Tags & Treats

Happy Thursday–

First things first, I wanted to let you all know that yesterday’s card was made with the Joys of the Season cartridge! πŸ™‚ I forgot to mention that yesterday.

Okay, now for today!~

When I designed the Tags and Treats Stamp set— this is exactly the kinda thing I had in mind!


Since, I made cute little gingerbread men today–I decided to be creative with their packaging.

I used Paper CD cases for the packaging

Sounds crazy right??

Not when you add the little gingerbread boy and some Baker’s Twine…

And, now look how cute with the bread tags from Walk in my Garden, cut with kraft cardstock and stamped with the Pink by Design Tags and Treats Stamp Set.

And here is another version of the tag in green cardstock, using a white gel pen and the Pink by Design Tags & Treats Stamp Set
Go to www.pinkbydesignstore.com to see how you can get Tags & Treats FREE.:)

I am thinking these would make nice, little, gourmet treats for teachers, bus drivers, bachelor’s, etc. πŸ™‚

and here is today’s Favorite Thing & Giveaway

Thirty-one bags are becoming bigger and bigger among scrapbookers! Β The first time I saw one was actually at a Cricut Circle Event- so when one of my fellow cricut friends, Jaye, wanted to sponsor a giveaway on Pink Cricut–I told her ABSOLUTELY!!

We will randomly pick 2 winners from the comments below- to win an Organizing Utility Tote

in your choice of pattern, with a free personlization.

6 other comments will win Free Personalization!

All you have to do is comment below telling me what pattern or tote you like!

You can also get another entry by “liking” Jaye’s FB page

If you share this giveaway- you will get another entry!

You can see them here! (It is set up as a Giveaway Party)

Don’t forget to enter for my Favorite Things- Cricut Class by CaraΒ here– the winner will be drawn tomorrow!

234 thoughts on “Tags & Treats

  1. nice packaging on the gmen. where did you get your baker’s twine? everything that you have made looks so yummilicious!!

  2. Love the Pink bag. It looks so roomy to hold all the basic’s that you need to take to crops and make N takes.
    I want to try the gingerbread cookie Idea. That will be great for co-workers. I need to get started. Gingerbread men here I come.

  3. what a good idea for cd bags and speaking of bags, thanks for the chance of winning a fab scrappy bag!
    jeanette πŸ™‚

  4. Love the unique packaging for the gingerbread men, they look so cute! Thanks for the chance to win that great looking bag too!

  5. Love the unique packaging for the Gingerbread men, great way to showcase a cookie! Thanks for the chance to win a great looking bag…I love the B&W with pink!

  6. I love the bag, I am always looking for a good tote that will hold my traveling supplies. I go up north to our second home alot and always take something with me to work on. This bag would take the place of several of the ones I am using now.
    Love you site, designs and products.


  7. I love these gingerbread men! I don’t usually bake them but my 15 year old loves to bake! So, I think I’ll get her to bake them and then I’ll do the cd case part! I’m also wondering where I can get the baker’s twine, maybe in the baking section of Michaels? I would LOVE to win a tote! I really like Peacock Paisley but since it doesn’t seem to come in this pattern I would be thrilled to have it in Boho Patchwork Paisley! I love your site and check it out each morning before heading off to work!

  8. This is so stinkin cute. I wish I was a baker so I could make some for the holidays. Maybe I will try to come up with something a little different that does not involve baking. Oh, and I need a bag so this is perfect. ;o)

  9. I love the idea of using CD sleeves for treat bags! I would be thrilled to give the pink tote a loving home. Thanks, Sarah!

  10. Those gingerbread looks so yummy in their cute little bags.
    Love the bag, you have chosen the best it holds so much but I would have to have it in the Onyx Medallion colour scheme. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Kim xXx

  11. What a great use for CD holders. Turned out really cute. I would love to have any tote that’s pink. I can’t look at the choices. It says I have to enable “cookies” on my browser. I don’t know what “cookies” are and I can’t find it. I went to the site but couldn’t find any place to look at choices. Looks like I need all the help I can get. lol

  12. Another absolutely amazing idea! So adorable, Sarah! I now HAVE to have those stamps. Hee. Thanks for the chance to win a bag. I would love that black/white striped pink handled one. It is so cute! Thanks again. cdokk at hotmail dot com

  13. I would love to have a bag to carry my craft articles in to crop shops. Your gingerbread men are AWESOME and it is inspiring me to use the cd sleeves for my crafts as well. DT

  14. Love Thirty One stuff! I could for sure use some organization. My favorite so far ist he square utility tote in Cool Lime Ditzy or Paparazzi Dot. Your are so creative with the CD covers. Thanks for the chance to win – pick me please!

