Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
I hope you had a chance to view all the cards and projects for Halloween that I shared with you yesterday. Today, as promised, I have another 3-D project for you along with the instructions so you can create it too! These are super cute -n- easy Halloween bags, however, with a switch of designer paper … you can have these for any holiday or family occasion!
I used many of the items in the Toil & Trouble product suite found on pages 48 and 49 of the Holiday Catalog. Halloween is one of my favorite Holidays … it’s the “fun” one for me. Fun to decorate, fun with the kids … and candy!
I have several photos for you to take you step by step through the process of making these cute bags … except the decorations – those are just elements that I cut out (with the help of the coordinating dies) from the designer paper!
You will need any 12 x 12 piece of designer paper. Cut in half … You will have 2 – 6″ x 12″ pieces and can create 2 treat bags from this one sheet.
Once you have your paper cut, you will place it on your Simply Score board or you can use your paper cutter with the scoring blade. Lay it on the board as shown … 12″ should be horizontal (the long way). Now you’ll score at 1-1/2″, 5-1/2″, 7″ and then 11″. The last 1″ will be your flap that holds the bag together.
Now turn your paper 90° so the short side is at the top (horizontal) and score at 1″ and 5″ … this will be the top piece that gets folded over to create the two tone look and the bottom flaps!
I always fold over (burnish) all my score lines – it just makes it easier to assemble. You will notch out the score lines on the bottom (that is edge that has the piece cut out) See sample above. Before you assemble you bag – You will fold over the top flap to reveal the second pattern and glue that flap down. Now you are ready for assembly.
You can see on this next picture (on the flap) the two tone patterns from folding down the top flap.
On the flap that has the 1″ x 1″ piece notched out … fold the flap in (the stars are actually the inside of this bag) and then align the flap with the opposite side of your bag. I like using glue for creating bags because it allows you to move your flaps a little when aligning (it’s more forgiving) … the sticky strip and adhesives like that – once they’re down … they are down and there is no fixing that. The glue holds beautifully once set.
Next you will add glue to the two small flaps to begin your bottom …
Add your glue to the sides of the flap as shown, and be sure to glue both of the small flaps. Then flip the bottom flap over the two small flaps and check your sides to see if they are aligned (so you don’t get a crooked bag).
Next you will add glue to the very top of the top flap (shown in picture below) and fold over. There is a little glue exposed from the small flaps the will help hold the top flap to the entire bottom.
Here’s a stampin’ tip: To ensure the bottom is secure, sit your bag up and then I use a pencil with the eraser side down and give a firm push on the bottom and make sure all flaps are down and secure. Walla … Your done.
Now if you’d like, you can decorate the bag ~
On this bag I highlighted the bats and used the stars as my topper. Here I punched out a 2″ circle and used the hat from another pattern in the Toil & Trouble designer series paper. I wrapped a little gold thread around my fingers and then placed it onto a stampin’ dimensional to hold it in place… I thought the gold tied in with the stars nicely. This one was finished off with a simple cardstock handle 🙂
On my second bag I just folded my score lines opposite from the first to expose the stars and highlight them!
The base for my decoration was the Pretty Label punch and embellished with cut out pieces from the designer places … all popped up to create some fun dimension! The Happy Halloween greeting comes from the coordinating stamp set and the ends were punched to create a banner. To finish off this bag, I used the beautiful Black Glittered Organdy ribbon to create my handle… oh so cute!!
I hope I inspired you to pick up some of this amazing paper and even the Toil & Trouble bundle so you can create these cute little treat bags for your special little ghouls and goblins.
Thank you for joining me today … let me know (below) how you liked the projects and the tutorial. Either Like or Comment … I would appreciate the feedback.
Have a fun day ~
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