Wednesday, December 3, 2014

There's No Happy Like Holiday Happy...

Hi there stamping friends!

How are your Christmas plans shaping up?  Have you decided what you're giving your co-workers, your children's teachers, and the neighbors?  In years past I've given Gingerbread Muffin Mix in cello bags, Twelve Bean Soup Mix in jars, and of course all sorts of baked goods such as pumpkin bread, cookies, and one year I made a yummy white chocolate bark with cranberries and pistachios.  Oh, and don't forget the chocolate dipped pretzels decorated with holiday sprinkles... those are always a hit!  

When you are giving home-made treats, the packaging is almost as important as the present.  Fortunately, Stampin'Up! has many fun options for you when it comes to gift packaging.  Here's one of the new products from the holiday catalog that would be perfect for giving some spiced nuts, dried fruit, or home-made granola.  It's called the Petite Cafe Gift Bag...

You can find these on page  10 of the holiday catalog.  You get 10 bags for 5.95, so that works out to just 60 cents a bag.  The great thing about these bags is that they are plastic lined to keep your goodies fresh.  The lining will also keep oils from soaking through the bag.  Of course they are food safe.  They have a tin tie closure, just like a coffee bag from the supermarket, so the top stays securely closed. Another great feature of these bags is their small-ish size.  You won't need a ton of treats to fill it--- a definite plus!  I decorated mine with snowflakes stamped in Cherry Cobbler, then added some decorative banners to the top of the bag.  The tag was stamped with the saying "There's no happy like holiday happy" from the Mingle All the Way set on page 17.
I topped it all off with some Cherry Cobbler baker's twine.  

You'll  get to make one of these if you attend my Santa's Workshop class on Saturday Dec. 6th at 10:30 am at my house.

I'm off to tackle my holiday list.  It doesn't seem to be growing smaller, though, as I keep adding to it.  

Have a great Wednesday and I hope you'll come back on Friday for more stamping inspiration.


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