Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Chocolate Gift Bag Tutorial using Decorative Tag and Playful Pups

Thanks for being patient as I've had a relapse with this cold which has been no fun, but as promised and mentioned on my Instagram, here is the tutorial on creating this fast and fun little chocolate gift treat bag. 

Love this Decorative Tag die
These are so much fun and fast to make that I created another one, but changed the colors around along with adding this adorable little dog from the Playful Pups from Mama Elephant. The sentiment is again from the: Toboggan Together set (Lawn Fawn).  

You can click on any of the pictures to get a closer view.

Here are the steps:
1. Cut a piece of card stock 3 1/2 " width by 11" inches long

2. Score at 4 inches , 5 6/8 inches, and than at 10 inches

3. Cut any decorative piece of paper (3  1/16 in x 4  1/16 in)
(If you want more of a white border, cut the piece of paper (3" x 4")
Here I used paper from Lawn Fawn's Beachside collection  

4. Die cut two different colored card stock using the Decorative Tag die  as pictured above

5. Add the decorative paper to the section labeled 4 1/4 inches
6. Place the oval section of the Decorative Tag die  in the center and run through the die cut machine. 

After you run the die cut through, you should have this opening on the front 

7. Cut a piece of acetate approx (2  3/4 inches x 3  1/4 inches) 
8. Turn the card stock up side down and adhere the acetate covering the oval area, than flip back to the front.
The reason I added the acetate was so when I add the white decorative oval, it would have something to hold onto. Otherwise the white decorative piece will go through the opening. 

9. Fold and crease all scored lines to ensure folds are defined and easy to manipulate for closure in the end.
10. Add the Decorative Tag die portion to the front of the project (I used some Multi Medium Matte to glue it)
11. Decorate the front as desired by adding sentiment and or little critter.

12. Fill little bag with candy, chocolate, or anything desired.
13. Staple the little bag to the inside cardstock as shown in picture above
14. Last but not least, fold project at score lines and add glue to the 1 inch section before sealing

Here is the picture of the back of the project when all sealed up. This way, the staples are not showing. 

Again, these are fun and fast to make, but be aware you may want to keep making more. If you have any questions, please let me know and hope you have fun.  Thanks for being patient while I was able to take pictures of the entire process.


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