Saturday, January 6, 2024

Sweet Memories Treat Bags

I taught a class at a recent Ready Set Crop scrapbook retreat on how to make these 2 treat bags from one sheet of double sided patterned paper plus a few pieces of coordinating cardstock. The fun thing about these bags are that they both follow the same scoring and cutting diagram and assembly, the difference lies in how you "pinch" the sides of the box when you close it.

You will find a link to the downloadable PDF with the full directions for cutting, scoring, and assembling both versions at the end of this post. 

To start creating these 2 bags you will need to take 1 piece of 12" x 12" patterned paper - I used paper from the Sweet Memories collection for this. Cut this in 1/2 into 2 6" x 12" pieces. For both pieces you will need to score them according to the following diagram. Score along the 6" side at 2" from the bottom. Score along the 12" side at 1", 3 3/4", 6 1/2" and 9 1/4".

Fold along the score lines and cut away the bottom left piece in between the 2" horizontal score line and the 1" vertical score line (as shown in the diagram). Cut up each of the other vertical score lines from the bottom to the 2" horizontal score line to create the tabs for the treat bag base.

Place strong adhesive on the front of the treat box along the 1" side tab and the rightmost bottom tab as shown.

Place strong adhesive on the back of the treat bag box on the 2 bottom tabs closest to the 1" side tab as shown.

Remove backing from adhesive on the 1" side tab and adhere behind the rightmost side.

Turn the bag upside down and fold the tabs in starting with the back tab followed by the sides and finish with the front.

Turn the bag right side up and "pinch" the sides either out or in depending on the box shape you want.

Using a piece of cardstock for a closure, fold it in 1/2 and placing adhesive on the under side of one 1/2 adhere this to the back of the treat bag. Holding the bag and closure closed, punch holes through all layers. 

Add a sentiment strip and some stamped images to embellish the front of the bag. I used the Heartfelt Thoughts Stamp Set + Thin Cuts for mine. Feed some ribbon through the layers starting with the back and tying a bow in the front. Fill with some treats and give to your family and friends.

Click here for the link to the downloadable PDF with the directions for the treat bags.

I hope you like these treat bags. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies list:

X7301B - Sweet Memories Paper Packet

X7301C - Sweet Memories Coordinating Cardstock

Z7113 - Heartfelt Thoughts Stamp Set + Thin Cuts

Z3686 - Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cuts

Z2805 - Black Exclusive Ink

Z6537 - Periwinkle Exclusive Ink

Z6532 - Mulberry Exclusive Ink

 Additional Supplies:

- Strong adhesive tape

- Hole punch

- Ribbon


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