Last week just seemed to drag on forever and I didn’t get anything accomplished. So I decided I needed to do something fun, bright and cheery to get myself back on track. So what better way than to make some fun birthday treat bags or maybe it’s more like a box that looks like a bag?? I’ll let you decide.
It’s actually quite simple to make and would be great for a small gift or as a birthday party favor filled with sweet treats! I did not design this bag myself, but you can find the original HERE.
You’ll need to following tools: There will be links to all of these products at the end of this post.
- Simply Scored (or Stampin’ Trimmer – use the scoring blade)
- Bone Folder (to make those creases nice and sharp!
The first thing you need is a piece of Cardstock cut to 8” x 11”. On the long side score the cardstock at 1 1/2” , at 5 1/4”, at 6 3/4” and at 10 1/2”. Rotate your paper clockwise and score on the short side at 1/2”, at 2” and at 6 1/2”. Rotate your cardstock back counterclockwise, so the 1/2” scored section is at the bottom. Place a ruler or strip of paper horizontally at the 5” mark and score at 3/4” and at 6” just until you get to the 5” mark. Next put your cardstock on a soft mat (or stack of paper and score from the bottom of the 5” line to the two corners…..forming a little triangle. Repeat this for the other 5” line.
If you’ve done all the scoring correctly, your piece of cardstock will look like this: except you won’t have colored in the score lines on a sample piece of paper like I did, but it makes it easier to see where your score lines should be.
Now you are ready to cut off the pieces you don’t need! Place your cardstock so the 1/2” scored space is at the bottom. Use a pencil and mark your cardstock with an x on all the pieces you need to cut away. Use the diagram below as a guide.
Once you’ve cut off all the excess pieces, this is what it should look like. You will need to use a corner rounder (or just cut with your scissors) on the two flaps, and then on the bottom, cut up on the vertical lines until you get to the scored line and then trim a little off the sides. That is the bottom of your bag.
Next take your bone folder and put a good crease where you made your score lines. Adhere the two pieces of Designer Series Paper (cut 3 1/2” x 4 1/4” and 3 1/2” x 1 1/4” – round the corners on one side of the smaller piece). Add your decorative pieces to the front of the bag before you put it together. Add a piece of tear ‘n tape to the right side, then flip it over to the other side to make the bag (see the bottom two pictures.
Fold in the side flaps and tuck in the larger one and Ta-da!….You have a bag! And you’re almost done! All you need to do is add the ribbon to keep the lid closed. Fold over the top and use a paper piercer (or anything sharp) to make two little holes to mark where you want the ribbon. Go all the way through the the front of the bag, because you’ll need to make holes there too! Use a small 1/8” hole punch where you’ve marked, then thread your ribbon through as shown and tie a bow.
This is the finished bag! To fill it with sweet treats, just open from the bottom….no need to untie your beautiful bow!
Hope you lasted through this long blog post. Now I think I am going to have to learn how to do videos….it would be so much easier. Hope I explained it well enough for you to make your own bags!
These are the supplies you’ll need:
- Birthday Cheer Stamp Set (for sentiment and party hat/cupcakes)
- Cardstock – Cut 8” x 11”
- Score on the long side at 1 1/2”, at 5 1/4”, at 6 3/4” and at 10 1/2”
- Score on the short side at 1/2”, at 2” and at 6 1/2”
- Score on the long side (partially down as per the photos) at 3/4” and 6”
- How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper Cut 3 1/2” x 4 1/4” and 3 1/2” x 1 1/4”
- Layering Ovals (or Layering Circles) for sentiments
- Ink: Memento Black and Melon Mambo
- Stampin’ Blends Markers: Bermuda Bay Light, Pool Party Dark, Lovely Lipstick
- Wink of Stella
- Melon Mambo 3/8” stitched satin ribbon
Almost forgot….if you’ve followed my blog long enough you know I like to add a little something to the inside of my cards….this time I added to the outside. A little Wink of Stella to make the party hat sparkle!
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