Stampin’ Up! Hardwood Mini Treat Bag and a Barnyard Baby Piggy!

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….

Barnyard Congrats Card and Envelope watermarked

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!

Gift Card Holder Front Finished watermarked

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:

Gift Card Holder template watermarked

Fold on the crease lines created by the die:

Gift Card Holder ready to assemble watermarked

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:

Gift Card Holder Back 1 watermarked

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!

Gift Card Holder Front 1 watermarked

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… be discovered only upon opening the bag…thusly…..

Gift Holder Back finished watermarked

I know – you want a closer look at his cuteness:

Gift Card Holder Back Piggy watermarked

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!

Gift Card Holder Front Finished watermarked

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! 😉

Barnyard Congrats Outside 2 watermarkedGift Card Holder Front Finished watermarked

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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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:

Kraft Neutrals Envelope Paper: treat bag

Farmer’s Market DSP: 1 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment sign)

Chocolate Chip Card Stock: 1 3/8″ x 2 1/4-ish” (sentiment sign mat); sentiment die cut

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14 August

138296: Washi Label Punch (second shipment)

17 August

104181: 12″ x 12″ Craft Keepers (supply item)
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18 August

138395: Expressions Natural Elements (second shipment)

21 August

138135: Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies

28 August

135294: Variety Pack 1 12″ x 12″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages

7 September

138401: Gold Metallic Thread

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5 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Hardwood Mini Treat Bag and a Barnyard Baby Piggy!

  1. Patricia

    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.

  2. totally adorable project Mary I didn’t even notice that little piggy in the set until your post today!…

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