Back to School Project Roundup

Happy Friday We R fans! Thanks for joining us this week for Back to School Week. We hope you’ve enjoyed our the inspiration from our design team so far.

Today we’re finishing things off with a roundup of school-themed projects featuring some of your favorite We R tools. Enjoy!

Teacher Goodie Bags

Start off on the right foot with your child’s teacher by bringing some DIY goodie bags made with the Goodie Bag Guide and the Oh Goodie Collection. CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Teacher Goodie Bags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie Collection

Back to School Planner Pocket Page

We love this school-themed planner pocket page! What a genius idea to add pencil shavings with the Photo Sleeve Fuse! Check out the original post HERE on our blog.

Back to School Planner Pocket Page with the Photo Sleeve Fuse

DIY Tabbed Notebooks

The Planner Punch Board and the Tab Punch Board are the perfect back-to-school companions to help keep your busy life organized! CLICK HERE to see more project inspiration on our blog using these essential organization tools.

DIY Tabbed Notebook with the Planner and Tab Punch Boards

Teacher Appreciation Banner

Create quick and easy teacher appreciation decor with the Alphabet Punch Board, the Banner Punch Board, and other We R tools. Get the how-to on the blog HERE.

Teacher Appreciation Decor featuring We R Memory Keepers crafting tools

Teacher Gift Box

Let your teacher know how special she is with an interactive gift box full of classroom essentials. It’s easy to make one with the Template Studio and the Alphabet Punch Board! Full instructions can be found on our blog HERE.

Teacher Gift Box with the Template Studio and the Alphabet Punch Board

Owl Teacher Gift Bag

This cutie is one of our most popular back-to-school blog project! CLICK HERE to find out how to make one for your child’s teacher using the Gift Bag Punch Board.

Owl Teacher Gift Bag with the Gift Bag Punch Board

Framed Classroom Art

Help teacher get her classroom looking A+ with a piece of DIY framed art. Learn how to make one with the DIY Party Collection on the blog HERE.

Framed Classroom Art with the DIY Party Collection from We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for joining us today! We hope your first day of school is awesome. Happy crafting, and enjoy your weekend friends!

Halloween Caramel Corn Bags

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a yummy project with you that is perfect to give away!  The new Halloween Goodie Bags made today’s project a breeze to put together and the oils don’t bleed through keeping your treats intact!

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My first bag was made from the Ombre Glassine paper.  I chose to decorate my bag with the Oh Goodie Tags, some ribbon, and the adhesive sequins giving an elegant twist to Halloween goodies.

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Doilies are one of my favorite staples in my scrap room and I use them in all of my projects.  Today I chose to cut my doily to embellish both sides of the bag being tied together by another Oh Goodie Tag and Ribbon.  Some gold sparkly Thickers announced the yummy treat in style.  I chose a star pattern from the Pattern Glassine pack for this bag.

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My next bag was created from the Halloween Glassine paper.  Once I had torn my edges in my bag, I chose a die to cut a window out of the front of the bag.  I backed the window with vellum so that the yummy treats could be seen, but wouldn’t fall out.

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For those of you Caramel Corn lovers, I thought I would share my recipe and one last picture of my goodie basket all ready to be handed out.

Carmel Corn

½ cup unpopped Popcorn
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup margarine
¼ cup light corn syrup
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda

Heat oven to 200.  Pop popcorn and dispose of unpopped kernals.  Cook brown sugar, margarine, corn syrup, and salt in saucepan over medium heat.  Once bubbly, cook for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and mix in baking soda.  Pour sugar mixture over popcorn.  Bake for 1 hour, mixing every 15 minutes.  Enjoy!

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Supplies:

Goodie Bag Guide
Oh Goodie Tags & Strings
Oh Goodie 12×12 Glassine
Frame 10 Nesting Dies
Sequin Stickers

Spider & Bat Goodie Bags

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here with Halloween treats that I made for my little nieces with the Goodie Bag Guide and Halloween glassine papers:

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The spider topper was a cinch to make! Using the small DIY Party Pom Pom Maker, I created the spider body. I used a black yarn with some sparkle because spiders are just less spooky when they glitter!

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I used chenille stems to make the legs, curling up one end for a foot and creating a joint with a sharp bend. I also added googly eyes for some cute factor.

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I made a goodie bag with the spider web paper and filled it with yummy caramels.

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I stapled the bag shut with some sparkly tulle – again, non-spooky and cute! Last, I hot-glued the spider and his legs to the tulle bow.

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The bat topper was easy, too. I made another yarn pom pom body and attached googly eyes. For the wings, I cut a bow out of black cardstock using the We R Memory Keepers one-piece bow die. The tails on the bow made me think of wings, and bows are a great way to make a creepy creature cuter!

