What a busy weekend! On top of being sick I helped out with the Boy Scout candy sale (behind every good man there is a good woman). Don't ask me how many bars we have left to sell because it will only depress me. I just hope I can refrain from starting a one a day habit to help them disappear.
I'm getting a late jump on the Cloud9 Blog Hop - I had to whip up something quick - entries end in less than 24 hours!!!. After seeing the inspiration photo - which was beautiful, and all the design team examples which were even more beautiful I was starting to think I better just forget about it. Thank goodness everything just fell into place perfectly. I figured if I could come up with something before my son got home from school I'd be gold! All the stars were aligned!!! I just bought these cute striped bags at Amazon.com a week ago thinking I would do something for Valentines day - not knowing what - and then I saw that fab striped background in the inspiration photo - light bulb moment. I just got my stamps from the new release, and I have more than a few candy bars just for this photo shoot :) TIme to get to work!!
I inserted a piece of card stock inside the bag because it is thin and I wanted to have some support to build on. It also helps keep the contents a secret. I made a simple belly band using the new Chantilly Trim with the border die cut and then added embellishments from different sets including I Quite Like, Cupids Arrow, and the Seasonal Sentiments Die. It's wonderful that everything works together beautifully!
Here's what the bag looks laying flat - filled with some yummy candy bars from a Chicago favorite Fannie May.
I hope you have a beautiful day! Thanks for having a look - I really need to get caught up and see what you all have been up to while I've been laying around in bed!
Supplies Used: Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps WPlus9 Chantilly Trim, Cupids Bow, Quite Like You
Dies WPlus9 Cupid's Bow, Scalloped Border Die, Seasonal Sentiments, Spellbinder Classic Ovals, Petite Scalloped Ovals
Ribbon May Arts 1/2" Sheer Satin Band Light Fuchsia
Candy Bag Amazon.com
Card stock: Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stamper's Select White
Ink Momento Rose Bud
Extras: Heart Gem Michaels