Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Valentine's Day Treat Bag

Here's a quick and easy Valentine's Day treat bag that we made in my class on Monday. I entered this in CAS150 Windows and CAS 152 Die Cuts on SplitCoast Stampers. It's my first time to enter one of the SCS Challenges. :)

I cut the hearts out of one side of the bag (3 X 1 3/4 X 5 3/4 brown paper bag) using the Heart Trio Die set. I should have taken a picture (and I might add one later)(*NOTE - I'm adding them here now) of how I did it because it's super easy and makes it so much easier to cut a bunch of bags in the same way. I taped the back of the dies to the bottom of a strip of of 8.5" X 3 1/8" cardstock. I arranged them so that they'd create the look I wanted when I cut the hearts out.
 I could then slide the cardstock inside the front side of the bag, leaving it flat and then run the bag through the Cuttlebug.
 This is with it pushed all the way in - see a little strip to easily pull it back out of the bag.
 Here's a side view so you can see that the cardstock is just in the front part of the bag to only cut that part.

Pull out the strip, insert it into the next bag and do it again. Easy Peasy! I didn't have to worry about the dies sliding because they were taped to my sheet and this way each bag would look exactly the same. I will do this again with other dies and nesties. Lots of gift bags can be made this way in a very short amount of time. :)

The topper is a Labels 8 die and the bubblegum felt hearts were also cut out of the heart trio dies. I used the quickie glue pen to stick the hearts to the onyx and white baker's twine. Isn't that fun?! I think it adds a super fun touch to the twine!

Now we come to the polka dots - the lovely bubblegum polka dot cardstock. The A Muse Studio polka dot paper is retiring (boo hoo!!!!). I am addicted to polka dots so this is going to take some getting used to but I'm sure new and fabulous things are coming in the new catalog so I will adjust. However, if you want any polka dot paper, order it now because when it's gone, it's GONE! I put a 4 1/2" X 3 1/8" strip inside the bag and trimmed the bag about a quarter of an inch above the cardstock. The bags are kind of thin so this made it a little more sturdy.

Finally, the sentiment is in bubblegum ink and is from Essential Sentiments. Great stamp set with all those phrases you use the most.

All products and supplies are A Muse Studio:

Have a wonderfully creative day!!!


Glittered Paws said...

Oh how cute - but...I am a visual person - I am having trouble understanding how you did it!!! I too am going to miss the polka dots - but love the gingham too.

Heather said...

Too too too too CUTE!!! I just LOVE this project Seleise! It is dabombdigity!

Danni said...

How clever and creative and just way too sweet!

Ginger Serafin said...

Adorable! Love the multi die idea!

Ginger Serafin said...

Adorable! Love the multi die idea!

Chelsea said...

I love your bag!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Soooo cute and a great tutorial! I love the top of the bag. Really finished it off nicely!

Glittered Paws said...

I see how to do it now - thanks for the great tutorial - easy peasy!!!

Patti J said...

Love, love LOVE this, Seleise! What a great idea, doing bag after bag! You are amazing, dear friend! Great project!!! Thanks for sharing!

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