Week of October 28th, 2012

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge Treat Bag

Hello, everyone!

Today I have a a very cute treat bag that I made using the Artiste cartridge and the October stamp of the month. This bag would be perfect for holiday candies
  
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Gypsy File:https://www.box.com/s/fo34m0yo0zovrm3bvghy
I used the Pear and Partridge paper pack from Close To My Heart.


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October Specials 

Back by popular demand, I am giving away one E2 Cricut machine to a lucky customer. To be eligible to win, you have to place an order on my Close To My Heart website this month. That is it! I will draw a winner November 1st.


The October stamp of the month is a total must have! It is called Very Merry Christmas and coordinates with the Artiste cartridge, so if you have that cartridge you are going to want to snatch this up! It makes tag making a total snap!

As always, this stamp set (retail price of $17.95) is only $5 with any order of $50 or more!





 Now don't forget that you can still buy the fabulous Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges, so if you have not taken the plunge yet, come on in the water is great!

To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website


 
 Don't forget that we are giving away the super cute Cricut "B is for Boy" cartridge this week!  Check it out below:

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Winner will be announced on Sunday, October 7, 2012 and has two weeks to claim prize.  Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
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139 comments:

Sarah W said...

I have only made holiday candy once, it was chocolate covered pretzels... and OMG they are great!

Crhiga said...

Very cute treat bag!! I do a mix that uses almond bark and has candy in it also, really delicious!

Carol

Jaime Oh said...

Adorable bag! I love all the layers and the stamp!

Isabel Z said...

This is a beautiful bag. I tried to make holiday candy once for my kids' teachers and it was kitchen disaster. I stick to store bought chocolates now.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this cut! I just used it the other day and I love how you used the little pennants on the embellishment!

Gabyb said...

I love the bag. How pretty. I make lots of holiday candy. All my friend want for Christmas is candy and cookies. I actually have to take two days of from work to get everything done.

LST in Colorado said...

Great looking treat bag, with a very versatile design. I used to make fudge, but generally sick to cookies and breads, just haven't made any for the past 3 years. Thanks for the opportunity to win the B is for boy cart.

Joan Smith said...

Fantastic gift bag! I am lovin' this stamp set it's definitely on my to get list this month.

Connie Gage said...

the Boy cart is so neat....would love to have that one, thanks for the chance to win.

Laney's Legacy's said...

such a cute bag I love the bow, TFS.

later tater,
laney

Cynthia B. said...

Lovely bag! Looks like something you'd buy in a store - so pretty!

Stephanie Dufour said...

Such a cute idea. I really need to get my hands on the Artiste cartridge. It just seems so versatile!

Sara said...

Cute bag, perfect for Christmas cookies this year! I make cookies every year and am considering trying candy this year since I have more time. Love this cartridge, would love to add it to my collection.

AlyssaB said...

This is a very pretty bag. I love the coordinating cartridges and stamps. It's particularly handy when I need to put something together quickly, or need to make a bunch of the same card.

We don't make holiday candy, but we sure do love to eat it!

Rosie said...

super cute bag

rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Mandi Marie said...

What a sweet project (see what I did there?). It's perfect for the peppermint bark I like to gift to my fellow teacher friends. Though this year I think I'm going to try out my fudge skills. Thanks or the project idea! :)
- Mandi Marie

lmkindell1 said...

Great bag. I do not make holiday candy, I would have to eat it all.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Betsy said...

I LOVE to make Buckeyes for the holidays! (Hey, I'm from Ohio, so they're my favorites!!!) I've also made fudge and pretzel rods dipped in chocolate and rolled in various toppings. Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
Thanks so much for the chance to win this cart ~ such cute cuts!!

ehbost said...

This bag is awesome! I need to make it.:) Thanks for everything!

Beatrice Lawson said...

I make chocolate bark - love the salted caramel Martha Stewart recipe. The family loves it too!

Lynn C. said...

I make old fashioned fudge, divinity, and caramels. I learned to make candy from my dad. I love the bag!!!

Christiane Lynn said...

I don't typically make holiday candy, although this year, I'm thinking about doing it this year for gifts.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

I love this cartridge and love to see your creations with it Melanie! I also really like the paper you have used for the bag, such a cute bad for someone lucky! I don't really make candy but my husband bakes cupcakes and cookies!

