Monday, 3 December 2012

X-mas Treat Bags with Becky Wagner




 Need a super quick and easy small treat bag for a group of kids at school or church? I have just the thing for you! With one of my favourite new markers, a stamp, and a little brown bag in hand, I whipped these up lickety-split.

First, I used my ZIG® Art and Graphic Twin Green marker from the Autumn set and used the brush nib to color my stamp.

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After stamping the image and sentiment onto the bag, I proceeded to give it a little colour. I used my ZIG®  Memory System Fine & Chisel marker in Red on the heart of the snowman. The red heart gives just the right amount of contrast while remaining simple so I can make quite a few bags in a short amount of time.

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To give it just a little more punch I underlined the word "heart" with my ZIG® Painty Twin pen in Gold. I really just wanted a reason to use the pen. I think it is the bee's knees. lol How awesome is it that you get two for the price of one? I love that I have metallic gold and silver on hand to use at any given moment. Although, I normally lean towards silver being I am cool. :P

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Here is the lineup once again. I really recommend picking up one or all of these. I love pretty much everything Kuretake makes.

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After decorating the front, I stuffed them to the max with Reese's Peanut Butter Bells (yum yum). To keep all those goodies in the bag I used my Sew Easy on the top.

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Stitching the top gives the closure a cute look while not bunching it up by just tying it off. You are still able to see the design with this method.

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When I was done making a straight stitch, I tied off the twine in a bow. You are finished. And it didn't take you hours just on one bag. I love it!

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What do you think? Aren't these adorable! Go grab some of these markers and make some of your own, then post them to my Facebook page. I would love to see what you guys create! Have a great day and happy crafting.

Supplies:
Painty Twin Gold by Kuretake ZIG
Fine & Chisel Red by Kuretake ZIG
Art & Graphic Twin Green by Kuretake ZIG
You Melt My Heart {Itty Bitty} by Unity Stamp Co.
Small Flat Kraft Bags available at Annies Paper Boutique
Candy Cane Trendy Twine
Sew Easy