Friday, May 31, 2013

Hershey Nugget Bag Tutorial

Yesterday I showed you another one of my "Treat Treasures", this Hershey Nugget Baggie with Topper! 

Today I'd like to show you how I created it! Remember, I have these ready in to ship in small kits of (2) for only $5.00!(shipping is included in the $5 price!)  Please see yesterdays post for information on how to purchase yours! :)

The Whisper Cardstock base piece measures 2.5" X 9" 

Your base will serve as the Nugget "Tray" so you will need to score 0.5" from each side lengthwise as well as 0.5" from the bottom edge. 

Using a Bone Folder, give the score lines a good crisp fold. 

 Make 0.5" cuts on both pencil marks as shown. 

 Place strong adhesive on the sections marked with the "X"

 The "flaps" with adhesive will adhere to the backside of the larger middle "flap" creating a box-like edge.

Now flip to the opposite end and trim off the top corners of your tray, as shown.

Next, moving to your nuggets...this template size will easily hold (8) Hershey Chocolate Nuggets.  Cover the backsides of each of the 1" X 3" strips with adhesive and adhere them to your Nuggets.

I did run a few strips of adhesive down the inside of my Tray just to keep them a little more secure.  This step is completely optional as they are fairly snug when inside the bags. 

Slide them into your's a great little fit, isn't it? (I love this stuff, LOL)

Okay, next let's put together the Medallion! Fan-fold your pre-scored medallion strip as shown.  

Place adhesive on both ends of the strip and secure them  together, Also cover the smallest grey circle (you have 3 included per kit) with adhesive.

Adhere your fan-folded medallion onto your circle (I'm showing you the upside down view) and press firmly.

Your dry adhesive will not be enough to hold your medallion in place, turn it over and fill the middle space with Liquid Glass.  

Place another of the Grey circles onto the top while it dries.  I also placed a couple of Acrylic blocks on top to ensure a good flat hold while the liquid glass was drying.  

Begin building the piece to go on the front of your medallion as shown.

 Adhere your assembled piece to the front of your Medallion.

Next, fold your Black label in half, using a bone folder for a good crisp fold. 

Staple your Label onto the top of your baggie tray.  Apply good strong adhesive onto the top of the stapled area. 

Adhere your medallion to the front of your baggie, covering the staples. 

 Turn it over and Apply Adhesive onto the largest Grey circle provided and adhere on top of the stapled area.

 Stinkin' Cute isn't it!? :) 

Remember, you can purchase pre-cut/pre-stamped Kits shipped right to your door for only 2/$5. You can complete your purchase at the bottom of THIS Blog post from yesterday. :)

*There are a few circles missing from the picture below as I didn't realize they were laying on my floor instead of in my photo. :)

Thank you so much for Joining me!! How fun is this!!?? I would have never thought I'd enjoy if only my REAL JOB didn't get in the way of my FUN JOB, right!? :) :) 

Blessings, Sus

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dream Pop Nugget Bags

I Love giving little Treat Treasurers to others! Right now I need to get my stash replenished so I have created a few new projects to show you! 

I love the Hershey Nuggets! They are so easy to cover with my favorite Paper, of course I used more of the Dream Pop Paper with this project....LOVE THAT STUFF! :)

How cute is that?! And oh my word....SO SIMPLE! :)

I would love for you to join me tomorrow, I will have a Photo Tutorial on how I created these Treat Treasures. It will also serve as the step by step directions for the Kits I have prepared for this project. 

If you'd like to purchase a Kit to complete this project in your own home you are invited to take care of it right here on my blog...below you will find the paypal information needed to make your purchase.  I will ship as soon as I get notification of your payment.  

I am selling them in sets of (2) and for shipping purposes they will not come with the Hershey Nuggets, rest assured you can easily find them in any candy isle of your Grocery store, Walmart, etc. 

The cost for (2) sets of the Nugget bags - including shipping to you is only $5.00! You will receive 2 of everything pictured here (there are a few pieces missing that I didn't notice when I was taking the photo).

If you should have any questions about how to purchase these please SHOUT at me! I'm a new Blogger and this is the First time using this particular PayPal feature! :) 

Sorry! Sold Out! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lovin' me some Dakota!

I've been showin' so much love to our DREAM POP Campaign that I wanted to pop in here with some refreshing  artwork from my ALL TIME-FOREVER FAVORITE Paper Kit, Dakota

And No, it has nothing to do with the fact that it bears my kiddos Namesake...okay, it might have something to do with it. We are Country Folks...we love our Horses, cattle, being outdoors, and getting Muddy! This kits just screams COUNTRY! 

Did you see the artwork in the Close to My Heart Autumn Winter 2012 Idea book?! It has the most Darling projects and many feature my Friend, Brandy and her family....who are also Country Folk. I love the sisterhood of Close to My Heart where we can find others who have similar lifestyles as our own, it doesn't take much time at all to become Friends! 

Here is a Pre-Cut Layout kit I've created using Dakota! 

I tossed in a few buttons from the Black/Grey assortment and some Burlap thread ....I think it turned out adorable! :)

This kit and many others are available for purchase in my Ebay Shop, my Facebook Business Page, or by simply emailing me

I have a previous post with more detailed information on my pre-cut layout kits...take a look here.