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Again, I made a goodie bag using the Goodie Bag Guide out of the bat paper and sealed it by stapling a tulle bow to the top. I hot-glued the bat in place and the pair of treats was ready to gift!

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If you’re looking for a crafty way to dress up treats for the little ones this Halloween, give these cute critters a go! Happy creating, and happy Halloween!

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Supplies Used:

Goodie Bag Guide

Oh Goodie! Halloween Glassine Paper

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

One-Piece Bow Die

Girls Night Party Decor

Hello We R readers, Laura here with some fun party decor ideas for you. Have you seen the new Urban Chic collection? It is beautiful, chic, and oh so fun! The Urban Chic collection is the perfect set to create party decor to celebrate a girls night.

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To start with I wanted to create some goodie bags for each girl to take home a little treat. Who doesn’t love chocolate? I used the Goodie Bag Guide on the smallest size with the paper trimmed to six inches wide. I used paper from the Urban Chic collection and was able to create four small bags out of one 12 x 12 sheet of paper.

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I assembled the bags, added a little treat inside, and then added a little flag I cut out from one of the patterned papers and attached it with a fun arrow paper clip from the Oh Goodie collection.

 

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I created some paper lanterns using the DIY Party Fringe and Score Board. I trimmed the paper to six inches tall, and created the paper lantern. I added a coordinating strip of patterned paper around the top and bottom, as well as a little handle.

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I think all celebrations deserve a banner. With the banner punch board, you can create banners in a flash. I started by using the mini alphabet punch board to spell out the words ‘girls night’. The mini letters are perfect if you are creating a smaller sized banner.

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I then made little banner shapes using a black and white striped paper. On the back were the cutest little closed eyelashes, so I decided to alternate between both sides of the paper. I used a pink ribbon to coordinate with the paper to string the banner together. I added the alphabet letters with foam adhesive squares.

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I hung up the banner using washi tape. I set the little lanterns on the table, but you could also hang them up.

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I even created a fun little donut sign using some of the Urban Chic ephemera and an acetate sheet from the Clearly Posh collection.

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I added the treat bags to a plain white pot and added a fun gold saying from the Urban Chic ephemera collection.

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The Urban Chic collection is so great for any kind of girls function – a girls night in, book club, or even a slumber party!

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Supplies

 

Urban Chic Collection Paper and Ephemera

Goodie Bag Guide

Oh Goodie! Decorative Paper Clips

DIY Party Fringe and Score Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Banner Punch Board

Patriotic Goodie Bags

Hello and welcome to the We R Memory Keepers’ blog! I am Eva Pizarro and today I want to show you how to make some cute Patriotic Treat Bags using the Goodie Bag Guide.

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The Oh Goodie Collection has all you need to make easy and cute treat bags, from glassine paper to embellishments and even seals! Plus The Goodie Bag Guide can be used with other types of paper. You can see a tutorial on how to use this tool on this We R YouTube video by Aly.

I used the A, B and D inserts and started with an 8 inch paper. For my first treat bag I decided I wanted to use some red paper from the Flower Girl collection. To make it even more fun I cut a star window on my paper, I used a shape from the Clearly Posh Ephemera as my guide

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The tool cuts patterned paper really easy, the possibilities are endless!  Next, I glued my treat bag with a strong adhesive like this glue gun from Bazzill. I also added a piece of Clearly Posh acetate to cover my star window.

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To embellish my treat bag I used a sticker from the Flower Girl collection, a star from the Ephemera Pack of the Clearly Posh Collection, a vintage clothespin, and of course my favorite–a chocolate chip cookie!

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I assembled everything and this is how it turned out!

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For the next treat bag I used the Oh Goodie paper, the stars pattern was perfect for my theme and I love that my treat bag is grease proof, so no food stains! To decorate I used a die cut  from the Flower Girl collection; a vintage clothespin, starburst tag , and star clip from the Oh Goodie Collection; and some baker’s twine.

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For my last treat bag I ran some cardstock through my Evolution Advanced using the Gemstone Next Level Embossing Folder to add some extra texture to the bag.

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And I also made 5  mini banners with my Banner Punch Board. I used them to create a star by attaching them on top of a starburst tag.

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I added a few more embellishments like a wood veneer from the Flower Girl collection and a vintage clothespin.

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Add your triangles to the tag using some foam dots and finally layer the wood veneer on top.

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My treat bags are ready and they are so cute! I think all my friends will want one now!

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Do you make treat bags for your friends and family?

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Happy 4th of July!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Flower Girl 12 x 12 Patterned Paper
Flower Girl Accent Stickers
Flower Girl Wood Veneers
Flower Girl Ephemera Pack
Clearly Posh Ephemera
DIY Party Goodie Bag Guide
Oh Goodie Glassine Pattern Paper
Oh Goodie Vintage Clothespins
Oh Goodie Tags & String
Oh Goodie Decorative Paper Clips
Evolution Advanced
Next Level Embossing Folders–GemStone
Clearly Posh 12×12 Acetate Sheets
Baker’s Twine–Red
Banner Punch Board

 

Goodie Bag Lanterns + Winner!

