Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – Mini Treat Pouch
Hello everyone, I know I’ve been quiet for a little while, sometimes life just gets too busy and something has to go on the back-burner, but I’m back with some new lovelies to share (and a few more waiting in the wings as well, they will keep me going for a while 🙂
My project today is one I saw for the first time last year and I’ve seen all over the place since, but I really like it and think it’s worthwhile sharing again, everyone has their own take on it and I like seeing that and a familiar project recreated using current product always makes me smile.
These are such a lovely way to dress up a gift card and I like how you can fit a small card in the back pocket as well. You could also fit a slim treat in the front or some cash (no complaints about that!). It’s made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (137547) and it’s a great way to show off your papers and quick to whip up for pretty much any occasion.
This one is made with the This Christmas Specialty DSP (141628) and I love the music sheets in this pack, I also like that there aren’t any words so it can be used for other occasions than Christmas. One thing I’ll let you know that I didn’t realise till after I’d bought a pack was that there are 24 sheets in this pack (usually there’s 12), I read it on a blog! This paper is significantly lighter than our usual DSP which means it’s not heavy enough for boxes (by itself) but it’s the perfect weight for this project, it folded beautifully!
The reverse of this design is a poinsettia pattern and I didn’t want to see that on a Father’s Day project so I cut two partial pieces using the small part of the thinlit (you’ll have to cut one in reverse and trim off the tabs) to line back of the pouch, it doesn’t go all the way down it’s about 2″ high. I thought this was a good idea, sometimes the reverse design just isn’t right and this is a good way to disguise it.
The leaves are from Vintage Leaves (138802) die cut with the matching framelits and the sentiments are from Guy Greetings (137178). I made an envelope using the Envelope Punch Board in Very Vanilla, for a card sized 3-1/2 x 4″, you could also make one in coordinating DSP.
I made a few more for different occasions, trying to mix up my style of decoration.
Here are their matching cards, not too sure about the Christmas one, it needs some work 😦
I won’t add all the products for each one as there are too many, but if you’d like to know more about any of them, please leave a comment. I will note that on the floral one, the green tulle is a non SU product, it matched the Cucumber Crush so well I just had to use it!
A quick tutorial if you’d like to make your own:
- Cut a Mini Treat Bag from DSP and assemble as usual
- Score 2″ from the bottom (I scored on both sides of my bags as they are quite thick)
- Fold up bottom to form pocket
- Wrap a 1-1/2 x 8″ strip of DSP or cardstock around pouch
- Tie off with ribbon
- Embellish as desired
- Stamp a 3 x 3-1/4″ insert or make a 6 x 3-1/4 card, score @ 3″)
I hope this makes sense, these are very easy to make the hardest part was deciding how to embellish them (for me anyway).
See you soon 🙂
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