Monday, December 8, 2008

The Topper

Bag Toppers are not my forte...not even close. Every year I struggle with packaging, so this time I thought I'd go for "simple". And it really does not get any simpler than this!

I opened (!) my package of Pacific Point DS papers and pulled out this sheet. I cut the shape with the Top Note die and my Cuttlebug (Shhhhh! Don't tell Shelli!) I was going to trim the edge and layer it on another die-cut of Pacific Point card stock, but I figured the double-sided paper was thick enough to stand on its own. Think of all that trimming I just saved myself!

I wanted to use all current product ... or at least try to, so I used Silver Elastic Cord as ribbon (gotta have ribbon!), and one of the Cute & Curly stamps stamped in Pacific Point on Whisper White, and punched out with the Curly Label punch. Too easy!

I thought the small oval would fit in the center; not quite, but it's close enough for me! I stamped the sentiment from Warm Words with Riding Hood Red on Whisper White, punched it out and stuck it on. Done!

I used bags with those fold-over thingies to hold itself closed, so the topper is not really holding anything - it is just decorative. Soooo, I stapled the folded shape to the bag with a blue staple (I told you I had stuff!)

That's it! I'll bag these up on Saturday, as I need some for my Pot Luck dinner Saturday night, and also for my customers on Sunday and Monday. Between now and then I'll be making another batch of buckeyes, and baking two cakes. No days off from work, so it will be a bit nuts in the evenings around here, but I'll pop back in when I can to report on the sleep quotient, or lack thereof!


  1. Cute, cute, cute!

    I just pulled out my curly label stamp set and used it yesterday. Then went to use the punch doesn't punch :( I got a lemon of a curly label punch. ARGHHHHH!

  2. Love the topper. Wish I had that Top Note Die!

    The thing that gets me about toppers/lables/ watching some rip it to shreds to get it open! I sit there thinking, geez...glad ya enjoyed it, it only took me 2 hours to make! LOL At least I tried to pretty it up!

  3. well *I* think your packaging is FAB all round...and's a public service not to make it TOOOOOO FANCY otherwise folk would feel sooooo guilty as they ripped and shredded their way to said BUCKEYES!!!!! (besides, how much cooler can you get than a sexy artisan topper shape with artisan nested label thingies?! hershey is SO gonna copy you next year!!!)


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