January 28, 2017


The January Paper Pumpkin kit consisted of enough goodies to create 24 Valentine treat bags. 

Remember in THIS POST I showed you what I fashioned instead of treat bags for my February Stamp-In Workshop?

What did I do with the little treat bags you ask?

My older daughter, Emily, and I are host(essing) a baby shower for my younger daughter, Sarah, this weekend. I thought the treat bags would make darling favors for the shower guests. So I went to work, and this is what I came up with:

The only part of the Paper Pumpkin kit that I utilized for this project were the little heart-dotted white bags. The rest of the materials are all things that I had in my Stampin' Up! stash: the little clothespins, the thick baker's twine, an old retired penguin stamp, a circle punch, and inks and cardstock. 

I need to call your attention to the background of the penguin tag. You can find the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies on page 23 of the Occasions Catalog. The blue in the far back as well as the sun ray green front are two of the Thinlits that come with the set. I am totally in love! 

The combination of these two Thinlits gives a wonderful and completely delightful tag. Check out the set on page 23, so you can see what the penguin is actually covering up.

Oh, the fabulous things I have planned for this set!

I bought it as a bundle with the coordinating stamp set so I could save 10% and, at $37.75, I didn't have to add too much to this total to earn a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set!

Some of the little favor bags that are waiting to go home with the shower attendees:

They're all ready!!



  1. Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

  2. This is a lovely idea Linda and the penguin is just too cute! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  3. Those are adorable! Such a clever idea. Congratulations on the new baby, too!

  4. That's just so adorable Linda. Congrats on you soon being a GrandMom too. I can't wait to see all the lovely cards you'll be making for the new little one.