Strawberry Sauce Hostess Gift

July 11th, 2014 § 0 comments

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

New Bitty Bags!

July 10th, 2014 § 2 comments

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We are super excited to announce that six New Bitty Bags will be arriving in August! They’re so new, we don’t have any photos yet to share, but trust us when we say they are worth getting excited about! Here’s a sneak peak of what’s coming:

Metallic Gold Bags – Our Metallic Gold on White Kraft will pair beautifully with our Gold Metallic Divine Twine. Perfect for weddings, the holidays or any time you need a little sparkle for your event or project.  Available in these styles and sizes:

  • Chevron Middy
  • Horizontal Middy
  • Polka Dot Little Bitty
  • Chevron Little Bitty

Navy Blue Horizontal Middy Bags – Crisp Navy Blue on White Kraft.  Ideal for a nautical or patriotic themed party. We like the Blueberry, Air Mail or Solid Red Divine Twine with these Bitty Bags.

Light Pink Polka Dot Middy Bags – Soft, Pale Pink on White Kraft. These coordinate beautifully with our Cotton Candy Divine Twine and are the same shade of pink as our Pink Diagonal and Pink Polka Dot Bigger Bitty Bags so mix and match away!

If you’d like to be notified when we have the new bags in stock, click HERE and then click on the “Request re-stock notice” link in the appropriate listing. You’ll receive an email as soon as they arrive.

Welcome Home Wall Art

July 9th, 2014 § 1 comments

Just had to share this project sent in by, friend and former Design Team member, Jan Ely. She created this as a housewarming gift for someone who was moving into a new home. Made from a polka dot Middy Bag, cherry Divine Twine, two large Colored Tags and her own embellishments, Jan has fashioned a sweet wall hanging. What a lovely way to welcome someone home!

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Bitty Bag Baby Shower Favors

July 6th, 2014 § 2 comments

Hi friends!  Today, I have a super cute project from design team member Amy Cluck-McAlister to share with you.  Amy made some adorable baby shower favors with our Middy Bitty Bags!  She also made a downloadable free file if you want to use these same graphics to create your own bags.  These are a great, simple, and very affordable party favor.  We also make a pink Middy Bitty Bag that you could use if the baby is a girl.

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popcorn-favorSupplies: Horizontal Striped Middy Bitty Bags Color Printer Microwave Popcorn Bags Peanuts Free Printables from Amy For tips on printing on Bitty Bags, the free printable, and more details on this project, check out Amy’s post HERE.

Sailboat Place Cards

June 27th, 2014 § 1 comments

Throwing your next get-together is sure to be smooth sailing with these adorable place cards. This week’s Guest Designer, Betsy Skagen, creates this nautical theme from colorful Bitty Bags. She uses both the Bigger Bitty and Middy Bitty Bags and various shades of Divine Twine. For a special touch, fill the boats with nautical themed treats such as Swedish Fish. Ahoy!

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Supplies:
Bigger Bitty Bags
Middy Bitty Bags
Glassine Bags
Divine Twine
Straws
Hole Punch
Ruler
Fine Tip Markers

For more details on these place cards and many other humor-filled craft posts (You’ll know what I mean when you read them!) please visit Betsy’s blog at PaperCalliope.com.

Just for You Bitty Bag

June 24th, 2014 § 1 comments

Hi friends!  Today, I have a gorgeous project from design team member Heather Pulvirenti to share with you.  Heather made this stunning gift bag with a coordinating tag.  She shows how you can emboss on our Colored Tags to add a lot of impact to a project.  She also shows how well our Pink Colored Tags go with Coral Divine Twine.  This color combination is so fresh and crisp.  Who wouldn’t want to receive this beautiful gift?  It’s just a few steps and your recipient will feel so special!
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Supplies:
Gray Polka Dot Middy Bitty Bag
Pink Large Colored Tag
Coral Divine Twine
Stamps and Ink
Embossing Powder and Heat Gun
Enamel Dots

For more of Heather’s beautiful work, check out her blog: Witty Title Here.

Cookie Treat Bag with Coordinating Card

June 20th, 2014 § 1 comments

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!

Bitty Bag Covered Box

June 19th, 2014 § 1 comments

Hi friends!  Today, I have a fun project from design team member Marianne Songbird to share with you.  Marianne repurposed an old box into a lovely gift.  Bitty Bags are the perfect item to use on food gifts because they are made of food safe materials.  Marianne used all different patterns for her box for added fun and whimsy.  After eating the chocolates, the box can be used to store jewelry or other small trinkets.  This is such a great way to give new life to items you find at the thrift store or around your home.
heart box pretty papers and chocolates

modpodged heart box pretty papersSupplies:
Middy Bitty Bags
Box
Gesso
Mod Podge

For a complete tutorial on this project, check out Marianne’s post HERE.

Painted Bitty Bag Favors

June 17th, 2014 § 2 comments

Hi friends!  Today, I have a delightful project from design team member Landee Anderson to share with you.  Landee made these favor bags for a party that have each of the guest’s initials on them.  She masked off the initial and painted over it then peeled the vinyl off.  The paint gives this project so much dimension and each person is going to feel so special that their bag will have their initial.  You could also use this technique to add the birthday girl/boy’s initial to the bags or a monogram or even numbers for a big birthday or a special anniversary.  Landee even has a free printable on her blog for you if you’d like to recreate these bags!

Painted Party Favor Bags from landeelu

Supplies:
Polka Dot Middy Bitty Bags
Solid Divine Twine
Petite Stickys
Vinyl Letters
Acrylic Paint and Paintbrush
Free Printable Tags from Landee
Small Hole Punch

For more information about this project and to download the FREE printable, check out Landee’s post HERE.

Flower Bitty Bag Envelope

June 16th, 2014 § 1 comments

Hi friends!  Today, I have a project from design team member Amy Tsuruta to share with you.  Amy decided to embellish a White Horizontal Stripe Middy Bitty Bag with a big beautiful flower and use it as an envelope to give a card and goodies to a friend.  This is a gorgeous way to present someone with a nice gift and perk up their day.  Because Bitty Bags have more room than traditional envelopes, you can add some treats, a gift card, or a small gift without having to wrap it separately.  When you add a large embellishment to the front of the bag, you add to the “wow factor.” WG striped bloom

WG.fusion duoSupplies:
White Horizontal Stipe Middy Bitty Bag
Flower Embellishment
Wood Heart
Card and Goodies

For more on this project, check out Amy’s post HERE.

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