Since we’re supposed to get hit with another snowstorm, I thought I’d post a springtime project! I love the snow – or, at least, the first snow. After a day or two of shoveling paths and then watching the beautiful, pure, white snow turn a dirty, slushy, gravelly, “blech” color, I’m ready for it to go away.
To make this little treat bag, I cut an old grocery bag using the dimensions on the Envelope Punch Board for the envelope size I wanted. And I’d tell you what size, except that I can’t remember. So use big envelopes if you want a big bag or small envelopes if you want a small bag. The procedure is the same.
I made the envelope, then turned the envelope into a “Bag-a-lope.” Bag-a-lopes are very easy. Simply seal the envelope, then cut off one side (I used the small scallop blade and rotary addition for my Stampin’ Trimmer), score the sides and bottom (I usually score about 3/4″ – 1″ in). Fold back and forth on the score lines, using your bone folder to get a really good crease. Then unfold, open the “bag,” and push the sides and bottom in. You’ll have two little triangle “ears” at the bottom. Fold them under and adhere to the bottom of the bag. Presto – a gift bag in any size you want!
For the clip, I layered large and small butterflies, then adhered them to both sides of the top of the clip. With Stampin’ Up!’s fringe scissors in the Occasions catalog, it’s a snap to create grass. The scissors make five cuts at a time.
Now I just need to fill the bag. I bought some chocolate for a workshop project this week. If I have any left, I may put some of them in here – and give it to me!! Mike saw my candy and went searching for mini Mr. Goodbars. I didn’t have my glasses on when I bought the candy, and, really, there was only one option at the store, so I didn’t realize that my bag of mini sized “favorites” were really dark chocolate variations of favorites. So it’s dark chocolate with almonds, dark chocolate with rice crispies, and dark chocolate Mr. Goodbars. Mike was very disappointed. I’ll buy him a Mr. Goodbar next time I’m at the store. But now I know what to buy to keep guys out of my workshop candy stash!
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