Showing posts with label treat bags. Show all posts
Showing posts with label treat bags. Show all posts

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Top o' the mornin' to ye!   Just a quick post to share the little pots of gold I constructed for the children at OHM this month. 

The file - from SVG Cuts Feeling Lucky collection was resized so that I could fit 4 of the pots on one sheet of black 12 x 12 card stock and still fit 6/7 pieces of 'gold' (Rolos) inside plus a gold coin.

Cute huh?  Thanks for visiting with me today.   Enjoy your corned beef and cabbage!   : ) Christine

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

"Do You Want To Build A Snowman?"

Thanks to the Explore's Print Then Cut capabilities, this one handed crafter was able to put together a cute little January treat for the children at the OHM.

The hardest part was wrapping the covers around the Hershey nuggets and pulling the tape from the dispenser!

I hope they will enjoy building Olaf (with his arms either raised or lowered) before they snack on the chocolate.   :  )    Thanks for visiting with me today.   : )  Christine

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Even I can see that when creating my monthly treats for the OHM children, I tend ('Try always!' amends DH) to go for cutesy stuff!  So for my May contribution I settled on a non - cutesy Robot theme. 

I found this little treat bag on the Robot Party cart, which is part of the subscription, and sized it at 4.96 inches wide. 

When I went to cut the 24 bags, DS put 2 to a mat.  What?  It seemed there was plenty of room for a third bag on the mat.  Then I remembered a tip from one of my Facebook Cricut groups and quickly added a 12 inch square template to my mat.  I scooted two of the bags onto the template and then rotated a third and placed it carefully at the bottom.  Holding down the shift key, I selected all three treat bags and used the 'attach' button.  I did NOT attach them to the template and I deleted the square as soon I was certain that they would fit on the cutting mat.

Just for fun, I also cut the robot favors from the Robot Party cart and added two to each treat bag nestled in with the candy.  I have to say that they are actually very cute!  LOL   : )  Thanks for visiting with me today.  : )   Christine

Thursday, January 15, 2015


So last week I cut out tons of snowflakes for a 'Frozen' party.  I imported the jpeg into Design Space and cleaned it up with the magic wand and voila!  Easy Peasy! 

I also had a jpeg of the birthday girl's name which I imported the same way.  Sooo easy.  Design Space does not yet allow you to draw an offset shadow around the image - but I hear that it is coming!  I opened up the Silhouette Studio and imported the jpeg, traced and offset to find all kinds of problems due to the internal spaces in the letters.  Score one for the Explore!  (But I'm not ready to donate the Cameo just yet!)  I cut the name twice, once in beautiful glitter paper and once in white shimmer paper to create a drop shadow.  Tres pretty! 

The BBTB2 challenge this week is to incorporate a snowflake from a Cricut cart, and I had cut 2 beautiful snowflakes from the Frozen cart for the name banner and forgot to take pictures!  I had resized a little bag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More for the OHM children's January treat and had the notion to add a couple of Shrinky Dink charms, a snowflake and Olaf, to a twine bow that they could remove and use as bracelets.   I bought some Graffix Printable Shrink Paper and was so pleased with the way Olaf and the snowflake printed.  I welded a circle on top of each piece to make it a charm. 

However, when it came to cutting, the Explore could not read the print marks because the paper is so reflective.  I worked around this using a paper mask, but the process was so onerous and I needed so many, that it was just easier to fussy cut them by hand.  Here's the charms:-

And here's the finished bag.

One of the other features that the crafters in my Facebook group keep asking for is the ability to write block letters rather than just outline.  You can see that I filled in the sentiment with Stickles rather inexpertly!

I have another idea for a snowflake craft with Master J.  Watch this space!   Thanks for visiting with me today.  : ) Christine

Monday, September 8, 2014

Happy Fall Y'All

Since I've been making treats for the children at OHM, I find that I peruse the candy shelves at Safeway from a different perspective.  When I saw the beautiful bronze wrappings on the Hershey caramel kisses, I just had to buy them for the September treats.

