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Today’s Blog Hop features ideas using the June Kit – One in a Melon!  It’s a super sweet kit with cards and bags perfect for summer.

The kit comes with supplies to make 4 treat bags – but what if you really need 8.  I decided I wanted to use the supplies and figure out how to get more treat bags and only add a minimal amount of supplies.  So I deconstructed the bag and spent some time looking at it trying to figure out what to do.  I finally thought that if I took each piece and split it in two that would give me twice as many pieces.  Here is what I created:


I used one of the 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cello Bags for this little treat.  I took the watermelon box in the kit and cut the front and back panels into 3″ wide pieces.  I added new score lines across the bottom to create the bottom of the bag and the little front flap.  I attached the tissue paper to the white side to create the “inside” of my bag.  I folded and stuck inside my cello bag.  I used just a bit of snail on the bottom of the bag to hold the little flap down.


I filled it with watermelon candy.  For the tag I cut the yellow piece in half and that gave me a banner.  Cut the circle tag in half and stamp the watermelon. And use a scrap of white to stamp the words on a banner.  I punched a little hole in each and tie together with the Baker’s Twine.  I couldn’t really split up the little clothes pins so use those on half the bags and then grab some other clips in your stash for the second set of 4 bags – I used our Gold Binder Clips.

I was also in need of some tags and used the stamp set to make these real quick.


I die cut circles with my Layered Circle Framelits, cut them in half and stamped using the stamps from my Paper Pumpkin kit.  I used scraps of white and stamped THANKS on each one – stamp is from Banners for You stamp set.  I punched them with the Classic Label punch and punched again to create the banner end – see my book mark post on how to do that.

I finished with Black Baker’s Twine and a little rhinestone on each.  Every circle makes two tags.


Sweet Thanks!  I’ll use these on orders from my Catalog Kickoff!  I hope everyone likes them!

Be sure to hop along and see the rest of the ideas. Next up is Sara Levin – check out her creative ideas.

And here is the full list of blog hoppers:

  1. Monika Davis ===> you are here

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