May 30, 2017


The May Paper Pumpkin kit, Sprinkled With Love, was a cutie, just like the kits always are.

The main portion of the kit revolved around nine round cards, three of each of three designs. 
Six of the cards featured donuts -- complete with donut holes!

All of the cards were meant to fit inside premade striped treat bags.

I, however, found an even better use for these cute little bags!

I turned them in to bag-a-lopes! This way, they could contain treats with some depth.

As you can see in the photo below, they are fairly deep.

For the front of the bag-a-lope, I utilized all items that came in the kit, with the exception of the 
". . . because you're awesome" stamp. The gold cording, the diecut flower, the stamp in the center of the flower, the little decorative dot in the center of that, as well as the pale blue banners all were part of the kit.

To seal the bag-a-lopes, I used one of the stamps that came in the kit on one of the kit's adhesive-backed round stickers. Yay! A nifty, adorable treat holder!

For a complete tutorial on how to create a bag-a-lope -- this one from an envelope -- please refer to THIS BLOG POST.

PLEASE NOTE: I apologize for the brevity of this blog post. My dad passed away last night, and I am really not quite with it.



  1. Such a great kit. Thank you for sharing it #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

  2. I'm so sorry for the loss of your father, Linda. I hope you find the comfort and love you need at this challenging time.

    As for your post, these bag-a-lopes are darling. Thanks for sharing them on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.


  3. Oh Linda, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Sending you much love and virtual hugs. You're paper crafts always inspire me. I'm really sorry

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

  5. Very nice kit. Thank you for sharing with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.I have shared on social medial

  6. Great idea! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  7. Love your creations! So sorry about your dad. Thanks Linda for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

  8. A bag-a-lope how cute and very different! Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope you’re having a great weekend.

  9. I love your craft ideas and it is something a little different. Thank you for linking up and sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I've shared on social media and hope to see you next month.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

  10. Linda, I am so very sorry to hear that your father passed away. My condolences to you and your family. This bag-a-lope project is so cute. Thank you for sharing it at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. Shared on social media.