Taffy Treat Bag

Saltwater Taffy always screams beach to me. It’s one of those candies that you see at every little tourist shop along beaches everywhere. Today’s summer themed treat bag was inspired by the candy inside.  Good thing there were some leftover candies for me. Yum.

I used a cute swimsuit stamp from Simply Stamps for my tag.

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I started with a regular sandwich bag filled with candy. I folded the corners to the back to give it a little better shape and secured it with clear tape on both sides.

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Next I cut a piece of light blue cardstock 5 1/4″ x 4″ and scored and folded to make a folded topper that is 5 1/4″ x 2″.

Note***Make sure and check that your bag is the same size. I’m sure different brands of sandwich bags vary a little bit. Adjust the size as needed.

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I thought a little texture would be fun so I tore a piece of sandpaper and attached it to my cardstock and then trimmed the sides and bottom. I didn’t measure but it comes to not quite an inch tall at the highest spot. I hand painted a sun in the corner with watercolor paint for a little added something.

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Next I started on a tag for my bag. I stamped the Vintage Bathing Suit stamp from Simply Stamps onto white cardstock in bright pink ink.

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I added some glitter to the bathing suit and a little shading. I sponged the edges with brown ink and then added a border with a fine black pen. I used a hole punch to make a hole at the top.

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I assembled my bag by punching a hole through the topper and bag and then threading twine through both and knotting. I added my tag under the knot. Here is another look at my finished treat bag.

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Impression Obsession 2017 Spring/Summer Release Hop Day 3!

Day 33

Impression Obsession 2017 Spring/Summer Release Hop!

We have some beautiful new stamps and dies to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST May 15th – May 17th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates! The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!
Comment entries will be open on all hop days until 9pm CT on Sunday May 21st and all winners will be announced May 22nd at the IO Blog.

Today’s project uses DIE507-V Butterfly 2 & DIE516-A Hugs

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Hop List:

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

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I Am A Mermaid

I have a cute mermaid card to share today using
stamps from Technique Junkies.

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I watercolored a background with Distress Inks and the used my MISTI to stamp the mermaid and sentiment from the By The Sea set (if you NEED these stamps.. use the code TJ10Jeanne at Technique Junkies for 10% off).

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