Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sweet & Simple Saturday #2 - Valentine Treat Bag

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for joining me on another Sweet & Simple Saturday tutorial. Today I'll show you how to make a quick and easy and super yummy treat bag.
You will need:

* One 4" x 10 1/2" piece of cardstock for treat bag cover (you can make 2 bags with one 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock)

*One design paper 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
*One very vanilla or whisper white cardstock 3" x 3" (or matching cardstock)

*Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
* Scor-Tape™, or other strong adhesive (optional)

* Border Punch (optional)

* Stamps, I used Ippity's Because of You set

* Ink

* Ribbon

* Crop-a-dile™, or other hole punch

* 4" x 4" Cello Bag

* Candy to fill your cello bag

Score the cardstock at 4", 4-1/2", 5" and 9".

Fold cardstock in half at the 4 1/2" score line. Now fold the 4" and 5" score line in the opposite direction to create the bottom of the treat bag cover.

Fold the flap down and punch along the edge with a border punch if you'd like...

Stamp the outside of the cardstock.

Stamp your image and adhere it to the design paper. I also stamped and cut out a duplicate image and popped it up with dimensionals to give it a little extra pop. Then I used Stampin' Ups ticket corner punch on all the corners.

Add a strip of Scor-Tape™ on the score line under the flap. Place the candy filled cello bag on the cardstock.
Line the bottom of the cello bag up with the edge of the first score line, centering over the cardstock.
Fold the part of the cello bag that extends over the score line of the flap down.
Now fold up the cover front. Fold your flap down and punch a hole close to the center of the flap. Punch a second hole next to it.

Then thread your ribbon through the holes and tie your bow and wa-lah!

You have an adorable treat bag to give to someone you love! It's quite simple and fun to make! Here are some close-ups:

Hope you liked this week's tutorial and come back next week for another Sweet & Simple Saturday!
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  1. Great tutorial--I'm so used to making just flat cards...I NEED to step out of my comfort zone--and this tutorial really made me want to!! THANKS:)

  2. Super cute treat bag! Great tutorial!

  3. Pick me, pick me!!!! Great tutorial!