Monday, January 10, 2011

So Simple - Kraft Paper Bags

Today's So Simple packaging also begins with a kraft bag, and I'm using the flat, pocket-like bag that is available in a number of sizes.  They're great for brownies, pretzels, crackers, soaps, seeds, or a crafty gift of die cuts and ribbon shares!  So much fun!
I baked some M&M cookies for my kids and grandson - a little Valentine treat for them - and I wanted to package them in a sweet, simple way. 
Don't you just love those little pink and red candies peeking out of all of that cookie goodness?
I know it's kind of OCD, but I like for the fold to be straight (and for them all to be the same), and my Scor-Pal helps with that. 
To close the bags I stamped a full sheet of kraft, self-adhesive labels with a fun to/from stamp using Papertrey Ink's Tiny Treats: Valentine set and punched them out.  They were the perfect size to help keep the cookies fresh and to keep them from escaping.

There are a number of ways to embellish these simple bags - they can be stamped or glittered or die cuts, ribbon, doilies, etc. can be attached...the list of ways to make them your own is endless!  I prefer to maintain the rustic look of the bag, and I love to use baker's twine to add to that.  I added a tag using Papertrey Ink's 2010 Love Tags stamp set, Limitless Lables and Love Lives Here dies and Vintage Buttons.  It says exactly what I wanted it to say! 
 Here they all are, simple sweetness, just waiting for those special people that I love so much!
Thanks so much for visiting and for sharing So Simple with me!  Stop back any time, and have a super day!


  1. Fantastic! Can I have one? * smile*

    PS. My word verification is: Suedidit! Crazy!

  2. So perfect Sue. I'm with Dana, can I have one?

  3. Oh how cute! They're adorable with the baker's twine!! Yummy! While you're sending Dana and Rhonda one, don't forget me! :D Please? :D


  5. Super cute tags! I just love them and I love the added detail of the baker's twine. Wonderful!

  6. Hi Sue! These are so pretty! I love the little button accent.

  7. SIMPLY wonderful! Yummy treats and sweet bags! Would you like to adopt me?

  8. These "Simples" definitely give credence to the phrase that less is more.

  9. Thanks buddy! this is absolutely fantastic work done by you, I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. I like the concept too.