GTNana said...

Very nice treat bag! I usually attempt some type of candy - mostly fudge. Sometimes it's great, others, well, not so great, but my crew loves fudge so they eat it anyway!
Thanks for a chance to win the Boy cartridge. We'd (grandson and me) love to have that one!

Lisa D. said...

That bag is sooo cute! Love making holiday candy with my girls. This year, my grandbaby will get to help. :)

Lisa

Miranda said...

The tag is adorable! Can't wait to get my cartridge in, I just ordered it! My cousin and I usually get together around Christmas time to bake and make holiday candy! We have a great time doing it!

Mandy said...

Cute bag! I like to make a variety of treats. PB balls, peppermint bark, cookie bars, lots of diff cookies, lemon bars, choc pretzel rods, etc.

Pam said...

Love the cute bag! I make lots of different cookies,candies and cakes.
Pam
pamdanner1973@gmail.com

Marcia said...

I do make holiday candy, but only at Christmas and Easter. Chocolate covered pretzels and raisins, and some chocolate pops...so good! This little treat bag is wonderful. It may be on my list of "things to make."

mb6464@hotmail.com
marciasmemories.blogspot.com

Gayle said...

Wow, wonderful!!! Love it when you point something out I haven't done yet on the Artiste cart....makes me want to start on christmas and I haven't even finished Halloween yet!!! TFS

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bag! no, I do not make Halloween candy. Thank you for your giveaways.
julie
juliew50@ymail.com

mary said...

the bag is a great decorative idea for small christmas gifts or even treats.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty! Lee-Ann :)

motherloves3 said...

Great treat bag. TFS
I make nut clusters every year with peanuts and craisins.

Trichelle said...

Cute Box! I don't make holiday candy, but I love to make Holiday cookies!

Martha H. said...

I LOVE to make holidy candy...Easter, Halloween, Christmas! It makes me happy!
Thank you for the giveaway..

Heather said...

Super cute! I do not make candy but I love to eat it!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Deanna said...

Beautiful bag. Some day I will win the lottery and can afford these cartridges, right now I just drool over them. Thanks for sharing.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Love that treat bag. Those papers are fabulous. I haven't made any holiday candy in a few years. My Grandma used to make us tons of different kinds. I miss her.

Kat's Bella Arte.. said...

What a beauty love to make treat holders ;) tfs awesome job ;) Kat

kim james said...

What a cute bag!

Carrie K said...

Adorable treat bag!! My daughters and I get together every year for a baking and candy making day. Then I fill up containers for everyone to take home on Christnas eve. A wonderful tradition that I look forward to every year!

Larmabee said...

I don't make special candy for Halloween, but I do for lots of other holidays!

hopefulcrafter said...

Cute bag. I make holiday candy and cookies at our annual cookie/candy bake with my daughter, Mom, sisters and nieces. We set a side a whole day and go to one of our houses (some even come from out of town) and bake all day. We have a great time!

Scrappin' Granny said...

That treat bag is so cute! NO,I don't usually make holiday candy,but I make lots of cookies.

Bella's mama said...

Love the bag. Yes, I make candy and cookies.

Melissa said...

Love your creation, looks great! I have never made holiday candy!

Donna said...

Very lovely bag. My mom taught me how to make fudge from a 1950s Betty Crocker cook book and it is a family favorite. It isn't Christmas without the fudge!

Becky Elfert said...

No, I don't make holiday candy. But I am open to eating it. hee hee

Lauren said...

Such a great project- this cartridge is still on my wish list! As for making holiday candy, not really- I make tons of holiday treats (baking and such) but not really candy; except candies popcorn!

TeresaK said...

Sometimes I make holiday candy, sometimes not! I've made fudge and peanut brittle as gifts in the past.
LOVE this treat bag! So cute!
Teresa

Anonymous said...

Cute bag! Great color combination and anyone would love receiving it. I don't make as much candy as I did when I was young, but make a variety of desserts now.
Would love to win the B is for Boy cartridge - awesome cartridge!
Martha in Leonard TX

Adrienne Barnes said...

Adorable treat bag. I really like the stamp set too. Thanks for the chance to win cartridge as well, and for the great daily ideas!!

Bree B. said...

