Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Coffee Bags for Gift Giving

This week at The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog, it was my turn to prepare some fun projects to share with everyone for our "Watch Us Wednesday" segment.  The featured products I was to showcase are the lovely Small Kraft Coffee Bag with Window and Small Kraft Coffee Bag.  They're such fun products to work with, and can be decorated in so many fun and creative ways.  What I did with mine was truly simple to create, and you really can recreate these projects with the supplies found at the Kraft Outlet.
These adorable little bags are just perfect for giving a small food gift.  The insides of these adorable coffee bags have a food-safe lining.  In the Small Kraft Coffee Bag I placed some handmade chocolate truffles wrapped in Kraft Recycled Tissue Paper.  To decorate this first bag, I cut a base piece of Lunch Bag Kraft Coverweight Card Stock.  I added some different decorative washi tapes including the Red With White Polka Dot Washi Tape.  I hand-cut two different scalloped borders from Kraft Recycled Tissue Paper and machine stitched them onto the base piece.  I also added a half of a vintage cream doily at the top, ran a few lengths of Red Baker's Twine around the bag, and then added a Small Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag held with a sweet Tiny Wooden Clothespin.
Inside the Small Kraft Coffee Bag With Window  (see photo below) I placed several single-serve Starbucks coffee packets.  I decorated this bag in a very similar fashion as described above, and using all the same products.  There are just few exceptions, as follows:
I made some flags/banners and placed them at the top of this coffee bag.  Two of these banner/flags are made using Lunch Bag Kraft Coverweight Card Stock, one covered in washi tape, and the third was cut from Kraft Recycled Tissue Paper.  There is a Round Metal Edged Grungy Prim Tag held by a Tiny Wooden Clothespin.  And of course, my "signature touch" is the machine stitching.  So many great shabby country accents to add to these lovely bags; and everything can be found at The Kraft Outlet.
There are SO many fun ways you can decorate these bags to suit any occasion, holiday or event.  They can be easily personalized for weddings or parties.  Just let your creativity flow with all the fantastically fun products you will find at the Kraft Outlet.

I'm sharing my projects here:

My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #153 - "Sweet Treats" - As stated above, the one coffee bag is filled with coffee singles, and the other bag is filled with hand-made chocolate truffles.

Creative Card Crew - Challenge #71 - Twine

Sister Act Card Challenges - Challenge #76 - Anything Goes

Have a blessed week!


  1. Your bags are so pretty! I love the look of kraft and red together. These will make wonderful little gifts (especially with chocolate truffles and coffee inside)!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  2. These are soooo cute. Love the idea of scallops and the little clothes pins are darling. Thanks for the inspiration and wonderful ideas.

  3. Oh how lovely - love these Karen, and the way you have decorated them is fabulous.

  4. tant de beauté avec si peu, j'admire, biz

  5. How lovely , this is a very sweet gift item...........Lis

  6. lovely creation! I love your craft card and use of twine. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew twine challenge. Irene DT xx

  7. Gorgeous project and great use of twine!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  8. I love these, Karen. They sure would make a gift extra special. I hope you have a great weekend. xx

  9. these are super cute! anyone would be thrilled to receive one of these pretty bags of coffee or candy! :)

    hope you are doing well and enjoying your weekend.

  10. These are absolutely darling, and my co-workers are due for some treats. I checked the website and the prices of the bags are really resaonable. Would love for you to share your truffle recipe. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  11. Oh Karen, these are just lovely! Kraft is so beautiful, especially with wintry and festive creations! I love the abundance of layers and trims. Coffee and chocolate are two of my favorite treats, so I particularly like your choices there. ;) It would be an honor to give a gift like this and a joy to receive. Thank you for sharing your delightful creations with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,

  12. love love love your your bag another thing we have in common COFFEE first thing in the morning. I hope your ok.sending many prayers.
    love hugs and Blessings .
    your Friend Dottie

  13. How PRETTY is this! Who wouldn't love a gift presented in this beauty!

  14. Gorgeous bags! Love the stitching! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  15. What a beautiful presentation for gift giving!

  16. These bags are lovely, Karen! I love kraft in general and you mixed all the elements very well!