Monday, November 17, 2014

Mini Christmas Treat Bags

 I'm here! I know I haven't been posting much lately, but I do hope to improve on that come the first of the year after all my treatments and daily visits to the cancer center have stopped. Things are going well though and I will be happy to have this all behind me soon. I have also been lacking in visiting and commenting on the blogs of those who I apologies. Also hope to change that once this is over and I get my energy back. Meanwhile I have been trying to complete my Christmas cards as time and energy allow and do an occasional challenge to keep my mind occupied. Crafting and creating can be good for the soul!

The weekly "Hump Day" challenge last week on "We Craft Cards", was to make a Christmas treat bag. The same day this challenge was posted, SplitCoastStampers sent out their weekly newsletter with a tutorial for making a bag style treat bag. I thought it was perfect for the challenge. The tutorial shows you how to make the bags with a die and how to make them without the die for those like me who don't own the die! Super easy instructions to follow and these make up in no time at all. Plus you can get two out of one 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock. Click HERE for the tutorial to make your own.
 The treat bags are small...they are about 2 3/4' wide and 3 3/4" high. Perfect for that tiny little gift or treat, and ideal for holding a gift card!
 I wish my pictures gave a better view of how these treat bags look in person. I used a cream color cardstock that has a cream color stripe. The ornament is a shiny red metallic and the green ornament with the mouse is all glittery green.
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