Friday, September 30

One Treat Bag is completed....YAY!!!!

So, I followed the advice of my dear and talented friend, Luisa, from her tip on CSDivas the other day.  She suggested that you make up your own little assembly line and break your tasks into "sessions" when trying to conquer multiple projects or large quantities of one project.

So, I started each treat bag by first cutting the squares for the front, then I made the handmade embellishments for the lower and upper corners of the squares,  and then the tags (for the kids names to be written in once they arrive).  Today, I started adding the handles (2 1/2" wire ribbon).

I am quite impressed with how quickly they are coming along.  And once I finished one of the steps, I felt comfortable leaving it alone each night and picking it up again the next day.  I felt a sense of accomplishment and didn't feel like I was pressed for time.  Great suggestions Luisa, Thanks!

Even though not all 20+ bags are finished, I wanted to share the one that is with all of my friends.  Plus, I wanted to be sure to link up to the Simply Sunday -Fall Treats Challenge at Getting Cricky with K Andrew.

 I felt like it was missing a bit of pizazz <~ my word of the week or month, rather...LOL!  Then I thought to myself, "My main goal is to enter Kristal's Simply Sunday challenge.  I need to get out my K Andrew Art Stamps."   Currently, I only own one set of Kristal's amazing stamps, but if finances were a bit better, I definitely would have the whole lot.

So I browsed through the Splashtastic Summer set.  Low and behold, these stamps are so wonderfully versatile, I found a perfect combination:
wishing you
Buckets of Fun
I was able to curve the top and bottom to fit symmetrically inside the green circle on the bag.
Again, so versatile!
Here is a picture of the finished treat bag.  Don't you think the sentiment completes it???

Here is a picture of the entire Splashtastic Summer Stamps Set:

Here is a glimpse of the other designs (still awaiting the final touches of inking, trimming, sentiments and handles)

Once all of my party decor is completed (bookmarks, treat bags, tombstones, yard signs, ghostly ghoulish decor, and more) I will be posting all of my materials and "how-to"s.  I have a deadline of October 29, 2011 "Party Day" so, there may be a few more sneak peeks before the Grand Finale.

I would also like to enter this project into the following challenges :
Getting Cricky with K Andrew - Simply Sunday: Fall Treats
Whoopsi Daisy: Make Your Own Embellies
Paper Playtime - #56 Halloween Projects
Penny's Paper Crafty - #63 AG
Wags n' Whiskers - #64 Handmade
All Sorts  Challenge Blog - #122 Keep It Simple
Celebrate the Occasion- #32 Any Occasion, Must Use Ribbon

I am so glad that you stopped and please feel free to ask questions (in the comments) if you need to know what Cricut cuts,  papers, images, etc. I used

Have a SPOOK-tacular Day everyone!!!


  1. WOW You have been a very busy lady. Your treat bags look awesome!
    Thank you for playing with us this week
    Getting Cricky DTM
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  2. Soo cute! I think that the sentiment really added that last special touch. I really like all the awesome looking papers you are using. Great job on putting everything together.


  3. This such a cute treat bag Love the ribbon handle.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Celebrate the occasion.

    DIANA L.

  4. The sentiment totally finishes off the bag. Great work. I'm stopping by from Getting Cricky where I'm playing along too.


  5. This is absolutely adorable!!! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  6. Great treat bags... I need to get busy and do some for my Trick Or Treaters..........Good Luck on the challenge.

  7. Wow! That is a ton of work! Great job! Thanks for sharing this with us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week!
    Karen C

  8. Super fun bags!

  9. Wow great job! They look amazing!!!

  10. Loving all your cool projects and those sentiments are great, will have to check them out! Thanks so much for sharing your creations with WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

  11. Wow! What a great idea to use the ribbon as the handle. thanks for sharing with us at CTO.

  12. Love how you made the stamp set you already own work for the project

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  13. Wow your treat bags look great! It's so neat to see a whole bunch of them!


  14. What a great project, they really look wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO, hope to see you again next week :)

  15. Cute Idea, great job on the challenge. Good luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  16. Great job on all of those treat bags, I love all the different papers you used. I agree with you when you say that Kristals stamps are versitile, I love them too!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge!
    Happy Craftin :)

    Ildi-Getting Cricky DTM
    The Craftin Mama
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  17. Fun treat bags!
    Looks like you've been busy!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  18. Oh my gosh, girl, you are a treat bag crafting diva! These are fantastic! Thanks for playing in Getting Cricky's Simple Sunday challenge. Hugs! :) Janis Getting Cricky DTM


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