Arch Top Treat Bag

Hi Everyone,

This is one of those bag-and-a-box bags.  Or is it a box-in-a-bag bag?  Whatever it is called, there’s a box, and the DSP is adhered around it to make a bag.  And these are very sweet!

(Scroll down for a link to the video of this project.)

I am calling them my Arch Top Treat Bag, because it has an arched top, and you can fit the 2×8 cellophane treat bags into them.  Just stuff the cello bag with your favorite treat that fits, then tuck it into this lovely treat bag for a wonderful, elegant, or whimsical gift.

To make the box at the base, start with a 3″ by 2 1/2″ piece of cardstock.  The color is not really important, because it won’t show when they are standing up.  Just pick some card stock scraps you have kicking around your craft space that is the right size, and coordinates or complements the DSP you have selected.  Then, score it a 3/4″ on all four sides.  With the long side towards you, cut up both the score lines, and take a little wedge out of both sides of the square tabs.  Do the same with the other side, add strong adhesive, and stick the box together.  The arched top is creating using the layering ovals, or the stitched shapes ovals, whichever design will give you the look you are going for.  Just find the one that fits the best, and run it partially through the Bigshot.  Then, use a 3/4″ circle punch to create the fingers holes at the top.

(The link to the video of the project is below.)

For the first two, I used the Delightful Daisy DSP, in fact, these are two sides of one of the papers.  I love the colors, they just give me the image of a field of daisies blooming in the warmth of the summer sun.  The Pretty Label punch was used with the Label Me Pretty stamp set, stamped in Old Olive and Crushed Curry.  The ribbons are both mini chevron ribbons, which are soft and feel wonderful when tying them into a bow.  Maybe that is why I subconsciously sabotage myself when tying bows, because I want to feel the ribbon in my fingers a little longer.  (Or, perhaps I just need more practice tying bows, but I am going with the former theory.)

Next, I made a wonderful, elegant, rich version of the treat bag, that I can see sparkling on the table at a 50th wedding anniversary, or wedding, or any formal table setting.  I used the Bundles of Love Specialty DSP, with Very Vanilla and Gold embossing.  A gold foil label “shadow” peaks out from the label, which is heat embossed with gold.  The monogram is from the Brushwork Alphabet set.  But, I can see the sentiment being personalized to the event, printed out on very vanilla card stock, then punched with the 1 1/4′ punch and adhered with dimensionals.  The finishing touch is a bow using the Gold Metallic Edged Ribbon, which is lovely.  If your project uses Whisper White, Stampin’ Up! also makes a Silver Metallic Edged ribbon that white with a sparkly, silver edge.

The last variation I made used a retired Christmas DSP, Presents and Pinecones.  Because I belong to “HA”, Hoarder’s Anonymous, I was able to easily locate a pack of this cheerful paper.  While I does have some retired colors in the design, two prominent colors are Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler.  I chose this pack, because as of today, it is still available on the Clearance Rack for only $4.40, and the coordinating ribbon duo of Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler for $3.60.  (If you like washi tape, the matching pack is still there, too.)  If you miss that chance to snag them, we do have the Be Merry DSP which would be wonderfully festive as well.  And, if you are a bit more patient (not like me) the Holiday Catalog is just around the corner.  For these, I also used the Seasonal Bells stamp set and Bell Punch, the Bow Builder Punch, the Decorative Ribbon Border punch, and the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies.  Ink & card stock colors are Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler.  Ooops, no that’s not right, I used Tranquil Tide for the green card stock because I am lazy frugal and it was sitting on my desk from another project.  Use what you have, love what you create.

Finally, here’s the link to the video of this project.

I hope you enjoyed this, please let me know in the comments if you give it try, and what paper pack and colors you used.

Until we meet again, I hope your days are blessed.  ~Darby