12 Weeks of Halloween | Week 10

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Weeks of Halloween – Week 10

Today I have an inexpensive, quick and easy treat bag to share with you made using the brown paper packaging that comes with our Stampin’ Up! orders. I usually keep this paper for my own packaging needs, but when I was looking for treat ideas for my youngest son to share with his class, this seemed the perfect material to make them from and best of all, it’s free! 🙂

I know not every country receives the brown paper, but you could easily substitute this with DSP and they would look just as cute – maybe even more so 😉

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My son likes to help put together any class treats and was thrilled to stamp the spiders from The Little Things as a fun background – the first time I’ve let him use one of my “proper” stamps and ink pads.

I die cut each bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and with a couple of extra score lines created a sweet free-standing gusseted bag. You could easily make this bag from scratch but I found it quicker to run them through the Big Shot and love the pinked edging at the top. It also gave me the option to keep them as a flat bag if I preferred – we hadn’t decided on the contents at that stage.

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I stamped the fun spookylicious sentiment from The Little Things onto coloured cardstock in Momento Black ink and punched it out with the 2″ Circle Punch. I stamped it again on Very Vanilla in the same colours and fussy cut out the banner part. We popped the banners up with dimensionals and then tied them onto the bags using some retired baker’s twine.

A really simple, inexpensive project that my son loved helping with that still looks super cute – to keep me happy 🙂

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To turn the flat bag into a gusseted one I trimmed 1/8″ off the bottom and then scored 1″ from the bottom and 1/2″ on each side. I trimmed the base of the bag to create side tabs and the back and front tabs and adhered them together as usual.

TIP: The paper is thinner than our DSP and I found having something solid about the to put inside the bag to push against when I was adhering the base together really helped to keep everything square.

I hope you liked my quick and easy project today and while I know lots of other countries don’t receive the brown paper with their orders you could make these from DSP or even purchase a roll of brown paper from the kitchen wrap section of the supermarket.

If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today, please visit my online store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use October’s Host Code: B4WEUB23 when you shop with me to receive your Customer Rewards.

Cheers,
Karen

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