This month’s Theme for the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop is … Easter. You might have just come from Angela’s Blog -> HERE or starting at my blog here either way enjoy the hop.
Easter time is fast approaching! I have an Easter Treat Bag to share with you.
THE TREAT BAG
I have made the treat bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set from Thick Whisper White card. It would be more sturdier than regular white card. You want it strong to hold that chocolate in. 🙂 There are a couple of modifications to the bag to make it wider to hold the chocolate bar. I will outline these changes below for you.
Cut your Treat Bag out with the Thinlits from cardstock. Emboss the card pieces with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. Adhere the 2 pieces of the diecut bag together as you would usually to have one long card piece. Don’t adhere together to form the bag as yet.
Due to the thickness of the chocolate bar you will need to add an additional piece to your bottom tab. Cut a strip of white card measuring 9cm x 3cm. Score on the short side at 1.5cm (3 1/2″ x 1 1/8″ scored at approximately 1/2″). This piece will be adhered to the bottom of the treat bag to enable the bottom to be sealed. To do this, add adhesive along one side of the small scored strip. Adhere this to the bottom tab section. Place adhesive on the back tab and fold over to adhere. NOTE: Place your chocolate or other treat in before doing this and wrap it around the treat so it is folded at the right place to fit. Also, it won’t adhere completely the full length due to the size but will adhere at the top points.
DECORATING THE BAG
To decorate the front of the bag I wanted to keep it simple. I had just received the You’re Inspiring set so thought it would be just appropriate for Easter. Although Easter does not exactly fall in our Spring time when the Daffodils appear but it is still nice and sunny and warm and I think these daffodils are quite bright and cheery. I coloured the daffodils with the Stampin’ Blends.
Once the daffodils were coloured it was then cut with the largest circle from the Layering Circle Framelits. The paper for the banner is from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. I flagged the end of the strip and raised that up off the front with Dimensionals. At the top of the banner piece I added a Gold Binder Clip and tied around some White Organza Ribbon. Adhere your stamped circle off the paper with Dimensionals. Stamp the sentiment from the Inspiring You set on Pumpkin Pie and punch out with the Duet Banner Punch.
Thanks for visiting. Now hippity-hoppity to the next blog to see what Easter creativeness beholds. You will be off to Kim’s blog -> HERE (click on this to head to it as I have a WordPress blog I can’t add the link within the ‘NEXT’ below). 🙂