  15. I also love pink! Pink is my bag of course!
    I just discovered your wonderful blog filled with so many
    creative ideas. I really like your gingerbread tags and treats project.
    Thanks for the chance to win a great bag.
    Hugs from Ohio!

  16. I couldn’t get into the site, but by the looks of the pics you have there I am sure I would love either one. They look great, and so roomy. Thanks for the chance to win.
    I love your idea of using the CD holders for bags for the cookies, perfect little window to see the little men. πŸ™‚

    1. forgot to mention the cookie idea is so awesome. Now in the mood to bake up a storm. Love it when everything screams homemade.

  17. What a great treat holder idea. I am having a Christmas party with my class at church and this would be a cute idea to go with the snowman soup I am making them. I love the tote. Looks like it will hold lots of goodies for a swap and still be able to find what you packed. I like the black stripes with green. Super cute.


  18. Omg this is the cutest idea!!! Your stamp set rocks and I need to purchase it. πŸ™‚
    Whoever you give these to they will love them!! I know I would. TFS
    I of course LOVE the first bag…its pink!!! My favorite color. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome gift. I so love things that are personalized… Great ideas.
    Merry Christmas

  19. I went to the site and it won’t let me in either. Not sure what the cookies in my browser are. πŸ™‚ But a bag this great would be great in any color. I would love to see everything on this site if someone can help me figure out the cookies. Thanks papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

  20. Oh my goodness I love the utility tote from Thirty-One…I don’t actually have one but I’ve been eyeing them for some time now.
    I love the way you used the cd cases for something other than a cd, they turned out super cute with the gingerbread men. Thank you for sharing.

  21. I love this gingerbread project. What a great idea and they are so cute! I like the striped bag…it would be perfect for carrying my scrapbooking items around.
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  22. really like the ginger bread men, cute idea. Ive also seen the thirty-one bags at a Croptopia event. Nicely made and durable. I like the bag you chose but I would like it in Charcoal Swirl or organic flower. Its a toss-up, probably the Charcoal Swirl cause it would be more neutral… Dawn RI

  23. Liked your idea on the gingerbread men. What an adorable gift. Details mean so much.
    You always have wonderful ideas for details. I would love to have the bag to haul all my stuff each wednesday to “Wednesday Whimsies”, a time when a bunch of get together to do scrapbooking. Love it!!

  24. LOVE your Gingerbread Packaging- How creative!!! I love this organizer tote as well- PINK is the way to go on this one for sure or the pink and black combo would be just as nice! *Hugs* and Merry Christmas!

  25. What an awesome tote bag. The amount of space to place things is great. My favorite is the black & white stripes with the pink accent. Thanks for a chance to win one of these bags.

  26. Love the gingerbread idea, think i might use that next week, i was wondering how to package them πŸ™‚ and for the bag i would love the paparazzi dots!!!

  27. I love the Gingerbread packages. So super cute and creative! I love the one you have in the picture with the red straps, but I also like the brown with the flowers. Too cute! It looks like a great bag, thanks so much for a chance!! πŸ™‚

  28. I love your idea of the gingerbread cookie packaging! Super cute! I love the bags too! These would make a really good Christmas gift! I really like the stripe one with the pink handles, but they are all so cute it is hard to pick a fav! Thank you for sharing this with us. Linda

  29. WOW…this is another one of those “why didn’t I think of that” items…I never seem to have enough bags, and this would take care of lots of items with ORGANIZATION. Would LOVE to have one.

  30. The CD package for the gingerbread man is such a great idea. The Pink Cricut bag look great too! Thank you for all you share and your stamps!

  31. Oh my goodness, I’d like one of each! lol I think I’d like one like yours. I love the pink handles! Thanks for sharing all your talent and inspiration with us!

  32. What a great giveway – and I love your goodie package! I really like Floral Fanfare… I’m a girly girl and I LOVE pink!

  33. Sara, the way you packaged your gingerbread men is a fabulous idea!!! I love it!!! Where do you get the covers from? Love your bag & I could definitely use one!!! My favorite would have to be the Onyx Blossom! Thanks for the chance at this wonderful giveaway!

  34. You know who again….I had never heard of Thirty-One before, I checked out their website & they have some really great stuff. I also like the Paparazzi Dot!!! Thanks again for this AWESOME giveaway!!!

