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Autumn Favors

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today with the fastest table favors ever. When I think fall, I think Thanksgiving and big family dinners. However, If you’re anything like me, you’re always 10 minutes behind schedule when you’re throwing a party. I love guests who show up 15 minutes later than I said 🙂 Dinner is usually on time, but I forget to change or touch up my hair or make the place cards. Luckily, you can make these in those 15 minutes and use them for favors and place cards.

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For these bags, I stamped an elf from a Lia Griffith set that also comes with leaf and mushroom stamps. That seems like fall to me, so I used kraft bags and Hero Arts Unicorn Ink in white. You could color these, but they look cute in white, and we’re working under a deadline here. I added the initials for the family (in their hats) to do place settings but you don’t have to stamp out their whole names. Still personalized but in half the time! And the Stamp & Cut Alphas fit perfectly in their little hats and they are on sale for $7.50 right now! Crazy inexpensive for dies and stamps.

IMG_8304Add a little candy bar, a lottery ticket or some little toy from the dollar store, fold the bag over and add washi tape to seal. You could hole punch and add ribbon, but that bread is ready to come out of the oven and you can’t find the hole punch.

You know it’s not a finished project until I add a little bling, so I popped on gold stars just like you got in school and called it finished. Ding! Time for guests, time for dinner and time to look like you spent tons of time on your favors.

Hope you’ll join in our October Fall Challenge with your Hero Arts products. Check this post for all the details, rules and inspiration from the DT. You could win $25 to the store!

And don’t forget that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions! And today is the last day to join in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and try to win all sorts of prizes.

Happy Fall!

charkHero Arts Elves by Lia

White Unicorn Ink

Washi Tape

Gold Stars

Alpha Tabs Stamp & Cut

Kraft Bags


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Leave It To Me

Good Morning, it’s Chark with the post today and the colors of the leaves here in Ohio are becoming lovely shades of red, orange and yellow. They inspired me to create some Thanksgiving or Harvest gift bags. I found some mini burlap bags at the Dollar Spot at Target and thought they would make great gift-giving bags for teachers or favors for family dinners. So I broke out the acrylic paints and my new Arrow Pattern stencil. Here are the easy steps if you want to make your own burlap gift bags.

IMG_33221. Insert paper into the bag to keep the paint from leaking through.

IMG_33252. Tape down the stencil with washi tape and make sure the bag is secured to the table too.

IMG_33293. Use a fat brush to push the paint into the stencil (don’t use brushstrokes) by pouncing the brush up and down. And use an older brush in case the burlap is rough on the bristles.

IMG_33344. Let dry.

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5. Then stamp on the bag (and over the dry paint) with Staz-On black ink. Use markers to color in the leaves. I used Autumn Leaves stamps to make the tags. I secured the Felt Leaves and ‘Happy Autumn’ cardstock with glue dots.

And, just so you know, the felt leaves are just $1.50 and come in a pack of twelve for your crafting needs. And the Autumn Leaves stamp set is just $8.00 right now, so you gotta pick these up asap! No, seriously, right now! Thanksgiving is coming! 🙂

IMG_3367I filled mine with clear plastic bags of mini candy bars. You can use these at a place setting or on a favor tray at your fall gathering.

These were so fun to make! I liked how they looked when I didn’t use too much paint and just picked certain areas of the stencil to fill in.

Hope this inspires you to make something fun and then enter it into our October Challenge–just use two Hero Arts stamps, two Hero Arts stencils or one of each on your project like I did.

And if you wanna be a part of the Design Team, you have three more days to try out for the team. Check out the details here!

Happy Friday!!

char3