Start Your Fall Party Planning With This Thanksgiving Treat Bag

Start Your Fall Party Planning With This Thanksgiving Treat Bag

Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today, sharing a wonderfully sweet Thanksgiving treat bag made with the Thanksgiving Turkey, Framelits die and stamp set by Stephanie Barnard.  I am so ready for Fall...Summer here in South Florida has been brutal at best, so I welcome the change of seasons with open arms.  This is my favorite time of the year to craft, and this Thanksgiving set is just so sweet, so I hope you'll enjoy my project today.

Start Your Fall Party Planning With This Thanksgiving Treat Bag

I chose to create a gift bag, because they are so fun to stuff with goodies and lay out on dinner plates, or stuff in baskets, and as always, just so fun for your guests to bring home. These are easy enough that you can whip up as many as you need in a short period of time.

Start Your Fall Party Planning With This Thanksgiving Treat Bag

This sweet turkey is the focal point of the gift bag, so let me show you how easy it is to create. Lets collect the supplies you'll need to create this!

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Other Materials Used:

  • Pattern papers (I used "Harvest" by Authentique Paper)
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Felt
  • Jute
  • Rusty bell
  • Button
  • Twine
  • Dark brown dye ink

Start Your Fall Party Planning With This Thanksgiving Treat Bag

I started first by die cutting my gift bag, and for this, I chose to use the Bag w/ Flap XL die by Where Women Cook.  To die cut, simply lay the die blades up on a Cutting Pad, then lay the paper down, and finally add a Premium Crease Pad on top and run through your Big Shot.  Assemble per directions on the die and set this bag aside.

Start Your Fall Party Planning With This Thanksgiving Treat Bag

Next, using the turkey stamp and dark brown dye ink, stamp the turkey onto kraft cardstock.

Start Your Fall Party Planning With This Thanksgiving Treat Bag

Then take the stamped image over to your Big Shot and grab the coordinating die.  Set down your Magnetic Platform onto the die cutter, and then place a Cutting Pad on top.  Lay your image down, then place the Framelit on top, then lay another Cutting Pad on top and run through your Big Shot.

Start Your Fall Party Planning With This Thanksgiving Treat Bag

Next step is to take the coordinating "feather" framelits and assorted pattern papers and die cut the feathers, you'll need 5 big and 5 small.

Start Your Fall Party Planning With This Thanksgiving Treat Bag

Then lay them out how you'd like and begin glueing them to the turkey, first the large, then the small on top.  When finished, die cut another stamped turkey body, and glue it over all the pieces.

Start Your Fall Party Planning With This Thanksgiving Treat Bag

Die cut the "happy thanksgiving" using the same cutting sandwich as above.

Start Your Fall Party Planning With This Thanksgiving Treat Bag

Then adhere all the elements to the bag front.  Secure the flap of the bag using jute along with a  felted leaf, using the Spring Leaves die by Eileen Hull, a small tag and rusted bell.

And there you have it, a completed gift bag your guests will certainly enjoy!  I hope you enjoyed my project today and I hope I've inspired you to create them for your Thanksgiving parties.

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