January 20th, 2015 § comments
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.
Take a look at the full spread – yum!
Supplies Dawn used:
Chevron Middy Bitty Bags in Aqua and Red
Polka Dot Middy Bitty Bags
Honeycomb Middy Bitty Bags
Horizontal Middy Bitty Bags
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.
January 15th, 2015 § comments
Team Designer Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope used our Flashcard Calendar to create this fun Gift Card Calendar Book for her son’s birthday. The Brown Kraft Bitty Bags give it a nostalgic, almost vintage look while the colorful, tie-dyed page dividers add a playful pop of color. The pages reflect the many themed birthday parties she has thrown for him over the years. What a fun walk down memory lane!
Check out these colorful, page dividers! How does she do it?
For a supply list, directions for making this lovely keepsake and a peek at all the pages, please see Betsy’s Blog. To enjoy 50% off on our Flashcard Calendar, please go to our shop at www.whiskergrpahics.com. Hurry supplies are limited!
January 13th, 2015 § comments
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!
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!
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
January 8th, 2015 § comments
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!
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
December 30th, 2014 § comments
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
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!
December 26th, 2014 § comments
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.
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).
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.
December 24th, 2014 § comments
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.
Gold Metallic Divine Twine
Gold Horizontal Stripe Middy Bag
Red Large Tag
White Embossing Powder
Christmas Sentiment Stamp
Black Card Stock
Gold Foil Card Stock
December 18th, 2014 § 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!
December 16th, 2014 § 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!
For more party planning ideas, please see Dawn’s blog at Not Just A Mommy.
December 11th, 2014 § 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!
And, for the coffee lover …
You can find more great ideas by Amy on her blog at tsurutadesigns