Cute bag!

scootingranny said...

What a fabulous gift bag! Very elegant and pretty!

Yes, I make Christmas candy, several kinds, but my favorite is Kentucky bourbon balls made with bourbon, powdered sugar and pecans covered with chocolate. Yummo!

lgp121 said...

No holiday candy for me although I may make chocolate covered pretzels with red and green sprinkles. I definitely make Holiday cookie! My Favorite Season of all...next to Cricut Season & Scrapbooking Season...wait...that's all the time! :)

Monica said...

Love that paper. I make almond brittle from my grandmother's recipe box. My family gets upset if I don't do it every year...Tradition!

mwiechmann6@gmail.com

Arlene B. said...

Love the bag! I try to make atleast one kind of candy a year for Christmas.Useing the almond bark is a great idea.

Patricia Brown said...

I don't make a lot of candy, but I like to bake at xmas time.

Jan S. said...

I love the "medallion" on the bag. And, I have never made holiday candy, but I used to make no bake cookies - which were like candy to me. :)

Anonymous said...

I love this bag! Perfect for all the goodies made during the holidays. I make mostly cookies but a candy recipe or two always sneaks in there.

Kim S. from N. California

Lara said...

I love to make fudge. This year i have altered my lifestyle though, and no longer eat sweets, so plan to make savory oils for people to cook with. lclass003@gmaildotcom

Sharla said...

Darling gift bag. I usually make cookies, haven't tried Christmas candies...I'm not that great in the kitchen!

Kathy:) said...

I don't make holiday candy. I do a lot of cookies.
I just LOVE LOVE this bag. Thank you for sharing.
Kathy:)

caj said...

Love the gift bag! My family says it wouldn't be Christmas unless I made my caramel and english toffee..my grandson calls it a little bit of heaven!!

cherrybaby016 said...

I make holiday candy, cupcakes, cookies, etc! I absolutely love the holidays.

Angie said...

I don't make Holiday candy, but I started making my cards just yesterday. It's hard to decide what to do because there are so many really neat Christmas cards to be made. I like the "NOEL" card made with Theresa Collins Dec 25th cartridege. Would love to win that one someday!!!

Vanessa said...

Cute bag! TFS

I love making candy for the holidays!

KeepsakeEvents said...

I love to make Holiday candy very cute bag I so want the Artiste cart. Do we have to buy the bundle?
thanks for giving us such great ideals

Kristi said...

This bag is so pretty!

Cricut Crazy said...

No, I don't make holiday candy or cookies. But, I may this year as my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter is old enough to help! Bake cookies that is. I never have made candy.

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Kathy

Charlotte said...

I do not make Hoilday candy, but cute bag

melilem said...

Cute bag!! I do not make holiday candy but I make a ton of other holiday baked goodies!

tndj said...

Cute bag. Like the holiday project and of course the colors which say Holiday/Christmas. TFS

littlen said...

cute bag. great colors. i'm not a candy maker. tried it once and decided it's not my thing.

Anonymous said...

Love, Love & Love the bag, this will be perfect for the gals on my daughters college dorm floor. Thanks for sharing.

Billgea9

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love your gift bag!!! I just got this cart so it's nice to see the different projects being made with it. TFS.

Patty said...

Very cute bag!! Don't make holiday candy any more...used to..now my daughters have kind of taken that task over, that & cookies..YUM!

vickijmax said...

I usually make hard candy for the holidays. But last year i made cute boxes and filled them with penny candy. Everyone loved the old fashioned candy from their childhood.

Magda said...

These bags are sooo cute and you can fill it with lots of different goodies!!

Cheryl W said...

This is such a pretty bag. It would add so much to the presentation of a delicious treat. I do make one kind of candy each Christimas - rich chocolate truffles! They are sooooo good. I also occasionally make a nutty bark (almond and chocolate)and fudge. My hips are getting bigger just thinking about it!

Deanna Vail said...

The cooler weather coming up is a great time to cook candy, cookies and other deserts. I love the ideas you provide for us.

deannajv@aol.com

Brenda Moore said...

Peanut Brittle, fudge, divinity. Your bag would be perfect way to gift some candy.

the life and times said...