Thanks for joining me again friends!
Blessings, Sus

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Paper Bag Pocket Tutorial

If you have followed my Facebook for a while then you already know how much I love these little things! Who would have thought a plain ole paper bag could be so cute, huh?! 

I learned this project from a fellow consultant, Aaron Brown....I don't think "Idol" is the right word but I have really looked up to her for a long time, she has projects that are just "me" and she is always so willing to share her techniques and ideas via video or blog posts.  If you'd like to take a peek at her blog it can be found here.

These Paper Bag pockets are so perfect for so many occasions....Most of the orders I get are for Kiddo birthday parties.  These are an order from a little girl who specified "Brown and Pink" and "camping"....I was really scratching my head with those requests. 

The Close to My Heart Clementine Paper kit had the "Brown and Pink" and had a kind of "country" feel to it.  I did stray from my Beloved Close to My Heart Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridges for this project and pulled out the very first cartridge I ever purchased, "Camp out".  Inside the pocket of the bag there will be an additional card (not pictured) with printed party details (will be created closer to party time as details are still not finalized at this time) tucked inside.  And isn't the marshmallow a nice touch? :)

I'd love to show you how I created these......:) 

I buy the cheapo bags from the grocery store! I think these were 50 for about $1.25 (THRIFTY GIRL) 

I used the following sizes for my cardstock/paper pieces:

Sorbet Cardstock - 5" X 1.75"   
Saddle Cardstock - 5" X 2.5"   
Brown Pattern Cardstock - 5" X 1.5"   
Flowered/Paisley Pattern Cardstock - 4.75" X 2.25"
I also used a Zip Strip from the Clementine Level 2 Paper Kit and trimmed 1.5" off the end. You can use a .5" X 10.5" piece of cardstock in place of the Zip strip if you prefer.  

Using your Bone Folder (you will want very crisp folds for this project) fold your paper bag in half. (I like my backside to be "clean" so I folded it in such a way that the bottom of the bag (when opened with normal use) with all the seams are facing me (and will be covered with paper) Make sense?

Now, you will fold down the front flap....there are no exact measurements for this step but with the cardstock dimensions I have given you it will need to be approximately a 2" "folded down" flap, thus leaving about a 1.25" section of the bottom...I know, these are not the most descriptive instructions but follow me anyway, it might make sense later. :)

Adhere your cardstock pieces as shown to the inside of your will notice how you are covering up the factory seams.

Now place adhesive where you see my pen marks, being careful to leave the "pocket". 

After you have adhered them together with firm pressure lift up the bottom "flap" and add your sorbet cardstock to the bottom of the pocket.  Then, as before, apply adhesive where you see my pen marks. I know....fanciest tutorial you've ever seen, huh?! HAHA Does anyone beside me speak "Hick" ? :)

Next add your front cover piece....When I first started making these my instinct was to trim up the Frazzled pieces of the bag edge but now I think it adds character.  I love when someone says "Oh My gosh, I can't believe that is an old paper bag!!" :)

Add adhesive to your zip strip (or cardstock strip).  This step isn't absolutely necessary but sometimes I like to add candy or other things to the pockets and having something "holding it together" in addition to the adhesive just makes it that much sturdier. :)

Wrap it firmly all the way around and if using a zip strip just trim off that 1.5" tail.  Be mindful where you place your seam as you will want to cover it.

I covered my seam with the little wooden sign and further embellished with a butterfly and a few sparkles as seen in the very first photo. 

These are SO easy to make and they can really reflect the personalty of the sender or the theme of the party! Here are a few others I've done in the past.  

I wish I would have taken pictures of all of them...had never expected to enter "Blog Land"! 

I hope you have enjoyed this short tutorial, and be sure to stop by Aaron's blog...she has great ideas, you will LOVE IT! :)  

Thank you for joining me!
Blessings, Sus

Monday, May 20, 2013

More Textiles!?

I Hope you aren't growing tired of my recent obsession with Textiles! :)  

I put this kit together over the weekend and have almost sold out of it thus far! (Big Smile!)

The For Always Textiles pair so well with the electric papers from the Dream Pop Kit! Add some Black Glitter paper...a couple glitter buttons...PERFECT!

Not sure how to put together the ruffled textile pieces? I have made it super easy to learn, just check out my RUFFLED TEXTILES TUTORIAL.

You can purchase this, or other Pre-Cut Layout Kits from a few places...My Facebook Business Page, My Ebay Shop, or by browsing the inventory at either place and emailing me your order.

To receive a FREE Dream Pop Pre-cut Layout Kit from me just take advantage of this Double Dippin' Special.....

All of this PLUS!!!! a Free Pre-Cut Dream Pop Layout Kit (custom designed by myself) shipped right to your door (value of $14.95+) All just for shopping with me! :)  To receive this Fantastic savings you must click JOIN on one of my open Gathering tabs! As soon as I've seen your order I will get your Free Kit on it's way! :)

If you should have any questions concerning this special please do not hesitate to contact me, it will be my pleasure to assist you. :)

All for today!
Blessings, Sus