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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

That's The Ticket Sweetheart Treat Bag Valentine

Last night was our Stamp Share. My awesome upline Betty does this for us (those in her downline) every month! We get together to make projects and share ideas. We also do a swap, where everyone who wants to participate makes multiples of their project and then we swap them. We end up with lots of great samples! I decided to try another idea with the Sweetheart Treat Bags and come up with these:
(back side)
Stamp: That's The Ticket
Colors: Real Red, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Accessories: Sweetheart Treat Bags, Red Glimmer Paper, Ticket Duo, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle and 1 3/4" Circle punches, Dimensionals (the Pool Party banner and Baker's Twine are included with the Treat Bags)
Here's how I made them:

The bags are 3 1/2 x 5 1/4". I scored the sides and bottom at 3/4" because that is how much the bottom flap is and I didn't it to show once the bag was folded. If you look at the picture above you can see the end of the flap right on the edge.

I folded on the lines to get things started, then carefully opened the bag and folded each crease individually.

Pushing up the bottom creases made little points from the corners of the bag. I flattened them...
...then folded them flat and attached them with small pieces of Sticky Strip.

To help get straight lines and neat folds, I used a small punch (the new Banner Punch from the SAB brochure was on my desk and was just the right size) to push into the corners.

So instead of just a flat treat bag, I now have a little sack that is 1 1/2 x 2 x 4 1/2" tall.

I folded over the top, lined up my topper and punched a hole through everything with my Crop-A-Dile. I put one end of the Baker's Twine through the holes in the folded over bag, leaving a tail of about 7", then wrapped the twine around the bag 3 times, going through the holes again at the top each time.

To finish it I put each end of the twine through a hole in the topper (front and back), pulled it snug and tied a bow to keep everything together.
Then I got to thinking...these little bags are basically just folded Designer Series Paper, so why can't I make my own and do whatever size I want?
This piece started out 6 1/2 x 12". I scored it at 2 1/2" and 8 1/4" to make sure I had enough overlap to put adhesive to hold it together. I scored 3/4" up from the bottom and cut away the pieces on the sides to leave a flap to make the bottom. (Season of Style DSP from the Holiday Catalog)

Flipped over...showing the flap on the bottom.

The finished bag, 5 3/4" wide by 5 1/2" tall.

Another bag I made and turned into a sack. This one started with a piece of DSP that was 9 x 12". I scored it at 3" and 8 1/2". That made the flat bag 5 1/2" wide. I scored at 3/4" for the bottom again. Then I scored at 1" on the sides and bottom which makes the sack 2 x 3 1/2 and 7 1/4" tall. (Island Oasis DSP from a past mini catalog)
Another way to use up pieces of DSP! Yay!
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