Monday, October 4, 2010

Bringing Back Beautiful -Beauty of gifts


Hi everyone!  Welcome to October's Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful challenge! A big shout out to everyone who played along in last month's challenge.  Check out the September True Beauties, they are featured on the Flourishes blog, each will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!

Here is today's challenge: As we get closer to the season of giving, let’s take the wraps off your creativity to come up with beautiful ways to gift give. Do you have a fun template for a beautiful box? Or, do you have a beautiful presentation for gift cards? Show us what you’ve got! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge card here (link to post) to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB03. You have until October 30th to enter! As we unveil October's challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! 

OK, I'm not so sure my gift project is beautiful, uhhh maybe more like CUTE?  I made little Halloween "trick or treat" bags using the Flourishes set, Witching You a Happy Halloween.  You see, every year my neighbor makes a HUGE (too huge) Halloween bag for my boys, Ryan and Daniel.  It REALLY makes them feel special to "trick or treat" his house and have something special waiting just for them.  So, this year I made a special treat bags for a couple of Daniel and Ryan's friends.  They each picked 2 and when those friends "trick or treat" OUR door this year, they will have something special for them!

First I stamped an image in Stazon black ink on the bottom corner of the bag and set aside to dry.  You can see the cat image stamped here:
Next, I made the bag toppers by using the SU Top Note die scored in half longways.  I decorated each bag slightly different with colors, image, bling and sentiment combinations.  Here are close up shots of the toppers.
I bought a variety of creepy Halloween candy and toys (from the Dollar Tree) and filled the goodie bags.  I folded the black piece over the top and stapled it closed.  Then I decorated the white panel and glued it to the bag topper -this way the staples are hidden from the front.  Here is a close up of one bag.
So, are you ready to Bring Back Beautiful?  Check out my fellow Beauty Girls and see what Beautiful gifts they created!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Deets:
Stamps - Witching You a Happy Halloween
Ink - Memento Tuxedo black, Lovely Lilac, pumpkin pie (for sponging)
Paper - Black, white, lovely lilac cardstock and misc Halloween paper from Doodlebug Designs
Accessories - Circle Nestabilities, top note die, baker's twine, rhinestones, copic markers, sponge, SU small treat bags


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17 comments:

  1. Michelle these are TOO CUTE girlie!!! Wow, are those boys going to love these treats!!!! Even though we don't celebrate Halloween here, I could definitely see me using this idea with different stamps!!! Fantabulous my friend!!!! :)

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  2. I totally agree with Kathy; these are too cute!! Love how you used that set. Awesome!

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  3. these are darling. and it's always great to see fun gifties-get's those creative sparks flying for others. tfs, these turned out fabulous!

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  4. These area adorable Michelle and totally fun for the kids!

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  5. These are adorable... Or you can say they are so "ghoul" :)

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  6. Way too adorable Michelle . . . why is it everything you do, I want to case? These treat bags are precious . . . love them . . . so perfect for Halloween . . . the kids will love them!

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  7. Oh my! Could these be any CUTER??? I might just have to CASE your idea for my kiddos classes at school. What a fun touch to stamp on the bag too! You hit a home run with this one girlie! :-)

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  8. Michelle, your treat bags look AMAZING!
    Hugs and smiles

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  9. Awww, how cute are these!!! Love the topper and they way you changed them all up. I love all the special touches - the cat at the bottom, the black and white string, the bling! These are adorable Michelle!

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  10. what fun bags!!! LOVE the details on them, especially the baker's twine :) Too pretty to give away!! hugs to you, sweetie :)

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  11. What a great idea! Love how you have decorated them all and I'm giggling at seeing all the "boy" goodies in them (i.e. plastic bugs, eyeballs etc.). I"m sure they will love them! Heck, I'm almost ready to drive down the coast so my kids can come to your door and I can look at them in person LOL!

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  12. Adorable little gifties!!! Kive that set!

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  13. AWWW...I knew you would have something fun in store for us!!! Your Halloween goodies look fabulous!!! My Set should be in the mail...I think I'll have to case ya :)!!! Hugs ~S~

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  14. These are way too cute and fabulous! I love how you stamped the cat on the bags. What a great surprise this will be for the boys' friends this year!

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  15. Wow! Those treat toppers are so awesome! Love how you used that set! :)

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  16. These are adorable. What a great idea for Halloween.. I have not made a treat topper in so long.. Great way to use this set..

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  17. Fabulous Michelle! Of course you can make Halloween look beautiful! Wonderful set...beautiful work!

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