Monday 15 June 2015

... Challenge 3 - Old Pajamas - June PJ party.

My entry for Challenge No. 3 - Old Pajamas.

If you are looking for the June PJ party - it is here (or scroll down to the post before this one!)
There's still a few hours left!

A quick bit of info - I used USA 1776 and...surprise, surprise.. the coffee baggie die to make some cute little table favors for your 4th July party - What's that? You're not having a 4th July party? Me either, but you could adapt this idea for anything,baby showers, weddings, birthdays....any excuse for a party will do...

OK - I removed the window part of the die - see how I'm real careful and use a bit of sticky tape to gather up all those wee pieces of metal that get snipped off. They can be binned safely this way.

I still wanted a window - I just want it to be a star shape, so I used a star die (from Boo die set). You can see how I tape it in place for the journey through the die cut machine - that's a cuttlebug plate so you can see what size this die is.

I popped some popping candy in my bags. I used food grade plastic in the windows, and I'm ok with popping candy touching the cardstock.

I added a wee frame to the window on front of my baggie with the slightly larger star die (Boo& friends witch die set). Then I made a little topper for the bag - it's just a circle with some fireworks and a sentiment stamped, and the bottom chopped off - I like that the flat base echoes the top of the baggie. The fireworks and sentiment are from USA 1776 - my throwback set for this challenge! I totally cased Jeanne's glitzy fireworks by adding a gem to each boom! Hope it tickles - gotta run try to squeeze in some more challenges!


  1. Fabulous fireworks Claire. Boy am I regretting not putting that coffee die into my basket - love its versatility.

  2. I love these too! The window cuts are super cute and the fireworks make these look like a party. Who wouldn't want to have one of these for their own?

  3. Hi Claire

    These little coffee bags are just too cute and I like the window in star shape. Your bags are perfect decorations for the 4th of July party.

    My coffee bag die already arrived this morning and I will make my first bag as soon as possible.

    Have a nice day!

    1. Thank you Carola, can't wait to see what you make!

  4. Fab idea, love the fireworks :)

  5. I love what you have done with the coffee bag, great for table decorations. Where did you get the topper holders they are fab?

    1. Jayne - they are Tim Holtz Memo Pins! hth, thanks for popping over!


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