Are you thinking about Christmas yet?

Confession time… Have you been watching the Christmas in July movies? I love Christmas movies and have quite a few taped. It gets me thinking about all the cute items that you don’t see any other time of the year.

Mark your Calendars! The new mini Catalogue goes live Aug 3rd and runs through to Dec 31. It is full of ideas for holiday crafting. From jolly and happy to dazzling and delightful, this catalogue has it all. Go ahead – imagine all the magnificent projects you can create!

Christmas treat bag

With that in mind I took some of the adorable Christmas Designer Series paper found in the new mini catalogue and started my Christmas crafting. The Sweet Stockings DSP includes 12 (12″x12″) sheets of double sided paper (2 each of 6 designs)

I made this adorable treat bag and filled it with about 15 Hershey kisses. It measures 4″ high so it perfect for a stocking stuffer or an adorable little gift, just because.

Can you picture one of these treat bags in front of each place setting at your Christmas dinner. I know in my area life has started to return to pre-covid “normal” and I am really looking forward to family get together’s this Christmas and what better way than with a treat bag.

These adorable bags, take just a few minutes to put together and I can see myself making lots of these for the holidays

To make this treat bag

On the 7 7/8″ side, score at 3/8″, 2 7/8″, 4 1/8″, 6 5/8″.  Turn you paper and score at 4 3/4″ on the 6″ side.

Turn you paper so the smallest scored piece is on your right and trim the bottom corner between the two score lines as shown, then trim up the flaps to the score line. I wedge them a bit so it folds up easier.

Now place an oval die (or whatever shape you choose) towards the bottom so you leave room to fold over the top. Cut out the center. Add a piece of window sheet to the inside so it covers the hole and creates your window.

Once you have completed that, fold and glue the side flap to the opposite edge then glue your flaps on the bottom to create your bag. Once filled with treats, gently squeese the top together so you can fold over the top edge towards the front. Secure with a ribbon.

TIP: I hate fighting with ribbon so I add a bit of glue to the back to hold the ribbon in place before tying my bow.

Now all you need to do is stamp your greeting. I added some matting to my greeting. I then punched a hole at the top.

Once that is done, just thread it through the ribbon before tying your bow.

Seriously, how easy was that?

This could be a great activity for the kids, just hide the chocolate first

Supplies Used

  • Sweet Stockings DSP
    • 6 ” x 7 7/8″
  • Ribbon of your choice
    • 14-16″
  • Basic white Card stock
    • Scrap for greeting
  • Cherry Cobbler Card stock
    • scrap for greeting
  • Window Sheet
    • 2 1/2″ x 3″

Time is running out to save on select Designer Series Paper packages. This sale ends Aug 2nd and although they will still be available after that, you just won’t save that 15%. If you would like to visit my store online to see all the choices, just click here. All purchases using host code ARZXNMQM during July will automatically be entered into my monthly draw.

Sale-a-bration is also returning in August for the second time this year. How cool is that? For the next two months, with every $60 or $120 qualifying purchase you can choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration brochure. It can be a stamp set, coordinating dies or some gorgeous Designer Series Paper. This is a great time to get your favourite products and earn FREE products as well.

Whether you are a beginner or an avid crafter, I am welcoming new members to my team. How does that work?

During Sale-a-bration, join my team by purchasing a starter kit for $135, which you can then CHOOSE whatever products you want as part of your kit, for a total value of $165.00 worth of products! You have already earned $40.00 worth of free products. And just for signing up, you can also choose one of the Stamp and Die bundles from the list below. What better way to maximize your savings. Did you know, all future purchases will save you 20% or more? More savings!

TIP: By purchasing the Starter Kit, there is no obligation to purchase anything more, no requirement to sell or hold events/parties, and no penalty if you decide to stop.

  • Arctic Bears Bundle – $64.75
  • Beauty of Tomorrow – $68.25
  • Christmas Season – $73.75
  • Christmas to Remember – $81.75
  • Frosted Gingerbread – $66.50
  • Gorgeous Leaves – $60.25
  • Nature’s Harvest – $72.75
  • Peaceful Cabin – $72.75
  • Peaceful Deer – $48.50
  • Penguin Place – $42.25
  • Sweet Little Stockings – $64.75
  • Whimsical Trees – $70.00

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As always, I invite you to try your hand at making this project and I would love to see a picture of your creation.   

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