Sunday, November 26, 2017

Christmas Candy Toppers with November Guest Designer Regina Bailey

Hi Everybody,

I am very excited to be guest designing this month for Top Flight Stamps.  Top Flight Stamps sells 20+ brands of stamps that are different and hard to find art stamps from around the world.  Click on Brands on their site for a drop down menu of each brand and I'm sure you'll see stamps that grab your attention because these are stamps that you do not see everyday. 

The stamp set I'm using today is called Merry Christmas by Joy Crafts.   This is what the stamp set looks like.  If you like traditional, vintage Christmas projects, this is the stamp set for you. 

I make cards for just about every project I post.  Lately I have been interested in experimenting with different creations.  I decided to make bag toppers using these stamps.  These are so quick and easy and make great gifts for teachers, co-workers, family, friends, etc.  This is appropriate for anyone so these will definitely be a little 'happy' that I will give to people in my doctor's offices, neighbors, etc. 

I purchased clear and colored bags in the sizes I wanted and sized the topper accordingly.  The bags I used here are 4" wide by 9-1/2" long.  I put the candy in the bags and used a sealer machine to make sure they were closed good.  You can also staple closed as well.  Just make sure you get them straight before sealing. 

I cut kraft, white and red cardstock to 4" wide and 4-1/2" long.  I put the cardstock in the MISTI, making sure the cardstock was in the corner and stamped and then turned the cardstock around making sure it was in the corner, same as other side and stamped again.  By using the MISTI, the stamps are in the same place on each side.  If you use the MISTI stamping tool, this goes really quick and you can make several in no time.

I scored them at 2" in the center (see pic) and placed over top of bag and stapled.  Simple as that! 

These stamps can be colored in and can also punch a hole in the topper and add ribbon, etc., as well. 

More ideas for bag toppers..... Valentine's Day for your kid's class, wedding favors, baby shower favors, and on and on.

I hope I inspired you to try to make bag toppers, something a little different than the cards we usually make.  Check out all of the stamps from Top Flight Stamps and I think you'll really like what you see because they are stamps like their site says, hard to find and different.  Why do we want to use what everyone else uses?  :)

For more inspiration, please visit my blog at

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


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