Monday, October 8, 2012

The Kraft Journal #91!

Hello sweet friends and welcome to The Kraft Journal #91 - 'Reuse & Recycle'!!  I LOVE to re-purpose things I find in my travels and use them on crafty projects!!

 For today's 'Reuse & Recycle' challenge I created some cute Halloween-inspired smores treat bags! 

 For the kraft coffee bags, corrugated cardboard and tea-stained tags, you can use items found around your home - reuse and recycle -- but if you don't have any of the items on your project list around the house, you can find all the supplies needed to make these bags in The Kraft Outlet Shop!  

 First I cut a window out of the front of each Small Kraft Coffee Bag using a label die and then added a clear acetate window inside the bag to hold the smores goodies (a ghost peep, two graham crackers and a chocolate bar).

 You can use a piece of clear acetate that comes on the packaging of many items purchased from stores these days.

 Next, I folded a paper doilie over the top of each bag and secured it closed with a Black Wooden Clothespin.

 I created a pretty nosegay with fabric flowers, leaves cut from Corrugated Kraft Paper and inked with cream paint, gold glittered Chip Board stars made with a star punch, two Antique Stick Pins, Orange and Black Baker's Twine ... and sweet X-Small Grungy Prim Tags - stamped with spooky sentiments using stamps from Paper Sweeties!

I used sentiments from these sweet stamp sets:

I hosted our monthly dinner club gathering at my home last weekend and gave one of these smores treat bags to each couple who attended the party!  They thought they were so cute!  The bags were super easy to assemble ... and the project came together in a snap using all these amazing goodies from The Kraft Outlet Shop!

Please be sure to pop on over to The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the teamies today ... and then we hope you'll have time to give our 'Reuse & Recycle' challenge a try for your chance to win an amazing prize from The Kraft Outlet Shop!

This project was also featured on the Paper Issues blog today -- thank you, Melissa :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Challenges for this project:
Paper Issues - Halloween
Catered Crop - Halloween
The Ribbon Carousel #73 - Halloween with ribbon/twine
Simon Says Stamp - glimmer & sparkle
Pals Paper Arts #144 - perfect for fall color challenge


~Tammy~ said...

Debbie, these turned out soooooo cute! I know your guest were just giddy!

Becky Garrison said...

Wow, Debbie! These treat bags are just adorable! Love how you decorated the tops especially!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, what fabulous party treat bags, Debbie! LOOOOOVE those ghostie S'mores packs and loooooove your decorated kraft coffee bags, too! Those flowers are amazing. Love the folded doilies and the black clothespin closures. Love everything!

Rebekah said...

Love love these Debbie!! So creative and fun! Beautiful:)

Susan said...

these little bags are adorable and the perfect for any Halloween party!!! So creative and so cute! Thanks for linking up at Paper Issues.

Melissa Priest said...

We are featuring your recycle and reuse treat bag post over at the Paper Issues blog! Thanks for playing along!

Starr said...

Debbie, these are the cutest things ever! What a wonderful idea and I might just borrow it!

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful bags. I love your recycling. Brill. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lea L. said...

Ooooh....what FUN krafty Halloween treat bags!! I want one!! Tee hee!

Bettina L. said...

Love these cute brown bags with loads of goodies in them. The design with the flowers, doilies, string and sentiments makes them the perfect give away;) Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Patty O'Malley said...

These are adorable, Debbie! Love them!

Lisa Carroll said...

Your treat bags are STUNNING! So creative and clever... beautiful touches! :) Thanks for playing along in our 'Glimmer & Sparkle' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

Bente Fagerberg said...

Congrats on your feature Debbie. I love your treat bags. They are so so pretty!!
Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Paper Issues!!

Leah's Crafty Life said...

oh wow, I adore that little ghost peeking out the window.. so clever!! Gorgeous treat bags Debbie!

Beth said...

Fantastic treat bags, Debbie! Love the flowers at the top of the bag. Hmmm...would love to have one of these to celebrate Halloween!

Sharon Wheet said...

What an absolutely adorable halloween treat! I love it! Thank you for all the links and directions on how we can make our own! I really appreciate the effort and the details!
Very clever, very stylish, very spooky!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet treats for sure!

Jill Norwood said...

Debbie this is so fun for Halloween! And I love using "found" and "recycled" items in my crafting! This is an adorable project! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
: ) Jill

Jeanne J. said...

Beautiful treat bags - my jaw hit the floor when I saw these! So elegant - gorgeous gift to send your friends home with!