Can we talk crazy weather for a minute?  By the time I left home yesterday it was about 60 out.  When I stopped an hour and half west of home it was 70 and humid.  I was feeling a bit overdressed and was feeling great about the afternoon’s football game.  Within 30 minutes further west, I hit gusting winds, cold temperatures, sleet, snow, and freezing rain.  How is that possible?  Snow and such had stopped by the time I reached Pittsburgh.  But, I was five minutes too late to be able to pick up my ticket for the game.  So, I joined the exodus of folks leaving the stadium area and listened to the second half of the game on the radio…and was warm.  Is that bad to be okay with this outcome?  I met up with my daughter after the game and we had dinner and chatting and laughter.  We’ll spend the next few days hanging out together when she’s not in class or playing at one of the many games this week.  Yay!

So my last creation for Thanksgiving — other than food — are what I’m calling Thankful Bags.

I love to bake and will send a little something for late evening noshing home with my guests.

Cheerful Tags Thankful Bag

I started with a Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bag –they’re food safe.

Then, I took my Gold Wink of Stella and squeezed to make the brush really juicy and then rapped the pen barrel to cause the brush to release splatter.

Next, I cut two leaves from Petals and Paisleys designer paper using the Leaflets Framelits.

Using a tag framelit from Cheerful Tags, I did a partial die cut of my Rich Razzleberry strip to create the top of the tag — just down to the crease line on the die.

Then, I covered the uncut part of my Rich Razzleberry strip with Petals and Paisleys designer paper.

Using the same tag die, I placed the detailed edge over the bottom of the strip and partial die cut just the detailed edge.

Cheerful Tags Thankful Bag - detail - from theartfulinker.com

I looped a length of Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon through the very conveniently placed slots at the top and bottom of the Cheerful Tags die cute.

To finish the outside of the tag, I used the filigree die cut from Cheerful Tags and cut a piece of Copper Foil paper.

On the inside…

Cheerful Tags Thankful Bag - inside detail - from theartfulinker.com

I added a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

I’m going to write a short something that I’m thankful for about for each guest.

And inside the bag will be a homemade treat for later.

I think these are going to be perfect to round out my Thanksgiving creations.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Cheerful Tags Thankful Bags.

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