I found my stash of 3 inch treat bags  and determined how big I needed to make the topper.  Searching for 'leaf' on Design Space, I came across this leaf label from Paper Trimmings and to save time, changed it from the 'cut' icon to the 'draw' icon.  I attached a rectangle to form the topper base and found some gorgeous Colorbok copper foil paper for the leaf layer.    Everything went on just two mats! 

Here they are:-

I was kinda glad to get away from cutesy for this month's treats.  Hope the children enjoy eating them as much as I enjoyed making them.   Thanks for visiting with me today!  : )  Christine

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Treat Bags for the Birthday Boy!

I was so pleased to be asked by my DD to make the treat bags for Master J's birthday party.  The theme is "Explore."  (Can you guess his favorite TV show? Well, this week anyway!)  I really, really wanted to make the 3D backpacks from Campin Critters but... I am so busy this week that I had to go for something a little less time consuming. 

I found these 5" by 5" canvas bags at Michaels and used Cricut iron on vinyl to add names, the theme, and a backpack.  I added four little charms made from the Charmed cart and laminated for durability.

Hope the children like them!  I'll share Master J's card later.  We are off fishing this weekend and I have an RV to pack!  Thanks for visiting with me : ) Christine

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

So much for crafting plans!

Since the painters were painting the upstairs hallway as well as the great room, it was all taped and papered and covered in plastic and drop cloths!  No craft room access!   Aghhhh!  I spent the whole day watching "Downton Abbey' and trying to keep Cocoa from 'supervising' the painting process! 

Day 2,  I was prepared with a project prepped and ready on the kitchen table before the long suffering painters arrived to re-tape etc!  (Cocoa and Sam were banished outdoors since the sun was shining.)

This lollipop holder die came from My Creative Time, and is one of my favorite treat holders.  I have used it for Valentine's Day, Hanukkah, Halloween, July 4th, baby showers, to name a few occasions.  I have used it to hold mini bottles of hand sanitizer and hand cream, and stacks of mini chocolate bars, as well as various kinds of lollipops.  Pinterest has tons of ideas for decorating the holders.

Anyway, I made dozens of them yesterday as table decorations for a party.  They're not really blingy or sparkly as per request.  Gonna make some super fantastically sparkly ones as place name cards for my Christmas table as a reward for being so restrained!  LOL!

Thanks for visiting with me today.  : ) Christine

Friday, November 15, 2013

Hershey Nugget Holiday Treats

I am LOVING this DCWV Holiday Glitzy Glitter stack!  It cuts wonderfully - just look at the camels' tails and blankets - and doesn't spread loose glitter inside my E, on the floor, over my desk and on my clothes!   Loving it!

These are the December treats for the OHM.  Mary at CARDZ TV made Halloween treats by stamping on address labels and wrapping them around Hershey Nuggets.  I had to try it, and then demonstrate to DH who thought that I had unwrapped and re-wrapped the nuggets and was a little dubious about taking them to the shelter!

Forgive the pictures!   It is a dark and dreary PNW day outside and I was endeavouring to show you the paper's lovely sparkle and shine.  The treat topper is from Elegant Edges and the cuts come from Inspired Heart. 

I am entering my treats in the Hiding in My Craftroom challenge using die cuts.  Pop over to see all the fun creations at

 HIMCR #124 - Die Cuts

Thanks for visiting with me today!  : ) Christine

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monster Bash Luminaries

We had a lovely day out in the Gorge with some friends this weekend.  The weather was glorious and we had wonderful views of Mount Hood and Mount Adams as we toured the area around Hood River. Such fun!

I put together a couple of the luminaries from 'Monster Bash' to use as treat bags for our friends.  They were so easy to put together and looked quite spooky with the orange tea light flickering behind the haunted house.  I added some of their favorite chocolate treats and tied the top of the bags with black sheer ribbon.  Don't you just love this flocked paper from an old Martha Stewart Halloween stack?

Thanks for visiting with me today.  : ) Christine



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