Thursday, September 19, 2019

Third Thursdays Blog Hop: Holiday Catalog Goodies

Welcome once again to our Third Thursdays Blog Hop! This month our theme for the hop is Holiday Catalog Goodies! Posts will feature Stampin' Up! products or projects from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog. For my project today, I decided to package up some quick little "goodies" using the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set!
{you'll find Product Purchase Links for current items I've used, below the Blog Roll}

Now, I do have a disclaimer...the 2"x8" cello bags that I used for this project are RETIRED from our product line. If you are looking for a substitute, I recommend our 3"x6" Gusseted Clear Bags.

I generally don't use product I can't sell to you, but I wanted something to fit this allergy-free candy I bought. These chocolates are pricey specialty bars, so I didn't want to put more than one in a packet. I will give you a couple of links where you can find the 2"x8" bags, and these are not affiliate links, I'm just helping you out.

PAPER MART - After you go to this page, you'll need to use the dropdown to change the width to 2" and the length to 6" (you trim them to 2" x 5" so you don't need the entire 8" length for this project). When I looked, it was $9.60 for a box of 1000.

NASHVILLE WRAPS - The smallest they have that will work is their 2"x10" bags, but the good news is that you can buy just 100 of them if that's all you need, for $6.25.

So, the whole point of this project for me, was to create something quick and simple. I only used one color of ink, the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, and to get the spider web to come out lighter, I stamped it off TWICE before stamping on the cardstock topper. Like I said above, I trimmed my 2"x8" Cello Bags down to 2"x5" for this project.

My sample uses regular Whisper White Cardstock, but I highly recommend the Thick Whisper White Cardstock because I feel like it's a little bit less smooth, and the black ink is less likely to smear on it because it will dry a little bit faster. I cut the cardstock for my toppers to 2"x4", and scored them at 2" so they fold over the clear bag with a 2"x2" area for stamping. If you'd like to use our 3"x6" Gusseted Clear Bags, you might want to make your toppers 3"x6" and then score them at 3" so you can fold them over the bag and have a 3"x3" stamping area.

The last little "trick" I used was to make the little package re-closeable with Metallic Brads. But, I only wanted to use one brad for each topper - there's me being stingy again - and that was not enough to keep the bag from sliding around, especially if my placement ended up a little off-center because I didn't want to punch through an image I had stamped. So, to keep the bag in place, and the topper centered over it securely, while still making it re-closeable...I only put SNAIL Adhesive on the inside BACK of the topper. Then I laid the bag onto that, folded the topper over, and then punched a hole and put the brad through. That way, once you open the brad and remove it, you can flip up the topper and the bag is actually open so you can dump out the candy.

This is perfect if you are making a bunch to give away, and then you have leftover. It allows you to take the candies back out without having to rip open the packages! If you do craft fairs, this is an excellent way to package your perishables. Plus, if the person doesn't like the exact candy you used, they can remove it and put in their own. Lol, or if you get peckish, you can dig into your stash for a quick energy boost and then refill them later!

Stampin' Supplies: Wonderfully Wicked Cling Stamp Set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Whisper White Cardstock, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Smoky Slate Cardstock, 2"x8" Treat Bags (RETIRED), Metallic Brads, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer (RETIRED - for cutting & scoring), 1/4" Hole Punch (optional).

September 2019 Third Thursdays Blog Roll: Holiday Catalog Goodies
Kimberley Morris
Jan Musselman
Anne Marie Hile
Angie McKenzie
Tatiana Tobin
Andrea Tracy-Tucker

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  1. I totally love your Treat Bag Toppers! So cool. TFS

  2. Nothing like making goody bags for Halloween! So cute!

  3. Adorable treat bags! I love that tip about the metallic brads, too. You just can't go wrong when candy is involved!


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