Friday, February 20, 2015

Chalkboard Tags and Bags

After attending a craft show in another state, I picked up some Trader Joe's products for a gift.  I was influenced by the Joy of Crafting show to dress up the edibles with some chalkboard labels.  I think that by simply adding some cute tags and packaging the nuts in cello bags (Heiko) the treats get elevated to something really special (like what you might find in a gourmet gift basket).  I used the Paper Smooches stitched tag die on chalkboard paper (from a pack at Ben Franklin Crafts). I wish the photo showed the stitched lines because they really add a nice touch.  These tags are erasable because I used the Marvy white bistro chalk marker. I don't have great handwriting so it is nice to be able to wipe off mistakes and the recipient can reuse these tags too. Oh yes, I added the Yummy Sticko chalkboard sticker to make the bags look more professional.
 I think this black American Crafts bag (12 in a set) is the perfect item to upgrade the TJ goodies.  I used the Hero Arts stamp with white ink and opaque white embossing powder. The cool part about the stamp is that you can change out the word 'chocolate' with other words included in the set.  I punched holes in the top of the folded bag and tied it with the elegant Heiko ribbon which was on sale at BFC.
If you have all your supplies in one place, it's simple to whip up some attractive packaging to turn supermarket products into gourmet edibles.  Hope you will check out all the supplies HM Ben Franklin Crafts has to offer you.  Thanks for visiting this blog site today!


eva said...

oh, those are some cute treat bags! love that hero arts sentiment and what a great idea to change the words around. have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Nicely done Lynn! Such a fab idea to dress up TJ goodies!! I'll have to remember this the next time I'm handing out goodies, hehe

Leanne said...

You're packaging looks so much better than some of the TJs packaging. Love the details and will definitely add this to my list of packaging ideas for the future. Thanks Lynn!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Your packaging makes me want to sink my teeth into all the yummy treats. Looks so "inviting."