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.
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:
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!!!