I love making holiday candy, cookies, bread. You name it if it gets baked I love to make it. I just reaganged my pantry because my baking supplies were taking over.
I love the bag. I have the supplies to make it now I think I will try it.

Zeus3244 said...

sorry I do not make Xmas candy :-(
I make cookies for Xmas instead with a good friend of mine :-))))Thanks for the chance to win

Joanna Daniels said...

I love to make almond bark and send it home with guests. In fact, it would look great packaged in this bag. ADORBS!

Debbie said...

this treat bag is adorable thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Sue D said...

Yes I make holiday candy and this pretty treat bag would be perfect.

Ruby said...

This is a wonderful bag to give homemade goodies in. Thamks for sharing it with us.

Debbie Baker said...

Love,love,love the bag!

Rachel said...

This is an adorable treat bag! I don't make holiday candy, but I make lots of other goodies around Christmas. :)

marg0006 said...

That is such an adorable cart. Thanks for the chance.

marg0006 said...

That is such an adorable cart. Thanks for the chance.

jordanbev5 said...

Oh, yes, I make easy Christmas candy and cookies, including gingerbread men! I just use storebought mixes instead of from scratch. Dip pretzels and such in yummy chocolate, and white chocolate. Easy peesey! But oh how good it tastes!
Beautiful bag!! You always do!
Also, can't afford the carts right now!:(

Tammy C. said...

So cute! Makes me want to make candy!

Kristie Maynard said...

Great bag! Holiday candy is a year by year thing. Sometimes I do and some I don't, just depends on how things are going.

Marie E said...

Love the bag. I've never made holiday candy, just lots of cookies!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful treat bag.
I've never made christams candy but I have seen some cool recipes that I would like to try out this christmas.

Veronica (follower)
mommyscraftycreations.blogpsot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

marymaci said...

Yum - chocolates to give away, but i eat half!! Chocolate and nuts, chocolate and pretzels, chocolate and chocolate!
And they'd look very cute in that gift bag!!

CyndiU said...

Beautiful gift bag! I make fudge and toffee.

Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful gift bag. Especially like the banner pieces all around the tag. Yes, I make holiday candy. I make fudge. I use a recipe that does not have to be made on stove instead is put in microwave & then refrigerated. It uses Jello Pudding & Bakers Chocolate.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anonymous said...

That bag is sooooo cute! No, I have never been one to make (real) candy. But I do LOVE making candy out of paper!


Sweet in KY,
Nonnie

Sue S. said...

Cute bag!! No, I don't make holiday candy. But I always make a few dozen cookies :)

sueot33@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Love the treat bag. My daughter wants to be a pastry chef so she makes lots of cookies and candy for the family and her friends.

Natalie W.

Bonita said...

Very cute project. I have friends who load me up with candy so I don't make any. Thanks

chignon said...

Cute treat bag :) I have made holiday candy but that was years ago. I'll never forget the clean-up (was cleaning up that glue like brittle for at least a week!) after making 6 batches of peanut brittle for a holiday cookie swap and all I got in return were different variations of almond bark dipped cookies!

Kayla Outhouse said...

What a cute and simple gift bag! Thanks for sharing. I make Christmas cookies and chocolate covered pretzels with my nephews for Christmas. We always made a bunch then deliver them to our few close neighbors. The boys love it but my niece isn't quite old enough yet to join. She loves to eat the product tho! :D

Susan said...

I need to start making some bags ~ too cute! Yes, I make all kinds of candy~ enjoy watching the granddaughters "paint" chocolate molds.
SusanJ in Atlanta

Michelle said...

No, I dont make it, but I sure do love to eat it! :)

byAnnette said...

I love to make peppermint covered pretzels! And people love to eat them!!

Anonymous said...

Great bag. Love the cartridge.
Pamela
luv2stamp_3@msn.com

coolnana72 said...

Very, very cute treat bag--when my kids were young we made candy every Christmas, but when they were grown we stopped. We started making candy again several years ago when the grandkids were old enough to"help". And yes, we are using the same recipes. Great memories.

Anonymous said...

Rose said...
Cute bag I love the handle & bow!Yes,we do my niece & I(my sister hates to cook).So I get everything we need & we bake/make it all in one day!From candy to Choc.fudge & peanutbutter fudge peppermint bark,buckeyes(my dad's fav.) & than cookies the last thing is the cheeseball.We have a great time!
Rosebud

Karee Sue said...

