Wednesday, October 8, 2014

EAT SOMETHING SWEET

Remember in my previous post when I showed you  how adorable the September 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit is, and how my first project following the instructions turned out? Well, I promised you that I would share another project I did, changing up the directions and a few materials a bit to make it suitable for another occasion?

Just a reminder of what the projects were to look like if the directions were followed and the appropriate goodies were used:


I thought it would be easy enough to make this a CHRISTMAS treat bag as opposed to one for Halloween treats, with only a few changes.

Some of the burlap bags were printed in black stripes, while the rest were black polka dots.

This is what I came up with. 

Choosing one of the polka dot bags, I used one of the plain tags that came in the kit, along with one of the black striped tags for its mat. Since one of the stamps that came in the kit, "Eat Something Sweet" was nicely appropriate for a Christmas treat, I stamped that on the plain tag in red. To attach it to the bag, instead of using one of the orange or purple clothespins that came with the kit -- which are decidedly HALLOWEEN! -- I dug through the leftover supplies that I had accumulated from past Paper Pumpkin kits, and came upon these darling unfinished clothespins. Perfection!


To turn the black printed polka dots into "mats", I punched out green and red circles with the 1/2" Circle Punch. I then adhered them to the center of each dot with green glue. 


Needing a little something more, since I obviously could not use the orange sequins that came with the kit, I took the scraps from punching out the circles, and with the Banner Punch, punched one in each color. Adding them in a jaunty way to the tag was the perfect ending touch!


Now, I'd like for you to put your Paper Seedling planting hat on and come up with another way we could change up the striped bags for some other occasion. What do you think?

Dotty
Smiles.

P.S. I added this project o' mine to the MPC1014 Sweets & Treats at My Pumpkin Challenge at http://www.mypumpkinchallenge.blogspot.com/. Think about joining their monthly challenges yourself! 

18 comments:

  1. PINNED. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. These are super cute! Thanks for sharing! Found you at the Serenity Saturday link up! :)

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  3. Cute! I love burlap! Link tomorrow on my blog! My readers would love it!
    XOXO
    Isabelle
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.com

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  4. This is so cute!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  5. These little treat bags could easily be used with an Advent Calendar for the holidays. Thank you for sharing with all of us at Make It Monday.

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  6. Love these! They are too cute! Thank you for linking up to Show Me Saturday!

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  7. Really cute! They'd make perfect little take away gifts to give guests after a Christmas party. Thanks so much for sharing your post at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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  8. G’day from Oz! Thanks for sharing your post at the Say G’day Saturday Linky Party. I’ve just shared this on Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter.

    Hope you can link up with us again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  9. Great job - this worked out great!

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  10. Too cute! I love the polka dot bags with the plain tags.

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  11. Just shared directly on twitter. Hope you come back tomorrow for the party!
    Xo
    Isabelle
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.com

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  12. What a fun way to add color and change it up! Great job. Plus, the colors really pop with the black. Thanks for sharing at the My Pumpkin Challenge!

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  13. Oh, this is brilliant! Now I know I'll be saving my second kit for Christmas, lol - I never would have thought of that! Sweet treat indeed - thanks so much for linking at My Pumpkin Challenge!

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  14. Linda…what a super idea…gotta say WAO! I love changing the colors adding the green and red with the "green glue". I assume you are talking about the Tombow Liquid glue?!? Super, you inspire me! Thanks for sharing your project with us at My Pumpkin Challenge, can't wait to see what you are making with the new one. :)

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