Thursday, May 5, 2016

Whisker Graphics Blog Hop

Welcome to the Whisker Graphics Blog Hop.  We are having lots of fun playing with the bags, tags and twine that they sent us!  I hope you enjoy their products, too.  Of course, to that end, we have prizes.
With all the fabulous inspiration that we will be sharing from both design teams we thought some of you would like to play along with these great products too, so there are PRIZES! Just comment along the hops each day and leave a thoughtful comment for the designers. Winners will be announced Monday, May 9th.
Three prize packages consisting of one each –
  • Divine Twine Diva – Crushed Lavender Solid
  • Divine Twine Diva – Crushed Lavender Stripe
  • Divine Twine Diva – Dried Celadon Solid
  • Divine Twine Diva – Dried Celadon Stripe
  • An assortment of bags in a variety of sizes and patterns.
  • Winners choice of a Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Matching Dies (from available stock)
These three winners MUST have a US mailing address (or territories or military).
But wait! Additionally, we will give away one prize to an Australian winner courtesy of our distributor there – The Stencil Specialist – which will consist of distributor’s choice of one stamp, one stencil and a surprise goodie.
I decided to do things simply today.  In honor of "Teacher Appreciation Week", I chose the Whisker Graphics bags with the loose leaf pattern on them.  Then, I traced the Owl Buddy,  Large Chunky Art Tools and the Large Apple Stencils onto these bags with a Micron Pen.  I colored them with Spectrum Markers.  I created the tassel on the second card byt wrapping twine around an acrylic stamp holder and tying it off.  I put the twine through two holes that I punched into the envelope.
You can see that the small bag is the PERFECT size for a gift card!  It actually goes all the way in, but I wanted you to see a little for comparison.  Easy peasy!
Want another easy idea?  Do what I did above.  Just glue any extra pieces of projects that didn't work out right to the bag.  On the left I have an extra pasting I had made of the Horses Stencil.  It was colored with Spectrum Markers.  On the right, I glued a "debossed" and colored image of the Rooster Stencil to the bag.  The rectangular shape that is underneath the rooster image was actually already on the bag.
So, these were the projects I created for today.  Leave me a comment for your chance to win, and visit the rest of the hop today:


  1. FABULOUS bitty bags Laura!!!
    WOW - I LOVE your owl and rooster, LOVE your fun tassel too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing with us AND for giving me a great way to use up all my "spare bits" from projects that I just can't throw away :)
    Tracy from Australia

  2. What terrific treat bacgs and awesome use of the stencils! The colors are amazing especially the horses- they look like stamps!

  3. Great ways to decorate these bags!
    Sue in Ohio

  4. This is a perfect idea for a teacher! Adorable!
    Take care!

  5. LOVE all of your bitty bag ideas!! They are great for so many different occasions! Definitely a great way to use the scraps and make something beautiful with them!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Great use of the
    stencils. Love
    the little bag
    Carla from Utah

  7. What a fun project! I like the idea for using the twine on the gift bag.

  8. Is that a real cookie or a paper cookie. Darn, I'm hungry! Love the combo with the bags

  9. Great idea to paste "lefties" onto the bag.
    I took a Zig painting class and we did some
    flowers. I painted a couple but didn't want to
    finish the whole thing. I cut them out and
    pasted them into my bible journaling.
    Good way to keep a project without having little
    pieces laying around.
    Love that owl.
    thanks for shsaring.

  10. So fun and great look for the teacher gift bags! I have so many pieces that never make it onto a project, didn't think to use them for gift bags - great idea!

  11. Sweet ideas for using these little bags. I love the little tassel idea. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Adorable! Great ideas that will be 'stolen' by me! love the tassel! I think the owl is my fave... or the apple, or the them all!nancyv13@gmail.

  13. Adorable! Great ideas that will be 'stolen' by me! love the tassel! I think the owl is my fave... or the apple, or the them all!nancyv13@gmail.

  14. Very cute projects! I love those lined paper bags! And I love that you can either decorate right on the bags or glue on decorated pieces, which gives it more dimension.

  15. What a great idea for gift cards for the graduate.

  16. These are awesome treat bags just in time for our teachers this week. Love that wonderful tip to use your project leftovers that are just too precious to toss. Your Rooster and Horses stencils are beautiful, I can see why you kept them and so glad you did! Thank you for sharing in the hop today!

  17. Really good teacher gifts. thanks.

  18. I love the loose leaf bags. Would work great in a journal to add notes!

  19. Perfect use of the bags, and such cute designs!

  20. Fabulous way to decorate the bags. LOVE the rooster!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  21. What a cool way to do DIY bags and use leftover pieces!

  22. Cute bags & great idea for using scraps!

  23. Oh my goodness - these are so fabulous! I just love the added touches you have put on all these fun bags!