Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sweetheart Treat Bag Tutorial

I loved the Sweetheart Treat Bags from the moment I saw them and I knew they had to be part of my Sweet Valentine Class. These bags can be used as flat bags, but I thought it would be neat if we turned them into mini paper sacs. With just a few quick scores and a little adhesive on the bottom, the Sweetheart Treat Bags go from flat to sac. Let me show you how to make one below. The Sweetheart Treat Bags and all other supplies needed for this tutorial can be purchased at the end of this blog post.

Sweetheart Treat Bag Tutorial


Step One

1. Start with a 5 ½” x 3-½” flat Sweetheart Treat Bag. Place the bottom of the Treat Bag at the top of your Simply Scored. Score at the ¾” and 2-¾” marks.


Step Two

2. Turn the Treat Bag 90 degrees so that the bottom of the bag is along the side ruler of the Simply Scored. Score at the ¾” and 4-¾” marks.


Step Three

3. Place the diagonal plate on the Simply Scored. Put the bottom of the bag towards the side ruler of the Simply Scored. Score the bottom corner of the bag from the zero mark to the first score intersection.


Step Four

4. Keep the diagonal plate on the Simply Scored. Turn the bag 90 Degrees, so that the bottom of the bag faces towards the top ruler of the scoring tool. Score the bottom corner from the zero mark to the first score intersection.


Step Five

5. Fold the Treat Bag along the score lines.


Step Six

6. Open the Treat Bag up and put your hand inside it. Press down the corners first. Next fold the other score lines to form the shape of a bag.


Step Seven

7. Put multipurpose liquid glue on the corners. Fold the corners, press down and hold for a few seconds to seal.


Step Eight

8. Cut a 2” x 1-½” piece of card stock. Place the piece of card stock inside the bottom of the bag.


Step Nine

9. Fill the bag with candy and fold over the top along the score line.


Step Ten

10. Embellish the front of the bag. I adhered the banner from the Sweetheart Bag Kit. Then I stamp the “be mine” greeting from the stamp set “A Round Array” in Pool Party and punched it out with the 7/8” scallop circle punch. I layered this piece onto a real red circle punched out with the 1” circle punch. Also, Cut two small slits near the top sides of the bag.


Step Eleven

11. Tuck the baker’s twine from the Sweetheart Bag Kit into the slits to help hold it in place.


Step Twelve

12. Wrap the baker’s twine around the top of the bag several times and tie the ends with a bow.


Stampin' Up Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: A Round Array (Cling, Wood)
  • Kit: Sweetheart Treat Bags
  • Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink: Pool Party
  • Tools: Simply Scored, Diagonal Plate, 1" Circle Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch

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  • 3 comments:

    1. Great tutorial, many thanks Brenda. Am off to try ….

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    2. Thanks for sharing, what a great idea!

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    3. So incredibly cute and creative! Love, love, love these!

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