Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Goody Bag

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Here is a cute little Easter Goody bag I made today.  I just love the dark purple with the white gel pen stitches.  I added a little bunny cut out to the bag and covered the window with acetate.

I put a little 3" x 4" bag filled with mini M&M's inside.  I would have filled the bag with jelly beans but it's too early to buy them... not that the stores don't sell them... just that we'd eat them all before Easter if I buy them too early! :)

To open the goody bag, just pull on the pony bead that is securing the ribbon on the back. You can also see my personalized stamp from this angle. :) Here you can see more gel pen stitches too.

I strung some white alphabet beads on crafting wire.  I think they make a wonderful alternative to a stamped or printed sentiment. What do you think?? 

I used hot melt glue to attach three purple buttons along the side of the bag.

Thanks to my Bow-Easy, I tied these bows into the pull string on the bag. I love the Bow-Easy because it makes it so easy to tie a bow with matching loops and a secure knot in the middle. I added another button to the bow.

As you can see, I added LOTS of mini M&M's to the little bag.  Then I dropped the candy inside the goody bag and pulled the string on the back tight, securing it with the pony bead closure.

Supplies Used:
generic purple card stock
acetate from a Cricut Cartridge package
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
buttons from the $1 at Michael's
Gelly Roll white gel pen
black craft wire
black and white alphabet beads
sheer purple ribbon
one pony bead
Red Super Tacky Tape
Hot Glue Gun

Cartridges Used:
Wrap it up : the treat box (came with a wedding car on it that I hid with my Gypsy)
Gypsy Wanderings : Bunny shape
Plantin Schoolbook : for the little holes on the top of the goody bag.

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11 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

I don't always comment on every wonderful thing that you make...but I had to say something about this treat bag...gorgeous and great idea!!!

Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too said...

Super adorable Cheryl -- you're right the white pen stitching on the purple totally ROCKS! Love that bunny cut out too.
I have my personalized stamp on order so hoping to get it soon. I just went with "Tracy" in the middle but seeing your full name makes me wish I would have went with my last name as well. :)
♥Tracy

Patti Ross said...

This is so adorable!!!! Cute, Cute, Cute.

If you haven't entered the Creative sisters Monday Challenge, I'd like to invite you to do so. Our challenge is "bunnies"!!!!

Patti Ross
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

scrapstampcrazy said...

I love the alphabet beads on there. Nice job.

lovemypaper said...

Very cute goodies bag I'm a new follower stopping by from the love link up party, you have a wonderful blog.

myapyapooh said...

What a awesome goody bag, the details are beautiful.

Carol's Place said...

That is really rich looking, the purple pops right out there and screams Easter! Love it.

Two Scraptastic Gals said...

I love this little easter bunny bag, so cute,and of course I love the stitching. I also like how you included the alpah beads. Great work!

Thank you for joining Paula and I this week at CCCC. Hope to see you again next week.

Paula and Meriah

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Yum! This is so cute!

Debican said...

This treat bag is so, so cute. I just had to tell you what a great job you've done on it. Hugs, Debi

Sherrie K. said...

Cute treat bag. Love the stitching...looks great on the deep purple!!
Sherrie K
**Good luck in the challenges!!