Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Virtual Birthday Party!

Hey there! Welcome to the party!!! Today a bunch of us are getting together in blogland to celebrate!!! What's the occasion, you ask? It's Karen Baker's birthday!!!! WOOOHOOO!!!


It's a hop-style party, so if you're on track you've arrived here from Jen R's AWESOME blog! If not...no worries...click HERE to start at the beginning!

Each person along the hop is "bringing" something to the party! I decided to bring the loot bags!

These were really simple to make and are perfect little gifts for your crafty friends! I put three mini bundles of different colored twines (from The Twinery) into each glassine favor bag! Then I used stamped images from Practicing Creativity Designs, a sentiment and border die from Papertrey Ink, and some additional twine from The Twinery to create decorated tops! I made four different designs.

Here's a closer look at each one:

Karen was one of my very first friends in the blogging community!!! She's so SUPER DUPER SWEET and INCREDIBLY TALENTED!!! I'm so grateful to have her as a crafty friend!

(((HUGS))), Karen!!! Hope you have a FABULOUS birthday!!!

Next stop: Lynn's blog! She's bringing something SUPER FUN to the party!!!

And...be sure to stop by Karen's blog and leave her some sweet birthday wishes!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Look Up! Additions (Practicing Creativity Designs), sentiment from Fillable Frames #9 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Rattan (The Paper Cut), Red Pepper Linen and Seaside paper pack (The Paper Company)
Patterned Paper: Indie Bloom (Basic Grey), Picket Fence (Lily Bee Design)
Die: Medium Scallop Border (Papertrey Ink)
Baker's Twine: (The Twinery)
Glassine Favor Bags: (Wilton)
Adhesive Tape Runner: (Therm-o-web)


Lynn said...

Love the black on kraft with the pops of color! Gorgeous treat bags for Karen!

farmhouse-story said...

these are the cutest, lisa! love the little banner stamp:)

Dana said...

Well bowl me over! These goody bags are top notch adorable Lisa!! I'm in love.

Christina said...

These are just too adorable, Lisa! The banner and balloons are perfectly festive, and I'm loving the paper piecing. How clever of you!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Look at these fabulous goodie bags, love the bags, I had a similar thought the other week when my son got sent home from a play date with his pb&j in one of these bags, but I haven't done anything with the bags I bought at the store afterwards... but the scallop edges are perfect and love the different colored balloons. So glad you could join us in this fun birthday celebration.

Heather Innusa said...

EEK - these are too too cute!!! I'm sure they'll make Karen smile!!

Laurel Beard said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE! I love this! Perfect loot bags! Love the hot air balloons and all the colors you used!

Glenda J said...

Fabulous! Love the colourful balloons on the kraft.

Michele Gross said...

You always make the most incredible projects!! These are spectacular!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my goodness! How cute are those! Love them!! I know you said something about mailing us one... I hate for you to have to spend money on shipping... but those are awful dang cute... and who doesn't love twine! :) I will email you my address if you still want it. Thanks Lisa!!!

Virginia L. said...

Hi Lisa, What yummy loot bags you have created!! I love love love the colors and vellum details! Your thoughtfulness will come through in this post! Karen would be thrilled!

Chunyuan said...

beautiful bag topper. what a great idea for a party of crafty girls.

jen said...

I can't imagine a more perfect goodie bag in honor of Karen!!! :D These are fabulous!!! :D

Aimes said...

The perfect gift to give crafty peeps! Love your packaging too!

Jenny said...

Now these are cool loot bags, just right for a crafter...love the bag toppers too :)
Jenny x

Karen B. said...

I like to reminiscence back two years ago and remember how scared I was to start a blog and then there were people like you who supported me, encouraged me, and made me feel so special. Nothing has changed in two years, and I can never thank you enough Lisa. I have so much enjoyed visiting your blog, seeing your wonderfully talented projects and photographs! Thank you! Now, onto your projects today! How delightfully cute! This is a perfect packaging idea (handy to know for giveaways and the like) and so customizable! Love the pops of color in the balloons!

yyam said...

How fun are these! Love the hot air balloons! :)

Cristina said...

SO stinkin' cute!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow...these are stunning, cute, amazing, and beautiful rolled up into one! Those balloons look absolutely fabulous in the different patterns. Awesome!

~amy~ said...

Sooooooooooooo fun! Love your darling loot bags!!!

Theresa said...

Love the loot bags!! Your toppers are totally excellent.