Throwback Thursday Treat Bag

Throwback Thursday Treat Bag

I love making cute AND easy projects and today’s project definitely fits under both of those categories. Since its Throwback Thursday I am recreating a treat bag I originally made last spring.  You can see that original post HERE.

I’ll show you how easy it is to make this treat bag but first, as I mentioned yesterday, I’m celebrating my 7th Stampiversary with Stampin’ Up! this week!  In honor of that, I am going to send out three of these Treat Bag kits to one lucky winner.  You’ll receive a fun package in the mail with all the supplies you’ll need.  I will cut, score and add the adhesive and you’ll just need to fold the flaps in (you’ll need to supply your own stamped image per Stampin’ Up!).

2014-2016 In Colors

To enter to win, just leave a comment telling me which of the soon to be retiring In Colors (get them while you can) is your favorite!  I’ll add an extra entry for you if you tell me which one is my favorite!  I’ll announce the winner on Sunday, April 10th.  I’m sorry but this is only open to U.S. residents.

Let me show you how easy it is to make the treat bag! You’ll need a piece of cardstock or DSP (I used Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper).

Card stock or DSP measurement:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Score on the portrait side at 1-1/2″

Turn it around to the landscape side and score it at 1-1/2″, 4″, 5-1/2″, and 8″

Now you will do some cutting and folding on the score lines (there’s some funky line above my score line, please just ignore that).  When you lay your paper down to replicate my cutting, be sure the design you want on the outside is facing towards you and that the 1-1/2″ score line is down towards the bottom.  Cut on the score lines indicated below.  You’ll remove the piece on the right side, trim one of the flaps (this helps the bag fold up with less bulk), and take off a hair on the sides of the other pieces (again, less bulk).

Treat Bag

Next, add Tear and Tape or Fast Fuse in the two areas shown below.  The flap on the right hand side with the adhesive will attach to the opposite side to form the box.  The flap with the adhesive will hold the bottom of the box together.  I’ve put the adhesive on that particular flap so that it will face towards the back of the box (that will make more sense when you assemble your box).

Treat Bag Adhesive

You could pierce a hole at the top and attach ribbon but I decided to add a clothespin with some ribbon and my sentiment.  Easy!!  I’ll list all of the supplies that I used below.  To place an order, just click on any of the products and you’ll be directed to my online store.  Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Don’t forget to leave a comment about your favorite retiring In Color!
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English Garden Pillow Boxes

HB Square Pillow Box

HB Blushing Bride Pillow Box

I LOVE the new Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies in the Holiday Catalog.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will be a product that carries over into the Annual Catalog.  It is so easy to make this pillow box and it’s very roomy inside.

I didn’t decorate the front too much as I feel the paper is the star of the show (English Garden Designer Series Paper).  It is a little hard to tell in the pictures above but when they are side by side you can see that they look a little bit different in size.  The ribbon on the blue one doesn’t hold the box shut, you can open the ends and leave the ribbon on.  The ribbon goes around the ends on the pink one and would need to be removed to open the box.  I might do this if I was worried that the box might open.

HB Pillow Square Boxes

Stay tuned in the next few days and I’ll have a video showing you how I created my pillow box.  Here’s a PDF that includes a picture of the project and all of the supplies needed for both boxes that you can print or save for future reference:  Happy Birthday Pillow Box Card Recipe


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Boo Treat Bag

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More Gift Card Holders

Last week I mentioned that I had a few birthdays coming up and that I would need some gift card holders.  I made small ones but the gift cards I purchased were attached to cardboard so I had to go back to the drawing board.  Here’s one I made for my sister using my Envelope Punch Board and a piece of yummy Cucumber Crush from the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.

Gift Card Holder Cucumber Crush

Gift Card Holder Inside CC

And one for my brother-in-law using Smoky Slate from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.

Gift Card Holder Smoky Slate

Quick Tip:  I used the stamp set, Remembering Your Birthday, for the gift card holder above.  In the picture below, you can see the stamp I used in the lower right hand corner.  I only wanted Happy Birthday, not “friends and fun and presents too” so I just inked up Happy Birthday.  Usually when I do this, I have to cover the words I don’t want with a post it before I ink it, but the words are spaced far enough apart that it wasn’t necessary.  More mileage out of your stamp sets!

Remembering Your Birthday


You can see this same style gift card holder from a previous post here.

(Note:  After writing and publishing this post, I took a shower – I do my BEST thinking in the shower.  Anyway, it dawned on me that the gift card in the previous post that I mention above is not the same as the one in this post.  I had to make adjustments for the larger size of the gift card.  My paper size was 8-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ and I did my first score and punch at 3-3/8.)

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