  35. Hi Sara! Ok, last comment #5! The other 2 patterns that I like are the Floral Fanfare & the Peony Bloom. Heck, I love them all!!! I may have to pick up one of the aprons as a Christmas gift for my sister…they are waaay cute!
    Thanks again!!!

  36. So cute!! Great idea Sarah I have a ton of those little cd sleeves πŸ™‚ So fun

    Awesome giveaway. I liked Jaye’s FB page!! Super cute bag. This would be FABULOUS for bringing crafty stuff to work for craft day πŸ™‚

  37. Totally cute! I love the gingerbread cookies and packaging! I also love that tote! I did not realize how “deep” it was till I watched the video! That would be awesome to win from going to a crop! any style would so…thanks for a chance to win!

  38. Love the cd holder idea. Great organizer as well-I would like it in the organic flower! Very pretty! I sahred your give away on FB and LIKED Jaye’s 31. Thank for a chance to win!

  39. Love how you thought outside the box (or the bag) on this one. Great way to present a treat to someone. What a great tote. Thanks for the chance.

  40. Your gingerbread men are adorable!! Thanks for the chance to win the bag!! I really like the pattern you chose. Hope I win!! πŸ™‚

    Julie L.

  41. Hi Sarah,
    Your gingerbread men idea is so cleaver! I had no idea where you were going with the CD papers. They look so cute:) I love them. Awesome once again:) I went to Jaye’s FB page and “liked” it under my mom’s account (Cindy Accornero-Womack). Since I am a minor she always has me do this. I really like the bag in the picture. The striped one with the pink straps. Thanks for the chance to win.
    ~Madison http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com

  42. Hi Sarah great idea for the gingerbread cookies. I’m no Betty Crocker but I surely can figure something out to put in the envelop. Now, that’s a cute bag. It looks like you can fit in plenty of scrapping stuff. I like it a lot:-)

  43. What adorable gingerbread men, luv idea of cd papers, cute tags, popped them out so cute! TFS
    I can not even start to tell you how many bags I have purchased looking for one to hold all my stuff, think this would be it, so roomy & all neat pockets!
    Of course, like black & white striped with pink handles!
    Liked Jayes FB page!

  44. Love your treat “bags”! Wish I was as clever as you. Great job. My pick on the bag would be the pinkdot–it was hard to decide. They are all great. Got some great ideas from their catalog for next year’s shopping. Thanks.

  45. Oh that is SOOOO cute!! That would be one of my favorite things too! The personalization is awesome and I think it makes the whole bag! Thanks for a great chance to win! : )

  46. What a creative idea to recycle what we normally throw away! What a great bag to, it is like a crafters diaper bag…. Love it!

  47. I just love that idea of using the CD sleeves! Very creative of you. Now I find myself wanting to bake bake bake!! Thank you for a chance to win one of the bags! I love the Black and White with pink letters!!

  48. OOooooo….lovin’ the pink trimmed tote. Oh! Ya’ know what would be cute? You could stamp the CD envelopes with the “Stir, Sip & Enjoy” stamp and CTMH’s new “A sip” stamp set – it has the prettiest mug & spoon!


  50. Great idea for using the cd paper cases. Love it. Your gingerbread look ready to go. I really like the Organic flower design. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this giveaway.

  51. A couple of my coworkers have had thirty-one parties lately both of which I had other entanglememts that prevented me from going. On coworker brought the bags she and her daughter purchased for us to see. They are of wonderful quality and they have thwe cutest prints. I hadalready said I needed the utility tote and you go show me that I need it more than ever. Thanks for shareing. I absolutely love your gingerbread men and their packaging. the tags are just so fitting.

  52. What a great idea. My daughter and I plan to make gingerbread men on her Christmas Break, She is so excited. Just learning how to cook and enjoys it. What a neat idea for CD holders. Love your bag so neat. I enjoy using crafting bags when I scrapbook . Thanks for sharing. You have neat stamps and great ideas. Enjoy your website and Facebook. Happy Holidays!!!!

  53. Great “storage” idea with the cookies!
    I love the storage totes! I have a friend that sells thirty-one products! I really like our pattern or the Paparazzi Dots pattern!

  54. Oh I love this bag! I am thinking about getting one and filling it with goodies for the Relay for Life door prize that the Croppin Chicks are having in February! If I WIN one, I would like the black striped. Your idea of the gingerbread men is so cute! I come from a family of 13 brothers & sisters; this is a great idea of a gift I could hand out to the many, many nieces & nephew and great nieces & nephews! Thanks!

