♥ Valentine Happy Mail ♥

Posted by Michelle on February 18th, 2017

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I’m back today with a little Valentine’s redeux. It’s still the month of love, so we’re good, right?
Happy Mail is my jam and this year’s Valentine Happy Mail was sent in these gorgeous Casablanca red and pink Bitty Bags from Whisker Graphics.

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I stamped a little Valentine sentiment on these large colored tags and then finished them off with a little heart sticker.

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I had a couple of bigger Valentine packages to send, so I pulled out my favorite gold metallic Bigger Bitty Bags for those.

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I hope your month of LOVE has been super fabulous and that you’re feeling refreshed and happy as we head in to the spring!

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New Year Happy Mail.

Posted by Michelle on January 24th, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS!

I’ve always been big on happy mail, but between a car accident, major surgery, and building a new house, I sort of slacked off last year.  So this year one of the things on my list is to send more happy mail.  I have a list on my phone of the holidays I want to send something for:  New Year’s, Valentine, Mother’s Day, Spring/Easter, Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

First up is New Year’s.
I stocked up on Christmas clearance from Target at 90%-off and thought I could use the gold and silver items to embellish my Gold Metallic Horizontal Bigger Bitty bags for some new year pizzazz.

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I got some fun tissue and included a family picture from Christmas, a card, and some chocolate gold coins.

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I embellished the outside of my bag with a lace doily, a large colored tag, gold and silver initial ornaments, and gold & silver Divine Twine that I stitched down.

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Starting 2017 spreading good cheer – check!

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Adding to your home decor with Divine Twine.

Posted by Michelle on December 27th, 2016

Can we just stop and take a moment to inhale the deliciousness that is Divine Twine Metallic Gold?

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I am a gold lover.  And gold is an any holiday thing – Valentine’s, Mother’s Day, Birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s … are there more?
If there are, gold is the answer.

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I was putting together a banner to go up for the holidays and decided it needed a lil’ sum-sum.  And Divine Twine was the perfect answer!

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A little pennant banner from Target, a little gold-accented pine cone banner from Michael’s, and some Divine Twine Metallic Gold from Whisker Graphics.
Done, and done.

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I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

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Krafty Christmas Wrap.

Posted by Michelle on November 22nd, 2016

Thanksgiving is on tap this week which means Christmas is quickly approaching.
I’ve got some quick and easy krafty (with a K for the kraft paper bags) Christmas wrap to share with you.

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SUPPLIES:
Plain Brown Middy Bitty Bags
Divine Twine
Colored Tags
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Embossing Folders

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I started by embossing a dot pattern on my plain brown paper sacks.

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And them embossed a party flag banner on my colored tags.

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Just a few minutes of “work” adds so much character to these fun little pieces.

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Threading my fancy schmancy gold metallic Divine Twine.

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And now we are gift-giving ready!

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Halloween Treat.

Posted by Michelle on October 25th, 2016

Boo!

I’m back today with a little Halloween treat that I made for one of my good friends.  Halloween is her jam.  She’s in to those little candy skulls, sugar skulls, whatever they are called.  You know, those skulls that are all colorful and cute …. even though they are still a skull!  I picked up some of her favorite chocolates, and some cute skull tin candies and packages them up all funlike using pieces from Whisker Graphics like this super cool Divine Twine Twist in Halloween pattern.

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Bags are the best for wonky-shaped things.  Don’t get me wrong, I love me some gift wrapping with boxes and paper too, but a bag will accommodate just about anything.
These Horizontal Stripe Middy Bitty Bags in orange and black are naturally perfect for the occastion.

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I die cut a little banner piece, and the numbers 31 (for October 31st) in purple because sometime over the last 10 years Halloween colors went from black and orange to black and orange and purple and green, right?

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I used a Large Colored Tag in green and layered fun bits with it using dimensional adhesive.  Dimensional adhesive is so great.  Adding spaced layers while being your adhesive.

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And then I stacked my bags together, tied my twine around it, layered on my tag – and we are gift-ready!

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Happy Halloween!

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