Thank you gift bag

January 11, 2018

Happy 2018!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a safe but fun new year’s celebration. ¬†We, unfortunately, spent most of it sick with this nasty flu that is going around. On the bright side, we did get to spend time together over kleenex boxes and between coughs. That is odd you might say, but as a Mom with teenagers, I take what I can get with them. ūüôā

In between, being sick and trying to finish the craft room move (so overwhelming) I did this design team project for the challenge site Deanne offers challenges based on these yummy decorated cookie pictures she finds on Pinterest. Participants in the challenge can make a card, project, scrapbook page, etc. inspired by the cookie decorations, this first one of the year is kicking off today with a “Thank You” theme.


I decided to do a “thank you” bag using my cameo and some older Bo Bunny that I thought went well with these inspiration cookies.¬†Dt crafter a cookie - thank you2

I found this  Scallop Favor Bag Design #143525 in the Silhouette Design Store. It has all the pieces you see here, making it a matter of picking your paper and deciding your message on the tag. The bag base comes together in one piece and has pre-cut slots for the handles.

The seams are on the side and come together with some folding to which I advise using your strongest adhesive if using a heavyweight paper. (I define heavyweight anything over 65 lb )  I used a liquid adhesive, simply because lining up things takes me a couple tries otherwise I would have used a Scor tape or the red line tape.  The base comes together rather quickly.

The tag layers in the center are all part of the cut file, I choose from Bo Bunny’s Double Dot paper line. Then stamped the “thank you” with one I had from Stephanie Bernard in her Avocado green. You could use your fonts in the Cameo to cut a word as well.

One of the embellishments was the red scallop border piece. It is actually meant to go on the handles, but I felt I needed to pull a little more red out of the design paper. This is one of the reasons I like this cut file as it has so many options to make it your own.

I hope you will check out the challenge at and join us.

Here is my supply list:

  • Bo Bunny Alora Collection
  • Bo Bunny Double Dot Papers in powder blue, teal, and poppy
  • PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive) Matte Adhesive
  • Stephanie Bernard Avocado ink


Until next time…

Colored Pencil “Thanks” Card

June 13, 2017

Good Morning,

This week marks the final week of school for my son. I can’t tell you how relieved I am considering he still had a huge test at the end of last week. Getting through all the year- end projects and wrap up is crazy time for not just students but parents, too.

Needless to say my craft room was sorely neglected last week but I did manage this past weekend ¬†to get some cards made for the teachers. ¬†Today I am sharing one of my favorites. ¬†It is a Silhouette cut file by Tanya Batrak, “Folded Card for Teacher” with some cute little ¬†colored pencils for the front.

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Having a house full of boys I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed using bright pink on this card. I love the bright colors. I hope this cute file folder card with it’s bright colors brings a little sunshine to your day. Thanks for stopping by to look and always appreciate any questions or comments.Week June 12 facebook

Here is the supply list:

  • Xyron “X” 150 machine
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Silhoutte Store “Folde card for teacher” by Tanya Batrak cut file
  • Cardstock scraps of your choice in 5 colors.


Until next time…..


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