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!

17 comments:

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

    PS. My word verification is: Suedidit! Crazy!

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

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  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

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  4. PERFECT PACKAGING AGAIN!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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