November 18, 2009

Gingerbread Treat Sacks

One of my favorite things to do at Christmas time is to give out little gifts......just a little something that doesn't cost much but shows that I thought of someone. Homemade candies or paper crafted goodies usually do the trick.

Today I have some cute treat sacks to show you that would be perfect for the candy varieties. I used Papertrey sacks and Nichole's Holiday Button Bits to fancy up some goodies. The closure for the sacks is a 1" wide strip of Mary Engelbreit fabric from Moda, that is tied around the sack. I notched the ends with sharp scissors. I then stamped strips of cardstock with the *sweetest holiday wishes* sentiment from Holiday Button Bits. I tied this to my fabric strip using Martha Stewart striped twine. A red, glittery piece of holly leaf and a small jingle bell finish off the wrapping.
For the gingerbread image, I stamped him with Fresh Snow ink onto a Kraft punched scalloped square. Pure Poppy buttons finish him off. The squares attach to the sack with pop dots on both sides of the ribbon.
I went to work assembly line fashion and baked up lots of gingerbread images in the crafty kitchen.
And stamped lots of the sentiments onto Kraft cardstock.....notching the ends and punching holes with my Crop-A-Dile.
And used my rotary cutter and cutting board to make quick work of the red fabric strips.
I can't wait to package up some of my goodies in these bags. Do you have a favorite candy you give out this year? I haven't made that decision yet, too many goodies to choose from. :)

If you like my little treat sacks, I've made up some extras for my Etsy shop as kits of 3. Enjoy! I know sometimes, we all need a little help in getting all the packaging and wrapping done during the holidays. Have a great day!

17 comments:

Dottie K. said...

How adorable! I would love to get one of thise. I'm done gifts for this year but I'll keep that idea for next year. TFS

Wendi said...

Oh sooo cute. I love Gingerbread men. I love how you used fabric to tie it up. You always come up with the best ideas. You are amazing!! I'm just finishing up a mass production of notepads. I'm so excited to give them out as little extras. I'd love the hot chocolate recipe you talked about awhile back if you have a few minutes to include it on your Blog. Thanks!!!

Patty J said...

Too, too cute! Such creative genius, every post you amaze me with your talents.

Anonymous said...

Want to know a great little treat that would look cute in this bag? Get a gingerbread cookie cutter and fill with fudge, then decorate with white icing. Sooo cute!! Love your blog by the way!!

Debbie

scrapfancy said...

These are so cute Mish. I love making my Peanut Butter Balls for give away.

Anthonette said...

Very nice! I have yet to use my Holiday Button Bits set. Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen B said...

So darn cute! I just love all of your creations.

Yana said...

adorable! and very inspiring too!
p.s. love your blog :)

Martha said...

this is so cute, I was looking for something like this, thanks for the inspiration.

Eveline said...

Looks lovely, that gingerbread man stamp is so cute.
Eveline.

Susan said...

These are so cute! thanks also for explaining how to 'mass produce' them. I like to make Festive Foolproof Fudge as a give away treat. It's a chocolate treat, and now you have me thinking white chocolate with ginger would be good in these little gingerbread bags....yum!

Karen said...

So very cute. Love the little gingerbread men. I like to make peanut butter balls as little gifts. Loved Nichole and Dawn's posts yesterday. So sorry to hear that you were not physically able to meet with them but it was so nice of them to include you in the fun.

Kelly said...

I'm going to do pretzels with a hersey's kiss and some red and green sprinkles. I love your tags and I'm getting excited to mass produce!

Michelle said...

Mish,
Those are awesome. I don't know how you find the time to create all these awesome things and still sleep! Girl you rock!

Michelle

Feebellescrap said...

fantastic idea!I love your blog.This gingerbread is very cute.Bravo!
celine from france.

Julia said...

I would love to purchase on Etsy but would like to know how big the bags are! Thank you!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I love love love this! your ideas are fantastic!!

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