  55. What a great way to give away Christmas goodies!! Love the tags on them too! What great bags! Really cute!! Thanks for sharing Sarah!!

  56. I would love this bag, it would be great to put all the new stuff that I asked my husband for since my birthday is on Christmas. I think the Celebrate Dots is too cute! Thanks for sharing, I will have to pass this on to the other girls:)

  57. Oh, how totally cute! I love the bags and, to be quite honest, any would be a great prize! Many thanks for the chance! Kelly

  58. First, love the gingerbread CD idea, brillant. I would have to say it is a tie for me between the “Paparazzi Dot” and the “Black Tailored Stripe w/pink handles” as my favorite prints. I too ABSOLUTELY LOVE pink, can’t get enough of it. Thank you for the opportunity to win just a great prize, especially, when it fits our perfect needs.

  59. I’m lovin’ the ‘Newport Bloom’ … I think it’s because my town is buried in snow right now and it reminds me of a warm spring day!

  60. gingerbread people are adorable – love that there is just a little heart and not a lot of fluff!

    First, I want to know how heavy that bag weighed once you got loaded up for your card night! LOL – I’d be able to skip the gym after that! πŸ™‚

    Second, I have been waiting all day to get home from work so I could visit your site – my phone browser just isn’t good enough and my day is not complete until I’ve visited your site! I love your blog!

    Third, I like both the onyx blossom and pink dot flower prints! Very cute! I’ve “liked” her page as well! Thanks!


  61. This is so amazing! Whats crazy is that about an hour before you posted my best friend was telling me how she just got one! I had never even heard of thirty-one before today! I am missing out big time! I love their colors and functionality and the organization is AMAZING! Super jealous!

  62. Awesome idea for your Gingerbread cuties!!! I love to repurpose things!!! Oh, and those bags are fantastic! I love the black and white striped with the pink lettering and straps…super cute! Thanks!

  63. I actually have this bag. I purchased it to use as a work purse, and it is great. Plenty of room for all my “stuff”. I plan on getting a couple more of them to use for craft supplies.–Ryansmaama

  64. This is super cute. I have recently become addicted to Thirty one products and am giving many items for gifts. Would love to have this!

  65. I LOVE THIRTY-ONE BAGS! Thank you Sarah for sharing this site with me! As a teacher, I am constantly looking for bags that can withstand the “wear and tear” of books and work traveling from my classroom to home and back. This would be a great for that purpose as well as for my crafting purposes as I begin to attend some local crops πŸ™‚ My favorite color/pattern is Paparazzi Dot – stylish but fun at the same time! Thank you for this great giveaway!!

    Ashley “Scrappin’ Pink Piglet”

  66. OMG I absolutely LOVE this bag!!! and it holds so much!!!! Love it!

    Love your cute little gingerbread men πŸ™‚ They are absolutely adorable! TFS! -Sam πŸ™‚

  67. I am now liking Jaye’s site πŸ™‚

    I think my favorite pattern is Onyx Blossom, pretty and sophisticated. I spent so much time looking through that catalog, so many things I loved!!! Just need a job now so I can afford it. lol! TFS!!!!

    -Sam πŸ™‚

  68. Great idea on the gingerbread men…all the patterns are great and anything beats the clothes basket that I currently use….some day I might get something that would have me completely organized. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  69. I have just recently found out about Thirty-One, they have some AMAZING things… I have become a fan of Jaye’s FB page, if I win I love the Paparazzi Dots organizing tote, Jaye, this is soooo sweet of you to sponsor this giveaway…
    and Sarah love the idea to reuse those paper cd cases, I just love visiting your site, you always have the greatest ideas!!!!!

  70. I like the Boho Patchwork Paisley or the Tartan or St. Andrews Hole-N-1??? So many good ones I can’t pick just one πŸ™‚ Loved your gingerbread treats. Besides looking good I bet they taste great too. I friended Jaye’s page. You have a lot of favorite things. Thank You for the chances to win very cool prizes.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  71. Your cd covers for packaging is a cute idea. I love the Thirty-one totes and most everything else they have. My favorite patterns are Peacock Paisley and Onyx Medallion. I really love their “Skirt Purses” are wonderful and very versatile too!
    Shari . . .

