I love giving out little treats at Easter, and this bag was simple and fun to create using the Close to My Heart Easter Bunny stamp set. You can alter this bag and make it your own creation by simply changing the colors, the stamps used, or by adding a name to the front flap. I will be posting ideas for Easter treats all week so be sure to visit often. At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this project.
1. Cut a piece of cardstock to 8½” x 11″ (I used Glacier for the bag).
2. Score the cardstock on the long side at 1″, 4″, 6″ and 9″.
3. Score the shorter side at 2″ and 7″.
4. Fold up on each of the score marks, using a bone folder to burnish each of the folds.
5. Cut the cardstock in the places indicated in the picture below. NOTE: I cut my bottom flaps at a slight angle so that they fold neatly when creating the bag.
6. If desired, use a corner rounder on the corners of the top flap.
7. Create the bag by adhering the 1″ flap to the inside of the bag using a strong adhesive, then fold the bottom flaps in and adhere them together. For a neater look, make sure the bottom front flap is adhered very last.
8. Slightly pinch the sides of the bag so that the top edges of the opening meet together, then fold the top flap down over the front of the bag and seal using a hook & loop dot.
9. Cut a piece of cardstock at 1¼” x 3″ to create the decorative strip for the top flap. (I used Canary cardstock.) If desired, use a corner rounder on the bottom two corners, then stamp your desired sentiment.
10. Attach the cardstock strip to the top flap, then wrap twine around the flap and tie in a decorative knot or bow.
11. Using the Easter Bunny stamp set, stamp the desired images onto White Daisy cardstock, then shade the images using ShinHan markers. Cut out the images and adhere them to the front of the bag using Foam Tape.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: On the Thistle bag, I used the Flock Together stamp set to create the heart background with Pansy ink. I cut out a 2¼” scallop circle from Pansy cardstock, then a 2″ circle from White Daisy cardstock to create the tag on the front of the box. Both of these shapes came from the Art Philosophy Cricut® cartridge. The sentiment was created using the writing feature in Cricut® Design Space.
Having a small bit of Irish blood (from my grandmother) is something I am proud of and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is almost as fun as celebrating Christmas. I made this little treat box for this week’s Color My Heart Dare and plan to make more to give to family and friends this week. At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this project.
Paper Needed: (2)2¾” x 2¾” B&T Paper (I used Hello Lovely), (2)2¾” x 1″ B&T (I used Hello Lovely), 3″ x 3″ Cardstock (I used New England Ivy), 3″ x 3″ Cardstock (I used Fern), 2¾” x 2¾” Cardstock (I used Fern), 2¾” x 2¾” Gold Glitter Paper, 2″ x 2″ White Daisy Cardstock
Techniques used while creating this project:
- Our retired Art Philosophy cartridge has this box you can cut out to make this project. I found a package of these five-inch boxes at my local dollar store, so I choose to buy them to save a little time. My measurements are based on the box I purchased.
- The Clover was cut from our Flower Market Cricut cartridge at 2¾” high. I cut the background out of New England Ivy Cardstock, and the leaves out of Fern Cardstock. The leaves were bent in half then adhered to the background using Liquid Glass. NOTE: The gem I used in the center of the Clovers has been retired.
- The Scalloped Circle is cut at 2¾” from Fern cardstock, then backed with a 2¾” Gold Glitter background layer to give the appearance of gold gems around the circle.
- The Circle was cut at 1¾” from White Daisy cardstock. I used the writing feature on my Cricut machine with Kunstler Script to create the sentiment. You could also use a stamped images.
Valentine’s Day allows us to show others how much we care, and this simple Valentine’s Kisses Box will allow you to do that without breaking the bank. By following the instructions below, you can make FOUR of these simple, treat boxes from one sheet of cardstock. The added bonus to this project is that the True Love stamp set supports Operation Smile. (Another way to show you care.) At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this project.
Paper Needed: 5″ x 4¼” Cardstock (I used Blossom), 1½” x 4½” Cardstock (I used Raspberry), 2½” x 3″ Window Sheet, 2″ x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock
1. With the 5″ side at the top, use the scoring blade of the paper cutter to score the
5″ x 4¼” piece of cardstock at 1¼”, 2½”, and 3¾”.
3. Fold the 5″ x 4¼” piece of cardstock in half along the score line, and center a 2″ acrylic block ½” down from the fold. Trace the block and cut out the window.
4. With the 2½” side at the top, use the scoring blade of the paper cutter to score the window sheet at 1¼”. (Note: I use old Cricut mat covers as window sheets.)
5. Fold the window sheet in half along the score line and use a bone folder to create a crease. Using Glue Dots, adhere the window sheet to the inside of the cutout matching the crease with the score line.
6. Using Raspberry Ink, stamp the “XOXO” sentiment onto the right side below the window on the outside of the box.
7. Lay the 5″ x 4¼” cardstock flat so that the inside of the box faces up and the sentiment is at the top (facing down). Using Glue Dots, adhere 5 pieces of candy to the bottom flap inside the box.
8. Fold the top over the candy and adhere the bottom flaps of the box together to close.
9. Attach the triangle box to the 1½” x 4½” base.
10. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp the Girl image on the White Daisy cardstock. Color the image with ShinHan markers, then cut out the image. Attach the image to the front of the box using Thin 3D Foam tape.