Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Treat Bag Topper Tutorial 1

Red Cardstock
Turquoise Cardstock
White cardstock
Two brads
Mega Scalloped Circle Punch 2 1/2" (TAC item #D700 $18.50)
Giga Scalloped Circle Punch 3" (TAC item #D701 $22.95)
Super Jumbo Circle 2" Punch (TAC item #D73 $13.95)
Sweet Goodies stamp set (TAC item #T2990 $19.95)
Simply Christmas Stamp set (TAC item #R2721 $16.95)
L'Amore Palette Ink Pad (TAC item #TT195 $6.00)
Cote d' Azure Palette Ink Pad (TAC item #TT206 $6.00)
Brilliance Platinum Ink Pad (Part of the Planetarium Dew Drop Set - TAC item #S-7006 $10.95)
Christmas Red Stickles (TAC item #F514 $2.25)
Turquoise Stickles (TAC item #F528 $2.25)
Paper Piercer (TAC item #G702 $2.95)
Paper trimmer or scissors
Bone folder or Scor-pal


Cut your red cardstock to the width of your bag. I based mine on clear bags I bought at the 100 yen store. I cut mine to 6" x 4 1/2". Fold in half. lengthwise.

Cut two strips of white cardstock to match the length of the red cardstock. My dimensions are 6" x 1 1/2". Using the Brilliance ink pad and the snowflake from the Simply Christmas set, stamp a random pattern on the white cardstock strips. Then, using the poinsettia stamp from the same stamp set, randomly stamp on the white cardstock, alternating the L'Amore red and the Cote d' Azure blue inks. Adhere one strip to center of half of the red base.

Cut about 7" of ribbon and wrap it around one of the white cardstock strips, adhering the ends on the back of the cardstock. Using your paper piercer (or you can use a Cropadile or paper punch if you want) punch a hole for the brads through the ribbon and cardstock. Place and fasten brads. Adhere this strip to the other half of the red base. This will be the front of your treat bag topper.

Now, Punch a large scallop circle in blue using the Giga scallop circle punch. Punch a smaller scallop circle in red, using the Mega scallop circle punch. Take your paper piercer and poke holes in each of the scallops on the red circle. Adhere the two circles together.

Using one of the large circles stamps in the Sweet Goodies set and the Cote d' Azure ink pad, stamp an image on a piece of white cardstock. Stamp another poinsettia using the L' Amore ink pad in the center of the circle. Punch out circle image using the Super Jumbo 2" circle punch. Adhere this to the center of the scalloped circles. Place adhesive on the back (center or bottom half only!) of the layered circle and center on the front of your treat bag topper.

Last, but not least, stickle your heart out, using the Christmas red and the turquoise blue stickles for the center of the poinsettia flowers! I love stickles (Thanks, Kendra!)!

When attaching this topper to a bag, fold and staple top of bag, then, using strong adhesive (I used Kokuyo adhesive (the red kind), or you can use wonder tape) adhere it to the bag. Done!

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