Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial: Wendy's Treat Bags

Hi Doodlebug fans!  I’m Wendy Sue and I’m excited to be able to share a fun little tutorial with you today!  I love, love, love making cards to give to my family and friends.  Oftentimes, when I give these cards, I do not put them in an envelope – sometimes because they are too bulky and other times because I like to add them to the top or front of a gift directly.  In any case, I always end up with extra envelopes.   I have a fun little project I like to do with my extra envelopes – I turn them into mini gift bags!
I learned how to make these little bags about 12 years ago at a stamp party…I’m not sure who to give the original credit to, but it’s a fun technique I’d love to share with you today!  All you need to get started is an envelope, glue dots, and a scoring tool.  A scoring board is helpful, but not necessary – you can use a ruler instead if you like.
Start with an envelope.  This envelope is from the Doodlebug Create-A-Card square grid pack.
Step 1:  Seal the envelope.
Step 2:  Cut one end of the envelope off.  You can vary how much you cut off if you want to vary the size of gift bags (this is the height).  I usually just off just enough to end up with an open end.
Step 3: Score the left, right, and bottom at ¾.”
Again, you can vary this measurement, but be sure to do all three sides the same.

Step 4: Fold along all of the scored lines.  Put your hand inside to “open” the gift bag and press the bottom of the bag flat - this will leave these little triangles on the sides…kind of looks like a little monster!
Step 5:  Fold down the little monster ears (or triangles) and secure them with a little glue dot.  This is the bottom of your bag, so be sure to get it as flat as possible.
Now your gift bag is ready to decorate!
With Halloween right around the corner, I wanted to make some cute little treat bags for some of the little monsters in my life!
I used various elements from the Monster Mania line to embellish each bag.

The labels, punch outs, and stickers are the perfect size for adding some monster-sized fun to these cute little bags!

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  1. Aren't they the cutest ever!!! T4S

  2. So creative, Wendy! I wouldn't have thought to make a little bag out of one of these envelopes! Awesome! And you decked them out so cute!!!! :)

  3. They are absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing. :)

  4. cute awesome fun idea...thanks for sharing.

  5. What an amazing idea!! Thaks for sharing with us, Wendy!

  6. Wendy this is really an amazing idea! I really love how you thought outside the box!!!

  7. OMG!!! Soooo Awesome!!! Love this idea and will definately use!! Thanks!

  8. What a fun idea!! Going to try this for sure!! TFS!!

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