What a cute bag, I always keep wanting to make some for my sisters and brothers to take home some leftover goodies, but never get around to it. I make tons of Christmas candy, lots of different cookies, squares and even chocolates, I've even tried my hand at chocolate covered cherries, I have a large family that come visit at Christmas and they've come to look forward to all the goodies. I've starting to think I've spoiled them. LOL

Linda T said...

What a cute holiday treat bag! I don't do holiday candy - just cookies.

Julie said...

No, no candy making here, just cookies!

Stormywen said...

I love making holiday candy with old family recipes but the last few years we haven't gotten together to do it. What a great reminder to call the family up and set up a date!

Nancy Vasquez said...

WOW....WOW.......Christmas is around the corner. We really need to get started!!! Love your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I make all kinds of goodies for the Christmas Holidays. Peanut butter balls, no bake peanut butter cookies & peanut blossom cookies are everyone's favorites!!! Love the card. Christmas is my favorite holiday & love everything that has to do with it.

Holly Elliott said...

This is a cute bag! I havent tried making candy yet but I plan to this year, I cant wait!

Anonymous said...

I love making christmas candy. My boys love to helpmake it for their teachers. I would love to win the b is for boy cartridge.

Rebecca from Kentucky

snowdraak said...

It depends on time . . . usually it gets away from me and I don't have enough to do all the things I want to do. I try to make one candy - stained glass windows. Easy and not too time consuming. I wish there were more hours in the day to accomplish everything and work!

Anonymous said...

love it.
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Anonymous said...

Love the bag. Can't wait to get my cart so i can start playing with it.
Cathy R.

Amery said...

If I have time I like to make shortbread cookies. Cute bag. Thanks for to opportunity to win.

D- said...

Love your treat bag! TFS.
The cooking gene skipped me so for the sake of my loved ones I do not cook anything holiday related. lol.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)
(email follower)

lifesabeach32940 said...

Super cute treat bag!! You guys are so creative!! I have no idea how to make holiday anything that is cooking related. LOL My husband, however, bakes some wonderful cookies, that we actually give as gifts.

~ Judy
lifesabeach32940@cfl.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and festive card!

Janda
yanzclan@yahoo.com

Beth Maxwell said...

I tried once, to make holiday candy. I thought it would be a great scrapbook opportunity...not so much. I stick to cookies and dipping Pretzel rods in chocolate.
Besides if you put enough sprinkles and red hots on them- it is almost like candy. Thanks for asking! Beth

maribella said...

Cute treat bag for the holidays to package holiday treats! I've never made holiday candy but have done holiday baked goods! Thanks for sharing!!

Ruth G said...

I'm in love with the Stamp of the Month! And I love how you used in on your treat bag!
I don't really make candy. I might dip some pretzels in chocolate and sprinkles or cover a marshmallow with chocolate and sprinkles (do you see a trend here?) but that's about it!

mstevens7 said...

I used to make holiday candy, but now my daughter does. She has two little boys who love to help make cookies, marshmello (homemade is so different than store bought), and lots of other treats. These holiday treat bags would be wonderful to package the yummies for neighbors and relatives. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patty said...

I don't make holiday candy, I eat it! I do make Christmas Cookies however using Grandpa's famous Cookie Recipe.
cooktoy1@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love homemade Christmas candies ... and I'm GrannyBarbie of four grandsons and would love the cartridge.

Gaylen Flynn said...

It has been a family tradition since I was 13, now I'm 56, to make fudge, 1 3 pound batch with nuts and 1 3 pound batch without nuts. Mom, my two sisters and myself did this for all these years until 6 years ago when she passed away a few months before Christmas. That year no fudge was made, but after a year we all get together and make the fudge and have even started our own family traditions of getting together and making cookies!!!

LemonDropMemories said...

WE like to make divinity and snow candy (the hard candy you put on the snow to cool).

The bag is adorable...the only issue I have with the Artiste cart is that it looks similar to the TBBM2 cart. Anyone know the difference?

Carol Amie said...

Adorable gift bag. I make no candy, but I eat it all ! :)

scrapdiva said...

great bag, love the soft colors

Luria said...

Very Cute treat bag. Love the layers.

Luria

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