So grateful...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Sunday, everyone! Super quick post today! I wanted to get this little project done in time for The Shabby Tea Room challenge, Homespun Fall...

I had two projects in mind for the coming week. My nursing home card and some little "grateful" treat bags to take to the lunch room at my dentist's office. I took some of my cards to sell there last week and the ladies were tickled pink! I thought some little treat bags for Thanksgiving for family and friends might go over well. I saw the cutest ones on Melissa Phillips' blog yesterday and thought I HAD to try my own. I thought they would work well for the STR challenge, too, and then I would be one step ahead!! (I'm NEVER one step ahead!!! ;)

I made a simple burlap sleeve-type bag that the smallest Papertrey glassine bag would fit in. I just loved the idea of a bag in a bag!! I used an image from Beatriz Jennings, which I had in mind for my nursing home project anyway. (so many cute ones to choose from!)...

I was thrilled to find some Dove chocolates for 1/2 price the day after Halloween. They were perfect because they were wrapped more for Fall than Halloween!
Next was the tiny card that would fit in the bag also and accompany the treats...
The sentiment was computer-generated. On the inside I stamped "for you". I cut a Papertrey doily from some Crate Paper and stamped the other patterns with Papertrey stamps. The leaves were from a Fiskars punch.

I thought it turned out kind of cute. Not bad for a first run through, anyway.
It's a simple project, if you would like to give it a try! I would love to see what you come up with!!
Thanks for popping in!!


  1. It's GORGEOUS, of course!! That doily is incredible, and what a delightful image! I love the bag in a fun! Love the beautiful fall colors! Ours are all covered up with WHITE, but I love that too! YAY for our first snow day! Happy Sunday afternoon to you, my friend!...Nancy :o)

  2. I hope you entered these for the MIM over on Nichole's blog too!

    These are gorgeous - I loved Melissa's, and I love yours. I think you did a beautiful job, and I think those ladies will LOVE them - you'll sell out!

    How I wish I could stamp beside you - your work is always so beautiful!!!

  3. So precious and sweet, Geri ... how thoughtful you are! Thanks for sharing your amazing creations with us in the Tea Room :)

  4. Yay! You got an honourable mention over at the Tea Room!!! Congrats!

  5. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! You have such an elegant style of your own and I love it!
    Congrats on your honorable mention!

  6. Adorable Geri! You're so great at finding ways to mix fabric in your projects. Bet those ladies will want to snap these up too. :-)

  7. wow! This is gorgeous! I am loving your style. I am signing up to follow you and see everything you create! Congrats on the Shabby Tea award! :-) Amy

  8. Awwww Geri you are so talented! I love this sweet gift bag!!!! :-)

  9. ohhhh I love yours more than your inspiration....gorgeous!!!!! cherry