Monday, December 5, 2011

Sweet Treats Gift Bag

First of all, I'd like to let you know that I have not been avoiding you!  I've got a lot on my plate right now as the semester wraps up and have been burning the candle at both ends.  I have a final paper due next week (which I am hoping to finish up within the next day or two) and am REALLY looking forward to some "me" time - which will include visits to some of my favourite blogs!  I'm so sorry that I've been missing your projects.  I always enjoy seeing your creations.


I actually created my bag for this week's project at My Craft Spot but noticed that it also fits the requirements for the challenge at Fantabulous Cricut so decided to add it to the Design Team line-up there as well.  At My Craft Spot, the challenge is to make a Christmas treats package - and at Fantabulous Cricut, the challenge is to create a gift package (or a gift, or even a project with a gift image).  I go CRAZY each year with my Christmas baking and love to make sweet treats to give away - and eat!  (So crazy that we are usually still eating Christmas treats in March!) For a good number of years now, a dear friend and I get together each year and spend a full day preparing dozens and dozens of fancy shortbread cookies.  I had our fancy shortbread cookies in mind when I created my bag.

I used Wrap It Up to create the bag and tag.  They are from the bride image, but I deleted the contours of the bride to have a solid bag and tag.  The ornament is from Jolly Holidays and I used rather a lot of Glossy Accents to make my ornament look more authentic.  The snowflake is from a Martha Stewart punch.  To create the sentiment, I used "sweet" from My Craft Spot's Friends and Neighbours set and "treats" from My Craft Spot's Candy Corn Kisses.  I also added a gold eyelet to the tag.  The ribbon is scarlet red crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot and the gold string is from my stash.  I finished things off with a gold gem on the snowflake and a button on the bow.  This would have been a fairly simply bag to put together had it not been for my indecisiveness on the tag.  I think I made about 5 or 6 different tags before I finally settled on this one!!  I'm blaming my insanity on my sleepless nights...  The good news is, however, that I now have an elegant bag in which to present some of my elegant fancy shortbread.


Now it's your turn!  Please head to My Craft Spot AND Fantabulous Cricut for some wonderful inspiration - and then link up your own projects.  By the end of this week, I'm hoping to have some free time and would LOVE to spend some of it being inspired by your work.

25 comments:

Sherrie K. said...

Your gift box is the cutest! I love the pretty little ornament! Love the cute little center with the snowflake and bling. Nice added touch with the pretty bow and lovely tag! Beautiful project Kate! Good luck to you on your semester paper! Hopefully things will settle down a bit soon for you. Life is a bit crazy right now. Feeling the pressure too!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Your bag is gorgeous!! I hope your get your me time soon so you can enjoy your holiday!

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Amy said...

This is such a cute little box- I just love it (anyone who get something in this is lucky)
:)Amy

Diane Hodrick said...

Love this packaging Kate...I can almost smell those shortbread cookies baking...yum!

tumpkin1 said...

Lovely box, anyone would love getting goodies in this!

Terry

Jayne said...

Gorgeous bag and glossy ornament.It's very elegant and how lovely to be filled with homemade cookies.
Hope things get a little easier for you in the next few days.
Jayne x

Sarah said...

Great bag Kate--love the ornament! So pretty

Peggy T. said...

Kate, I love your gift bag. It is so pretty.

Beckie said...

Very, very pretty bag. Great job.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Karen said...

Kate this is a beautiful project just love it.

Candice said...

Love your gift bag! The ornament is darling :)

Besthobbyeva said...

Hi Kate - awesome, awesome bag. You did an amazing job with it! I love the how you did the ornament and the bow, sooo cute!!

I hear you about life being so crazy. I feel like I haven't stopped in weeks! Everyone seems to be in the same boat.

I am just happy to see you get a little craft time in. Keeps us all sane!!

Laurie
serenityscrappers

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Kate! The ornament is fabulous!! The ribbon is the perfect touch! What a great gift bag!! :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super sweet! Great treat box Kate!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

What an adorable treat bag and I love the big ribbon. Great job on the challenge.

Cricut Couple said...

Such a beautiful project! Love it!!!

Creative Cutter Room said...

This is so beautiful!!! Love the treat bag and the sentiment. Great job using big ribbon, I never can make it work...Great inspiration!!Hugs Cathie

Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog) said...

What a gorgeous wrapping!! Just lovely. Best wishes on your paper and the semester!! You will love your break even more and appreciate your "me time" so much more!

Kel said...

I love LOVE this. I love the whites and golds with the bold reds..its fab! I hope you get your me time soon and relax. Great job on this, thanks for sharing.

Glenda said...

Beautiful gift bag! Love the ornamanent and ribbon! So many pretty details!
Glenda

Angi said...

What a gorgeous creation Kate. So fun & festive for Christmas. Good luck on your finals. :)

April said...

Very lovely bag! You did a great job as usual!

DIANA L. said...

This is so elegant looking any one would love to receive it.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Jennie Garcia said...

Awesome Box!! Super pretty and elegant!! Love it!! Good Luck on finals!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

~Tammy~ said...

You amaze me with all on your plate and you crank out some amazing projects!

This is fantastic! Hope your semester wrapped up well!