  72. Oh, do I have to pick just one color! I love them all and would LOVE to win one!!!
    BTW, would you be willing to share your gingerbread recipe? The CD holders are perfect! What a clever and cute idea!!!!!!
    Thanks Suella for letting me know about this site!!!

  73. I purchased several of these bags for my daughters and niece! I am using them as gifts and placing shampoo, towels, razors, soaps, toothbrushes, lotions and other items. I love them!!!! Awesome give away, Sarah!

  74. What a fabulous way to package your gingerbread men. I think it is great and I just may have to “borrow” your idea. Thanks for sharing your ideas and for always inspiring us.

    PS the bag in the picture with the pink handles is adorable!

  75. I think everything looks yum, and I really love the cd envelopes as cookie holders..really cleaver. I also love 31bags, so this giveaway is exciting…and I can’t begin to pick a fave πŸ™‚

  76. I love the Boho Patchwork Paisley! I’m a HUGE 31 fan! I have several of their bags and my favorite wallet is 31 also! I seriously have my fingers crossed for this one!!!!

  77. I shared your idea of using cd envelopes for the cookies, HOW did you get the cookie to stay within the window and not slide to the bottom if the envelope????
    I personally would love to win any bag to organize my stuff for a crop.

  78. Well, now I will HAVE to go to a 31 party! LOL.
    I love the Tailored Stripe with green or pink. I also like the Papparazi dot design. I will have to host one of these parties now.

  79. The gingerbread men are so cute… my granddaughter is coming on the 18th to help me bake, and The bag is just what I need, have been looking for one that can carry it all!

  80. Those are super cute! I love the bags and the gingerbread men! My favorite pattern is the Newport Bloom! I may have to buy a large bag to put my Cricut in!!

  81. Oh my goodness one of these would be amazing! I am always trying to carry all of my scrap stuff to my best friend who’ve I just recently gotten into scrapbooking. One of these totes would work perfect! I’m loving the Pink one! It would have to say, Scrap Till Ya Drop!
    Contact Info: in case I get lucky πŸ™‚ Happy Holiday’s! arebori0204@gmail.com

  82. I love Thirty-One!! We have quarter auctions here in MD where I live an on of the local consultants auctions them off. I haven’t been lucky enough to win one yet, but they are so fabulous!!

  83. Hi Sarah,
    I couldn’t choose which was my favorite, but if I win, I promise to do so quickly! I loved them all! I especially love anything that looks like a Pucci print with paisleys, but I’m a black and pink gal like yourself too. :0) Thanks for the chance to win!

    XO ~ Amy Jo

    P.S. I accidentally posted this on the DT page so please ignore that one! LOL

  84. What a GREAT idea. It is amazing the things that people can come up with. Thank God that we all stick together and come up with all these different ideas. I love the bag too. What an awesome give away. Good Luck to everyone.

  85. wow luv your giveaway, and all your inspiration. thx for the chance to win.
    i have joined the groups and shared to facebook.

  86. The bags are really cute and any one would be a great prize to win. The package for the gingerbread men was a good idea. Thank you!!!

  87. I like the Onyx Medallion pattern. Love your gingerbread men. Using the CD sleeves is brilliant. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas and the giveaway.

  88. Oh, my gosh!! I have got to have one of the bags. I am always dragging my stuff to my daughter’s home and this would be perfect to keep all my stash away from hers!!
    (*_*) I love the striped bag with the pink because I am a breast cancer survivor and pink represents another chance at life for me!! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!!

  89. I have just started hearing the buzz about thirtyone products and I am actually going to my first party tomorrow. This little tote would be awesome to take to scrap parties or to put in the van filled with activities for a long road trip!!

    I love checking in on your site for new ideas and inspiration. Thanks for inspiring all of us!!

  90. I love the Patchwork Paisley and Newport Bloom! This tote would definitely help contain all my scrappy mess that’s taken over the dining room table πŸ™‚

  91. What a great bag. I never thought to use those bags for crafting stuff. Crazy me. Love Thirty-one. I have the littles carry-all caddy that matches your bag. It would be great to have a big one to match. πŸ™‚

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

  92. What an awesome idea for the paper cd envelopes!!! I’m addicted to Thirty-One and I honestly never thought of using the Organizing Utility Tote as a crafty take-along bag! Pink & black being my favorite colors, I would of course want the Black Tailored Stripe w/ Pink Handles … πŸ™‚


    JenniferMoore143 {at} comcast {dot} net

  93. What a sweet Recipe book–I copied your recipes too!
    You stay so busy, so thank you for always making time to post for us.

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