One of my favorite dies set is the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set. It includes so many cool pieces and can be used for much more than just making bags. SU! has also released an adorable set called You're So Sweet that matches with the dies, so we're getting even more mileage out of it. When I saw the dies collection is part of the Weekly Deals and currently on sale, it gave me the kick I needed to make a cute bag again.
I used the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack and used the bag as an envelope with an insert, which will in turn be used as a card.
I used the star border die from the collection to die-cut a bunch of little stars so that I could make a shaker and use the star-lined shape from the stamp set as a window for the shaker. It is really too bad that the shaker frames retired just as this set came out in the new catalogue, because I think they were just a natural match. Oh well... You can still make your own shakers using regular Stampin' Dimensionals, it's just going to take a bit more work than the shaker frames would have taken, but it's definitely doable.
Since I had cut all of those little stars, I used the border scraps to decorate the card insert. The strips were "held" in place with a washi tape die-cut, cut with a die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits collection. The top was punched with the Ornate Tag Topper punch. I added a piece of 1/8" Silver Ribbon on top. (The silver ribbon is not currently on sale, but the gold one is as part of the Weekly Deals, so keep that in mind if you need some!)
The design is inspired by Sweet Sunday Sketch #274.
Another new item that has been added to the catalogue is Glassine Sheets (page 148 of AC). They come in 62 x 12" sheets, large enough to make mini treat bags out of. This was what I initially planned on using, along with the Large Dots Embossing Folder (also on sale this week), but then I got careless with the Fast Fuse when gluing the envelope together... and got adhesive where I shouldn't have, so now the bag is glued shut. Word to the wise: learn from my boo-boo and be careful when you apply your adhesive!
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Juste comme ça (You're So Sweet)Cardstock: Pool Party
Designer Series Paper: Cherry on Top
Ink: Tip Top Taupe
Accessories: Silver Glimmer Paper, Star Punches, Rhinestone Basic Jewels,
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, Shaker Frame, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Ornate Tag Topper Punch
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies - 137547 - On sale for CAD $36.75 (until Monday June 29th)
Juste comme ça (also available in English) - 140180 - CAD $23
Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack - 138443 - CAD $10