Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bag O' Hugs (and Kisses!)


When you want to give some hugs and kisses, let them know how much you care and bring them by the BAGFUL!!!

Donna gave me a few of these window coffee bags a couple months ago (this is where she bought them, a GREAT price at 18 cents apeice if you don't mind buying 100 of them!), I am just now getting around to playing! I love the little "Hugs" and "Kisses" flags on these candies and thought it would be SO cute to make a mix of both and decorate it with my "Cuddles and Hugs" set. You can buy 2 bags of these candies (one of each) for less than 5 dollars and still have candy left over for another project. (To stretch your candy even further , put some tissue paper or easter grass or cellophane in the bottom of the bag to bulk it up, you just want to your candy to cover your window.)

I stamped the leaves all over the front and back of the bag* in Old Olive, turning the stamp as I went , to match my SU! 5/8 grosgrain. I wrapped this around the little ties that grip the sides to hide them, and rolled the bag down in the back instead of folding. (You don't have to untie the bow to get it open, you can just push it down or slide it off.) I added the little "Love" stamp from "Rectangle Greetings" to my ribbon on dimensionals, I plan on using this set a lot more now that I finally got the Extra Jumbo Scallop punch to fit the rectangles! (The longer greetings and font in this set, too, are adorable with all the hugging animals) The koalas are colored with Koh-i-Noor pencils, cut out and attached to the window on the outside with dimensionals.

I cut apart the smiles from "hugs and smiles" (since I can put it back together so easily on my block) and added "kisses" then punched it with my SU! 1 1/8 circle. I layered this on a black 1 3/4" circle, an olive Scallop punch accented with black dots, and slid in a Nestabilities ribbon tag accented with Zoo brads.


I can't WAIT to give this to my friend! (who just moved! and has three kids! and stamps like a dream! (like a Queen?!) :) Any guesses??


*Instead of a stamped leaf background, you could also stamp the hug and kiss greetings randomly all over ("never be the first to let go of a hug", "hugs and kisses for the Mr. and Mrs." for a couple shower/housewarming etc!



PS Maybe I'll write to Hershey's and see if they can make me a "Cuddle" (chocolate kiss with hazelnut, coffee or lavender filling) What do you think?

13 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

How sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!! Oh yummmmmmy!!! And so cute with the leaves stamped all over the bag!!! Oh I'm totally with you on the Hershey's Cuddles!!!! I vote for Hazelnut!!!! :)

And dang it all.........my set didn't come today.....oh the price I pay for living in a tiny town!!! LOL

Shelly said...

Just darling, I love this with the hugs!

Donna said...

this is stinkin' Cute! I bet they're going to Carolyn - lucky girl. what a great idea!! tfs

Christi said...

How cute is this!? I just got my set today and am estatic!!! I'm fixing to cut it out and ink it up. What awesome inspiration you give. I vote for coffee "cuddles"!! Carolyn is such a lucky girl. ;)

Littlekel90 said...

SOooo cute. I bet it is going to Carolyn aka Cammie. I think Hershey might go for the chocolate hazelnut part but not too sure about lavendar in my chocolate. ;) Kel

ALLY said...

This is gorgeous Melanie! I can't wait to play with my new stamp set!!! I just love that little koala pair and that pretty leaf stamp! You're scrappy pal is going to love it!

Anonymous said...

This is absoleutly adorable.


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Bee said...

What do I think? I think Hershey's chocolate is disgusting and has the texture of sidewalk chalk, but that's just the growing-up-in-Europe-with-the-most-delicious-chocolates-in-the-world part of me talking! LOL! (No, don't start throwing Hershey's kisses at me!)

But I think that your little bag is awesome and who wouldn't like goddies packaged this way!!!

When you finally get to design the pandas in your futures sets one day, don't forget to make a bag just like that and feel it up with licorice for me! LOL!!!! (yes I don't think panda like licorice but it's just because of the color... ;-))

Vanessa said...

Yummy! Carolyn is going to LOVe this bag of love (am I right, is it Carolyn?). Do you know where Donna got these wonderful coffee bags?

Carolina said...

Ahhhh, too stinkin' cute! I love all the samples with this set and this is no exception. Love how cuddly all the images are. I finally got around to using it - saved my butt with a last minute gift, so thanks tons!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just awesome Melanie!! I love it!!

Carolyn King said...

THIS IS FANTASTIC...what an awesome presentation!!!

I Think (HOPE) it is Carolyn...she rocks...SNORT!!!!

What a sweetie you are. I LOVE HERSHEY's kisses too!heeheee!

Rose Ann said...

Sooo cute....and so yummy too!! Love this!!!