Festive Friday

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Festive Friday

Today I have a Christmas version of the sweet little gusseted bags I shared with you yesterday,  but instead of making a bag from scratch I’ve altered one of the gold foil Striped Treat Bags.

These little bags are just gorgeous and perfect for making small gifts look that just a little more special 🙂 They’ll easily hold a gift card and are a snap to dress up, but still look quite luxurious even when left plain.

Little Paper Party, Festive Friday 2017, Striped Treat Bags, Merry Little Labels, #4

Of course, I took the dressed up option – I just love pretty parcels at Christmastime. I used different scoring measurements on each bag and embossed one to create a couple of styles and think they both turned out quite lovely –  I know I’d be happy to find one under the tree on Christmas morning 🙂

The bag on the left was embossed with the Quilt Top TIEF which adds a lovely texture, but did make the bag a little softer and took some of the shine off the foil stripes. I really like the look though and just made sure to take some extra care when folding the score lines.

Little Paper Party, Festive Friday 2017, Striped Treat Bags, Merry Little Labels, #1

Both bags were decorated using the Merry Little Labels Bundle and I love how these two sentiments aren’t specifically for Christmas, you can use them for lots of different occasions.

I love the combination of black and white with gold and a cluster of all sorts of sparkly pretties using these colours dressed up my bags and makes them look even more special 🙂 A Gold Library Clip keeps the bag securely closed and my embellishment cluster in place, but allows for easy opening and the bag can be used again as well 🙂

Little Paper Party, Festive Friday 2017, Striped Treat Bags, Merry Little Labels, #3

I created two different size bags using different scoring measurements, I like how the flat bag is big enough to allow for some variations so you can create a bag wide enough for what you plan to put inside.

Both bags had 1/8″ cut off the bottom and the quilted one was scored at 1″ on the base and 1/2″ on each side . The other bag was scored at 1-1/2″ on the bottom and 3/4″ on the sides creating a much wider gusset.

You could experiment with lots of different measurements depending upon what you wanted to put inside. The main thing to remember is that the side score lines have to be half of the base measurement for the bag to assemble properly.

These gorgeous bags are my product giveaway this month, if you spend $90+ (before S&H) in my online store and use this month’s Host Code: B4WEUB23, I’ll send you a pack of these lovely bags for FREE in November.

These bags are great to have on hand for last-minute packaging and really have a lovely, quality feel and gorgeous shine that can make the simplest gift even more special.

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I hope you liked my treat bag alteration today, they turned out even better than I’d imagined and I’m looking forward to finding the perfect gifts to put inside 🙂

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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