Sunday, June 23, 2013


DD1 loves macarons (a French confection).  She buys them when she is the one bringing dessert.  If you give a mouse a cookie (book reference meaning one thing leads to another) I spied the Avery Elle stamp set and had to snap it up.   I pictured DD1 sharing macarons and decided this little treat bag would be perfect.

The base is a white paper sack. For my kraft portion,  I used Stampin' Up crumb cake paper to create a tag and stamp the cookies.  I also purchased the Avery Elle die so it was a snap to fix my macarons.

I punched two holes through both the front and back of the bag as well as the tag so that when the bag is opened and stood on end, the top still could be secured with the twine (which came packaged with my stamps).  We wouldn't want those yummy macarons to fall out!  The tag is free, attached only by the twine and can be used by the recipient for re-gifting. 

I placed the white bag on matching paper.  This could be an option to turn the bag into a card.    Or both pieces could be attached to a larger kraft shopping bag if the gift includes additional food items.

I wanted something on the tag that fit the sentiment stamped on the bag.  So I inked only the Ooh portion of the Ooh La La sentiment.  All stamps are from the Avery Elle Bonjour set.  

Entering these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Kraft

Vicki's Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge #62  You're Sweet

June Sketch Challenge at Avery Elle using Avery Elle stamps and digital images


Michele said...

this is perfect! and also pretty decent medical advice... thanks for joining the "you're sweet" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is just the cutest!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show! - Ashli :)

Anita Houston said...

Yummy yummy yummy!!!! I love you macaroons on Kraft! The bag is wonderful too...add! What a FUN idea too! Thanks for krafting with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

Micupoftea~ said...

Clever to use cookies as the circles! I've only had one macaroon in my life and did not care for it. Will try a different bakery someday! :)

Brenda Brown said...

Such a fun bag Helene, bet your daughter thought so the stamps and saying.
hugs Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

How fun this is!

I would love to be in Paris nibbling on one lol.
P.S. Finally my copy of Take Ten arrived today.

butterfly said...

Very sweet (!) card!
Alison x

Nina Yang said...

So much thought went into this sweet gift packaging, Helene! I love that you kept the color combo simple and made it so classy and elegant! Great take on the sketch too! So glad that you joined us! Have a wonderful week!

Vicki Romaine said...

I just love your sentiment. Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

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