Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cuttlebug Luv Bug Weekend!

OK, I'm hoping you've been to visit my tutorial at Cuttlebug Challenges Blog. If you've not, go there first....my Treat Tin Tutorial posted at 7PM.
Now to show you 1 more trick with the Cuttlebug. I used medium Glassine Bags from Papretrey Ink. They are the perfect size to fit into a cuttlebug folder. I used Swiss Dots to emboss my bag.


Then I cut a rectangle out of cardstock the same width of my bag. I then stamped it and folded it in half.


Next fill your bag with your choice of treats, I chose doggie bones. Staple your bag topper in place.

Then tie a pretty ribbon around your bag to hide the staple. That's all there is to it.


Now for my blog candy. Here's what's up for grabs.

Leave a message here and tell me your favorite thing about the Luv Bug Weekend and I'll pick a winner Monday. If you entered for the blog candy the other nite, then go ahead and leave a comment to double your chances to win, I'll put your name in the hat twice. I just want to thank everyone for participating in our Blog Hop, I've had so much fun! Good Luck!

58 comments:

ChiLLi said...

My favourite thing fromt he weekend was finding all these really cool and inspiring blogs during the blog hop!

cute baggie :)

Bonnie said...

That's a really neat trick with your Cuttlebug. The doggie bag and "treats" turned out great. Sometimes we forget about our little BEST friends on four feet!!! Great idea Amber.
I've really enjoyed the blog hop, never dreamed I'd take part in one. I've enjoyed meeting all the fresh ideas. Every blog so different in many ways. I've saved most addresses and will be stopping by often.

~Christina~ said...

I absolutely loved your tutorial on the Cuttlebug Challenges blog!!! So cute! I love this too :) I am off to try them both :)

ScrapsOnABudget said...

Love this treat bag! so fast and simple yet looks great. I'm sucha last minute maker that this is perfect for me.
Thanks so much for sharing the idea. I love this weekend because I'm learning lots from all the new blogs I get to visit.
Thanks much!
God Bless

Smullis said...

My favorite thing about the Love Bug Weekend is all the tutorials and creative inspiration. Thanks for sharing your tins.

Sunshinecoastgrl said...

Hi Amber!!
I have had soo much fun this weekend!! To find a favorite part is difficult!! I loved the tutorials because I'm pretty new at paper crafting.But I have to say I loved blog-hopping and looking for the words.I enjoyed everyones blogs so much...in fact I did it twice!..hehehe once to find the words and another for fun. And there is still tommorrow!!!So Much Fun!!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

My favorite thing about the luv bug weekend is seeing great minds at work creating beautiful things and sharing them with others, like your creations here. Thank you so much!

Devon said...

love the bag and tins thanks for the inspiration!

Chris said...

My favorite part has been the wonderful ideas from the different stops on the blog hop.I has been fun and I'm looking forward to the adventures on Sunday.
Thanks so much.

Meda said...

Wow, Amber! What a sweet project you have made! That little package is adorable!
Those Inkadinkado stamps you're offering sure won't hurt me! *wink*

Diane said...

I love seeing all the wonderful projects on each blog. The blog hop is so fun and inspiring.

Stephaniescraps said...

My favorite part about the luv bug weekend was seeing the various tutorials, projects, and seeing so many blogs at once that I never knew existed! I love the treat tins, and I had never thought of embossing bags before. That's a great and very unique idea that I'll have to try soon. P.S. I've got a Google id now. I emailed you---Stephanie Doan

Mary said...

I love the bag embossing! Great idea, Amber. Simple and lovely little gifts! Enjoy your tutorial and your blog! Thank you!

Mary said...

Hey, i just noticed you asked what we liked best about the blog-touring weekend. I liked putting together a puzzle while exploring new blogs. What fun it was and its so nice to be able to run through again just to take more time at each site. I especially liked the relationship to Cuttlebug. I just received my Cuttlebug so am in the beginning stages. Your blogs give me such wonderful ideas. Makes me feel better about purchasing it!! Thanks Amber!

Robin said...

My favorite is all the great tutorials, and the blog hop. Can wait for Sunday. This treat bag is awesome.

LISA said...

I LOVED THE BLOG HOP. I GOT A BUNCH OF REALLY CREATIVE IDEAS, AND I CAN NOT WAIT TO TRY THEM OUT. YOUR TIN TUTORIAL WAS GREAT. SUCH A CUTE PROJECT.

Susan said...

I've been enjoying visiting all the different blogs and reading the great tutorials.
Susan

Suzanne said...

I am loving learning new ways to use by bug.....there are things I never would have thought of being able to do that can be done.

Rox-Ann said...

My favorite thing has been all the beautiful creations and tutorials.
Thanks for sharing!

Heidi said...

It's so difficult to pick just one thing from this weekend of amazing tutorials!! I guess I would have to say that my favorite thing is being inspired to be more creative with my Cuttlebug and to not be afraid to try new things!

Heather said...

OK, I have to admit that I really love the fact that you're making things for dogs. :D How great is that!!

Dogs appreciate great crafting, too.

Of course now my pups will think everything I do is for them...

ErikaC said...

My favorite thing about the Luv Bug weekend is the collage of all the bloggers techniques. I would never have been able to find so many inspiring ideas in so little time! You all should do this often. Thanks so much! Erika

Tammie said...

What a true 'designer' you have become. Love this sweet treat bag and the mini tins. You go girl!

silvia said...

