Monday, 22 February 2010

Going Bananas - Monkey Treat Bags

banana Treat Bag 
With a few days away from work I have managed to have a good “play” on my Quickutz Silhouette, which is a much under used tool in my craftroom.
Going Banans
I have a monthly subscription with Quickutz, which  they have recently changed slightly, but for approximately £7.00 a month I can download about 50 templates. Going Bananas
I bought a huge bag of foam bananas and remembered this monkey template that I had downloaded – and thought I would try it on some sweetie bag toppers.
silhouette
I can’t say it’s the easiest tool to use and I think it helps that I am quite good at using a computer. It took me quite a while to sort out the template, making separate sheets of bodies, faces, noses and eyes in the different colours that I needed to make up the monkeys. But now saved, I will be able to use them over and over again, and it beats cutting everything out by hand!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello, I would love to make some sweetie bags for friends for Easter but don't have a cutting machine, can you get punches which do lovely lable shapes like you use on top of your bags? Thank you

Paula Gale said...

Love your Monkeys - I have a Silhouette too - its great and wouldn't be without it and use it for shapes I don't have nesties for.

Love the idea of the foam bananas in the bags - you must have loads of stuff to have a craft fayre by now!...

Paula x x x

Karen said...

Hi Helen

I'm an avid follower of yours, checking daily with what new ideas you have!

I am a cancer patient and make cards for cancer charities, donating every single penny to them. Along with a couple of friends we make quite a bit of money for them which is good news.

My website is called "The Furry Monkey" so as you can imagine I love the monkey and the bananas. It's a shame I don't have one of those machines (funds are extremely low sadly) as I'd love some monkeys to put on my cards.

I also love your monkey blog site too, of course, and wonder where he gets his wonderful wardrobe from. He's very stylish!

I'm going to put a link to his site from mine, as he's such a lovely little fella!

Thanks for cheering me up and giving me new ideas all the time.

Bye for now
Karen x

Bubbles said...

Awww... they so cute! My daughter is a bit of a monkey fan (a bit...?!? She has more monkeys than handbags, and that's a LOT! *lol*)

flourgirl said...

WOW another fabulous idea! I have a Silhouette machine too, looks like I'm going to have to buy the download too :) x

flourgirl said...

Helen I have sent you a PM on MSE

Thanks. Karen x

vixen said...

hi Helen

your monkey sweet toppers look fab. dont personally own a quickutz sillouette but hope some day i will :) seen so many templates and stuff i like. these would make fab party bags :)

from Vixen x

vixen said...

hi Helen

your monkey sweet toppers look fab. dont personally own a quickutz sillouette but hope some day i will :) seen so many templates and stuff i like. these would make fab party bags :)

from Vixen x