things Black and Orange – Bitty Bags, Divine Twine, Sweet Stickys, Petite Stickys & Colored Tags! Everything on  our website that is black or orange is on sale! So, shop now to stock up and get all of your Halloween crafting, party and decorating supplies! Think goody bags, banners, table settings, party decor and more. Have a party idea? Send it in. We’d love to see it and share!

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Contemporary Bitty Baby Card

September 22nd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Love this contemporary and fun Baby Card by designer Shirley Karnos! Her outside-the-box design is a trendy alternative to the traditional pastel themed baby shower. A gray Honeycomb Middy is the base with deep pink–almost bordering on red–textured card stock. Boy or Girl? It works either way! Shirley layers up the card to give it a custom look with a Sweet Sticky frame and Petite Sticky center. Oh Baby!

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Supplies:
Gray Honeycomb Middy Bag
Sweet Sticky Scrolly Label
Chick Petite Sticky
Deep Pink textured cardstock
“Oh Baby” Sticker
Black bead notions

Please see more on Shirley’s Blog at ShirleyShirleyBoBirley!

Thinking of You Bitty Bag

July 28th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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Designer Heather Pulvirenti, brings us fresh, summertime wrap that’s oh so simple to throw together. She pairs our Navy Horizontal Stripe Middy Bag with the super versatile Sweet Sticky — stamp, as shown here, or personalize your gift by handwriting a sentiment or printing it using the template included. They come in this bright aqua as well as deep pink and black. Please see Heather’s blog at Witty Title Here for more tips and ideas.

Supplies:
Navy Blue Horizontal Stripe Middy Bitty Bag
Scrolly Square Label in Aqua
Aqua Divine Twine
Large Colored Tag in Gray
Flower Stamp
Sentiment Stamp
Versafine Ink
Clear Embossing Powder

Black and White Christmas

November 18th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

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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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.

Halloween Candy Buffet

October 23rd, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

Design Team Member and party planning guru, Amy Cluck-McAllister, has created a fabulous Candy Buffet for us this week. She uses old apothecary jars of various shapes and sizes to hold her sweet treats and Sweet Sticky Labels to identify them. Use her template of Halloween labels and fonts or create your own!

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We have a wide assortment of Bitty Bags to store your stash. Shown hear are the 6×9″ Bitty Bags. You could also use any of the 5×7″ Middy Bags for some of your smaller trick or treaters.

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The striped banner in the background is from Amy’s Halloween post from last year. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Check out this link for instructions for making it.

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Supplies for your Candy Buffet:
Halloween Divine Twine
Scrolly Square Labels in Black
Bigger Bitty Bags in Black & White
Apothecary Jars
Assorted Candy
Horizontal Stripe Middy Bags, Orange
Black Letters

To download Amy’s label templates and the fun Halloween fonts, check out her blog at Amy is the Party. Enjoy!

Strawberry Sauce Hostess Gift

July 11th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

This Friday’s Guest Designer, Kerstie Pederson, has cooked up a yummy project for all of you canners and foodies alike. Although this Strawberry Rosemary Sauce sounds amazing, some of you might agree…it’s all about the packaging! This would make a perfect hostess gift for your next summertime soiree.

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Supplies:
Mason Jar of Strawberry Rosemary Sauce
Sweet Sticky Label
Small White Tags
Divine Twine in cherry
Bigger Bitty Polka Dot Bag
Doily
Vintage Spoon
Fine Tip Marker

For wrapping tips plus detailed instructions for making this sweet sauce, please see Kerstie’s Blog. Thanks Kerstie, you’ve inspired me to pick some strawberries!

Cheers ~ Joy

Cookie Treat Bag with Coordinating Card

June 20th, 2014 § 1 comment § permalink

Happy Friday, Happy Summer! Guest Designer, Jennifer Ferrell, helps us kick off the first official day of the season using fresh, summertime colors. Her Bitty Bag treat bag, lined with acetate, not only lets the scrumptious cookie show through, it also protects the bitty bag from grease stains that might otherwise appear. You could also use a moisture resistant Glassine Bag as a liner. They come in 2 sizes and are perfect for giving baked treats. I love how Jennifer uses the scroll punch in the Sweet Sticky to make a window, then perfectly coordinates the “To You from Me” card with the same punch – super clever, super cute!

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Supplies:
Chevron Middy – Hot Pink
Scrolly Sweet Stickey – Aqua
Divine Twine – Solid Blue and Solid Deep Pink
Green Streamers
Card Stock
Scroll Punch
Acetate Sheet

For detailed instructions for making this gift set and other crafty ideas, please see Jennifer’s blog Ferrellgraph-x.  ~ Cheers!

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