LOVE the embossed bags and adorable tins!!! My favorite thing about the Love Bug Week-end is all the wonderfully creative ideas and tutorials

Janet Z said...

It was great to see all the projects and ideas on all the blogs! TFS!!!

Softangelkisses said...

How cute! You better remember to make more than 1 set though, because I know that you have more than 1 "baby"!

Grammy and Olivia said...

Love those bags. You all have really encouraged me to think outside the box on what I can emboss with my Cuttlebug. Thanks!

LORI said...

Hi Amber...Another cute treat!! Excellent job!!

Sammie said...

My favorite part has been the tutorials and creative ways to use the Cuttlebug.

Elaine said...

What a nifty way to package doggy treats!

Deb M. said...

Super cute project!! TFS!

I love all the inspiration that has been shared. Have to get out the Cuttlebug after seeing all these fantastic ideas. :o)

Pinklilac said...

Myfavoute thing from this weekend blogging was all the new ideas I picked up from the tutorials and looking forward to trying them out.Linda

Teresa said...

I'm loving all the little tips and tricks. Thanks for sharing!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Amber, what a fab little treat bag and the tins from you tutorial look just scrumptious.
Great work ….thanks for sharing with us.
Sue
x

nani said...

This is awesome - the printed or embossed bags are SO expensive (when I could be spending the money on stamps or embossing folders or something!) I think that's the best part of the luv bug weekend - so many new ideas that my head is spinning!

Annette said...

Love the embossing on the glassine bag, it is so cute, I love how the treat bag turned out!

kshand said...

Amber, This is great!! I would not have thought to emboss the bag! I'm going to try this idea :)

Diane said...

This has been a great weekend. I've loved all the amazing projects the DT members have shown. So much creativity. Lots of things I can use.

Audrey Pettit said...

What a cute, cute treat bag, Amber! I've made many a goody bag with the folded over topper, but have never thought to emboss the bag. I've always used the clear cello bags, but this is a fabulous idea. You might get me wanting a die-cut system after all! ;)
You were right in picking out Layla's breed. She is indeed a Great Pyrenese. She's getting a bit better, but she's always been a jumper, which is bad with a dog that size. She barks like crazy, too, and sounds like sonic booms going off in the neighborhood. But, she is a sweetheart for sure.
And thanks for the tips about the biking trails. I know I'm not up for that yet, but wouldn't it be cool if I got there? I'm borrowing my son's bike now, and don't have any of the proper riding gear. But if I continue to be into it, I can see where I'm going to have to get myself all set up!

Eveline said...

Hi Amber, what a fun weekend this proves to be. So many new ideas, that is what I liked most about this weekend.We were home all weekend and I had enough time to try some tutorials. I made a treat tin, you can find it HERE .
I like the doggie treat bags. Another thing you can't buy/find over here(the glassine bags.
Eveline.

lisa808 said...

The great ideas!!!

Kim. said...

I am loving all these tutorials you lovely ladies are providing this weekend. Very inspiring.
Kim xXx

Sharon said...

Man, thats clever, I never thought to do that.

Mrs J said...

Amber, this is another cutie! There's going to be one happy pooch about - not letting mine see this though as she'll start making demands, lol!
I don't know about you but I think the Luv Bug weekend has been a great success and I'm so happy to have been part of it
Hugs Mrs Jx

Sharon said...

I forgot to tell you what my favorite things are, All these neat tricks and projects, I would of never thought of.

Karen said...

That bag looks so different for being embossed: Great idea!
I am loving the weekend: I haven't read a tutorial yet where I haven't learned something. I know all these little gems are going to get used someday soon - It's so inspiring.

ALLY said...

How cute is that! I'm loving all the wonderful inspiration that everyone has created for this weekend!

greenc said...

The thing I liked about the weekend was how much fun I had exploring all the blogs and ideas that were shared! It was like finding treasure with each click of my mouse! Cathy

lynnephelps said...

My favorite think about this blog hop weekend was that it was all TUTORIALS, not just examples. I have learned so much with the step-by-step photos, and I really appreciate all the extra effort the design team has put into this event!

cpbunch said...

oh very pretty!!! nicely done

ThatOtherSharon said...

Never thought to use an embossing folder on a gift bag. GREAT inspiration!!! Thanks for all your work to put this weekend together.

Michelle said...

New blogs to add to my reader, great ideas I never thought of, amazing inspiration!

Dark Theory said...

LOVED the challenge and especially the new use of my favorite embossing folder of the "Dotted Swiss". I now have a new use for it and I love that!

ScrappinNana said...

This was my first blog hop and I had so much fun. I loved going to the different blogs and seeing their work and seeing the tutorials. Thanks so much for having this weekend for us. I have added your blog to my favorites and I will visit often.Thanks again for sharing your beautiful work.

Gail S. said...

This has been so much fun checking out different blogs that I have never visited. I love the idea of running the glassine bags thru the cuttlebug....never thought about that!!

melita said...

what a cute idea for the gift bag! love it! and my favorite thing about the cuttlebug weekend so far is all the inspiration!

Cher said...

Well I must say my favourite thing is that I have found all you great thinkers and doers! Your sharing here really helps me be inspired and surely gives great ideas to all. As a novice, I really ty from the bottom of my heart. So off I go to read more of the blogs...thinkin I am addicted now...but, I have insomnia so that's ok, right? lol Cheryl

Alison said...

This is super TFS,

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