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12 Days of Christmas! Day 10: A Treat Bag and Matching Gift Tag

Today, I have another fun way for you to make some treat packaging. I had tried this out at Halloween and loved it, so I wanted to try a Christmas version. I also wanted to try another new colour combo, like yesterday, to get out of my habit of just making red and green Christmas cards. So, I turned to one of my favourite Stampin' Up! colours . . . Petal Pink!

To go with the Petal Pink, I used this fun tree patterned paper from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper, and used Old Olive and Misty Moonlight to compliment the look.

Here are the basics of how I made the treat bag. Take a piece of cardstock and cut it at 3 1/4" x 11", then score it on the long side at 1", 5" and 7". Then cut 2 pieces of DSP for the front of the bag. The top flap is 3 1/8" x 7/8" and the front section is 3 1/8" x 3 7/8". Once you have adhered the DSP to the cardstock, you can cut out the peek-a-boo circle on the front. I chose a circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies and ran it through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (which is fab by the way!). Then I saved that circle for my tag, it was too cute to throw away!

Next you need to punch the holes that your ribbon will go through. You need to punch the top flap, the back of the bag and the front of the bag. Do one and then use those holes as a template to punch through the rest since your hole punch probably won't go through that many layers. The bag inside is the Printed Gusseted Cellophane bag and is so cute with the little pattern on it. I created a flat bottom simply by taping the bottom of the bag, filled it will chocolate and then you can just lay down a piece of Tear & Tape at the bottom of your cardstock bag to secure it.

All that's left is the tag! I heat embossed the tree from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set in white on Old Olive cardstock and then punched it out with the Pine Tree Punch. I also punched another tree in Petal Pink. I just duplicated this look for my tag.

The 'Christmas Cheer' sentiment is actually cut out from the Trimming the Town DSP and the 'Merry Christmas' on the tag is from the Peace & Joy Stamp Set.

If you would like any of these products to make your own projects, I have a list of everything I used below. You can just click an image and it will take you right to my shopping page. When you shop with me, the next month I will send you a special thank you in the mail!

Thanks for hanging out with me today, I'll be back tomorrow with another fun Christmas project for you! Only 2 more days to go!


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