Sweet & Kelster Challenge-Using the same products: treat bags!!!

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Hello dearies!!!  Welcome to another Sweet & Kelster challenge.  This post will mark our third challenge and I really have been enjoying creating these for you.  Have you had a chance to play along yet?  If not, check out the details and our past projects hereThe winner of our last challenge, Halloween-themed, is Heather Adams!!!  Heather, thank you for linking up your awesome cards for our challenge.  I will email you with the info on how you can receive your $5 Two Peas in a Bucket gift card!

For this week's challenge, we thought it would be super fun to create projects using the same products.  I have always admired how two scrapbookers' layouts can look completely different even though it is using the same product, so I definitely wanted to give this a try!  I purchased some treat bags from The Plaid Barn last year for Thanksgiving, but never got around to using them, so I definitely knew I had to this year.  I had 18 treat bags, 9 in orange and 9 in brown, so I sent 9 to Heather and I kept 9.

I already had made up in my head that I was going to go traditional and use these as treat bags.  I'm always drooling over favor ideas and I dream of the days when hubby and I will be hosting large dinners and I get to craft all of the pretty little details.  I loved the stripes on these bags, but they were a little bright, so I started off by painting white over each of the bags.  I was totally uncoordinated with this and just painted messily onto the bags.

I always have half-cut doilies lying around, so I thought this would be the perfect way to use them up!  I layered on each bag: a half cut doily, a strip of burlap, a strip of gold glitter paper, and a half cut scalloped circle.  I sewed all of the layers together before adhering them to the bag (so I didn't sew the bag shut on accident).  I switched the layers for a little bit of different variety.  So some of the bags have the burlap on top, some have the burlap underneath, some have the sentiment a little higher, and some have all of the layers slightly diagonal.

All of the bags say either "cherish" or "blessings" and I cut these sentiments with my Slice.  I loved these two sentiments because, to me, they truly describe what Thanksgiving is all about.  I really wanted to put names on the bags too, but since I don't know who we are having over for dinner yet, I decided not to.

Now it's your turn to play!  You have until November 2oth to link up your project.  Make sure you link up your project and the project of someone else using the same products or kit.  The winner will receive a $5 Two Peas in a Bucket gift card!!!  Can't wait to see what you create!  Now hop on over to Heather's blog and check out her amazing mini album using these treat bags!

Kelster Jean

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