We’ve reached the end of Goodie Bag week here on the blog, and Chantalle has got an awesome project to share with you today! But first, we’ve got some giveaway business to attend to. The winner of the Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie collection items is…

I’m doing a charity crop for animal rescue and these goodie bags would be amazing! Not to mention how perfect they would be for parties. And I LOVE the Vintage Clothspins!

Congratulations! Please send an email to alydosdall@gmail.com with “Goodie Bag Winner” in the subject line. Include your name and shipping address and we’ll get your prize shipped out to you asap. Now for some Goodie Bag project inspiration!

 

Hello We R fans! Chantalle here and I’d love to share a fun idea you can make for an outdoor event or a special BBQ, using the DIY Party Goodie Bag Guide and the beautiful Oh Goodie ombré glassine papers.

Goodie Bag Lantern by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

These glassine papers are so pretty and come in a pack of gorgeous patterns and soft ombré shades. It’s impossible to pick a favourite, so I chose to use all the colours in the pack! I love the translucency of the papers and thought they would work really well with a source of light, so I decided to create some goodie bag lanterns.

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I wanted small lanterns so I chose to create with an 8x8inch size paper, which would create a bag of about 3.5 inches across. The Goodie Bag Guide comprises of four sections, which can be removed to suit the size of the finished bag. For my size, I worked with Section A, C & D combined.

Don’t forget to align your guide with the size of the paper you are working with and tear in stages, not all in one long pull, to avoid ripping the paper.

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Once the bags were all prepared, I simply folded in the sides, applied runner tape to seal and folded up the bottom. So simple!

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Next, for a bit of texture, I ran the bags through my Evolution Advanced with this cute Next Level ‘Woven’ embossing folder.

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If you would like to use this method, please open the bag very carefully so as not to rip the delicate paper. I really love the woven effect!

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Next, I popped a LED tealight candle into each bag.

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The Oh Goodie collection comes with the cutest stickers, wooden pegs, starburst closures and decorative paperclips. I love these stickers and simply folded some over at intervals in between my lanterns along the length of my twine.

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To keep my lanterns secure (but also allow me to open the bags to switch the lights off when not in use) I’ve secured each with a little paperclip and a starburst for an extra pop of colour.

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My pretties all strung up…

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Don’t they look lovely in the evening!

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Wishing you lots of hours of fun with your Goodie Bags!

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Supplies:

 

DIY Party Goodie Bag Guide

Oh Goodie Glassine Paper, Ombré

Oh Goodie Gold Foiled Stickers

Oh Goodie Silver Foiled Stickers

Oh Goodie Starburst Closure

Oh Goodie Decorative Paper Clips

Next Level Embossing Folders ‘Woven’

Evolution Advanced Die-cutting/Embossing Machine

 

Goodie Bags + We R Tools & Collections

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here with you today sharing some projects featuring the Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie Collection. When I first got my hands on this fun new tool and collection my mind was filled with ideas for combining them with other We R tools and collections. I created a set of goodie bags combining several of my We R favorites which you can see below.

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Use the 123 Punch Board to make bows, plus emboss your bags with the Evolution Advanced and Next Level Embossing Folders.

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Make banners to decorate your bags with the Banner Punch Board, and add tags or ephemera from the Crush collection–it matches the Oh Goodie ombre papers perfectly!

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Use the DIY Party Pom Pom Makers to add a fun flare to your goodie bags, and include elements from the Honey I’m Home collection since that one coordinates well too!

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Create a border or band round your bag with your Oh Goodie glassine paper scraps and the DIY Party Tag Punch. Don’t you just love those darling shaped paper clips from the Oh Goodie collection?

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Add Fringe Tape to your bags from the DIY Party Mini Piñatas. There are plenty of colors to chose from, and I love the look!

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And finally, use the Evolution Advanced to die cut windows in your bags and fill them in with acetate sheets from the Clearly Posh collection. So fun to see a peek what’s inside the goodie bag!

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I hope these ideas have helped show all the amazing possibilities when the Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie collection are combined with other fabulous We R supplies. Be sure to watch  the video demonstrating how to make the window goodie bags above using the Evolution Advanced on our YouTube channel HERE!

