Wrap up the Holidays with Bitty Bags

December 11th, 2014 § 21 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!

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And, for the coffee lover …

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You can find more great ideas by Amy on her blog at tsurutadesigns

Glassine Bag Luminaries

December 9th, 2014 § 2 comments

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

Twine Scarf and Paper Bag Hat Anyone? Yes Please!

November 27th, 2014 § 1 comments

Amy Cluck has a knack for thinking outside the box that we here at Whisker Graphics just love. Look at how she decked out this edible petite snowman. A Divine Twine scarf and a Bitty Bag hat. Really? Beyond cute and clever! Such a dapper dressed treat to greet your guests at the table. Amy thought of everything. The “ground” is one of our Bigger Bitty Bags that makes a handsome carrying case to to the your snowman home.

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Supplies:
Red Stripe Bigger Bitty Bags (for guests to take their snowman home in)
Red & White Divine Twine
Bitty Bags (for the hats)
Rice Krispy Treat Snowmen

Wishing everyone in the US a Happy Thanksgiving and wishing everyone else in the world a joy-filled day!

Snowman Gift Bag

November 25th, 2014 § 2 comments

Design Team member, Heather Pulvirenti, has a fun, seasonal gift bag to share with us. Our versatile Navy Horizontal Stripe Bitty Bag is her base. These navy bags truly work well with so many themes! Heather uses a heat embossing technique to create the glittery snowflakes and, of course, Divine Twine for the snowman. She creates layer upon layer of detail making it a gift in and of itself!

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Supplies:
Solid Teal Divine Twine
Solid White White Divine Twine
Navy Horizontal Stripe Middy Bag
Gray Large Tag
Versamark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Snowflake Stamps
Dot Stamp
Card Stock: Mint, Dark Gray, Orange and Silver Glitter
Stickles
Adhesive
Dark Gray Gems

For how-to instructions to create your own gift bag, plus other lovely projects, please see Heather’s blog at Witty Title Here…

Silver and Gold Ornament

November 20th, 2014 § 0 comments

You might just find yourself humming that familiar Burl Ives song after you check out this tutorial by Design Team member Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope. She uses  our Metallic Gold Divine Twine along with several of our Gold and Gray Bitty Bags to transform an Altoid tin into a lovely, shadow box-like ornament. Enjoy!

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Black and White Christmas

November 18th, 2014 § 2 comments

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.

12 Days of Christmas

November 13th, 2014 § 6 comments

Sweet things come in small packages! Here’s a lovely holiday gift giving idea by Design Team member, Amy Tsuruta.  (Although this project was specifically designed for Christmas, you could easily adapt it for the 8 days of Hanukkah or any gift giving occasion.)

Amy uses 2.75 x 4″ White Kraft Bags and beautifully decorates each with Divine Twine, doilies, tags, stickers and other fun notions. Then, she numbers them 1 through 12 and fills them with assorted treats — gift cards, money, candy, tickets, jewelry, anything goes! This is a fun way to spread the gift giving out over a couple weeks so that each day the receiver has a special treasure to open. You can display them all for a lovely presentation, package for gift giving as Amy does with the ceramic berry basket or simply present the lucky recipient with one each day. The choice is yours!

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Supplies:
Little Bitty White Kraft Bags
Teal Divine Twine
Number Stickers 1 through 12
Brown Kraft Doilies
Various Card Stock, embellishments and tags

For more inspiration by Amy, please see her blog at tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com.

Thanksgiving Place Cards

November 11th, 2014 § 1 comments

Design Team member, Rachel McAffee, has a fabulous idea for jazzing up your Thanksgiving Day table with these fun and festive Turkey Place Cards. She simply folds and fans Middy Bags to make the tail feathers. Imagine the reaction from your guests when they see these little critters lining the table!

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Supplies:
Middy Bitty Bags cut in half: Horizontal Stripe and Polka Dot
Turkey Template
White and Orange Card Stock
Mini Clothes Pins

To see more on this project (plus a bonus Thanksgiving Goodie Bag!) check out her blog at Fawnprints.

Bitty Bag Place Cards

November 4th, 2014 § 4 comments

Happy November! With Halloween behind us, we look ahead to Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday about family, friends, food and being thankful for all three. Design Team member, Savannah O’Gwynn, has a lovely idea for your Thanksgiving Day table. She gives us 3 different ways to use bitty bags and twine for Thanksgiving place cards that double as “thankful cards”. Write the guest’s name on the front to mark their place at the table. Then, have pens available so each can jot down one thing for which they are thankful. You can go around the table and share them or keep them tucked away inside the bitty bag. For a video tutorial by Savannah, click HERE.

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Supplies:
Little Bitty Bags: Plain Brown, Plain White, White Chevron
Tags: Large White and Small Orange
Divine Twine: Solid Teal, Solid Natural and Brown Sugar
Leaves
Heart Die Cuts
Card Stock
Clothes Pins

You can find more from Savannah at Savannahland2.

Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece

October 30th, 2014 § 0 comments

Here’s one last Halloween Project for your party table. Design Team member, Betsy Skagen, has crafted a pumpkin centerpiece out of Horizontal Striped Bitty Bags. Using the same rosette making technique from her 10/9/14 post, she makes alternating layers of orange and black. To see her tutorial visit her blog at Paper Calliope. Happy Halloween to all!

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