November 4th, 2014 § 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.
Little Bitty Bags: Plain Brown, Plain White, White Chevron
Tags: Large White and Small Orange
Divine Twine: Solid Teal, Solid Natural and Brown Sugar
Heart Die Cuts
You can find more from Savannah at Savannahland2.
October 30th, 2014 § 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!
October 23rd, 2014 § comments
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!
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.
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.
Supplies for your Candy Buffet:
Halloween Divine Twine
Scrolly Square Labels in Black
Bigger Bitty Bags in Black & White
Horizontal Stripe Middy Bags, Orange
To download Amy’s label templates and the fun Halloween fonts, check out her blog at Amy is the Party. Enjoy!
October 22nd, 2014 § comments
The 2015 Calendars are here and ready to ship! This weekend only, we are offering them at 25% off retail pricing! That’s just $9.00 each.
Inspired by vintage flash cards, these calendars have been a customer favorite from year to year. Display with a bull-nose clip for a classic look. They are printed on 6 x 3.25″ card stock and packaged in a clear cello bag.We love the idea of marking a special day (birth, wedding, graduation) with a circle or heart and including the card with a gift.
Hurry, place your order now. Sales ends Sunday 10/26/14 at midnight!
October 21st, 2014 § comments
Pumpkin carving is fun, but let’s be honest, it’s messy, time consuming and very slimy. Plus the carved pumpkins have a short shelf life. Design Team member, Dawn Smith agrees. She’s not a big fan of pumpkin carving and wants to enjoy her pumpkins for most of the season. So… she Mod Podges her pumpkins. Simply adhere cut-down strips of Middy Bitty Bags with Mod Podge. Once dry, use acrylic paint on the stems. That’s it! Mod Podging with Middy Bitty Bags is the perfect way to decorate pumpkins that will last from Halloween through Thanksgiving!
Be sure to check out Dawn’s blog at Not Just A Mommy for more crafty awesomeness!
October 16th, 2014 § comments
With the holiday right around the corner, we’ve been seeing lots of Halloween projects. Here’s a great idea to keep in mind for after Halloween to use all that leftover candy. Package it and give it to someone who needs a little pick me up! Design Team member Amy Tsuruta created this peek-a-boo treat bag using our very versatile Brown Kraft Bag. She cuts an oval window to reveal the contents and seals it with washi tape and Divine Twine. You could also switch out the stamped sentiment and use it as a thank you gift or as a BOO! Bag for those of you that have kiddos that participate in that Halloween game. Mix it up and have fun!
Brown Kraft Bags
Solid Yellow Divine Twine
For detailed steps to make this or your version of this treat bag, please see Amy on her blog at tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com
October 14th, 2014 § comments
Happy Tuesday, everyone! We continue to ramp up for Halloween, this week with Design Team member Rachel McAffee. For her witches party, she switches things up from the traditional black and orange by pairing our gorgeous Gold Bitty Bags with stark black for an amazing contrast and an unexpected elegant look. A party hat, goodie bag and cat mask place card holder are all part of her witchy ensemble. For detailed instructions for making each of these pieces, please check out Rachel’s blog, Fawnprints. Enjoy!
October 9th, 2014 § comments
Who knew our Bitty Bags could be converted into such fabulous Halloween party décor?!
Design Team Member Betsy Skagen took advantage of the colorful graphics of our Bitty Bags to make eye-popping Halloween rosettes. She alternated between the Little, Middy and Bigger sized bags to beautifully balance her display. They are sure to make any party more festive.
Learn how to make these fun party decorations from this tutorial at Paper Calliope.
Orange, Black and Purple Bigger Bitty Bags – All designs
Orange, Black and Purple Middy Bitty Bags – All designs
Orange, Black and Purple Little Bitty Bags – All designs
October 7th, 2014 § comments
Here’s a fast festive fix for dressing up your party table! Design Team member, Savannah O’Gwynn, has gift wrapped a couple clear glass containers with brightly colored Bitty Bags. The first in polka dots and the second in stripes. The tags are tied up with our seasonal Halloween Twine and secured with a classic clothes pin. I am such a fan of sassy simplicity!
Halloween Divine Twine
Purple Polka Dot Middy Bag
Orange Horizontal Striped Bag
For more on this and other unique projects by Savannah, please see her blog at savannahland2.
October 2nd, 2014 § comments
Here’s a fun new twist on Halloween Treat Bags, by Design Team member, Kerstie Pedersen. She’s sketched this friendly little bat (There’s a free printable available on her blog!) and fashioned wings out of our Middy Bitty Bags. Tucked in on each side is a candy treat. Sweet!
Black Chevon Middy Bags
Black Polka Dot Middy Bags
To download the printable and for step-by-step instructions for creating these Batty Bitty Bags, please see Kerstie’s Blog.
Psst..and by the way, retail customers receive 20% off all things black and orange on our website now through Sunday. Just enter “Black and Orange Sale” when ordering and we’ll apply the discount.