Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Weeks of Halloween 2019 – Week 2
For the second project in this year’s series I have a simple bag to share with you made using the *new* Monster Bash DSP and Spooktacular Bash Bundle (both available September 4) from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.
These bags are a bit of a favourite of mine and I’ve made them several times before, but keep coming back to them because they’re so easy and only use a 6″ x 6″ piece of paper – perfect for when you’re in a hurry and have loads to make 🙂
The finished size of these cuties is 3-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ x 1″ and are a great way to make a small treat seem extra special. I used the Monster Bash DSP (available September 4) for these bags which has a fun mixture of larger designs on one side with versatile background patterns on the reverse.
I chose the background patterns so I didn’t have to worry about anything being upside down, but if you choose a directional pattern make sure the top of the pattern is facing to the right when you start scoring. The fold over lid will be upside down, but you can easily trim a matching piece from one of the offcuts and cover that up.
The real fun was decorating these sweeties and I used the Spooktacular Bash stamp set and coordinating Ornate Frames Dies (both available September 4) to create a simple embellishment. The filigree piece was cut from Black Foil cardstock and the next layer from Terracotta Tile cardstock.
I used Basic Black and Terracotta Tile Stampin’ Write Markers to ink up my stamp so I could easily get a multicoloured sentiment and used my Stamparatus to give myself the option to repeat stamp to get good coverage.
I die cut this using the coordinating die and added one of the *new* Assorted Googly Eyes (available September 4) over the little skull at the top for an embellishment – I love how this looked, it added just the right amount of creepy 🙂
I decided to close these bags with a simple cardstock belly band and to coordinate them with the googly eye colours. I cut a 3/4″ x 8-3/4″ strip and finger folded it around the bag, reinforced those folds with my Bone Folder and then adhered the sentiment embellishment to cover the join.
TIP: Make sure to keep your belly band loose enough to slide off easily so the recipient can get their treat without spoiling all your hard work 😉
Here’s the How To:
Finished Dimensions: 3-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ x 1″
DSP: 6″ x 6″
Cardstock: 3/4″ x 8-3/4″ (for belly band)
- Score DSP @ 1″ & 4-1/2″ (make sure your pattern is in the correct orientation, the 1″ score line will become the base of the bag)
- Turn 90º
- Score @ 1″, 2-3/4″, 3-3/4″ & 5-1/2″
- Fold and burnish all score lines
- With the 4 score lines running vertically cut up to the 1″ horizontal score line to create the base, remove the small tab on one side
- Turn 180º
- Remove the small rectangle from side tab, keep the next section, cut up to the 4-1/2″ score line to create the flap, remove the remaining sections
- Round the lid corners (optional)
- Add adhesive to the side tab and base sections
- Assemble as usual
- Pinch the top closed to create gusseted sides
- Decorate as desired
I’m always surprised – and pleased, how a simple change of paper and embellishment can give a project a completely different look, check out last year’s here. I really believe that if you have a project you love to make, don’t be afraid to keep on making it, a few tweaks here and there can make it look brand new 🙂
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