Real quick post today! Why? Cause “quick” is how this mini treat bag aka gift card holder goes together! And – that’s from a person who hasn’t made one of them before. That’s me in case you’re wondering! 🙂
You’ll recall at the beginning of the week I made a card and envelope for Chris – who we’ll go see tomorrow at his UGA Veterinary School “White Coat Ceremony”. Here’s that post if you want to see how I made this card set….
I show you this so you’ll understand why I made the treat holder the way I made the treat holder. Er….gift card holder!
I won’t delve too deeply into the making of the bag itself – check back for a tutorial on that. This one is cut from a piece of Kraft Envelope Paper from the Neutrals Envelope Paper (new in this year’s Annual Catalog). Basically, you cut two shapes with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die:
Fold on the crease lines created by the die:
And use Sticky Tape or Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue (I used the Sticky Tape) to adhere the two pieces together. The final stickier-togethering is to fold the bottom flap up and secure it to the bag.
After I cut the two pieces, I stamped them with my Hardwood Stamp in Soft Suede. I did the old lay-the-stamp-down-and-ink-it-and-then-lay-the-paper-on-top-and-carefully-rub-all-over-it-to-transfer-the-image thing. Whew – say THAT 10 times fast! I got everything cleaned off and put away and then realized that the bottom flap was going to actually SHOW – and that I hadn’t stamped it! So…out it all came so that I could remedy that tiny error!
Once it was all stuck together, here’s what it looked like:
That’s the front. Which I sort of screwed up and made my back. Well….it still holds an American Express Gift Card, so I suspect I’ll be forgiven. Folks – the side where the bottom flap is NOT is the front. But, by the time I figured that out – I’d already added my cute little “For You” sign. With SNAIL. On the wrong side. I immediately decided that was the RIGHT side!
The sentiment is cut from Chocolate Chip card stock – and is a die that comes with the Treat Bag set (there are a LOT of dies in this set – so you can really go kind of hog wild with it!). You’ll definitely want to remember to use your wax paper between these little dies and your card stock – they’re a little persnickety to get out otherwise. With wax paper – easy! I adhered it to a piece of scrap Farmer’s Market DSP that I’d SNAILd to a Chocolate Chip mat. The ends were cut with the Banner Triple Punch. As I mentioned earlier – the sign is SNAILd to the treat bag.
I pondered how to fix my error to make it look like it wasn’t an error at all. I decided that I’d add some “nails” to the bottom flap. After I did that with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, I kind of liked it, so I added some more – on the bag and on the sign.
I added one last little surprise. I stamped the little piggy from Barnyard Babies in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock and then colored him in with my Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Markers. Then I fussy cut him out and stuck him on the inside of the back of the flap…..to be discovered only upon opening the bag…thusly…..
I know – you want a closer look at his cuteness:
I cut his little corkscrew tail off and added it back on the flap with my Basic Black marker! I did it on purpose, I promise – NO way I could cut that teensy tiny tail and make it look right!! 🙂
I closed the flap with a Clothespin with a bow made from Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine. And that was pretty much that!
So – he’ll get the card and the gift card in the coordinating holder. I think he’ll like it all – and I KNOW he’ll like the gift card itself! 😉
Check back for a tutorial on making these little bags – it’s too easy peasy!
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TTFN and see you tomorrow!
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Very cute, Mary! Love those little treat bags, and the wood stamp gives them such nice texture and depth! Thanks for sharing a simple, yet beautiful, project with us today. Hope you enjoy the graduation ceremony.