Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Twinery gets Sweet and Sassy!


   
Welcome to the Twinery/Sweet and Sassy Stamps blog hop. If you came here from Julia Aston's blog you are right on track. These two companies are such a great team together as you will see from all the inspiration along the hop. More importantly there will be TWO prizes awarded for those who leave comments on all participating blogs.

The Twinery will give away to one winner:

One Ultimate Color Sampler Pack (retail value $25)


Sweet & Sassy Stamps will give away to one winner:

One Season of Change Stamp & Die Set (retail value $28)




I was lucky enough to receive the Seeing Spots stamp set from Sweet and Sassy and immediately had all sorts of ideas flowing especially as the set includes super sweet sentiments such as "for my friend" - i thought that was delightful and its in the tiniest font which adds huge points to its charm factor. I just had to incorporate that in my project somehow.
The second line of thought came to me rather unexpectedly as i was strolling the city of Zurich last week and came across a toy store closing down. Being the recycling/obsessed collector type that i am i promptly wandered in. I was of course amongst several other pushy "collectors" who were frantically shuffling through boxes at the very back of the store. As i got closer i realised said boxes were full of stationery! To cut a long story short i discovered lots of small red paper bags and several more slightly larger green bags. Hello Christmas i thought to myself!!
So even though the stamp set has no hint of Christmas i went right ahead and used them as my background on the bags..the great thing is there are nine different spot designs so there are unlimited themes you could use them for. 
In a nutshell that is the story of how these elements became super smart christmas cookie bags!


I stamped a mixture of the 'spots' with Versafine Black Onyx on each of the small bags and layered the tiny stockings on top. The maraschino twine was a no-brainer - there aint no Christmas without that colour twine - it should be a staple in everyones collection especially with the "season" almost upon us. Last but not least i stamped the adorable "for my friend" at the top of each bag and all i need now is to bake some cookies.



Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop - your next stop is Kim Schofield! The deadline to leave comments is 11:59 EST, Saturday Oct 22nd. Winners will be announced on the respective company blogs, Sunday Oct 23rd. Dont forget you have to leave comments on ALL blogs on the hop.

Have fun and good luck for the draw, "my friend"!!! (i just couldnt resist stamping a couple more times with this sentiment before i slipped it back into its packet lol.)













63 comments:

  1. What great designs on both the green gift bags and fun bear tags!

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  2. What cute ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. such fun projects-love your christmas bag and the bear gift tags

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  4. Great projects...thanks for sharing

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  5. i love the christmas cookie bags abd those cote tags so much..thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Your bags and tags are just adorable! What a great start on Christmas preparations!

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  7. What great tags and bags! Perfect for gift giving!

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  8. I'm thinking I could get in to using this twine. The tags and bags are great ideas!

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  9. Love the twine and love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love your bags and tags, they're fabulous!

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  11. your bags are very cute! what a great way to get a jump start on Christmas! TFS
    Lisa G
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/ ***check out the giveaway going on at scrapping spot!!!***

    lkgra@hotmail.com

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  12. Cute projects! Thanks for sharing with us today!

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  13. Great projects. I really like that stamps. The bear tags are adorable. Thanks!

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  14. What great projects and those bags are all set for the holidays. The twine really looks terrific on the bags. I love the tags too. On with the hop.

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  15. your tags & bags are so adorable Hera!

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  16. Great bags and tags! And I agree that the Maraschino twine is a must-have for Christmas!
    DeniseB

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  17. AWK!! Those little bear tags are so cute! Love how you used the sentiment stamp and twine!

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  18. your holiday wrapping all done and in such fun style -- great project.

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  19. Great projects. love the treat bags, such a dark green, so the red pops out. love the tags with the bears, wonderful quick tag idea for party favors. thank you for the inspiration.

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  20. Sweet tags and gift bags! The twine looks fabulous. :o)

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  21. supper cute tags and bags. love the color and the fact you used a bag. great idea.
    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  22. Love the bags, and the tags are so darn cute!

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  23. That is a great idea for gift bags. I wonder what kind of cookies you will put in them?

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  24. Great project ideas. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  25. Beautiful projects once again ;-)

    TFS~

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  26. Hera, your projects are so adorable and creative!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  27. What a clever idea to wrap up handmade loving :)

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  28. what fabulous gift ideas, love both of them

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  29. Nice job with the bags and very cute bear tags.

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  30. That reminds me I better get started on tags for gifts!

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  31. How cute are those sacs and tags!! They made me smile~

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  32. Great projects! Love the twine accents!

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  33. Very creative! They are gifts within a gift!!

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  34. Super cute bags and tags! TFS CallyAnn

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  35. Goodness these are just perfect for Holiday baking! Love it! What a Darling way to gift yummy treats! Darling Teddy Tags too! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 8-)

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  36. Very cute projects. Your bags are very Christmasy, and love all the colorful twine on your tags.

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  37. How clever! Your cookie bag turned out adorable and really do look like Christmas with the added maraschino twine. Your teddy bear tags are also very cute for "your friends."

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  38. Beautiful design and such a great way to use those bags! Love those cute teddy bear tags too!

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  39. Such cute little stocking envelopes on those bags and another great idea for a tag! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  40. I like the way you decorated those bags and the little bear tags!

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  41. Your bags are adorable! Just think how far ahead of the game you are by having those finished before October is even over! Now...just for those cookies that go inside!

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  42. These are so adorable!! They will help make the gifts extra special!

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  43. Wow! What a busy girl you've been, creating such fun goodies for this hop! What a sweet find on those ribbons across the tags!

    ~Bev

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