Good to the Last Bite

Stampin’ Up! is going to be so helpful when the holidays roll around.  Although they are officially “kicked off” with Halloween, I don’t really think of Halloween as a big holiday for sending cards.  Sure, there will inevitably be Halloween party invitations, right?  But the bulk of our Halloween crafting comes with fun packaging for kids’ treats or decorations for our Halloween parties.  Here’s bag of cookies, all dressed up for Halloween:

Merry Everything, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Bag it Up!  The new Holiday Catalog is jam-packed with great packaging ideas (take-out boxes, gift card holders, and curvy keepsake boxes).  On of my favorites, though, is the Petite Cafe Gift Bags.  These food safe bags are poly-lined so they have a waxy interior that’s perfect for homemade treats.  The bags measure approximately 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ x 8″.  With two tin tie closures, the bags can easily be resized and resealed.
  • Top it!  These bags are super-cute, but I wanted to create a fun and lively topper.  The topper is a piece of Basic Black card stock that’s scored and covered with a piece of Back to Black Designer Series paper.  I colored the entire panel of paper with a Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities Marker.  The topper is glued to the front of the bag and loose on the back of the bag.  I heat embossed this super-fun “good to the last bite” image from Merry Everything and punched it with the Note Tag punch.  I added two banners to the side and some Pumpkin Pie Fringe.    Merry Everything, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Don’t Forget About the Back.  While I didn’t decorate the back of the bag, I did add another tag from the same set to identify the special friend who is receiving these cookies.  Everyone likes to see their name in print, right Sonny?  That little touch on the back of the gift makes the gift all that more special.    Merry Everything, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Merry Everything  Papers:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Back to Black Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Stampin’ Write Markers (Pumpkin Pie)  Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Note Tag punch, Banner Framelits, Fringe Scissors, Petite Cafe Gift Bag, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Did you make the cookies, Brian? 🙂

  2. Great tag topper Brian. Sonny, enjoy the goodies!

  3. For me ???? Aw gee you shouldn`t have ! Love the bag too !
    You told me something I did not know ….these bags are lined with wax paper .
    That is great ! Thank you , Mr. Sweet Face !

  4. Custom DSP with blendabilities….great way to step up! Like the fun and flirty fringe. Heck, I like the whole thing! Congrats Sonny for being the lucky recipient of the goodie bag. You have my address. He He

  5. So cute, I love how you used the Back to Black DSP and the twist you gave it. I especially like the fringe.

  6. Wow…I’m coming to your house to trick-or-treat! Super cute bag, thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh, you lucky, lucky girlfriend of mine, home made cookies from Brian!!!!! Don’t eat them all at once!!!!! 😉 Hmm.. I think you have my home address?? right? LOL!! 😉
    Halloween is great, love it and I wish I could bake this kinds of goodies for the parade of little kids who will come knocking at my door but unfortunately you can’t give out anything that is not store bought to them but, for my grandkids, I always make them fudge and cookies for their special bags. This bag looks fabulous Brian, love everything about it, thank you for sharing.

  8. Very, very cute Brian! Lucky kids that get to go to your house………..
    Sonny – congrats! What a great surprise for you. I hope the cookies are ones you love because there is no way not to love the bag they come in. 🙂 Brian – you are so sweet and always full of surprises for us.

  9. One word, Brian – CA-UTE!!

  10. very cute, did not know the bags were in the catty, time for another browse through while having my fix (coffee!)

  11. Brian, I think I saw my name on that bag of cookies–are they my favorite, chocolate chip? 🙂 Your bag is SUPER cute. Love your creations!

  12. Great idea! Now I know why I want that tag set 😀 TFS!!

  13. Maybe Halloween party invitations are inevitable for you…….me…..not so much…..:(…….lol!

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