Supplies:

Goodie Bag Guide
Oh Goodie Collection
Evolution Advanced
Next Level Embossing Folders–Dotted
Light Bulb Garland Die
Nesting Hexagon Dies
Clearly Posh 12×12 Acetate Sheets
123 Punch Board
Baker’s Twine–Red
Banner Punch Board
Crush Ephemera Bits
Honey I’m Home Ephemera Bits
DIY Party Pom Pom Makers
DIY Party Tag Punch
DIY Party Raffia
DIY Party Mini Piñata Fringe Tape–Ocean

Goodie Bag Notebook

Hello WRMK fans!  Amanda here today.  My 9 year old daughter is in the middle of a notebook hoarding phase.  She writes in them, draws in them, and tapes little mementos in them.  I thought it would be fun to make her a custom notebook full of pockets that she could fill and stuff to her heart’s delight.

Goodie Bag Notebook by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

At first glance, this looks like a pretty regular notebook, but it is what’s inside that makes it special.  The Cinch book binding tool from WRMK makes it super easy to create notebooks in all sorts of custom shapes and sizes.

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Rather than using regular paper for the notebook pages, I made several goodie bags using the Oh Goodie! Goodie bag guide tool and papers and inserted them in the notebook as the pages.  I embellished the pages with ephemera and paper clips to make them both fun and functional.

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My daughter loves rainbows and bling so a rainbow striped cover with a gold heart and letters was just perfect for her.

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The goodie bag pocket pages can be used to hold all sorts of things, including notebook paper and pencils.  I bound the notebook with a large spiral so the notebook would have room to “grow” as my daughter stuffs it with her favorite things.

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Colored pencils fit perfectly inside of a goodie bag pocket page.  You can take your paper and pencils with you in the same notebook!

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The goodie bag pages can be used to store favorite photos, too.

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The ombre glassine goodie bag 12”x12” papers come in all colors of the rainbow.   Embellish goodie bag pages with all kinds of fun doo-dads and ephemera.

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One piece of 12”x12” Cinch book board is all you need to make the front and back cover for your goodie bag notebook.  The maximum width of a goodie bag is 5.5”, but it is easy to make them smaller, too.  Trim your covers to size depending on how tall you make the bags.

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Use the glassine goodie bag paper to cover the front and back covers of your notebook just like you would any regular scrapbook paper.  Since the back side of the glassine paper is waxy, be sure to use an adhesive that will stick to the slick surface.

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Happy March!

 

Amanda

 

Supplies:

Oh Goodie! Goodie Bag Guide Tool
Oh Goodie! Decorative Paper Clips
Oh Goodie! Glassine Paper Pack
Oh Goodie! Glassine Paper Pack Ombre
Cinch Book Binding Tool V2
Cinch Wires 1”
Cinch Book Board 12”x12” 
Clearly Posh Ephemera Bits Acetate Die Cuts

Goodie Bag Inspiration + Video

Now that we’ve introduced you to the Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie Collection, we thought we’d share a brief overview video demonstrating how this easy-to-use tool works, as well as some project inspiration from our amazing in-house design team.

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This tool is truly a must-have for any crafter who enjoys DIY gifting and parties. It’s inexpensive and low-tech, so your wallet’s happy plus there’s no learning curve! Take a look at the tool in action.

With all the fun papers and embellishments in the Oh Goodie collection, the possibilities are endless! Embellish your custom size goodie bags however you’d like with stickers, vintage clothespins, shaped paper clips, and tags. Check out these samples from our in-house team.

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Aren’t those adorable? How fun for the goodie recipient or party guest, right?

Be sure to come back this week as our design team will share projects showing some unique ways to use the Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie collection, plus you’ll see how you can incorporate other We R Memory Keepers tools with these products. See you then!

New Release & Giveaway: Goodie Bag Guide + Oh Goodie Collection

We’ve got so many amazing new releases to share with you it seems we hardly have enough time to celebrate each one! But today we’re so excited to share another new product line with you. Say hello to the Goodie Bag Guide and the Oh Goodie Collection!

Goodie Bag Guide

Use the Goodie Bag Guide to measure, tear and fold goodie bags in all shapes and sizes. The pinked tearing edge gives the bags a lovely decorative finish. Everything you need is right on the tool!

Oh Goodie Collection

The Goodie Bag Guide works perfectly with the food-safe and grease-resistant Oh Goodie glassine papers that come in an ombre pack and a patterned pack. Seal and embellish your custom goodie bags with Vintage Clothespins, Tags, Shaped Paper Clips, and Foil Stickers. This week on the blog we’ll be sharing more details and fabulous project inspiration using this new tool and collection, so stay tuned.

Now, onto the giveaway!

**If you’d like a chance to win a Goodie Bag Guide and select items from the Oh Goodie collection, please leave a comment below telling us who you would make goodie bags for, or what your favorite embellishment is from the Oh Goodie collection. Comments will remain open until midnight on Thursday, March 3rd, and a random winner will be announced on Friday, March 4th. Please remember to check back and see if you won. Good luck!**