Last week I made a gusseted bag from the flat Striped Treat Bag. A few folks asked me how it was done. So, today – a video tutorial. To be honest, I’ve made the process a bit easier than the process I used in the original post. (See it here.) Here’s a peek at what I created for the video.
Aren’t these perfect for Valentine treats?
I am pretty sure I saw this done at a Stampin’ Up! gathering a year or so ago. Nonetheless, here is my take on how to create a gusseted bag from a flat one.
I also wrote out the directions so that you could save them for future reference.
I can’t decide which one I like the best.
Supplies for Valentine Striped Treat Bags:
So, do you see how valuable the Stampin’ Trimmer can be? You need one. When you order a Trimmer, I will send you an extra package of Trimmer Cutting Blades as a Thank You gift. The Trimmer comes with one blade but you’ll be prepared when the time comes to replace that blade.
Order the Trimmer, a package of Striped Treat Bags and a stamp set like the Heart Happiness set and you will be all ready to create some great Valentine treat bags. In addition, you will earn a Sale-A-Bration item. Win! Win!
Thanks for stopping by today. Look for another blog post later today. I’m participating in an International Blog Highlight. Each participant will feature something made with a favorite item from either the Occasions Catalog or Sale-A-Bration. Sure to have lots of good ideas there!
Recently one of my neighbor had surgery. He’s doing well and has recovered nicely. I made a card for him earlier but wanted to send along a little treat for him this week. I made some spiced pecans. With a little fussing, I made one of the flat Striped Treat Bags into a big that sits flat. The tag was an easy choice, I used the You’re So Sweet stamp set.
Do you like the color combination? It’s this week’s challenge from the FabFriday site.
I just love these colors together and knew I wanted to do something with them.
Design Notes for You’re So Sweet Gift Tag:
I first stamped the sentiment with the Emerald Envy ink. Looked pretty good. But I thought that it needed a little something. So, I stamped the sentiment again on a piece of scrap paper, this time with Lemon Lime Twist ink. Next, I cut it out, added some Dimensionals and replaced it on the tag. Voila. The rest is obvious. The Berry Burst Ribbon and Glimmer Enamel Dots make it all pop. I decided to soften it a bit and used the Envelope Punch Board to round all of the corners.
Here’s another view of the bag. You can see in this picture how it sits flat. I saw this once at a Stampin’ Up! Convention. I think if you search on YouTube, you can find a video. It’s not hard, honest.
Supply List for You’re So Sweet Gift Tag:
The pecans that I put in the bag were a hit. Let me know if you’d like the recipe.
Hope you are having a great day.
A week or so ago I showed you a treat box I made with the Window Box Thinlits and Creep It Real stamp set. (Check it out here.) This week I decided that I’d give that to my goddaughter’s son and make something else for her older daughter, Ava. At one point I looked at the first treat box and realized it had a pumpkinish shape. (Yes, use your imagination.) What did I come up with? A Window Box treat that looks like a jack-o-lantern!
See, it is pumpkinish!
Design Notes for Window Box Treat:
The Thinlits for the Window Box make the box itself pretty easy. I used some shapes from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the eyes and nose. The mouth was pretty much guess work. I wanted it to have that “I carved it myself!” look. To get the pumpkin texture, I ran the pieces through the Big Shot with the Seaside Embossing Folder before I assembled it. For the stem, I just rolled a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock. It was easier to work with after curling it with my Bone Folder. The leaves were made with the Leaf Punch.
Here’s a picture to show you the stem and leaves. You can also see that I sponged the card stock a bit with some Crumb Cake ink.
Supply List for Window Box Treat:
Notice, no stamps!
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Thanks for stopping by today!
Thanks to all of you who voted for my project a few weeks ago. Now I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Hop. Pretty Exciting. Our task was to create a teacher gift. Turns out this was well timed. My goddaughter, Anne Marie, asked me to make some cards for her daughter Lia’s new pre-school teachers. What makes a card better? Candy! I got a chance to use the new Acetate Card Boxes. The boxes hold eight pieces of Ghirardelli Chocolate nicely!
Here’s a peek at the goodies!
Design Notes for Teacher Gifts
These box fronts were really pretty easy to create. I wanted to make something that looked like a chalk board. (Does anyone use chalk boards anymore?) So I stamped the Thank you with White Craft Ink and wrote the names with A Stampin’ Chalk Marker.
I’ll bet you have already figured out where the apples came from. I used petals from one of the flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set. Carefully cut out one and you have an apple for the teacher. May sure you’ve shined your apples with a little Wink of Stella.
More Stops on the International Blog Hop!
There are other fabulous stampers on this hop. Be sure to check them out. The hop goes live at 6 PM (EDT).
Hurricane Harvey Help:
Remember, for all orders placed in September, I will contribute 20% of that order to the Houston Food Bank. On-line orders or any order will count! Thanks so much!
I’ve had some of the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper since late April. I’ve used lots of the papers from the packages. But It’s really called Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series paper for a reason. There are two very, very nice papers in the package that are special. Both have gold on them. Each time Stampin’ Up! comes out with a package like this, I end up hoarding the specialty paper till it’s ready to retire. Not this year. I decided to break out the most beautiful sheet yesterday. No 12-Step program for me!
I was inspired by a very special challenge. This week the Global Design Project is celebrating it’s 100th challenge. The task was to select one of the designers to CASE (Copy and Share). My favorite challenge! I decided to CASE Janneke de Jong’s beautiful card in a Mini Treat Bag. You know how I love the Mini Treat Bag! Here’s my card and Janneke’s.
Here’s the logo for this week’s Global Design Project challenge. Be sure to click on the logo and go to the site to see all of the wonderful projects!
Design Notes for Eastern Palace Designer Paper Card:
Most of the time, I have fun making the cards and projects I show. I LOVED making this one. So much gold!! The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits make the bag so easy to create. When you make one of these bags, be sure to use something like Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape to assemble it.
My Eastern Medallions Thinlits got quite a work out for this project. I used three of them to create the flower at the bottom left. The pull tab for the card part was made with one of the Layering Circles Thinlits and one of the pieces from Eastern Medallions Thinlits.
Just to give everything a little more sparkle, I added Wink of Stella to the petals of the flower and to the stars on the dry embossed piece. Finally, I used some of the Gold Metallic Thread behind the flower.
Supply List for Eastern Palace Designer Paper Card:
Remember – BUNDLE! When products are in a bundle, buy the bundle. You will save money and have no regrets! In this case, the Eastern Beauty stamp set is bundled with the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies. You might want to look at page 19 in the current Stampin’ Up! catalog to see the Designer Series Paper and other items that coordinate with the set.
Hope you are having a great weekend!